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The Slackers

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Also known as  Sundy The Nods
Years active  1991–present
Genre  Ska
Genres  Ska
Website  Official Site
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Origin  New York City, New York, United States
Associated acts  SKAndalous All-Stars Dave Hillyard Rocksteady 7 Da Whole Thing
Members  Vic Ruggiero, Dave Hillyard, Jay Nugent, Glen Pine
Record labels  Hellcat Records, Moon Ska Records
Albums  Wasted Days, Close My Eyes, The Great Rocksteady Swindle, The Slackers and Frien, Better Late Than Never
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The Slackers are a New York City band, formed in Manhattan in 1991. The band's sound is a mix of ska, rocksteady, reggae, dub, soul, garage rock, and jazz. The Slackers' notability is credited to their prolific career, tours of North America, Europe, and elsewhere, and signing to notable punk label Hellcat Records.

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There are several side projects of The Slackers, including David Hillyard & The Rocksteady Seven, Crazy Baldhead Sound System, Da Whole Thing, the SKAndalous All Stars, as well as an acoustic solo project by Vic Ruggiero.

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Career

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The band's second album, Redlight, released on September 23, 1997, was ranked number seven in Billboard editor Carrie Bell's "The Year in Music (1997)" list. The album's track with the same name charted at number 116 on the week of November 10, 1997—the song's third week—in CMJ Radio Top 200.

Current lineup

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  • Vic Ruggiero - keyboards, vocals
  • Jay "Agent Jay" Nugent - guitar
  • Dave Hillyard - saxophone
  • Glen Pine - trombone, vocals
  • Marcus Geard - bass
  • Ara Babajian - drums
  • Former members and contributors

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  • Marq "Q-Maxx 4:20" Lyn - vocals
  • TJ Scanlon - guitar
  • Luis "Zulu" Zuluaga - drums
  • Jeremy "Mush One" Mushlin - trumpet, vocals
  • Allen Teboul - drums
  • Dunia Best- vocals, flute
  • Jeff "King Django" Baker - trombone
  • Tobias Fields - congas
  • Eric "E-ROC" Singer - alto saxophone
  • Dave Hahn - lead guitar
  • Ben Lewis - trumpet
  • Justin Redekop - trumpet
  • Former producers and collaborators

  • Victor Rice - producer and bass
  • Zack levine - producer
  • Eric Sierra - song writer
  • David Lindome - producer
  • Studio Albums

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  • Better Late Than Never (1996)
  • Redlight (1997)
  • The Question (1998)
  • Wasted Days (2001)
  • The Slackers and Friends (2002)
  • Close My Eyes (2003)
  • An Afternoon in Dub (2005)
  • Slackness (with Chris Murray) (2005)
  • Peculiar (2006)
  • The Boss Harmony Sessions (2007)
  • Self Medication (2008)
  • The Great Rocksteady Swindle (2010)
  • The Radio (2011)
  • The Slackers (2016)
  • EPs

  • International War Criminal (2004)
  • The Slackers/Pulley Split (2004)
  • My Bed Is A Boat (2013)
  • Singles

  • 2-Face (1996)
  • Minha Menina (2007)
  • Dreidel (2009)
  • New Years Day (Urban Pirate Records, 2010)
  • Demo Cassettes

  • Do the Ska with The Slackers (1992)
  • The Slackers (1993)
  • Live albums

  • Live at Ernesto's (2000)
  • Upsettin' Ernesto's (2004)
  • Slack in Japan (2005)
  • NYC Boat Cruise 2009 (digital only, 2009)
  • Slackfest NYC 2009 (digital only, 2009)
  • Holiday Party With... (digital only, 2009)
  • Live On the West Side 4/6/10 (digital only, 2010)
  • Live In San Francisco 12/31/10 (digital only, 2011)
  • Collections

  • Before There Were Slackers There Were... (1999)
  • Big Tunes! Hits & Misses from 1996 to 2006 (2007)
  • Lost and Found (2009)
  • Stash Box (2011)
  • Before Hellcat (2011) (USB flash drive release)
  • Ganbare! (2011) (Japan only release)
  • Compilations

  • Give 'Em the Boot
  • Give 'Em the Boot II
  • Give 'Em the Boot III
  • Give 'Em the Boot IV
  • Give 'Em the Boot V
  • Give 'Em the Boot VI
  • This Is Special Potatoe Vol. 1
  • From New York to Luxembourg (Live @ the Kufa) (with P.O. Box, Kunn & the Magic Muffins and Toxkäpp)
  • New York Beat: Breaking and Entering Volume 2
  • DVDs

  • Give 'Em the Boot DVD (2005): "And I Wonder"
  • The Slackers: A Documentary (2007)
  • The Flamingo Cantina Series with The Slackers (2009)
  • Songs

    Married GirlRedlight · 1997
    Have the TimeThe Question · 1998
    Rude and RecklessRedlight · 1997

    References

    The Slackers Wikipedia


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