Roots Controller

Today’s deleted masterpiece really should never have been deleted… Misty in Roots were (in fact, still are) one of the few UK roots reggae acts to really produce consistent conscious output – never swayed by possibilities of chart success into lovers rock or bland nonsense (yes, UB40, I’m talking to you!). In the late 70s they appeared at festivals and gigs alongside many punk acts and picked up a real following amongst the burgeoning crossover audience, as well as within the UK rastafarian community. In ’79 they recorded their debut album, Live at the Counter Eurovision, and released it on their own label. Since then it’s had a single reissue on the Castle label and, despite being cited as one of the most important UK reggae albums of all time it’s never seen another release. Seriously this is perhaps the only live roots album ever worth owning. For your delectation Ghetto of the City from Live at the Counter Eurovision.