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Radiodread (2006)

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Format: CD
Sku: 202883048
UPC: 657481101421
UPC 14: 00657481101421
Release Date: 8/22/2006
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Airbag ~ Easy Star All-Stars
2. Paranoid Android ~ Easy Star All-Stars
3. Subterranean Homesick Alien ~ Easy Star All-Stars
4. Exit Music (For a Film) ~ Easy Star All-Stars
5. Let Down ~ Easy Star All-Stars
6. Karma Police ~ Easy Star All-Stars
7. Fitter Happier ~ Easy Star All-Stars
8. Electioneering ~ Easy Star All-Stars
9. Climbing Up the Walls ~ Easy Star All-Stars
10. No Surprises ~ Easy Star All-Stars
11. Lucky ~ Easy Star All-Stars
12. Tourist, The ~ Easy Star All-Stars
13. Exit Music - (Bonus Track) ~ Easy Star All-Stars
14. Airbag Saved My Dub, An - (Bonus Track) ~ Easy Star All-Stars
 
The Easy Star All-Stars

The Easy Star All-Stars are a collective family of some of the finest reggae musicians in the New York area. The band features a rotating cast drawn from a talented pool of players, meaning that every show has its own nuances and its own life. The masterminds behind the All-Stars are Easy Star musical director Michael Goldwasser (a.k.a. Michael G), his production partner Victor Axelrod (a.k.a. Ticklah), and his two Easy Star label partners Eric Smith and Lem Oppenheimer. These four were the team behind the album Dub Side of the Moon (2003), which was a complete reggae re-vision of Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon. That record has been locked on the Billboard charts for over 3 years.

As individuals, the band's vocalists and instrumentalists have toured and recorded with Gil-Scott-Heron, Burning Spear, Toots and the Maytals, The Toasters, The Meditations, Bernie Worrell, DJ Logic, MC Solaar, King Django, Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra, The Scofflaws, Diana King, Dennis Brown, Monty Alexander, Sister Carol, and many others. Each of these musicians gets a chance to shine in the typical Easy Star set, whether it is through soloing, composing, or singing, or simply through playing an essential part in this tight-knit collective. Each line-up may result in slightly different sounds for this unique reggae band, but regardless of who plays, the one thing that never changes is that the Easy Star All-Stars deliver a fun, exciting, and different show every time out.

Radiodread is the long awaited follow-up to Dub Side of the Moon. This time out Radiohead's OK Computer is the subject of The Easy Star All-Stars' reggae treatment.

Album Notes and Credits


Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Easy Star All-Stars: Daddy Lion Chandell (vocals); Michael Goldwasser (various instruments); Victor Rice (melodica, bass guitar, percussion); Jeremy Mage (piano, keyboards, glockenspiel); Ivan Katz (drums, percussion).
Muze PNote Additional personnel: Citizen Cope, Frankie Paul, Horace Andy, Israel Vibration, Morgan Heritage, Sugar Minott, Toots & the Maytals.
Muze PNote It stands to reason that rock revisionists Easy Star All-Stars would follow DUB SIDE OF THE MOON, their dub-inflected take on Pink Floyd's all-time classic DARK SIDE OF THE MOON, with a similarly styled version of Radiohead's OK COMPUTER. Both OK COMPUTER and DARK SIDE OF THE MOON were the landmark statements of sophisticated art-rock in their times, and the All-Stars bring the same respect, care, and creative imagination to RADIODREAD as they did to the Floyd project. Even better, All-Star masterminds Michael G. and Ticklah rope in some top-shelf reggae acts--Israel Vibration, Toots & the Maytals, and Horace Andy, among them--to interpret the songs from OK COMPUTER. The resulting reggae-rock creations are clever, evocative, and highly enjoyable.

Producer: Michael Goldwasser

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Frankie Paul
Muze Guest Artist Horace Andy
Muze Guest Artist Sugar Minott
Muze Guest Artist Toots & The Maytals
Muze Guest Artist Morgan Heritage
Muze Guest Artist Israel Vibration

Artist Overview

The accomplished reggae musicians in New York City's Easy Star All-Stars (including Victor Axelrod, aka "Ticklah," who also plays keyboards in the Afro-beat band Antibalas) have created high-concept entertainment that transcends gimmick through the sheer power of the music. Simply put, the band records and performs dub and reggae versions of popular rock albums, providing an entree into reggae for curious pop fans, and vice-versa. To date, they have recorded textured, compelling covers of Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon and Radiohead's OK Computer, and have played to capacity crowds all over the country.

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Disney Reggae Club

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 08/22/2006
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2006
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : ES 1014
Music Label Name Label : Easy Star Records
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00657481101421

Professional Reviews

Rolling Stone (p.86)
- 3 stars out of 5 -- "Robust horns replace the driving guitars on 'Paranoid Android', while patois-inflected Rasta sits in for the android on 'Fitter Happier'....Thoughtfully considered..."

Entertainment Weekly (p.78)
- "The most radical, and best, track is 'Let Down.' Fueled by Toots Hibbert's grainy gospel fervor, it turns Yorke and company's anguished ballad into an uplifting rocksteady tune." -- Grade: B

The Wire (p.71)
- "'Airbag' is the standout track, with its guitar-meets-cello riff and extended disco mix with a dubwise reprise at the album's close."

Mojo (Publisher)
(p.106)
- 3 stars out of 5 -- "[O]n hearing Airbag's ominous riff scaling a heavy Two Tone skank before Horace Andy's aching staccato enters, you have to admit it, this works."

Bio

The Easy Star All-Stars

The Easy Star All-Stars are a collective family of some of the finest reggae musicians in the New York area. The band features a rotating cast drawn from a talented pool of players, meaning that every show has its own nuances and its own life. The masterminds behind the All-Stars are Easy Star musical director Michael Goldwasser (a.k.a. Michael G), his production partner Victor Axelrod (a.k.a. Ticklah), and his two Easy Star label partners Eric Smith and Lem Oppenheimer. These four were the team behind the album Dub Side of the Moon (2003), which was a complete reggae re-vision of Pink Floyd?s Dark Side of the Moon. That record has been locked on the Billboard charts for over 3 years.

As individuals, the band?s vocalists and instrumentalists have toured and recorded with Gil-Scott-Heron, Burning Spear, Toots and the Maytals, The Toasters, The Meditations, Bernie Worrell, DJ Logic, MC Solaar, King Django, Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra, The Scofflaws, Diana King, Dennis Brown, Monty Alexander, Sister Carol, and many others. Each of these musicians gets a chance to shine in the typical Easy Star set, whether it is through soloing, composing, or singing, or simply through playing an essential part in this tight-knit collective. Each line-up may result in slightly different sounds for this unique reggae band, but regardless of who plays, the one thing that never changes is that the Easy Star All-Stars deliver a fun, exciting, and different show every time out.

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Easy Star All-Stars
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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