Appel to reason...




Hardly any info about Native other than the fact that they are a seemingly Jamaican-born band.


Group that will remain mainly in the musical history of the end of the 20th century for the big-caliber single "Love ain’t no holliday", single released in 1984.


For that reason alone, we had to devote this article to them.


To discover or rediscover.


Discography (among others ...) :

  • Black tracks 1979

  • Loneliness 1980

  • Super dread 1981

  • I just want to see you smile 1983

  • Love ain’t no holliday 1984

  • (What a) Wonderful world 1989

  • Appel to reason 1989



Clips :


1979 ... the first steps. Nothing extraordinary but the group shows a certain potential right from the start. After that, it remains to be seen what they will do with this potential ...



1980 ... an atypical style which mixes several influences including reggae and rock. Suddenly, not easy to locate the group on the musical scene of the beginning of the 1980s ...



1981 ... they will have invented the reggae-rock, current at least original during this decade and which will not be really recognized at its fair value, to say the least ...



1983 ... the level of success achieved by the group will be minimal but what they have proposed is far from demerit. They will have had the merit of trying to create something ...



1984 ... they will still obtain a semblance of recognition with this title. Like what, in music, anything is always possible. The proof !



1989 ... the end of the 80s will not bring much more concerning them but they will have believed in it until the end. Afterwards, rightly or wrongly, that's something else ...



1989 ... a title full of finesse to end the adventure in the best possible way. An original group which will not remain as the most talented of its generation but which does not have to be ashamed of what he has produced, that is clear ...



Discogs :

https://www.discogs.com/fr/artist/1043236-Native-9