Soul Rebels is an album by The Wailers, their first album to be released outside of Jamaica. The Wailers approached producer Lee "Scratch" Perry in August 1970 to record an entire album, and the sessions took place at Randy's Studio 17 in Kingston, Jamaica until November. First issued in the UK by Trojan Records in December 1970, the album has since been re-released several times on several different labels. Perry's production is sparse and haunting, only featuring guitar, bass, drums, electronic organs, and vocals with no horns or other embellishments.
Allmusic gave Soul Rebels a glowing retrospective review, calling it "a strange and wonderful set of early reggae that at times plays fast and loose with the already established conventions of the genre".
^David Katz People Funny Boy - The Genius Of Lee 'Scratch' Perry p116 Shortly after the success of 'Duppy Conqueror,' Perry and the Wailers scored another hit with 'Soul Rebel,' a song the ... The Wailers later issued alternate versions of the song with entirely different lyrics as 'Run For Cover,' which surfaced on ...
^Kevin O'Brien Chang, Wayne Chen Reggae Routes: The Story of Jamaican Music - 1998 p167 "We started to work together and the ideas started to flow 'till we made the tune "Duppy Conqueror". Then he came up with the idea "I'm a rebel, soul rebel" and I arranged the music for that song "Soul Rebel". He wrote the lyrics."