Leaving Babylon

I'm bailing for Vegas today and that got me thinking about the idea of leaving. Then I remembered a strange cover version of the Bad Brains song "Leaving Babylon" a week ago. I was in the gardening department at Big Lots (does Big Lots have "departments?") when I heard an acoustic guitar strumming some chords. No big whoop. Then a white guy started singing, "I'm leaving this babylon/leaving this babylon/will not be too long/will not be too long." Instantly my ears perked as I knew that was a Bad Brains tune. I rushed home (after combing through mounds of $.99 green and pink gardening gloves that were too small) to discover the song was done by a guy named Jesse Malin. I've never heard of him, but he's alright in my book.


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