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Song of the Day (A-Z): Steel Pulse – Ku Klux Klan

Day 11 (K). Ku Klux Klan. Anti-racist Reggae from Steel Pulse, a band who, in the late ’70’s, who couldn’t get gigs playing Caribbean venues due to their Rastafarianism. Instead, they managed to find gigs at Punk clubs in front of Punk crowds. This helped to solidify the already strong link between the two genres. In the minds of some fans, Steel Pulse were seen as an honorary Punk band. I personally heard them for the first time because this song appeared on a Punk & New Wave compilation.

Walking along just kicking stones
Minding my own business
I come face to face, with my foe
Disguised in violence from head to toe

I holla and I bawl (Ku Klux Klan)
But dem naw let me go now (Ku Klux Klan)
To let me go was not dem intention
Dem seh one nigger the less
The better for the show
Stand strong black skin and take your blow
It’s the Ku, the Ku Klux Klan
Ku Klux Klan (Ku Klux Klan)
Here to stamp out blackman yah
The Ku, the Ku Klux Klan heh!

To be taught a lesson not to walk alone
I was waiting for the Good Samaritan
But waiting was hopeless
It was all in vain
The Ku Klux Klan back again

I holla and I bawl (Ku Klux Klan)
Dem naw let me go now (Ku Klux Klan)
Dem seh one nigger the less
The better the show
Stand strong blackskin and take your blow
The Ku, Ku Klux Klan
Ku Klux Klan (Ku Klux Klan)
Rape, lynch, kill and maim
Things can’t remain the same yah no!

Blackman do unto the Klan
AS they would do to you
In this case hate they neighbour
Those cowards only kill who they fear
That’s why they hide behind
The hoods and cloaks they wear
I holla and I bawl (Ku Klux Klan)
Dem naw let me go no (Ku Klux Klan)

Oh no, oh no
Ku Klux Klan (Ku Klux Klan)
Here to stamp out black man yah
Rape, lynch, kill and maim
Things can’t remain the same yah
No, no, no, no (Ku Klux Klan)

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