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Easy Star's Thrillah

August 28, 2012 | Format: MP3

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Look, I love these guys, but their covers, as interesting a choice as they are, seem to get progressively more diluted, moving away from the industrial strength dub reggae that attracted my attention in the first place. Dub Side Of The Moon was magnificent in conception and execution, and Sergeant Pepper's was a genuine tribute with more attention to the original layout and timing of the songs. (I haven't heard the Radiohead cover). Thrillah moves towards R&B (not surprisingly!) and a Steely Dan-esque jazz/rock sensibility, but it seems to lack an 'edge', the jagged, rhythmic pulse so characteristic of reggae. Don't get me wrong, it's listenable, and will get a fair hearing at my place. The musicianship is terrific, and I admire the Stars' ability to take disparate material and transform it- some of the stuff they have taken on, if attempted by lesser hands, could have been terrible. However... it just lacks the raw, thumping anarchy of Lee 'Scratch' Perry or Prince Far-I. All in all, though, it's a good listen and you won't be too disappointed if your expectations are flexible. I'll be curious as to their next album-related project. My suggestion would be to cover (insert suggested album here). For what it's worth, I reckon 'Station To Station' (David Bowie) would make an interesting starting point.
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I had high hopes for this, but unfortunately, I think Easy Star has been slipping down the path of getting more and more mainstream and less and less interesting.

Dub Side of the Moon:
Superb reggae interpretation. Very fresh, original way to infuse reggae beats into Pink Floyd. Top notch seamless arrangement, in part from the original PF work, in part to ES's work. Before this album, Pink Floyd was just "fine", but this album made me appreciate Easy Star AND Pink Floyd. The subsequent Dubber Side of the Moon is not quite as good, but still has some interesting stuff. "EXCELLENT!"

Sgt Peppers' Lonely Hearts Dub Band:
Very good, very reggae, but a bit truer to the original Beatles material, beat, tempo, etc. This album is a good time. Slipping a bit down to "GREAT COVER ALBUM"

Thrillah:
Very pop, sounds like they've lost their own voice. Some tracks are fun, but the previous Dub Side genius isn't apparent here. Seems like they stayed truer to the original material, and took a less experimental route. This might have special appeal to you if you're a big MJ fan. Slipped further to "JUST SOME REGGAE GUYS SINGING".

I still love ES, but this album will likely go onto the storage shelf . . .
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I been a big fan of the past Easy Star All-Stars projects and this latest one definitely does not disappoint. I could see how they really did their best to preserve the MJ part of it while putting on that Easy Star Twist without overdoing it. Although some songs I wouldn't have mind if they went heavy just a notch more. Being an MJ fan and of course Easy Star All-Stars you really get the best of both worlds. All the tracks speak for themselves but if I had to pick on a fav track, it would be between "The Girl is Mine" and of course "Thrillah". For the price of admission you'd be almost stealing it. So help the artists out purchase and support them so we can expect more quality music. Peace!!!
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This album is simply put one of the best cover albums of any band I have heard in a while. The entire thriller album is covered and beautifully at that. There is not one bad cover song on this album and anyone who buys this album is in for a treat. All in all this is a great record that anyone who likes reggae or just wants to hear a cover of thriller will enjoy.
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I love hearing this band's interpretations of classic albums, and this one is no different. Some of the tracks, like "Human Nature," lend themselves perfectly to reggae versions. On the other hand, a song like "Thriller" loses all of its creepiness when played Reggae style. But it is still worth hearing a Rastaman do the Vincent Price spoken word part!
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I just love everything these guys put out. I was first introduced to Dub Side of the Moon while sitting in a sushi place one night and have bought everything they have made since. They really honor the integrity of the original while bringing an entirely fresh and new feel to it. Would love to hear them cover Rush's 2112.
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I'm a huge fan of Easy Star All Stars, but this is not their best work. The first track sounds like a bad wedding band cover, and the rest aren't much better. Usually, I like pretty much every track on their albums, but not this album. The only decent tracks, in my opinion, are Billie Jean, The Girl is Mine and Dub it. :(
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I really have to say that this is such a creative and great album! To take MJ songs, create a reggae version out if it and make it sound so good is just an incredible effort. Respect to Easy Star Records and the Easy Star All-Stars! I love the result!
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