No Nuclear War
Personnel: Peter Tosh (vocals, arranger, guitar, keyboards); Steve Golding (guitar); Dean Fraser, David Madden, Nambo, Chico (horns); Keith Sterling, Tyrone Downie (keyboards); George Fullwood, Gilbert Morrison, Danny (bass); Santa Davison (drums); Sticky Thompson, Scully Sims (percussion); Ruddy Thomas, Pam Hall, Nadine Sutherland, Cynthia Schloss, June Lodge (background vocals).
Recorded in 1987. Includes liner notes by Roger Steffens.
All tracks have been digitally remastered.
This is part of EMI Records "Peter Tosh Remasters" series.
On NO NUCLEAR WAR, the final release of his sadly abbreviated career, Peter Tosh continues to speak out against injustice and oppression. Tosh's rich, expressive baritone is right out front, conveying passion and urgency on every song. The title track begins the proceedings on a serious note, and this feeling continues on "Nah Goa Jail" as he declares his resistance to being imprisoned for using marijuana.
There are a few eerie ironies here. The accusatory "Vampire" contains the sound of a bloodcurdling scream that doesn't sound like mere kitsch, and in "Lessons in My Life," Tosh declares "money can make friendship end." At moments like these, it's hard not to think of his death later that year, in a botched robbery, at the hands of someone he knew. The record ends on a hopeful note on "Come Together," a straightforward plea for unity. On the last track on his final record, Tosh sings with his trademark rawness, and turns in a lovely solo on the melodica, an instrument he mastered when he was a young rising star in the world of Jamaican music.
- Genre: Pop
- Format: Vinyl
- Released: 2/14/2019