Mar 012011

It’s mento, people, not Mentos. A Jamaican musical genre that predated ska and reggae, mento has not received the same attention that its more popular offsprings have, but The Jolly Boys have been performing this acoustic-based music for the last six decades. A while back we heard them cover Amy Winehouse’s “Rehab.” Now they return with something a little more vintage.

Check out the video below for the latest in mento: The Jolly Boys covering The Doors‘ classic “Riders on the Storm.” The song lends itself to the easy beat they lay down, but there’s something strange about a band with ‘Jolly’ in their name playing island music but singing about a twisted, dangerous drifter.

The Jolly Boys – Riders on the Storm (The Doors cover)


Find out more about The Jolly Boys on their website.

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  1. Check their cover of Iggy Pop’s The Passenger on their web site. My favorite cover by them.

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