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Peter Tosh — Don't Look Back (w/ Mick Jagger)
Album: Premium Gold Collection
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Released: 1978
Length: 3:39
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If it's love that you're running from
There is no hiding place
Just your problems, no one else's problems
You just have to face

If you just put your hand in mine
We're gonna leave all our troubles behind
Gonna walk and don't look back
Gonna walk and don't look back

Now if your first lover let you down
There's something that can be done
Don't kill your faith in love
Remembering what's become

If you just put your hand in mine
We're gonna leave all our troubles behind
Gonna walk and don't look back
Gonna walk and don't look back

''(Saxophone solo)''

If you just put your hand in mine
We're gonna leave all our troubles behind
We gonna walk and don't look back
Gonna walk and don't look back

Places behind you
There to remind you

If your first lover broke your heart
There's something that can be done
Gonna heal your faith in love
Remembering what's been done

But if you just put your hand in mine
We're gonna leave all our troubles behind
Gonna walk and don't look back
Gonna walk and don't look back

''(Talking):''
How far you been walkin' now
About 100 miles
You still got some more to walk
I know, I got a little more to go
I'm gettin' kind of tired but I got to keep on walkin'
I'm walkin' barefoot
You've got to walk and don't look back
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 treatment_bound wrote:


I always thought Black & Blue was great, but classic rock radio programmers (and Lester Bangs) hate it.  I never hear anything off it these days when I'm driving around, but Tumbling Dice, Angie and It's Only Rock and Roll (But I Like It) are still in heavy rotation 40+ years later.

What's up with the reggae dis, Mon?

BLACK AND BLUE  
      

All songs by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, except where noted.

Side oneNo.  Title  Length 
1."Hot Stuff"  5:20
2."Hand of Fate"  4:28
3."Cherry Oh Baby" (Eric Donaldson) 3:57
4."Memory Motel"  7:07

Side two  

No.  Title  Length 
5."Hey Negrita" (inspiration by Ron Wood) 4:59
6."Melody" (inspiration by Billy Preston) 5:47
7."Fool to Cry"  5:03
8."Crazy Mama" 4:34
  

 
Indeed it is a great album.  Well in line with those that immediately precede and succeed it.   Memory Motel and Crazy Mama are among their greatest tunes.  All their albums, all the way up through A Bigger Bang, are great in their own way.
This has always been a NINE for me.
 
 h8rhater wrote:
  This time in Jamaica undoubtedly had a great deal of influence on their Black and Blue album which was very reggae inflected. 
 

I always thought Black & Blue was great, but classic rock radio programmers (and Lester Bangs) hate it.  I never hear anything off it these days when I'm driving around, but Tumbling Dice, Angie and It's Only Rock and Roll (But I Like It) are still in heavy rotation 40+ years later.

What's up with the reggae dis, Mon?

BLACK AND BLUE  
      

All songs by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, except where noted.

Side oneNo.  Title  Length 
1."Hot Stuff"  5:20
2."Hand of Fate"  4:28
3."Cherry Oh Baby" (Eric Donaldson) 3:57
4."Memory Motel"  7:07

Side two  

No.  Title  Length 
5."Hey Negrita" (inspiration by Ron Wood) 4:59
6."Melody" (inspiration by Billy Preston) 5:47
7."Fool to Cry"  5:03
8."Crazy Mama" 4:34
  
 kingart wrote:
Reggae lite. 
It sounds like maybe Jagger just showed up for a chuckle and the craft service.
It was similar foolishness that made his video duet with Bowie on Dancin' in the Street such junk.  'Let's get some star power but not work very hard.'
Nice work if you can get it.
 

 
Actually, Mick and the Stones have deep ties to Jamaica forged in the 70's when this as well as their album Goat's Head Soup were recorded.  They also spent time living on the island and mixing with the music scene there.  This time in Jamaica undoubtedly had a great deal of influence on their Black and Blue album which was very reggae inflected.  I doubt Mick was doing this for a "chuckle" or was being lazy at the time.

However, Brooklyn hipsters do know a lot about laziness so maybe you are more of an authority than I.
I don't like a lot of Reggae songs, but this one is especially good.

WRT Peter and Mick: I went to my one and only Rolling Stones concert in the late '70s. Peter was the opening act, and I enjoyed his performance way more than the Stones.
Great memories tied to this one from college in the late 70s and early 80s. RIP Peter.
 
 LowPhreak wrote:
You're all jealous because Mick has more money/fame than God, AND his banker. {#Wink}  Bands like the Stones didn't sell a billion records and sell out a million shows because they sucked.

If not for guys like Mick & Keef, Zimmy, The Walrus & Paul, Jimmy & Robert & JP & Bonzo...the world would be a much shittier place. 1000 years from now, humans will still be listening to them like we still do Haydn, Mozart, Bach, and Beethoven.

So turn up yer stereo, shut up and be happy!

 
Hear, hear!
 LowPhreak wrote:
You're all jealous because Mick has more money/fame than God, AND his banker. {#Wink}  Bands like the Stones didn't sell a billion records and sell out a million shows because they sucked.

If not for guys like Mick & Keef, Zimmy, The Walrus & Paul, Jimmy & Robert & JP & Bonzo...the world would be a much shittier place. 1000 years from now, humans will still be listening to them like we still do Haydn, Mozart, Bach, and Beethoven.

So turn up yer stereo, shut up and be happy!

 
I think you're on to something LowPhreak - I'd just add,  maybe as soon as the end of this century.
You're all jealous because Mick has more money/fame than God, AND his banker. {#Wink}  Bands like the Stones didn't sell a billion records and sell out a million shows because they sucked.

If not for guys like Mick & Keef, Zimmy, The Walrus & Paul, Jimmy & Robert & JP & Bonzo...the world would be a much shittier place. 1000 years from now, humans will still be listening to them like we still do Haydn, Mozart, Bach, and Beethoven.

So turn up yer stereo, shut up and be happy!
no not really?
This is only tune where Mick sings and I have not given it a SUCKO-BARFO.
 

msymmes wrote:
I hate The Stones.  I hate Mick.    I love Peter Tosh !!!!!!!

 

 



Reggae lite. 
It sounds like maybe Jagger just showed up for a chuckle and the craft service.
It was similar foolishness that made his video duet with Bowie on Dancin' in the Street such junk.  'Let's get some star power but not work very hard.'
Nice work if you can get it.
 
Even worse than I remember it. Another artifact of drug-addled pop music.
I did not like this. It sounded amateurish. Perhaps they were high?
Legalize it. Don't patronize it.
bleh, bad
I remember watching the Saturday Night Live! version.
Would this have been a hit without Mick singing on chorus. Nope. he makes the song
hellish
I always liked this song.  It sounds a bit dated now, but still fun.
Keep on walkin', Mick. Like, as far away as possible.
I hate The Stones.  I hate Mick.    I love Peter Tosh !!!!!!!

 
You better keep on walking Mick cause you'll never make it in this business.
White men can't Reggae!



This song is still soooo good for the ears...
 
I am sometimes surprised what musicians get away with just because of who they are.  This is one of those situations.  It's kind of like a car accident for the ears for me... I really don't want to listen and yet I do.

Judging by those smiles..some really good ganja was around !
                                {#Arrowd}

Bob Marley, Mick Jagger by ~beautyskamikaze

Bob Marley, Mick Jagger & Peter Tosh

I love this....three men that I admire and see as heroes...I've seen this photo on one of the pages of the booklet for the 2002 reissue of Tosh's "Bush Doctor" album. Thank you so much for sharing it...   ~Berhane-Negus


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One of many Reggae remakes of Motown

Agree - for once - with EssexTex and FredRiley on this

interesting.
I recall that Tosh did this on SNL, and Jagger—unannounced of course—comes strutting out for the first chorus, and the place goes apeshit.
Tosh good ...Jagger not good (here)
 ianmoff wrote:
Tosh

Yes it is 
 
Peter Tosh is fine, it's ol' Rubber Lips who's as out of place in a reggae number as George W at a MENSA convention. 5 from the Nottingham jury.

 ianmoff wrote:
I'm sick and tired of hearing this on RP.

Bloody sick of it I tells ye!
 
Thine anger is apparent my lord, it rises like the black plague to strike fear into the hearts of every servant of the house of Radio Paradise. Have faith sir, Master Bill will soon release the soothing sounds of one of your favorites to grace the ears of ye.

Tosh

Yes it is 
I'm sick and tired of hearing this on RP.

Bloody sick of it I tells ye!


This song is soooo good for the ears...


This song reminds me of a drink called a "Black Velvet"; stout & champagne.  In my opinion, neither ingredient is improved by the combination.  Same here.
Gawwd, I keep hearing the "Lady Marmelade" intro sung by the girls behind and it's killing me!


Well this is total pants{#Ass}
rtkmusic wrote:
Saw the Stones at a small venue (Keil Opera House) in St Louis at a "surprise show" in the middle of their '78 tour. After negotiating with scalpers outside, finally walked in just as Tosh walked on stage and joined Jagger for this. That was the night after Wyman had moved around on stage for the first time in decades, fell off the stage and broke his fingers or something. Awesome show in front of 2000 or so. Memorable evening that cost me all the cash in my pocket (48 bucks) and a Tom Robinson Band button!!!
I was at that previous night's show, in St. Paul at The Civic Center (R.I.P.). I'm pretty sure Wyman took a fall leaving the stage at the end of the show. He sure didn't move much during it, outside of dragging on his smokes or rolling his eyes at the many Glimmer Twins "bump 'n grind" dance duets. My roommate was such a Stones freak, he even had the first two Bill Wyman solo LP's. Monkey Grip was almost "listenable", but Stone Alone sucked big time. I haven't heard either of 'em in 30 years, and I don't think anyone else has either...
MylenerHead wrote:
Okay, I'm showing my age, but Peter Tosh was performing on Saturday Night Live and Mick Jagger did a walk-on and sang this with him. The live performance was, well, more lively! They sang with more vigor. But this version is good, but does pale in comparision. But still I ....:dance:
I still remember that, the performance was way cool. its one of the few SNL performances that was really really good.
MylenerHead wrote:
Okay, I'm showing my age, but Peter Tosh was performing on Saturday Night Live and Mick Jagger did a walk-on and sang this with him. The live performance was, well, more lively! They sang with more vigor. But this version is good, but does pale in comparision. But still I ....:dance:
Saw the Stones at a small venue (Keil Opera House) in St Louis at a "surprise show" in the middle of their '78 tour. After negotiating with scalpers outside, finally walked in just as Tosh walked on stage and joined Jagger for this. That was the night after Wyman had moved around on stage for the first time in decades, fell off the stage and broke his fingers or something. Awesome show in front of 2000 or so. Memorable evening that cost me all the cash in my pocket (48 bucks) and a Tom Robinson Band button!!!
Not a favorite. Two legendary performers (and good friends), agreeing to record a little guaranteed Top 10 Hit to help each other's solo careers (and bank).
Mrrs. Tosh and Jagger might have fun but for me two voices could not be less compatible than these.
Art_Carnage wrote:
So did they get together and say "Hey, lets rip off The Harder They Come?
Hmmmm... Good one.
It's in the name stupid... tosh :moon:
A solid example of a duet that should have never happened.
It would be better w/o Mick......and if this were a different Peter Tosh song altogether.
This is easily one of the worst songs ever recorded by one of reggae's greats. What it's doing on RP, I don't know.
Okay, I'm showing my age, but Peter Tosh was performing on Saturday Night Live and Mick Jagger did a walk-on and sang this with him. The live performance was, well, more lively! They sang with more vigor. But this version is good, but does pale in comparision. But still I ....:dance:
Perhaps walk and don't come back? ;)
I see PRIDE! I see POWER! I see a bad ass motha who don't take no crap offa NOBODY! cool runnings, anyone?
Guessin' Peter probably wanted to take a shower after cutting this song. :ask:
marrdcheez wrote:
I don't believe for an instant that Jagger walked anywhere. He had his limo driver take him somewhere.
:mrgreen:
aaaah - takes me back to the good old AM station days of Radio Luxembourg. Loved this back in the late 70's and still good to hear it again 20 plus years later. Rock on (or should that be Reggae on ) RP !!!!
produced by the "glimmer twins" aka Mick & Keith..., I love it! M & K both singing b/u :bananapiano:
I don't believe for an instant that Jagger walked anywhere. He had his limo driver take him somewhere.
How I wish this were the version by the Temptations.... :cry:
So did they get together and say "Hey, lets rip off The Harder They Come?
I didn't read all the comments, but I suspect I'm not the first to say this...but... I much prefer David Lindley's version. Heresy, perhaps. That siad, this version is pretty cool!
:dancingbanana_2: :dancingbanana_2:
am wrote:
:eh: Can't believe Peter would have anything to do with Mick. Go figure. :wink:
Peter Tosh was signed to Rolling Stones Records. That is why Mick is on this song.
This forgettable song seems to stick out like a sore thumb played this often in the rotation. Once or twice a year is plenty for this one.
I saw the Stones at Anaheim Stadium do this song with Tosh. I think it was 1978. :bananasplit:
earthbased wrote:
Pass the doobie. :cowboy:
have you seen the studio pic of peter and mick during that session? mick's eyes tell the story, and that makes the talking at the end priceless. :bounce: :bananajumprope: :bananajumprope: :bananajumprope:
Pass the doobie. :cowboy:
How funny is the spoken bit at the end!?! 'I'm walking barefoot' Genius!
Irie mon...
kevbo77 wrote:
Proof that one doesnt need a good voice to become a musical god,...thanks mic, you give us american idol rejects hope...
Mm, apart from whether or not you like his voice, Mick Jagger did do something more than just imitate, didn't he?
Ya'll may think its horrible but it puts a smile on my lady's face every time I play it on guitar. I dig it.
physicsgenius wrote:
Cliche lyrics. Casio keyboard sample music. Awful diction. Truly awful.
For once I agree with you. Mr P-G
Yep, six months later, it still sux.
Terrible! How could Tosh be tricked into doing this?
irie' pete...gimme shelter from mick
physicsgenius wrote:
Cliche lyrics. Casio keyboard sample music. Awful diction. Truly awful.
This is from 1978 mon, keep that in context when judging keyboard sounds!
I saw the Stones do this song live with Tosh at the Anaheim Stadium in 1980 I think it was!!
Now that's a fantastic jam! :sunny: :sunny: :sunny:
:sunny: :motor: :sunny: :motor: :sunny: :motor: :sunny: :motor: :sunny: :motor: :sunny: :motor: :sunny: :motor:
Greenman wrote:
One of the best Saturday Night Live music performances ever.
I remember it, too, and I agree.
This hops and pops. I like it.
Cliche lyrics. Casio keyboard sample music. Awful diction. Truly awful.
MrGreg wrote:
This sounds like a street musician with a battery-powered keyboard. :puke:
It sounds worse than that. This is dreadful!
I'm liking the reggae, mon.
MrGreg wrote:
This sounds like a street musician with a battery-powered keyboard. :puke: Can't believe Mick would have anything to do with this.
:eh: Can't believe Peter would have anything to do with Mick. Go figure. :wink:
I like most Peter Tosh, but this is just plain awful.
Nice way to start the morning. Mmmmm....reggae.......
Something annoyingly Jagged about this. The Stones must be stopped.
MisterVErb wrote:
more reggae! (pimp)
I second, third, and fourth that!
Guh...Mick Jagger and Peter Tosh... Sorry, this gives me aural indigestion.
still one of the best concerts I've been to was when Peter Tosh opened for the Stones in 78 at Oakland Col. day on the green.
Legalize it!
Go away, Mick ... very annoying.
Proof that one doesnt need a good voice to become a musical god,...thanks mic, you give us american idol rejects hope...
more reggae! (pimp)
Anyone else getting AUDIO skipping. A lot!? Hafta turn away and not look back for a while.
Peter Tosh is the MAN, but I prefer his earlier, more rootsy stuff.
If this is what it takes to get Tosh on RP, I'm all for it.
:bounce: High School! yeah I'm 43
Can't say I'm that big of fan of Tosh or Jagger's side rolling stone projects. Not impressed.
I give this a Most Excellent because an ex-girlfriend dug this and it's a nice surprise. Can do without Mick Jagger trying to be cool. SHOO!
Nice combo, works well.
:bounce: '78 long bio on AMG for Tosh
Ah ta heck witcha! More Tosh, mon. Anything from Legalize It?
oldslabsides wrote:
Reggae suks.
Don't look back! (something might be gaining on you, like an appreciation for reggae)
oldslabsides wrote:
Reggae suks.
you sure do like saying reggae sucks and showing pics of asses!! Wanna go out sometime?
Reggae suks.
joe1 wrote:
Nice one......Top Tosh... Mick lets it down a notch though...LEAVE IT MICK!...IT'S WORTH IT....
My sentiments, exactly.
Greenman wrote:
One of the best Saturday Night Live music performances ever.
Yeah, the first thing that I thought of when this song came on was seeing Tosh and Jagger do this on SNL many, many moons ago. Great performance.
AuralSects wrote:
Bush Doctor is one of my favorite reggae albums.
one of my favs as well...could do w/o Mr. Jagger. still, great tune. MORE Peter Tosh if you please!
Nice one......Top Tosh... Mick lets it down a notch though... LEAVE IT MICK!...IT'S WORTH IT....
Micks doing a bit of a Van Morrison impression I think... Great tune.
:bounce:
afalafel wrote:
Catchy frivolous little tune. A throw away song really. Tosh is much better on his own without the rock star.
I couldn't imagine the Tosh CD I have without this one.
Catchy frivolous little tune. A throw away song really. Tosh is much better on his own without the rock star.
Originally Posted by brucergtr58: I was going to be a Bush Doctor but i just didnt have the required bedside manner.
You mean bush side manner, don't you?
I was going to be a Bush Doctor but i just didnt have the required bedside manner.
Bush Doctor is one of my favorite reggae albums.
cool, Mick and Keith singing backup w/Peter Tosh the Bush Doctor :cool:
Originally Posted by Johray63: At the time I found it a very carefree, light and sunny sounding song. Surprising also to see super star Mick Jagger do a duet with this (then) kinda obscure reggae artist. QUOTE> Tosh recorded this on the Glimmer Twins' label, Rolling Stones Records. And, in the reggae world, there was nothing obscure about Tosh - he was a Wailer, after all. Mick and Keef wanted to help garner more exposure for reggae and Tosh, hence the label signing and star-power appearance of Mick. I agre with you Johray, it still sounds good. :cool: