Beat Down Babylon

Beat Down Babylon - Junior Byles

 

Such was the strength of "Beat Down Babylon" that Scratch issued it twice in the same year. Originally released as an Upsetter 7" single, it also came out as the second single on his new Justice League label.

 

And such was the strength of the rhythm track that Scratch used it on ten other songs, including "Freedom Fighter" by Bunny & Ricky, "Ring Of Fire" by The Upsetters, "Bet You Don't Know" by Chenley Duffus, "Lion Of Judah" by Jah T, and "Informer Men" by Junior Byles. Years later, British ska band The Selecter would borrow the powerful riff for their song "Too Much Pressure".

 

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