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The Slackers - Live At Ernesto's (Cover Artwork)

The Slackers

The Slackers: Live At Ernesto'sLive At Ernesto's (2000)
Hellcat Records

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I recently had an opportunity to see the Slackers live, and for some reason I passed it up. I am now kicking myself repeatedly for missing that chance. "Live at Ernesto's" takes everything good about a ska band [a solid rhythm section, a variety of styles, catchy tunes, and a bitchin' horn section.
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I recently had an opportunity to see the Slackers live, and for some reason I passed it up. I am now kicking myself repeatedly for missing that chance. "Live at Ernesto's" takes everything good about a ska band [a solid rhythm section, a variety of styles, catchy tunes, and a bitchin' horn section] and mixes it with everything good about a live CD [AWESOME sound quality, extended jams {in Work Song, Pedophilia and You Don't Know I}, and CROWD INTERACTION]. This CD is just over an hour of this band at it's finest, playing in one of the weirdest settings in the world: a Mexican restaurant in southern Holland. They take selections from all 3 of their studio albums [none of which I've heard before, so this was all new to me] and just rock 'em out. You can feel the crowd's energy, as well as the band's. Live albums take a lot to win me over, and this one has it all. I'm not even that big of a ska fan, and I still dug this. The only problem I have now is not being able to buy any of their studio albums. This live album has so much electricity that I just can't see their studio albums doing them justice. Go see the Slackers live and buy this CD, you'll thank me.
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Anonymous (June 26, 2003)

To anyone who even kinda likes ska, or even if you don't; buy Redlight and The Question!! In my opinion, those are their two best albums. Live at Ernestos is a nice blend of their cds. It brings some old school ska, reggae, and rocksteady sounds to the stage and it turns out amazing. Ruggerio's voice and the Slackers are the best out there right now in ska. Period.

Anonymous (March 27, 2003)

the best ska band goin,they kick some serious ass

Booker_Pee (April 17, 2001)

Bitchin' is right...the bitchinest ska record ever...true ska...

fathead (April 16, 2001)

probably the best ska money can buy right here.

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