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Root 6
Root Boy Slim
Root 6
Genres: Alternative Rock, Blues, Rock
  •  Track Listings (10) - Disc #1


CD Details

All Artists: Root Boy Slim
Title: Root 6
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Naked Language
Release Date: 11/18/1991
Genres: Alternative Rock, Blues, Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 019011600215, 019011600222, 019011600246

CD Reviews

One of a kind. A washington, dc institution.
macfawlty | potomac, MD USA | 07/16/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)

"I had a lot of mutual friends that knew Root real well and I used to see his shows and see him at parties. He was one of a kind. With songs like Xmas at Kmart, You took my mood ring, Dare to be Fat, Rich, White and Republican, and so many others, he was the sh*&t, for sure. He always had good backup musicians with him like Ron Holloway, and an awesome guitar player named Wayne. It's also crazy to realize that he went to Yale (for a while anyway). Another friend of mine Dick Bangham did most of his album covers, at least the early ones ... I also remember him coming into the record store I worked at to cash his disability check. This album is probably the weakest of the group, but if you check the web site I referred to, you might be able to email and get a line on where to get some of his recordings. Only those who knew him can probably fully appreciate his music. It is comedic and brutally satirical."
The last of a great artist ?
G. Seitz | A | 05/28/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)

"years and years ago...well, not that long ago...i was a young music listener. (we are talking about 20 years gone by....)
I was introdiced to root boy slim....and it was love at first listen. His early works were very cultist but also very very entertaining. Alas, I fear drugs and alcohol did the Root Boy in.
This album was his last work. He disappeared. This apparently is all that is left of him. I lament at this. Root 6 is not his legacy. It is not his best work. It is all that is left to obtain however, and, deserves a listen.
God Rest Yer soul root. I remember better days"