UK reggae outfit Capital Letters marched onto the reggae scene with this storming powerhouse of a record. Carried by a propulsive rhythm, this track was something of an anthem in 1978 Britain- broadly appealing to the disillusioned youth through its militancy and decidedly pro-marijuana message. Alongside its bold lyrics, the song is a wonderful piece of music- razor sharp lead guitar and crisp, punchy percussion give the track a rebellious edge which is further strengthened through the stomping bassline and cheeky organ lines. Although keeping a firm attachment to its Jamaican roots through its rhythm, the track departs from the spiritual, mystical feel of Jamaican roots music- replacing it with a streetwise British edge. ‘Smoking My Ganja’ thus represents a brilliant merging of musical styles, and justifiably propelled Capital Letters to the top of the developing UK reggae scene, setting a precedent for artists such as Aswad and Misty in Roots.