CD Firme (CD 346121),
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  • 1. Shoot the Moon
    2. Closet Monster
    3. Charlie Brown
    4. Drunk Tank
    5. Jocks from Hell
    6. Trouble Walking
    7. Give Me Someone I Can Trust
    8. Empty Bottles
    9. Fat Randy
    10. Thrift Shop Junkie
    11. Coo Cooi, El
    12. Method to This Madness
    13. Construction
    14. Malas Palabras
    15. Nicotine Fit
    16. Land of Misfit Toys
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 86454

  • Credits
    EngineerPhil O'Keefe; Andrew Garver; Mr. Colson

    Voodoo Glow Skulls: Francisco, Edgardo, Jorge, Jerry, Joey, Joe, Brodie.
    Additional personnel: Paul Hampton (organ).
    All songs written by Voodoo Glow Skulls except "Charlie Brown" (traditional).
    Personnel: Paul Hampton (organ).
    Audio Mixer: Andrew Garver.
    Recording information: A&M Studios, Hollywood, CA; Sound Sanctuary Studios; WestBeach.
    Photographers: Adam Deluca; Jimmy Hole.
    Arranger: Charles Stevens.
    Released in both English and Spanish versions, Voodoo Glow Skulls' 1995 effort may have been one of the high points in popularity for the seven-member ska-punk outfit. Unlike some more laid-back performers in the genre, and coming from a time before the style was commercially successful, Voodoo Glow Skulls are a bit more heavy-handed on the punk part of the mix, resulting in consistently fast-paced and chugging song structures that occasionally erupt into triumphant horn breakdowns and chanted group vocals. The group's ska stylings very nearly save the day a number of times. A cover of the traditional "Charlie Brown" and a few Spanish numbers come off pretty well, and the disc also includes "Fat Randy," one of the group's more convincing ska-punk hybrids, whose kinetic horn parts and metal choruses earned it a bit of airplay in the mid-'90s. ~ Peter J. D'Angelo

  • Critic Reviews
    Alternative Press (8/96, p.92) - 3 (out of 5) - "...This Riverside, California septet punctuates its double-time 'skacore' with tons of percussion and blasts of sax, trumpet and trombone...for all its hardcore intensity the actual mood of FIRME is energetic, lively and upbeat..."
    Option (7-8/96, p.139) - "...VGS just wants everybody to jump into the mosh pit and have fun..."
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