Apocalypse Rock: Toppa Top 10 Reggae Armagideon Tunes

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February 22, 2012


2. Peter Tosh, “Downpressor Man”

It seems that Tosh was obsessed with the revelatory song โ€œSinnermanโ€ made popular by Nina Simone. The Wailers did a ska version of this song in 1966, then Tosh rewrote and recorded it as “Downpressor Man” with the Wailers in the early 70โ€™s, before recording it again by himself in 1976. By then, he had almost transformed the song into his own, inspiring artists like Sinead Oโ€™Conner and the band Goldfinger to cover his version of the song.