Brutal CD (1986)
Eurogliders songs "Brutal," Black Uhuru sing on the album's title track, "the whole world is brutal." And so it must have seemed to Duckie Simpson and Puma Jones in 1985. The previous year, the group had won a Grammy for their album Anthem, but they'd crashed from such dizzying heights in a matter of months. The pair were left in the lurch when founding member and main song writer Michael Rose quit to pursue his solo career, and their relationship with Island Records came to an equally unsatisfactory conclusion. Regrouping, the duo brought in Junior Reid, a bit of synchronicity, as the singer had often worked in the past with Don Carlos, himself a founding member of Uhuru. More telling, however, was Reid's last project, Worry Struggle & Problem, a trio that also included Sugar Minott. Reid would bring an unexpected dancehall ...