Tribute to the Skatalites: Sweet Serenity for the Ears
andrea | Montreal, Canada | 05/22/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"As I searched frantically for a sample of this old school ska, I stumbled apon a Song titled Ska Boss, originally by the Sakatalites, but redone by the Aquabats. After giving my ears a listen, I was trapped into a world of disturbing Kermit impressions, and crude "homemade" sound effects (The begging of the song starts off that way). I was amazed. After hearing that one song, I definately wanted to hear more. "Freedom Sounds: A tribute to the Skatatlites", was just the ticket.Like any other tribute album, it's common for the songs to be faster, louder, quieter or even, completely different. That's what I enjoy about these sorts of albums. I like to hear the artists' interpretation of other bands. Skalloween, one of my favorite songs, sounds just that way. With the addition of certain creepy sound effects and heavier drum beats, you can actually fall into a world where you're 8 years old all over again, looking over your shoulder every three seconds just to make sure that boogie men and other various monsters aren't chasing you as you try and make your way back home safely. "Freedom Sounds: A Tribute to the Skatalites", is a compilation of the best Skatalite songs, well maybe missing a few, by such artists as The Slackers, The Scofflaws, Ruder Than You and the infamous Joe Ferry. This CD is definately a MUST HAVE ON MY CHRISTMAS LIST CD!"