Pressure Drop (song)

Pressure Drop (song)

Infobox Single
Name = Pressure Drop

Artist = Toots & the Maytals
from Album = Monkey Man
B-side = "Smoke Screen" (by Beverley All Stars)
Released = Start date|1970
Format = 7" single
Recorded = 1970
Genre = Reggae
Length =
Writer = Toots Hibbert
Label = Beverly's, Trojan
Producer = Leslie Kong
Last single = "Sweet & Dandy/Oh Yea"
This single = "Pressure Drop"
Next single = "54 46 (Was My Number)/The Man"
"Pressure Drop" is the title of a song recorded in 1969 by Toots & the Maytals for producer Leslie Kong. The song appears on the Maytals' 1970 albums "Monkey Man" (released in Jamaica by Beverley's Records) and "From the Roots" (released in the UK by Trojan Records). "Pressure Drop" helped launch the band's career outside Jamaica when the song was featured in the soundtrack to the 1973 film "The Harder They Come", which introduced reggae to much of the world. [cite web |url= |title=Pressure Drop: Rolling Stone ] The song later appeared on the in the video game "", released in 2004.

The same year, "Rolling Stone" rated the song #446 in its list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. [cite web |url= |title=The RS 500 Greatest Songs of All Time |accessdate=2007-11-22 |date=2004-12-09 |publisher=Rolling Stone |]

Cover versions

The first cover showed up by Robert Palmer on his second solo album, the aptly titled "Pressure Drop" released in 1975.

The song was next covered by The Clash. They included the song as the b-side to their 1979 "English Civil War" single, and can also be found on their compilation albums "Black Market Clash", released in 1980, the 1994 "Super Black Market Clash", [cite web |url= |title=The Clash - Super Black Market Clash | ] and the 2006 "Singles Box". The Clash's version of "Pressure Drop" is also featured in the Nissan Rogue commercials and is used as the theme to Air America Radio's "Sam Seder Show."

Izzy Stradlin covered the song on his solo album Izzy Stradlin & the Ju Ju Hounds.

The Specials do a cover of the song that is featured in the film Grosse Pointe Blank.

The Oppressed covered the song on their album "Music For Hooligans"

Joxe Ripiau feat. Fermin Muguruza covered the song in Basque on their album Positive Bomb released in 1996.

In 2003 Keith Richards recorded a rendition of "Pressure Drop" with Toots and the Maytals; it was released in December 2007 as the B-side of Richards' iTunes re-release of "Run Rudolph Run".cite web |last =Zentgraf |first=Nico |title=The Complete Works of the Rolling Stones 1962-2008 |url=|accessdate=2008-03-17 | ]

Irish singer-songwriter David Kitt also recorded a cover of this song on his cover album entitled The Black and Red Notebook




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