search by
artist  album title  keyword
trouser press
Home
Reviews
What's New
Trouser Press Magazine
Message Board
Links
FAQ's
Merchandise
Contact Us
XML
 
 

EQUATORS (Buy CDs by this artist)
Hot (Stiff America) 1981

Produced by Rumours keyboardist Bob Andrews, the Equators' well-integrated (no pun intended) hybrid of ska, reggae and rock (credit the rhythm section all around) is musically, if not lyrically, similar to much of the output of the contemporaneous 2 Tone bands. This all-black sextet leaves out the heavy messages and aims for the feet, making Hot refreshingly unpretentious. Danceable as well as listenable.

[Dave Schulps]