"The Whatevski sound ... a glorious mix of Ska, Rocksteady, Reggae, Psychedelic, & Garage."

Live Holiday Show 2009
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#DIP006 - Released 12/31/2009   /  Recorded 12/19/2009   /  26 Tracks  /  320kbps MP3s

The Slackers

Live Holiday Show 2009

BONUS TRACK 'New Year's Day' Another great live set and massive encore from The Slackers. Includes new songs 'Boll Weevil' and 'It Will All Come Back' plus lots of rare favorites.
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Play "Leave Me"
from the album
Live Holiday Show 2009
Track Name Play
1) Keep Him Away
2) Married Girl
3) Feed My Girl
4) Make Me Smile
5) Close My Eyes
6) Boll Weevil
7) Wasted Days
8) Want a Man
9) Please Decide
10) The Dreidel Song
11) Winter Wonderland
12) Keep it Simple
13) It Will All Come Back
14) The Fool
15) Leave Me
16) Watch This
17) Every Day is Sunday
18) Pedophilia
19) Santa Claus is Coming to Town
20) Band Intros - Don't Have to
21) I Still Love You
22) This is the Night
23) Run Away
24) Old Dog
25) Cupid
26) [BONUS] New Year's Day
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Album Notes

Tradition is a wonderful thing. Every year The Slackers wind down a long year of touring the world with one or two holiday shows in NYC. It's hazy how many years we've been going, and that's probably a good thing. As usual, The Slackers bring double-barrelled cheer to the stage and to our ears. So sit back and enjoy the start of 2010 with another great live show!

Recording Details

Recorded by the NYCTaper using two shotgun audience mics, and a two channel soundboard feed.
Mixed by Whatevski in the style of Dan Healy.

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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