the root and the suck
- Aswad used to be a roots band. This is hard to believe, but go find the album they did with Jah Shaka. Totally sparse roots music. No overdubs, no hooks, no pop. Aswad with all the suck scraped off was roots.
- Roots Radics. "radics", "radix", "radical" all from same word, all mean the root of things. The roots of the roots. Why did it take me almost 20 years to catch this?