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My Bed is a Boat EP
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#DIP029 - Released 11/20/2013   /  9 Tracks  /  320kbps MP3s

The Slackers

My Bed is a Boat EP

$11.00


DIP029.mp3
Play "Stereo"
from the album
My Bed is a Boat EP
Track Name Play
1) Stereo On
2) My Bed Is A Boat
3) For the Money
4) Money Dub
5) Hit Me Kiss Me
6) Top Floor Bottom Buzzer
7) Top Dub
8) Stereo Dub
9) Cleopatra
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Album Notes

"The EP is made up of new tunes recorded at Vic Axelrod?s (aka Ticklah) studio in Brooklyn, NY. We went down in the basement there and knocked out 6 tunes, 5 originals and 1 cover known collectively as ?MY BED IS A BOAT? EP. "

Recording Details

Marcus Geard - bass
David Hillyard - tenor saxophone
Jayson Nugent - guitar
Glen Pine - trombone, vocals
Victor Ruggiero - Piano, Organ, Vocals

Trumpet on track 5 - Rich Graiko

About The Slackers

"The Slackers are part of an imaginary universe. It wasn't their fault, well not completely. The caterpillar told them not to eat the mushroom on the right. But they did and for 15 yrs now they've had to play Imaginary-Jamaican-Rock-and-Roll, and try to explain that to everyone who passes. One asks,"Are you a reggae band?...where are your dreadlocks then?" Another says,"YOU DONT SOUND LIKE PUNK-ROCK WITH HORNS AT ALL!!" One elderly gent says,"Why it sounds like a lot of music I used to like, but I don't think any of you boys look addicted to HEROIN!" Doomed to try and explain themselves to a world full of hungry club-promoters, style-police, genre-slaves and the generally confused, they wrote bio upon bio, hoping to snag someone...ANYONE!...who might understand...here is attempt #6,364..."

- Vic Ruggiero, The Slackers

The Slackers sound is Jamaican rock n roll. While they have been influenced, and even personally taught by Jamaican ska/reggae originators, like the Skatalites and the Upsetters (Original backing band for the Wailers), the band sees its music through an American lens. This band is equally appreciative of old blues, 60s soul, rock, and Rnb as it is of reggae, rocksteady, dub, and Ska. It is as if the Rolling Stones or the Yardbirds had grown up on Bob Marley as well as Muddy Waters. From their 1996 release, Better Late Than Never through to 2008 with Self Medication, the NYC-based band, the Slackers have established themselves as America's premiere interpreters and innovators of Jamaican music and a pretty good rock band to boot.

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