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No Doubt : Underneath It All
...harks back to No Doubt’s original obsession with Caribbean ska and reggae...
‘Underneath It All'’s lilting Jamaican feel harks back toNo Doubt’s original obsession with Caribbean ska and reggae, and boasts an intervention by Lady Saw that does an excellent job of sexing up all the sugar. "You’re really lovely/Underneath it all," moons Gwen. "Aside from your temper/Everything is secure," warns Lady Saw. Hope Gavin’s taking notes.
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