Toots & The Maytals Could Never Be A “Let Down”

Dan Gibson | July 22, 2008 1:00 am
I was reminded of Toots & the Maytals’ take on Radiohead’s “Let Down” by the Facebook status line of our very own Michelangelo Matos this morning, of all things. I should send him flowers in thanks. Part of what makes the track so enjoyable (for me, at least) is the circumstance of the song’s creation: A reggae remake of OK Computer, especially by the band behind a previous tribute to Dark Side of the Moon seems destined for the cut-out bin. But Radiodread, which is credited to the Easy Star All-Stars and also features Horace Andy and Sugar Minott, is remarkably solid, and worth picking up for this track alone. [Youtube]