Cult reggae figure Little Roy has cut an album of Nirvana covers. ‘The Battle For Seattle’ features old-school reggae renditions of ten Nirvana tunes and was recorded on analogue equipment for a more authentic early 70s reggae sound.
Little Roy has worked sporadically since the late 60s. His biggest success was in 1969, when he topped the Jamaican charts with ‘Bongo Nyah’, the first song to be sung directly about the Rastafarian movement. A follow up in 1970, ‘Don’t Cross That River’ was recorded with producer Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry and featured musical assistance from the legendary Wailers.
‘The Battle For Seattle’ is released via Ark Records on September 5th 2011.
The tracklisting in full:
Dive / Heart Shaped Box / Very Ape / Come As You Are / Sliver / Polly / On A Plain / About A Girl / Son of A Gun / Lithium
Listen to ‘Sliver’ and ‘Dive’ by clicking below: