Static World View

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All Music Guide - Curtis Zimmermann
At first listen Static World View isn't all that different from many of the other third wave ska groups. Vocally and lyrically the album is pretty simple ska. The production level of the album is a little on the low end so the vocals are often difficult to pick out. This is alluded to on a voice-over at the end of the CD that simply states: "What kind of production value do you expect for no money." What sets Static World View apart from much of the competition is the bands stellar horn playing. The brass section features Tyler Jones on trumpet, Chris Rhodes on the trombone, and guest saxophonists James Riley and Pete Wasilewski. Together they play infectious horn ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Curtis Zimmermann
At first listen Static World View isn't all that different from many of the other third wave ska groups. Vocally and lyrically the album is pretty simple ska. The production level of the album is a little on the low end so the vocals are often difficult to pick out. This is alluded to on a voice-over at the end of the CD that simply states: "What kind of production value do you expect for no money." What sets Static World View apart from much of the competition is the bands stellar horn playing. The brass section features Tyler Jones on trumpet, Chris Rhodes on the trombone, and guest saxophonists James Riley and Pete Wasilewski. Together they play infectious horn patterns that are based on traditional ska, blues, and swing jazz. While certainly not the greatest ska album of its time, Static World View demonstrates the stellar level of musicianship among horn players that can exist within the genre.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/26/1996
  • Label: Moon Ska Uk
  • UPC: 664813301428
  • Catalog Number: 14

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 One Way (2:42)
  2. 2 Electric (3:29)
  3. 3 Pay Some Dues (2:54)
  4. 4 Running Man (Lookin' Thru the Mirror) (3:36)
  5. 5 Rufus Shakeedoo (3:32)
  6. 6 All My Own (2:56)
  7. 7 Pigeon-Holed (2:47)
  8. 8 Freedom (3:54)
  9. 9 Addicted (3:35)
  10. 10 Peg Leg Bates (3:25)
  11. 11 Nervous (3:23)
  12. 12 Alicia Silverstone (0:35)
  13. 13 Big Stone Cowboy (2:16)
  14. 14 This Song (Has Probably Been Played Before) (19:55)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Spring Heeled Jack U.S.A. Primary Artist
Dave Karcich Percussion, Drums, Vocals, Group Member
Rick Omonte Bass Guitar, Group Member
Mike Pellegrino Guitar, Vocals, Group Member
Pete "JR" Wasilewski Tenor Saxophone
Chris Rhodes Trombone, Vocals, Group Member
Ron Ragona Guitar, Vocals, Group Member
James Riley Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Tyler Jones Trumpet, Group Member
Technical Credits
Spring Heeled Jack U.S.A. Composer, Producer
Jeremy Brazeal Artwork
Basil Grabovsky Engineer, Mastering
Chris Rhodes Arranger
Carl Osgood Producer, Engineer, Mastering
Ed Goldberg Engineer
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