Bob Marley interview, The Berkeley Barb, Oakland, 1976

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Midnight Raver

Peter van Arnhem
Contributing Editor

As we continue to mark the 70th anniversary of Bob Marley we share with you a rarely circulated interview which catches Marley in Oakland, CA.  The interview was conducted by Jeff Cathrow and Eugenia Polos in a motel in San Fransisco most likely on May 29/30, 1976 as Bob was in town to play Oakland’s Paramount Theatre.  He will play the Santa Barbara County Bowl on May 31, 1976 and then on to Europe where the band plays the Sunrise Festival in Offenburg, Germany on June 6, 1976.

It is a fascinating interview as Marley gives his reasons for not playing many shows in his native Jamaica over the previous several years (“you no get good equipment.  Y’know, you can’t fuck aroun’ like a foolish one.  It ain’t funny, y’know?”).  He also speaks about the government as vampires (the govamint is a t’ing…

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