With material ranging from ska-core circa 1997 to reggae to pop-punk, the Rx Bandits do their version of poppy, radio-friendly positive music quite well. Lyrically, the band tackles a variety of topics from racism to the power of the human will and does so with a musical focus on many styles. Progress is produced quite capably and shows that perhaps advancement can indeed be made for bands with horns, although not without sounds of the past. Fans of the upbeat, Orange County, CA, sound will dig this as it is both catchy and worth repeated listens. Other music fans may be weary of the trendy style the band plays, but what they do, the Rx Bandits undoubtedly do well.
Performance CreditsRX Bandits Primary Artist
Chris Fudurich Noise
Rich Zahniser Trombone,Hammond Organ
Alan Elliott Clavinet
Rich Balling Trombone,Vocals,Group Member
Matt Salomone Group Member
Chris Tsagakis Drums,Group Member
Brad Lindsay Cello
Matthew Embree Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
David Vokoun Double Bass
Technical CreditsJosh Turner Engineer
Chris Fudurich Arranger,Producer,Engineer
Matthew Embree Arranger,String Writing
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Rx Bandits Comes Up With Amazing Songs With Their Mind. Progress Is Their Best Album Ever.
WOW! thats the first word i think i said after not being able talk while listening to the first few songs on the new RxBandits cd ''Progress''. Listening to this cd makes you stop and think for a second how far this band really has come and with a title like ''Progress'' it shows they knew exactly what they had to make. This Cd has many great hits including my personal Favorites...Analog Boy, Rwandas Glory,Babylon and Infection. My suggestion get this cd soon because it seems like with the Progress they made for this cd they could already have new and better material comming soon.
The RxBandits (formerly the Pharmecuetical bandits) are absoulutly amazing.. this album is definatley their best yet. Their style is so unlike anyone elses. They are wonderful. Keep Rockin Boys! And my only advice to this reader.......GO BUY THE CD NOW!!!!!