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Tear It Up: Ska Album
Floyd Lloyd
Tear It Up: Ska Album
Genres: Alternative Rock, World Music, Pop
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All Artists: Floyd Lloyd
Title: Tear It Up: Ska Album
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Lightyear
Original Release Date: 7/15/1997
Release Date: 7/15/1997
Genres: Alternative Rock, World Music, Pop
Styles: Ska, Reggae
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 085365419827, 8712604900014

CD Reviews

Floyd Lloyd - the real deal
Jake Pegg | PDX | 01/02/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This CD came to me originally in a batch of promotional CD's, and I thought to myself, "Great -- another NEW SKA record, that's the last damn thing I need." I let it sit for a few weeks along with a pile of other 'fourth wave' ska rubbish - you know the kind I mean. Anyway, when I finally put it in, I was ashamed at how I had let it fester. This may be a new recording, but this CD couldn't have been more faithful to Skatalites, Desmond Dekker, and Toots-era ska without trying, which, for these folks, is entirely unneccesary. 'Sweet Lady' is my favorite track on the record, where a great horn line gives the New Orleans horn section a chance to shine. Their great, fat sound provides a good deal of the band's drive, second only to Floyd Lloyd himself, who has a great vocal style steeped in years of this music and its mother culture. The recent suburban-punk-rock-kids-turned ska bands pale in comparison."