Skerik's Syncopated Taint Septet / Husky
Album: Husky   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Skerik's Syncopated Taint Septet   Added:Jul 2006
Label:Hyena Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2006-07-23 Pull Date: 2006-09-24 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Sep 10 Sep 3 Aug 27 Aug 20 Aug 13 Aug 6 Jul 30
Airplays: 1 1 1 2 2 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Feb 27, 2013: Sunshine . . . in the Afternoon
Syncopate The Taint
4. Sep 08, 2006: Sunshine ... in the Afternoon
Syncopate The Taint
2. Jan 02, 2013: Sunshine . . . in the Afternoon -- New Year!
Syncopate The Taint
5. Sep 01, 2006: Sunshine ... in the Afternoon
Don't Wanna
3. Jun 26, 2008: Sunshine ... at Night
Go To Hell, Mr. Bush
6. Aug 25, 2006: Sunshine ... in the Afternoon
Taming The Shrew

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2006-07-18
Quirky blues/funk, with New Orleans heritage in the horns but a thoroughly modern, sarcastic attitude. Fun and bouncy, with a B-3 organ sound throughout and occasional experimental touches. Think of it like a sophisticated good time, or modernized hipster party jazz. Kind of a "Pink Panther" air in spots (3,9). If the weird parts leave you cold, skip to #9, which is IMHO irresistable.

1- Subdued upbeat number w/electronic twangs and occasional surges -- a skippy-happy jazz feeling overall
2- A snaky '50s "exotic" feel, gradually awakens into strong mid/fast riffs after a gentle intro. Solos get nice and loud. Nice title, btw.
3- Sneaky mid/fast riffs and a slow N'Orleans-style horn blowout
4- Steady mid/fast stepping. Casual, with bursts of loud wildness and a quiet interlude that ends magnificently
5- Way happy New Orleans rhythm, upbeat and a bit cartoony
6- Slow feel, with a bit of Gospel swaying
7- Sly riff, slow pretty chorus reminiscent of "Naima"
8- Peppy midtempo walk, syncopated(!) 6/4 lines, a complex funk
9- Straightforward happy jazz, catchy and driving. Mid/fast.
10- Evil midtempo stomp interrupted by odd sax or electronics. Playful chugging end. Faint little-girl speaking intro.

Track Listing
1. The Third Rail   6. Song For Bad
2. Go To Hell, Mr. Bush   7. Taming The Shrew
3. Syncopate The Taint   8. Irritant
4. Fry His Ass   9. Summer Pudding
5. Don't Wanna   10. Daddy Won't Taint Bye-Bye