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Stingers Atx, the / This Good Thing
Album:This Good Thing Collection:General
Artist:Stingers Atx, the Added:08/2004
Label:Jump Up! Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2004-11-22 Pull Date:2005-01-24 
Week Ending:5 Dec28 Nov

 Recent Airplay
1.Nov 29, 2004:Dollar Bin
3.Nov 24, 2004:Dross
Wonderful World
2.Nov 27, 2004:Morning Glory
Artificial Tears
4.Nov 23, 2004:Storytime!

Album Review
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Reviewed 2004-12-02 
Traditional ska with some rocksteady and early reggae thrown in, faithfully playing authentic Jamaican rhythms topped by distinctly American-style songwriting and vocals that often dominate the songs. By no means an American ska classic, but superior trombone work and precise Jamaican rhythms make a few tracks worth a listen. Produced by legendary ska musician and producer Victor Rice.
FCC Clean. Start with: 9,12,14 then: 6,11,17
Reviewed by: Coop

1. Organ-driven, fast ska, tedious reggae break from 2:50 to end.
2. Embellished by trombone outbursts, steady rhythm but much real feeling to it
3. Bouncy ska, lots of tricky drum fills, Slackers knock-off, especially in vocal
4. *Soulful vocal, good trombone soloing, fun dance number
5. Rocksteady, Upsetters-style reggae intro, competent vocal harmonies, organ bubbling in background
6. *Trombone leads this uptempo ska shaker
7. Annoying/whiney vocals over skinhead reggae rhythm
8. Spooky organ over fast ska, Spaghetti Western guitar solo mid-song
9. **Fast ska with roots rock and roll influence, sing along chorus, danceable, potentially irritating as vocals sound like a Beastie Boy singing ska karaoke, fun song overall
10. Dub Reggae
11. *Fast ska, dark-sounding organ and vocals, danceable
12. **Smooth, early-reggae/rock steady chill-out tune, percussion and horn lines lend a Latin/Cuban Jazz feeling
13. Fast ska, reminiscent of early Toasters songs, fed-up sing along chorus
14. **Rhythmically-dense reggae cut, simple-but-enjoyable lyrics about finding worth in being dumped by a greedy girlfriend, chill-out track
15. Fun mid-tempo ska, clean lyrics possibly about pedophilia/Lolita relationship
16. Mid-tempo ska with slow intro and breakdowns, honky-tonkish influence
17. *Instrumental version of old standard, trombone does usual vocal parts, suprisingly effective
18. Effects-laden dub version of Track 17, unnecessary, stick to Track 17
19. Dub of track 9, intro to 54 sec., followed by silence/worthless hidden track, avoid this one.

Track Listing
1.Get Away 10.The Story
2.Miss Melodrama 11.Stop Thinking
3.Being Deceived 12.Just Ain't Right
4.In the End 13.You Naggin' Me
5.This Good Thing 14.Rich Boy
6.Telephone Breakdown 15.She's My Only 16
7.Your Patient Ways 16.Belly Rubbin
8.Artificial Tears 17.Wonderful World
9.Rock-N-Ska 18.Wonderful Dub
 19.Rock-N-Ska Dub