Album review
Help Them Lord
Chaka Demus & Pliers
17 - 05 - 2001

Tracking list

  1. It Hot
  2. Help Them Lord
  3. Donít Be Cruel
  4. Lap Top
  5. Miss Fine
  6. Love On The Carpet
  7. Her Love Is Burning
  8. Crime After Crime
  9. Uprising
  10. Bonafide Big Up
  11. A Little Love
  12. Pon Mi Guard
  13. Walk Away From Trouble
  14. Never Gonna Stop
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)

Vocals : 4 Backing : 4 Production : 4 Sound quality : 5 Sleeve : 5

Since the early nineties the duo Chaka Demus and Pliers had three consecutive British national pop chart hits. All came during 1993. Their first national pop chart success "Tease Me" went gold in the first quarter, selling 300,000 copies and reaching number three. Their second, "She Don't Let Nobody," in the second quarter, reached number four. Their third single, the wicked Righteous Brothers cover "Twist and Shout" hit the road early December, it went straight in at number four. It was the highest chart entry in the British national charts of December 12, 1993. It eventually went to number one and the duo has not stopped basking in the limelight, with 'Murder She Wrote' being of their biggest hits.
Now, in 2001, RAS Records releases their new album "Help Them Lord". The album spans fourteen tracks, ranging from the fine youth anthems It Hot and Help Them Lord to the bouncy romance of Lap Top and A Little Love. And, like all of their covers, when Chaka & Pliers work their magic on Elvis Presley's Donít Be Cruel, they make the song indelibly their own. The duo offers visions of wisdom and maturity with Pon Mi Guard and Walk Away From Trouble. A lot of the tracks found here have strong crossover potential, and we wouldn't be surprised if some of the tunes became national chart hits.
This album isn't aimed at the hardcore dancehall fan, but for those who prefer the more relaxed site of dancehall reggae, this album is just right for you.

Teacher & Mr. T.