Well in Bradford in the olden days in talking the 70s here there were a lot of reggae clubs which we as punks gravitated towards, as punk seems to be inexplicably linked with reggae!
I used to hang out with all the west indian kids at school, probably because i was not in the top stream at school and neither were they! (Curly,Neil,Donovan amongst others i salute you!)
I remember showing my mates in 78 i think, this single by Jah Wobble they could not belive a white man was playing reggae and called Jah Wobble!
Another big album at the time was Culture two sevens clash
Culture’s most influential record, was based on a prediction by Marcus Garvey, who said there would be chaos on July 7, 1977, when the “sevens” met. With its apocalyptic message, the song created a stir in his Caribbean homeland and many Jamaican businesses and schools,well there was chaos in the uk as the Sex pistols were around! 77 was a year i will never forget!
And then there was Bob marley with his punky reggae party.
The clubs we went to in bradford were
The palm cove venue of many punk bands and mod revival bands
perseverence the biggest illegal chemist in bradford!
the mayflower club
These places introduced me to dub,red stripe smoking and killer killer headaches the next day!
im pretty sure all these have gone now mores the pity,we even had our own reggae specialist record shop,Bradford was a thriving scene then! Happy days!