Additional information about this, Judge Dread vinyl art.
Judge Dread – The Artist
Alexander Minto Hughes (1945 – 1998) better known as Judge Dread, was an English reggae and ska musician. He was the first white recording artist to have a reggae hit in Jamaica, and the BBC has banned more of his songs than those of any other recording artist, because of his frequent use of sexual innuendo and double entendres. Dread had 11 UK chart hits in the 1970s, which was more than any other reggae artist (including Bob Marley). The Guinness Book of World Records credited Judge Dread for having the highest number (eleven) of banned songs of all time. Several of his songs mentioned Snodland, the small town in Kent where Judge Dread lived, including “The Belle of Snodland Town”.
Je T’aime (Moi Non Plus) – The Song
‘Je T’aime (Moi Non Plus)’ (French for “I love you… me neither”) is a comedy version by Judge Dread of the original 1967 song written by Serge Gainsbourg for Brigitte Bardot. In 1969, Gainsbourg recorded the best known version with Jane Birkin. The duet reached number one in the UK, but was banned in several countries due to its overtly sexual content. The song has not only had many serious and comedy version recorded it has also been sampled many times.
The Heart – The Shape
This record has been modelled into a loving heart. The heart shape and its meaning has evolved over hundreds of years. Nowadays it means love but before the 13th and 14th centuries it was generally drawn for decorative purposes. People at that time thought of our hearts as books of memory and believed feelings for the beloved were somehow written on your heart.
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