Survival is the eleventh studio album by Bob Marley & The Wailers released in 1979. Survival is an album with an outwardly militant theme. Some critics speculate that this was due in part to criticism Marley received for the laid-back, ganja-soaked atmosphere of his previous release, "Kaya", which seemed to sidetrack the urgency of his message. In the song "Africa Unite", Marley proclaims Pan-African solidarity. The song "Zimbabwe" is a hymn dedicated to later-independent Rhodesia
The album was controversial right down to the jacket, which contains a crude schematic of the stowage compartment of a typical transatlantic slave ship. Survival is intended as a wake-up call for everyman to resist and fight oppression in all of its insidious forms.
Powerful, pointed and political, Survival was as close as Bob Marley came to producing a concept album. Released on 2 October, 1979 in a sleeve bedecked with the flags of every country on the African continent, it was recorded at Basing Street Studios, London and in Marley’s own Tuff Gong studio in Kingston. In the midst of such hardships, Marley maintained his local hero status.
Album opener Asking for It sets the stage. It’s a hook-laden track crafted with atmospherics that help fill it out. It has the vintage Shinedown sound while still moving the band forward. The band’s anthemic lyrics are straightforward and seem to strike a chord and resonate with listeners, which creates a strong emotional bond between Shinedown and their fans.
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|I Wont Hide|
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