With the impending release of a new album from New York’s Easy Star All Stars, it’s the right time to take stock of their unique take on reggae reinvention of classic rock albums. Has it all been a joke, and, if not, is it any good?
Thus far the Easy Stars have chosen two classic British albums, and peculiar ones too. Pink Floyd’s ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ and Radiohead’s ‘OK Computer’ are not just British, they are very English, rooted in the heart of Cambridgeshire and Oxfordshire. This is the thoughtful sound of middle England, contemplative student rock from the 1970s and 1990s respectively. So what is an American East Coast reggae collective doing with this source material, and where has it taken it musically? Continue Reading “Easy Stars All-Stars”