About the Book
Ask me if I’ve ever been to Jamaica and after reading this book I would absentmindedly say ‘Yes’ as ‘Rude Boy’ has sunk into my brain as experience rather than imagination. Salewicz cuts between piracy and politics, music and machete wielding mad men, religion and dancehall queens. He looks at the complexities of Jamaican culture (often through a haze of smoke)with a mixture of respect, admiration and complete bafflement. Most importantly he loves every moment of it, and so will you. Whether you buy the book for the bad boy tales, rasta reasonings, grinding gals, or a serious musical and cultural history 261 pages is just not long enough! – AC
Where to buy the book:
The book can be bought on Amazon.com
About the Author
CHRIS SALEWICZ’s writing on music and popular culture has appeared in publications around the globe. He is the author of more than a dozen books, including Redemption Song: The Ballad of Joe Strummer (Faber, 2007).