Message To Matisyahu

Don’t cover the Police. Yeah, you’re reggae (and a Hasidic reformed Phishhead, too — impressive!). But even if this classic-rock staple comes from an album that is itself a spin on the genre, it just sounds better when it’s not so jammin’! Feel our pain; listen here. That’s probably enough for you, so there’s no need to watch this clip of the tune, from his CD/DVD No Place To Be.

As bad as ‘Yahu Serious’s take is, we couldn’t even make it through all of Slamo’s. We’ve said it about the Smiths, too: No one covers a Police song better than a Policeman. Unless there’s a lute involved; then nobody wins! Eee yoh ohhh.