Easy Star All Stars ‎– Radiodread - 2006 Dub Reggae - Black Vinyl - Sealed 2LP

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Easy Star All Stars ‎– Radiodread

Label:
Easy Star Records ‎– ES-1055V
Format:
2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Repress, Black Vinyl

Country:
US
Released:
2017
Genre:
Reggae
Style:
Reggae, Dub

Tracklist

A1 Airbag
Featuring – Horace Andy
5:00
A2 Paranoid Android
Featuring – Kirsty Rock
6:27
A3 Subterranean Homesick Alien
Featuring – Junior Jazz
4:40
A4 Exit Music (For A Film)
Featuring – Sugar Minott
4:23

 

B1 Let Down
Featuring – Toots & The Maytals
4:44
B2 Karma Police
Featuring – Citizen Cope
4:48
B3 Fitter Happier
Featuring – Menny More
2:19
B4 Electioneering
Featuring – Morgan Heritage
4:33

 

C1 Climbing Up The Walls
Featuring – Tamar-kali
4:56
C2 No Suprises
Featuring – The Meditations
4:01
C3 Lucky
Featuring – Frankie Paul
5:45
C4 The Tourist
Featuring – Israel Vibration, Skelly Vibe*
4:02

 

D1 An Airbag Saved My Dub 4:50
D2 Exit Music (For A Dub) 4:38
D3 Dub Is What You Get (Mad Professor/Joe Ariwa Mix)
Remix, Mixed By – Joe Ariwa, Mad Professor
4:34
D4 Lucky Dub A (Mad Professor/Joe Ariwa Mix)
Remix, Mixed By – Joe Ariwa, Mad Professor
4:59

 

 

Companies, etc.

( pitchfork) "

It's a challenge the Easy Star crew has faced before. They made a smashing success out of their cover of Dark Side of the Moon-- called, yes, Dub Side of the Moon-- a few years ago, and that's nearly as improbable as this. To put all my cards down, both Dark Side and OK Computer reside in my all-time top 10, and beyond that, I love Jamaican music in just about all of its permutations. In that respect, I suppose that makes me something of an ideal target audience for these discs. Getting past my own taste, though, people who cherish OK Computer should get a kick out of hearing all of the album's little details-- and there are countless little details-- imaginatively and thoroughly reinterpreted. It goes without saying that if you hate reggae, you probably don't belong here, but that isn't necessarily true of people who hate Radiohead; that lot might be surprised by how adaptable these songs are.

Radiodread's biggest successes come on songs that represent the original's musical extremes. The opening take on "Airbag", featuring veteran Horace Andy on vocals, is brilliant, doubling the long, sawing guitar riffs with trombone while capturing every one of the original's countermelodies and nuances, all over the familiar skanking beat of reggae. And the bassline hasn't changed a bit, fitting the after-beat groove perfectly. The dubbed-out take on "Climbing Up the Walls" sacrifices the claustrophobia of the Radiohead version in favor of an echo chamber romp that replaces the string-and-guitar apocalypse with a startling horn arrangement straight out of Lee Perry's darkest nightmare. "No Surprises", sung by the timeless trio the Meditations, translates nicely, and the backing vocals fill in some of the guitar parts well, while "Electioneering", perhaps the most maligned song on OK Computer, also sounds great converted into political reggae."

More Information
Condition New
Format 2LP
Label Easy Star Records
Artist Radiohead
Color Black