Not their best... to say the least.
Mitchell | Rogue River, OR United States | 09/18/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I have to say, I was disappointed when I got this CD. The only other UT CD I have is Ghetto Soul, their latest and greatest CD, which is one of my favorite CD's. It contains many of the best from Wild Child. Sadly, however, this one seems that it is lacking the energy and ska and roll from their other CD's. This has more or a ska mixed with 80's hip hop mixed with funk feel to it, which I don't really fancy.
After listening to the CD for a while, I'll admit, there are some catchy songs, it's not all bad. But this isn't one of those CDs that will be in my cd player for weeks on end, and it's not something to fret over if you don't have it. It is good for an occasional listen, though, but not a whole lot else."
The UTs get a little popish but no 2nd "Wild Child" here
capaBILLity | Somewhere Out There, NJ USA | 03/03/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Let's face this. The UTs are really a talented band. A smoothed out Fishbone. But just like Fishbone. The UTs hit some highs and come back down to earth hard. Here's the example.
The slum starts with the corny album title. The better songs are the title track, "Let's Get Together", "Shama Lama", "Sudden Attack" and "World Gone Crazy". The UTs this time dabble in pop and funk and jazz oppossed to the ska reggae soul of WILD CHILD. Some louder guitar solos on selected tracks too.
What ruined this sophmore set for The UTs was that instead of throwing in a couple more hardcore ska tunes, they end this cd with remixes of "Stripped To The Bone" and the title track which both are awful, they switch lead singers on selected tracks like "Under The Boardwalk" which is a sad cover to say the least. The comic strip storyline in the cd sleeve tops off this CD to not to be taken seriously.
The energy is there. The UTs were ready to do it again here. But the comic strip, remixes, some format changes, some bad selection selections and lead vocal switching sets this CD back a couple of notches. Fan material. Thoses experimenting: WILD CHILD is a much better bet."