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Nick Tesco on Retropopic Radio

Neil Saint talks with writer, Nick Tesco about his love of Wailers’ album ‘Catch A Fire’. How did Jamaican movie ‘The Harder They Come’ pave the way for The Wailers on the international scene? What did Island boss Chris Blackwell set out to do with the album? How important for their career in the UK was The Wailers appearance on BBC TV’s Old Grey Whistle Test? Why weren’t classic Wailers songs ‘Concrete Jungle’ & ‘Stir it Up’ massive hits when they were released as singles? Why is ‘Catch A Fire’ regarded so highly when it wasn’t a commercial success when it was first released?


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