With most cover session series such as AV Undercover, the BBC’s Live Lounge and Like A Version you get some bands selecting a cover they feel safe with while others try something completely new. I’m a big fan of reggae covers of other songs (The Dynamics pulls this feat off repeatedly and brilliantly) but have never seen many going the other way, reggae songs into another style. Of course there are excellent exceptions such as The Clash’s versions of Police & Thieves and Armagideon Time.
With this is mind, I present to you Childhood’s take on a classic from Bob Marley’s exceptional ‘Exodus’ album. The South London group have become the latest band to record a live cover for indie music bible the NME. The band give it a full psychedelic slow jam makeover, the guitars oozing and mutating under the vocals of frontman Ben Romans-Hopcraft. It’s Bob & The Wailers as you’ve never heard them. Check it out below: