Krieger-Densmore Reggae Bonanza

I recently came across a 12-inch single released by Robby Krieger and John Densmore of the Doors, under the name The Krieger-Densmore Reggae Bonanza. (Well, it's a better name than the Butts Band). It contains a decent cover of the Bob Marley song "Kinky Reggae", performed by most of the Butts Band's 1975 lineup. The B-side contains the same version of Marley's "Get Up Stand Up" that opened the Butts Band's 1975 album Hear & Now!. The copyright date is 1975, but this issue by Rhino was released in 1983, two years after Marley's death. The back cover contains a written essay by Densmore, describing his memories of Bob Marley and two visits to Jamaica by him and Krieger in 1969 and '73. It's an interesting Doors collectible. Too bad the song "Kinky Reggae" didn't make it onto the Butts Band's Complete Recordings CD.

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