Reggae was always synonymous with punk around 1977-78. You would often see reggae support bands, and reggae music played in the intervals. Apart from there being some very good reggae songs, another reason why it was played at punk venues like 'The Roxy' was due to there being a limited availability of good quality punk songs being released.
Steel Pulse were an English band from Birmingham who were often around the punk scene and this for me is one of their best singles, 'Ku Klux Klan' has excellent lyrics and is an outstanding song. The b-side is a dub version of the same song, I was never keen on this and always felt it was a little lazy, but plenty of people really like dub, so who am I to criticize.
Band: Steel Pulse
1. Ku Klux Klan
2. Ku Klux Klan (Dub)
Ripped from glorious scratched vinyl:
If you like this then you have plenty of choice, this one for their classic debut album at £3 its a bargain, you wont find the dub version on any of these albums, but obliviously Ku Klux Klan is on just about all of them:
If you want to sample there different types of music then try this one:
If you want to hear the reggae music played at the Roxy then get this one: