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Barnes & Noble - Brian Coleman
The U.K.'s Red Snapper -- a live/studio group built around the core of Richard Thair on drums, Ali Friend on bass, and David Ayers on guitar -- return with a boom on their third album, not only stretching the definition of funk and trip-hop in our modern musical world, but also broadening the confines of their own sound. As with their previous work of genius, 1998's Making Bones, Red Snapper's sound is chunky and muscular, yet also slippery, veering sharply from the frantic funk of the flanged and freaky "Some Kind of Kink" and the dirty-minded groove of "The Rough and the Quick" to the more expansive, open-ended, ambient fare on the last third of the album, notably ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Brian Coleman
The U.K.'s Red Snapper -- a live/studio group built around the core of Richard Thair on drums, Ali Friend on bass, and David Ayers on guitar -- return with a boom on their third album, not only stretching the definition of funk and trip-hop in our modern musical world, but also broadening the confines of their own sound. As with their previous work of genius, 1998's Making Bones, Red Snapper's sound is chunky and muscular, yet also slippery, veering sharply from the frantic funk of the flanged and freaky "Some Kind of Kink" and the dirty-minded groove of "The Rough and the Quick" to the more expansive, open-ended, ambient fare on the last third of the album, notably the moody jazz adventures of "They're Hanging Me Tonight." Sometimes they even mix things up within a song: "Shellback" features Karine Kendra's ethereal vocalizing over a plodding groove backed by spleen-shaking, John Bonham-styled drums, and "I Stole Your Car" throws reggae into the mix with the help of resident group rapper/toaster MC Det. In the end, there's only one way to classify this new jazz-funk juggernaut: unpredictable, imaginative, and never-endingly groovy.
All Music Guide - John Bush
Nearly as astonishing as 1998's excellent Making Bones, Red Snapper's third full album again finds the instrumental trio comping over a wealth of great musical ideas wedded to dub, soul-jazz, big-beat, disco, even hard rock. "Shellback" features a pounding Zeppelin breakbeat from drummer Richard Thair and a processional bassline of Ali Friend setting up vocalist Karime Kendra, who floats serenely over the entire production. Kendra resurfaces elsewhere, showing an enviable range by transforming herself into an extroverted diva for the breakbeat disco track "The Rough and the Quick." "The Rake" is a torrid beatbox-funk number with a nasally vocal effect straight out of P-Funk, while "Bussing," "Belladonna," and "They're Hanging Me Tonight" are atmospheric groove cuts with more allegiance to a classic jazz unit like Weather Report than any trip-hop act out there. Red Snapper never appear to run out of ideas or energy, and excellent production and recording unite the disparate styles into a jewel of an album.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/1/2001
  • Label: Warp Uk
  • EAN: 5021603078116
  • Catalog Number: 0307811

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Keeping Pigs Together (5:23)
  2. 2 Some Kind Of Kink (5:25)
  3. 3 Shellback (5:43)
  4. 4 Don't Go Nowhere (4:50)
  5. 5 The Rake (5:14)
  6. 6 The Rough And The Quick (5:06)
  7. 7 Bussing (5:23)
  8. 8 I Stole Your Car (4:16)
  9. 9 Alaska Street (5:00)
  10. 10 Belladonna (4:27)
  11. 11 They're Hanging Me Tonight (6:07)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Red Snapper Primary Artist
David Ayers Guitar
Ali Friend Electric Bass, Double Bass
Richard Thair Drums, Turntables
Karime Kendra Vocals
Technical Credits
Tim Burrell Mastering
Mark McGuire Engineer
Mark Haley Engineer
Red Snapper Producer, Engineer
Hugo Nicholson Producer, Engineer
Andy Green Engineer
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