Friday, January 30, 2015

cod reggae

What a great idea for a piece - at the Quietus, Bill Brewster plumbs the history of white attempts at reggae.

The goal, though, seems to be to find examples of genuine merit - tasty cod. Thus ruling out many examples of compelling naffness.

But even sticking with pulled-off-well, bit surprised that "Walking in the Moon" doesn't figure.

Or "Hotel California" for that matter...

Or how about the odd skanking breakdowns in the last phase of Rush's "Spirit of the Radio"? First one at 3.49....



And isn't Joe Walsh's "Life Been Good" partially reggae? Check the first verse, from 1.12: