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Root Boy Slim & Sex Change Band
Root Boy Slim
Root Boy Slim & Sex Change Band
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
 
  •  Track Listings (11) - Disc #1

Root Boy Slim is hard to describe, maybe ''blues based mayhem'' is a start. He has been compared to Captain Beefheart and Dr. John. One thing for sure, he has a hardcore cult following. His most popular (and probably hi...  more »

      
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All Artists: Root Boy Slim
Title: Root Boy Slim & Sex Change Band
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Warner Bros.
Original Release Date: 1/1/2003
Re-Release Date: 4/29/2003
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
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Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 664140316027

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Root Boy Slim is hard to describe, maybe ''blues based mayhem'' is a start. He has been compared to Captain Beefheart and Dr. John. One thing for sure, he has a hardcore cult following. His most popular (and probably his best) album is Root Boy Slim & The Sex Change Band, which was originally issued on Warner Brothers Records in 1978. It features the underground hit 'Boogie 'Til You Puke'. This album is making its worldwide CD debut on Wounded Bird Records. 11 tracks. 2003.
 

CD Reviews

Root Boy At Last!!!
Bernard C. Pattie | Christiansted, VI USA | 05/23/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is THE essential party album. It originally was released on vinyl by Warner Brothers in the '70s, but must have fallen down a black hole as far as a CD was concerned--the Root Boy OD's a few years ago in a sort of down-and-out way, and my guess is that the rights to the music were messed up somehow.Anyway, the lyrics tell the story. From "Mood Ring"--"When I first saw you tonight/Could not believe my eyes/You got my Mood Ring smokin'/I wiped it on my thighs/Drank three tequilas/Just to calm me down/The damn thing 'sploded/And spread my mood around. . ."From "My Wig Fell Off"--"Tryin' to pass for eighteen/Is a tough thing to do/You can't make it in the disco/When you're forty-two/I've been looking for love/In every disco in town/My wig is gettin' shaky/My truss is slippin' down. . . [Chorus] My wig fell off/Hand my toupee to me/I'm quittin' the disco/I'm almost forty-three. . ."From "The Heartbreak of Psoriasis"--"You can see it on your TV/In your private home/You can see it on the scoreboard/At the Astrodome/Itching elbows/Back of the neck/Who knows where the heartbreak/Will strike next. . ."Trust me, dis is da BOMB!"
Root boy Slim and the Sex Change Band with the Rootettes and
JOEY | Tucson,Arizona USA | 02/17/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The Jones Boys horns!! ..Slim(Root) Loved playing Albany NY and Washington DC area . Root was a Yale graduate and one cool cat . His humour in his songs added zest to that boogie woogie rock n roll style this band excelled in . His 45's like Xmas at K-Marts(everyone shopping for the blue light special) and World War III, Dare to be fat and The Shah is gone(he's gone away) are very rare to find for an even the most advid vinyl collectors.I've seen him live a few times and have one live recording from '79 Hulla Ballu in Rensselaer NY his last band I believe was Root Boy Slim and the Texas Barbueque Juiceheads.Always nice to have the CD but agree with the earlier rater the vinyl has more horns and is better.Delicious nutricious "Root Loops" as he threw Fruit Loops at the audience..Root was the most versitle outrageous band EVER. I recommend this CD if you can't hunt down his vinyls ."
ROOT BOT SLIM!!!!! underated genius
bok bok bok | seattle, WA USA | 06/12/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I was very pleased with my copy of root boy slim and the sex change band, i wish though that he had more albums on cd."