Monday, March 09, 2009

Classic twenty seven - All-Stars on Dark Side Of The Moon


THEY say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery - making the Easy Star All-Stars the biggest musical toadies since Paul McCartney's Frog Chorus.
Their debut album was this full-length cover of Pink Floyd's classic Dark Side Of The Moon, their second album was Radiodread, a cover of Radiohead's OK Computer, and their next album will be a complete cover of The Beatles's Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.
However these are all done with a twist - their versions are reggaefied.
Dub Side Of The Moon sees the group, made up of artists signed to New York's Easy Star Records, breathe new life into an album most people have played to death, using raggae, dub, dancehall and a splash of jungle.
It's a musical joke that probably shouldn't work but it does - let Dub Side Of The Moon eclipse your expectations.

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