To The Revolution
Fire Records RFR-001
CD and live performance
by Mia Jennings
people have felt both the uplifting and aphrodisiacal effects of Reggae,
due to its rhythmic, seductive repetition of beat, its upbeat sound and
unique message of love. On June 17th, Father's Day, I saw an incredible
Reggae band, Dred I Dread, at Lord Fletcher's on Lake Minnetonka in Minnesota.
The passion in Dred I Dread's music, both performed live and recorded on
CD, made me almost cream my panties. I knew I had to write about it.
Lord Fletcher's is an upscale
venue, catering mostly to the opulent, Lake Minnetonka boat owners in Minnesota.
I felt strangely out of place as I sauntered in, definitely not dressed
for the rich and famous. My hair was securely braided into two pony tails.
I was wearing a pair of tight, black Levi's, and a tiny, clinging, white
cotton T-shirt which read, "Naughty," on the front of it. When I sat down,
I smirked like the Devil as I observed the shocked reaction on the faces
of a few of those who dared to stare. Regardless, the live concert was
amazing. My soul still swells with elation whenever I hear their song "Time
Roll Away." When I first heard the song performed live, I soared into an
enlightened, sublime world as I sipped on a cool, wet, drink while lounging
under an umbrella-covered table on the docks of Lake Minnetonka.
years ago I met an amicable, attractive, young man, with a Rastafarian
appearance at the Mall of America. He was singing out loud. His voice immediately
caught my attention and the sound of it soon melted my soul as we strolled
side by side on the mall's second level. After I told him how much I enjoyed
his gifted voice, we had dinner, talked for many hours, and then we never
saw each other again-- until this summer. Our wonderful meeting and intellectual
conversations lingered with me. I always wondered what happened to him
until recently, when that very same young man, whom I now know is professionally
known as Pee Wee Dread, mesmerized me with his music from the outdoor stage
at Lord Fletcher's.
||Even weeks after their live
performance, I continue to listen to the benevolent music on their CD Listen
to the Revolution over and over again, savoring the sound each time.
I absolutely love the message of the album: it tells of a soul's strife,
how to overcome, how to enjoy the simple things in life, and how to love
one another in peace. Sometimes the lyrics in these songs depict sorrow,
yet they are always accompanied by powerful, straight to the soul, Rastafarian
riffs, demonstrating to the listener the balance in life.
practically moan in pleasure each time I listen to track number one, "Travelin'
Soldier." Immediately its persuasive, lighthearted rhythm and well-written
lyrics suck me in. I tremble with emotion when I hear, "Sinkin' in Sin."
Its beat captivates me, causing me to experience a certain kind of euphoria.
When I first heard, "Revolution," I practically shivered in orgasm. This
song explodes with diabolic energy, and at the same time, it delivers a
powerful message. And finally, Dred I Dread's remake of, "Duke Of
Earl" Rasta style, makes me smile with intense gratification. I canít get
enough of this CD. Like great sex, it makes me insatiable for more!
you love good, solid Reggae music and also want an aphrodisiac for love
making, check out Dred I Dread. In May, 2001, Dred I Dread won their second,
consecutive and well-deserved Minnesota Music Award for being the Twin
Citiesí "Best Reggae Band." Dred I Dread's hip hop anthem "Marcia" was
also chosen as a finalist in the John Lennon song writing contest. A look
at their schedule will prove the band is constantly busy playing at numerous
venues, both in and out of state. To find out more about them, their schedule,
or where to purchase their dynamic CD, "Listen To The Revolution," visit
Copyright © 2000-2001 Mia Jennings. All Dred I Dread Photos, Logos
and Artwork Copyright © 2000-2001 Dred I Dread.
own Mia Jennings, has been a music reviewer for the Twin
Cities Blues News for the past two years. She's written reviews
for artists such as Sista Monica, Gladys Knight and The Pips, Shannon Curfman,
Ross William Perry, Lonnie Knight, Sue Foley, and many others. Mia's on
the Scream Team contributing
her erotic voice to the Australian DJ Mastertouch. She's also worked with
N.R.G. from the U.K. LadyMia mixes sounds and music to erotic poetry
and stories for Oceania at radioactivesex.com.
Mia has begun experimenting
to her own erotic poetry. Currently she is working with two amazing
musicians/sound engineers creating her new CD, Hot Blooded Vixen,
anticipating its release 2002. She feels very fortunate to work with Bruce
who houses the sound studio, plays guitar, and has a warm, passionate voice,
and to work with Brett, a guitarist who creates magic for Paisley Park
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