Not unlike a multitude of other reggae artists, Black Uhuru have gone (generally) unnoticed thanks to the enormity of Bob Marley. That isn't to say that his music is in any way bad, but sometimes it seems like the world could do with a little more Big Youth, Pablo Augustus, Burning Spear, King Tubby, Toots, and Congos.
Anyway, Red is a great album; there are plenty of head-nodding moments, particularly in "Sistren" and "Carbine". One track that I rarely see mentioned is "Utterance," which is definitely my favorite here. The vocals are at their most inspirational and uplifting, backed by more thick grooves and echoing backup vocals, singing "What a joy to hear the utterance of a Rasta." Occasionally the slight '80s sounding production can be a turnoff, especially with the percussion, but it's pretty easy to get over.