Easy Star All Stars ‘Easy Stars Thrillah’ 2nd November 2012
Following up on Easy Stars All-Stars’ hugely successful reggae tribute albums Dub Side of the Moon, Radiodread and Easy Star’s Lonely Hearts Dub Band (2009) comes the New York-based reggae tribute super-group’s adaptation of the greatest selling record of all time — Michael Jackson’s Thriller!
For those who don’t know, Easy Star All-Stars is the reggae collective consisting of a rotating roster of musicians and singers founded by Michael Goldwasser, Eric Smith, Lem Oppenheimer and Remy Gerstein of New York’s Easy Star Records. They are perhaps best known for their brilliant warping and reworking of classic albums in a reggae and dub style – most famously Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon as Dub Side of the Moon; 2006’s Radiodread, a song-by-song cover of Radiohead’s OK Computer and The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band entitled Easy Star’s Lonely Hearts Dub Band. Last year they released their first original album entitled First Light.
Coinciding with the 30th anniversary of the original, Easy Star’s Thrillah.
Filmed by Band on the Wall AV Unit on Fri 2nd November 2012