Q: But what about this 'Everything Crash' LP, this is a very consistent album and one that is highly regarded by Ethiopians fans all over. If the Ethiopians name is dropped somewhere, you often hear talk of that record.
A: Yeah. You see, that album now, I just did that song over for Coxson and he called the album 'Everything Crash'.
Q: Most of those tracks was cut in the same session, or this was compiled stretching over a long period of recordings from the seventies up to the early eighties or something like that?
A: Yes, some of them.
Q: So how come you went back to Downbeat again?
A: Well, because I left the music scene for a while and the easiest way to be heard right now is the Studio One label, so I just went back and did that before I did my album. 'Cause whenever time you want to be known, yunno, the Studio One label is a label that really expose you. 'Cause everyone love Studio One and are familiar with Studio One, everyone rates Studio One. So you don't really - Coxson is a man that don't really pay money, yunno. You don't do music for Coxson for money, you do music just for the label's sake, to really expose you. Because Studio One label go wide, y'know.
Q: Is that the same period you cut tracks like 'The Prophet' and the great 'Incessantly', or this was earlier?
A: Yes, those are the period. Early eighties. Yeah. 'Cherry Pie', 'When Will Be The End', all those songs deh, y'know.
Q: But some of them didn't end up on the album though, they're still uncollected as far as I know, which is a shame, a great shame. He should have, but he didn't do it.
A: No, a lot of them don't come on the album. Right now Coxson have a whole heap a song, whole lotta songs. When I was living in New York I can remember I did thirty odd songs for him, and I don't think he released even half of them. But that's a guy who always have a lotta songs of artists that is not released, y'know.
Q: Tell me more of a song like 'Incessantly', that's one of my personal favourites if I should mention that.
A: Well, it's natural truth, 'always I fight to resist poverty', yunno. Sometime how I have to even survive is by really dealing in herb business. You see the ganja? You know, sellin' a lickle collie or some way, yunno, that was definitely true, a crying from the heart, man. 'Incessantly I man fight to resist poverty, mainly sellin' collie to collie, to keep I and I man family from going totally hungry', y'know wha' I mean? And those are natural things, man. Yes man, some have day to day surviving so, how you put it in music.