Franti, Michael & Spearhead / Yell Fire!
Album: Yell Fire!   Collection:Reggae
Artist:Franti, Michael & Spearhead   Added:Aug 2006
Label:Boo Boo Wax  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2006-08-20 Pull Date: 2006-10-22 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Oct 22 Oct 15 Oct 8 Oct 1 Sep 24 Sep 17 Sep 10 Sep 3
Airplays: 5 2 3 5 2 3 10 4

Recent Airplay
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2. Jan 28, 2022: Sunshine . . . in the Afternoon (rebroadcast from Dec 3, 2013)
Everybody Ona Move
5. Feb 27, 2014: Sunshine ... in the Afternoon
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3. Feb 25, 2019: Happy Hour
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6. Dec 03, 2013: Sunshine . . . in the Afternoon
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Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2006-08-15
Franti, Michael and Spearhead – Yell Fire! (Boo Boo Wax)
Reviewed by Sadie O., 8/15/06
Mostly reggae, with some folk and a bit of rock, with pacifist political/philosophical lyrics. Much of the record was recorded in Jamaica with Sly and Robbie, and the whole record has much more reggae beat than most Spearhead offerings.
No FCCs detected. I like 6 best, although the title track is great for those rockin’ moments, and several others are excellent.
1. 5:10 **about 9 seconds of near silence at start, midtempo roots reggae bubble with occasional electric guitar. Sad political philosophizing.
2. 4:44 ***hard rock anthem, big noise, revolutionary lyrics
3. 4:04 *folky pop, solidarity lyrics, gains volume and energy
4. 3:56 ***uptempo and upbeat roots rock reggae, bouncy, female chorus
5. 4:43 *acoustic folk, turning into folky roots reggae bubble
6. 4:50 ****upbeat bounce, almost ska, upful togetherness lyrics, a bit of dancehall verbal skank
7. 4:41 *acoustic folk with a bit of toasting, turns into a nice midtempo reggae skank after a minute and a half. Pink does some guest vocals. Gospel-y.
8. 5:36 ***uptempo reggae bubble, almost ska at times. Fun and danceworthy. A bit of “rap” and some rooster crowing.
9. 5:49 ***upbeat and a bit uptempo dance reggae, happy party tune with a lot of extra sounds, shout out to “and you don’t stop”
10. 4:18 pretty acoustic folk, grows into orchestral overblown stuff, autobiographical
11. 4:57 ***midtempo reggae bubble, killer production, about the war
12. 4:52 folk/pop with a reggae one-drop. Downbeat til halfway through, then goes hard rock.
13. 3:49 piano folk/pop, Beatles-style orchestral backing. Good message, but rather overblown delivery.
14. 5:08 acoustic guitar folk. Sweet guest bit by Gentleman.

Track Listing
1. Time To Go Home   8. Hey Now Now
2. Yell Fire   9. Everybody Ona Move
3. I Know I'm Not Alone   10. See You In The Light
4. East To The West   11. Light Up Ya Lighter
5. Seweet Little Lies   12. What I've Seen
6. Hello Bonjour   13. Tolerance
7. One Step Closer To You   14. Is Love Enough? (Feat. Gentleman)