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Slackers, the / Close My Eyes
Album:Close My Eyes Collection:Deep Storage 200905
Artist:Slackers, the Added:Apr 2004
Label:Hellcat Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2004-06-28 Pull Date:2004-08-30 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:Aug 15Jul 25Jul 18

 Recent Airplay
1.Aug 11, 2004:press and release
Old Dog
3.Jul 14, 2004:press and release
Old Dog
2.Jul 24, 2004:Morning Glory
Deacon Dub

Album Review
Reviewed 2004-06-14 
Ska reggae guys from NY with a buncha horns.
They don't just copy reggae, but do americanise it. Many harmonies, a bit of dub. Singer sounds like Elvis Costello without the vibrato.

1) upbeat ska instrumental - trombone, sax,organ solos
*2) fun catchy song w/polka mixed in poor doggie
3) midtempo reggae
*4) harmonies on a message reggae
5) dub Jamaican style political - bread not bombs
6) slow lazy dub, complains of single earner household
7) ska w/old style organ solo, harmonies
8) teer it up w/ plaintive vox
9) pop reggae w/ klezmer appendage
*10) solid, pretty vocals
11) ska w/ sax solo, confused man
**12) horns instrumental, dynamite dub, modulations

Track Listing
1.Shankbon 7.Mommy
2.Old Dog 8.Don't Wanna Go
3.Axes 9.Who Knows
4.Bin Waitin 10.Close My Eyes
5.Real War 11.I'll Stay Away
6.Lazy Woman 12.Deacon Dub