2. Peter Tosh, “Downpressor Man”
It seems that Tosh was obsessed with the revelatory song “Sinnerman” 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 70’s, before recording it again by himself in 1976. By then, he had almost transformed the song into his own, inspiring artists like Sinead O’Conner and the band Goldfinger to cover his version of the song.