If you haven’t heard Easy Star’s Dub Side of the Moon, their all-reggae version of Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon, you’re doing yourself a disservice. On the service, it seems like a concept that shouldn’t work, but it does: from the bong noises opening “Money” to probably the hardest Floyd song to cover (in my opinion, anyway), “Great Gig in the Sky.” There’s not a bad cover among the bunch and even obstinate Floyd fans (like myself) can’t help but appreciate the respect paid to the original work.
So that’s why I’m excited as hell to hear that they’re setting their sights on Radiohead’s OK Computer. The name of this new project? Radiodread, naturally.
Toots Hibbert of Toots and the Maytals will be providing vocals on “Let Down,” with Citizen Cope on “Karma Police,” Sugar Minott on “Exit Music (for a film),” Junior Jazz on “Subterranean Homesick Alien” and Tamar-Kali on “Climbing Up the Walls.” This is in addition to vocals already provided by Horace Andy, Morgan Heritage, Frankie Paul and Kirsty Rock. Mid-August is the expected date for it to hit and we can’t wait.