Twelve cover tracks were chosen for a “Mento” makeover. Mento is a precursor to reggae and ska and goes back 60 years plus. Jolly Boys were the big name in Mento back when…the 50s. Since then there have been different incarnations.
When recording some vintage Jolly Boys tracks the idea came up to take some rock tracks and give them the treatment. Included are songs from The Clash, The Stooges, The Stranglers (boy I hope it is Bring on the Nubiles), New Order and Amy Winehouse.
Those of you in the UK can get the record now.