When compromise is the song that you sing, it’s been going on too long. Another example if UB40 as a protest band. This time because of the landslide victory for the Conservative party under Margaret Thatcher in 1983.
In my mind reggae is more about partying and using drugs then it is about protesting, but this might have to do with the way people were listening to it in my country. Reggae, and more specifically rasta is certainly a movement for change. Reading about it now, it doesn’t surprise me at all that UB40 published a lot of protest songs.
I cannot escape the vision of doped up smokers on the street though.