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The Slackers
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
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All Artists: The Slackers
Title: Redlight
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Hellcat Records
Original Release Date: 9/23/1997
Re-Release Date: 10/14/1997
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Styles: Indie & Lo-Fi, Ska
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 045778040322, 8714092040326, 045778040315

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grant | Denver, Co | 07/15/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Redlight by the Slackers is without a doubt the best CD i have ever heard. Vic Ruggiero is a genious and its a shame his musical talents aren't as appriciated as they should. Redlight never gets old, even after 3 years of daily listening. Better Late Than Never should not be excluded either, because it is a musical masterpiece."
Rock Steady | BOSTON | 08/28/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you have found your way to this review, all I can say is you will love this album. The Slackers are a NY city ska band with a solid feel for the Jamaican roots of the genre. The rythym section is extremely tight, with heavy bass, intricate drums and steady guitar. The horn section, including trumpet, trombone and saxophone will get you moving. If this isn't enough for you, I have saved the best for last. The funky Hammond B-3 organ is in full effect on this album and is truly a religious experience. Watch This, the second track on the album, is classic 1964 Jamaican ska. In fact when I first heard this song on Hellcat record's Give Em the Boot compilation, I thought it was a recording from the sixties. Lyrically, the song is a warning to all the young rudeboys that their girl may take their freedom if they don't "Watch This".The lyrics are heartfelt and sincere with romance and relationships as a common theme. Red Light, the title track is a personal favorite of mine as it contrasts the airy vocals of singer Marq Lyn with the bassy vocals of Vic Ruggerio as they sing about a love that they haven't gotten over and watch her from afar.The Slackers are one of the best bands out there today. I have been a ska fan since about 1986 and I am glad to see that ska is gaining some popular appeal. Maybe some of those kids who came to ska through No Doubt and the like will stumble upon a gem like Red Light.In a related matter I just wanted to mention that Vic Ruggerio appears on the new Rancid album, Life Wont Wait, playing piano and organ. Life Wont Wait is destined to be a classic, and Vic is a major reason why."
Another great cd from a great band...
cici-pooh | los angeles | 05/14/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you liked The Slackers debut album (Better Late Than Never), then you'll definitely like Redlight...there are a lot of awesome tracks (Married Girl, Cooking For Tommy, Redlight...)this cd is one of my faves and i'd highly recommend that you check it out."