Remix by: Bill Laswell
Album: Dreams of Freedom
A master of cutting-edge audio experimentation, Laswell is the former bassist for Material, founder of Celluloid Records who collaborated with a wide range of renowned musicians, from Iggy Pop and Herbie Hancock to John Zorn, Brian Eno and David Byrne. Laswell brought an avant-garde sensibility to Dreams of Freedom his "ambient translations" of 11 Bob Marley classics into one nonstop musical dreamscape. In the album’s opening track, he transforms a militant cut about a police stop and search into a swirling atmosphere of subconscious tension that might resemble "chill-out music" if it weren't so ominous.
Original: "Rebel Music (3 O'Clock Roadblock)" (1974)