It’s hard to believe that UB40 have been around since the early 1980s. While most famous for their cover songs, UB40 have written a good portion of original material that’s excellent. But songs like “Red Red Wine” and a version of the Doors’ “Light My Fire” will attract the majority of listeners to their unique sound. Following in the footsteps of greats like Bob Marley and Burning Spear, this band from Birmingham, England (led by the two sons of folkie Ian Campbell, have helped keep the flame of roots reggae alive with their easy sound. UB40 have been gnawing away at musical barriers for the last 20 years.