Contra Coup are a USA based band. They were formed in 2006 and play reggae that is strongly influenced by 1970's punk attitude.
Know Your Rights was originally released by The Clash on their 1982 album Combat Rock and as a single. It is a sarcastic look at your basic human rights, which the song list as being: the right to live; the right to have necessities like food; and the right to free speech, and the limitations that society puts on these rights, thus making them null and void. The original was a punk rockabilly anthem that was based on specific incidents the had recently occurred in the UK. This version is a reggae remake that is just as relevant today as the original was back in the early 1980s, making a sad commentary on the amount of progress that society has made during the intervening years.
You can follow Lynval on Facebook, and on Twitter. You can buy his music on iTunes as The Specials, as Fun Boy Three, as Fun Boy Three & Bananarama, as funboy3, as Pama International, and as Lynval Golding And Contra Coup. You can follow Contra Coup on Facebook, and on MySpace. You can buy their music on iTunes as Contra Coup, and as Lynval Golding And Contra Coup.