Symarip, formerly the Pyramids and Seven Letters, were a ska and reggae band from the United Kingdom, originating towards the end of the 1960s and into the early 1970s. Such hits included “Skinhead Moonstomp”, “Skinhead Girl”, and “Skinhead Jamboree.” Consisting of members of West-Indian descent, Symarip is widely marked as the first skinhead band, being the first band to target skinheads as an audience. Symarip / The Pyramids / Seven Letters released “best of album” in 2004 with a new single ‘Back from the moon’. Before that the last album of The Pyramids was ‘Drunk and Disorderly’ which was released in 1985 (Ariola, 1985). The album was produced by Stevie B. Same year the band quit. Michael Thomas, the bassist of Symarip lives now in Finland. He is making reggae music with his band ‘Saganor’. Lead singer Roy Ellis recently performs and records as Mr. Symarip.

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