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Earth First!

by The Trojans (Gaz Mayall)

London Celtic ska & reggae with a dash of soul, funk, R&B and world roots
Genre: Reggae: Ska
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1. Red India
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2. Earth First
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3. Fuck the Robots
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4. Apocalypse Time
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5. I’m a Rainbow
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6. Oxford Blues
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7. Wicked Little Girl
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8. Ska Date March
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9. Aunty Mary
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10. Anton the Piper
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11. London Township
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12. W.a.n.k.e.r.
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13. Feel It
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14. Sandpaper Blues
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15. Ain’t Getting Married
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16. Shopping Therapy
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17. The Wilderness
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18. Mint Tea
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Rebel Blues:
Tenth album of The Trojans, released in 1997

This album is currently out of print in Vinyl and CD format. There are only 6 copies on sale made especially for CDbaby, then it will be available for download only.

BAND LINE-UP:

Gaz Mayall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vocals, Melodica, Piano, Percussion, Bass (track1)
Rudy 'Valentino' Jones . . . . . . . . . . Tenor Sax
Colin 'Kid Rolins 'Humphries . . . . . Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Pennywhistle, Flutes
Big Ben Mayall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bass (except Track1)
Mark Hamilton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Drums, Backing Vocals
Chris Compton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Guitar, Backing Vocals
Natti Bo 'Hemisphere' . . . . . . . . . . . Percussion, Backing Vocals
Anton Ban O'Dochartaigh . . . . . . . . Bagpipes, Percussion
Gabbi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pyrotechnics (track2)
Megumi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Backing Vocals (track2), Alto Sax (track7)


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REVIEW - THE TROJANS : earth first
By Dell (Backdoor Promotions England).

Earth First was the 10th album release by The Trojans in 1997, & while most bands would be scratching their heads in the studio to make up such a number, the band moved forward & created yet even more classic ska & rocksteady anthems.

Gaz Mayall bellows that he is a ' nutter ' on the eponymous great melodica skank of Earth First, while Fuck The Robots & Wicked Little Girl proves once again that the Notting Hill based ska star has a great ability to write tunes regarding any subject that he wishes to sing about.

This album is a must for all Trojans fans, both old & new, & one which has you reaching for the replay switch on your stereo every time you play it.

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GAZ MAYALL:

The eldest son of Blues legend John Mayall (John Mayall's bluesbreakers with Eric Clapton), Gaz was raised on a musical diet of R&B and was dragged around every beat, pop & rock festival and venues throughout the sixties as a child. First becoming a lifelong fan of reggae as a kid on the football terraces in the skin head era circa 1968-72.


THE TROJANS:

Specialising in ska & reggae with a dash of soul, funk, R&B and world roots, The Trojans were formed in late 1986 from the ashes of the premature demise of Gaz Mayall's first band Gaz's Rebel Blues Rockers where brief emergence on the London pub/club scene lasted from early 1982 to mid 83.

Debut gig was the Astoria on Charing Cross road by London's center point on the 23rd December 1986 supporting premier ska band Potato 5 and ska legend Laurel Aitken. Within two and a half years the Trojans headlined the same venue with the above acts supporting them. During the first few years they recorded several albums well received on the UK underground all on Gaz Mayall's own independent label Gaz's Rockin' Records, the first being 'Ala-Ska' featuring the classic single 'Gaelic Ska' launching a whole new genre of Afro-Celtic fusion that has since become a hallmark of The Trojans' sound.

Several albums were licensed to Japan from '88 with 'Spirit of Adventure' on Sony records opening up an avenue of succesive tours with mainstream coverage to a large audience where they are still very popular today.

Some original band members are still regular performers with the band including saxophonist Rudy Jones and drummer Mark Hamilton who began as percussionist. The line-up often features bagpipes, violin, guest female vocalists, on top of the regular two guitars, drum, bass percussion regular touring group with Gaz at the centre stage singing and playing melodica. Occasionally guest horn players and the Trojan's long time founder saxman Colin Humphries appear.

The trojans tour often mainly in Europe and do lots of one-off special shows at festivals, clubs, bars and private parties being popular with the young and old and people of all cultures to suit our multicultural day and age.

More info about the trojans on www.johnjohnrecords.com


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