This song is more relevant now then ever, and considering it was made in the 70s, is almost prophetic.
It’s dread roots of the most vital kind. His voice rings out loud and clear, with a direct message to stop polluting the planet. Unfortunately, many people still don’t see a problem with stuff like greenhouse gases, deforestation, overfishing, intensive farming etc etc…
The song is gilded by some melancholy piano/guitar skanks, which provide most of the melody of the backing track.
Of course, there’s a pretty fat bass part rumbling away, increasing the dreadness!
“Hurt Not The Earth” was released in 1999 on the compilation album Packin House, under Little Roy & Friends.