Enregistré en tant que single en 1971, « Mr Fire Coal Man » est ensuite intégré à la sortie du 1er album des Wailing Souls en 1975.
Consistently active since 1968, the Wailing Souls are the consummate roots reggae band, evolving into a more and more foundational force as the years went on. The Wailing Souls grew alongside Jamaican music, beginning with the rise of ska in the early ’60s, standing alongside peers like the Wailers in the ’70s and ’80s heyday of reggae, and continuing to be an immensely popular live act through various changes of the face of reggae culture. They continued to record and perform into new generations, still exploring new approaches to roots reggae on albums like 2020’s Back a Yard.Biography by Jo-Ann Greene
Et comme on connait le lien fort entre le Punk et le Reggae (cf. Bob Marley), voici une reprise par le groupe nord-irlandais Stiff Little Fingers.