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John Lydon says
“Brilliant record, and a complete political person, with a definite Cuban Communist lean! The sound is stunning — the minimalism of the guitaring is just genius for me, with those very neat, almost Neil Young-ish inflections every now and then. There’s a hint of country in there, with a strict reggae backbeat. It’s all about sentiment, and how that motivates you inside your head. So for me that is a great piece of singing, because the message is clearly got across. Very inspiring record.