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Easy Star All-Stars

Easy Star All-Stars, 2007 Photo: Brian Marks
Background information
Origin Jamaica/USA
Genres Reggae, Dub
Years active 2003-present
Labels Easy Star
Website http://www.easystar.com/
Members
Michael Goldwasser
Victor "Ticklah" Axelrod
Patrick Dougher
Victor Rice

Easy Star All-Stars are a reggae group who are signed to their own Easy Star record label, which is based in New York City.[1] They specialize in covering popular albums in a reggae and dub style and have released three cover albums to date. The first, released in 2003, was an interpretation of Pink Floyd's classic The Dark Side of the Moon entitled Dub Side of the Moon; the second was 2006's Radiodread, a song-by-song cover of Radiohead's OK Computer. In March 2008 they released an EP consisting mostly of non-cover material.[2] In April 2009, they released a cover of The Beatles's Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band entitled Easy Star's Lonely Hearts Dub Band.

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History

In February 2003, Easy Star All-Stars released a cover album of Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon entitled Dub Side of the Moon. It features instructions on how to synchronize the record with The Wizard of Oz, referencing the audiovisual pairing sometimes referred to as Dark Side of the Rainbow. The release was followed by Radiodread, a reimagining of Radiohead's album OK Computer. In March 2008 Easy Star All-Stars released Until that Day, an EP consisting of original material except for "Dubbing Up the Walls", a cover of the Radiohead song "Climbing Up the Walls."

On January 13, 2009 the Easy Star All-Stars posted a statement on their website that they had completed their next album, a reworking of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles titled Easy Star's Lonely Hearts Dub Band, which was released on April 14, 2009.[3] However it was exclusively released on imeem a day prior. Reviews have been favourable. Sydney street press Music Feeds rated the album 10/10.[4]

Victor Axelrod a.k.a. Ticklah compiled a dub version of a song by the Iowa reggae band Public Property on an upcoming album Work to Do set for release in July 2009.

Michael Gold Wasser compiled a dub version of the song "Turn & Run" by Umphrey's McGee.

Current line-up

Listed in the order and as they appear in the liner notes accompanying Dub Side of the Moon:

  • Michael Goldwasser
  • Victor Axelrod a.k.a. Ticklah
  • Patrick Dougher
  • Victor Rice

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