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The Slackers


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One of New York’s most notable bands, the Slackers formed in Brooklyn in 1991 and have played the world over many times since. Their first release was an eponymous self-released album, distributed by Moon Records in 1993 on cassette. Their first real debut is “Better Late Than Never” on moon ska records. Coming out in 1996, this album saw a movement to more music, as opposed to their earlier and influences. It was produced by Victor Rice, a noted ska/reggae producer, who also played bass for them at one point.

Band members are as follows:
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:
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
Victor Rice - Bass
Dave Hahn - lead guitar
Justin Redekop- Trumpet

The next album released was Redlight, on Hellcat Records in 1997. This album solidified their sound and further fixed the line-up.
The band released its latest album, entitled Self Medication, in May of 2008.


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