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Sly & Robbie - Rhythm Killers

Sly & Robbie

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Sly & Robbie have always been one of the most progressive production outfits to emerge from the reggae world, so a crossover collection such as this should be no surprise. The only problem is that it's not really what one might have hoped for. Aiming at the R&B sector, the drum'n'bass tandem team up with Bill Laswell to funk it up Taxi Gang-style with all the requisite synth drums and rockin' guitar solos. The duo enlist a heady crew to be sure, including such dancefloor greats as Bootsy Collins and Bernie Worrell, as well as fellow traveler Shinehead and free jazzers Henry Threadgill and Karl Berger. Starting off with a pat take on the Ohio Players hit "Fire," the album mostly plods along on one tired electronic groove after another, taking in a bit of early hip-hop and experimental downtown flair along the way. No reggae in sight really, just a valiant venture gone awry.
© Stephen Cook /TiVo

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1
Fire
00:05:24

Leroy Bonner, ComposerLyricist - Marshall Jones, ComposerLyricist - Ralph Middlebrooks, ComposerLyricist - Marvin Pierce, ComposerLyricist - Clarence Satchell, ComposerLyricist - William Beck, ComposerLyricist - Sly & Robbie, MainArtist - Bill Laswell, Producer - Jim Williams, ComposerLyricist - Material, Producer

℗ 1987 UMG Recordings, Inc.

2
Boops (Here To Go)
00:05:15

William Earl Collins, ComposerLyricist - Sly Dunbar, ComposerLyricist - Sly & Robbie, MainArtist - Jason Corsaro, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Bill Laswell, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Shinehead, FeaturedArtist, ComposerLyricist - Robbie Shakespeare, ComposerLyricist - Robert Musso, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1987 The Island Def Jam Music Group

3
Let's Rock
00:07:23

William Earl Collins, ComposerLyricist - Sly Dunbar, ComposerLyricist - Sly & Robbie, MainArtist - Bill Laswell, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Robbie Shakespeare, ComposerLyricist - Material, Producer - K. Burger, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1987 UMG Recordings, Inc.

4
Yes We Can Can
00:06:16

Allen Toussaint, ComposerLyricist - Sly & Robbie, MainArtist - Bill Laswell, Producer - Material, Producer

℗ 1987 UMG Recordings, Inc.

5
Rhythm Killer
00:07:17

Sly Dunbar, ComposerLyricist - Sly & Robbie, MainArtist - Bill Laswell, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Robbie Shakespeare, ComposerLyricist - Material, Producer

℗ 1987 UMG Recordings, Inc.

6
Bank Job
00:03:55

William Earl Collins, ComposerLyricist - Sly Dunbar, ComposerLyricist - Sly & Robbie, MainArtist - Bill Laswell, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Robbie Shakespeare, ComposerLyricist - Material, Producer - Rammellzee, ComposerLyricist - K. Burger, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1987 UMG Recordings, Inc.

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Sly & Robbie have always been one of the most progressive production outfits to emerge from the reggae world, so a crossover collection such as this should be no surprise. The only problem is that it's not really what one might have hoped for. Aiming at the R&B sector, the drum'n'bass tandem team up with Bill Laswell to funk it up Taxi Gang-style with all the requisite synth drums and rockin' guitar solos. The duo enlist a heady crew to be sure, including such dancefloor greats as Bootsy Collins and Bernie Worrell, as well as fellow traveler Shinehead and free jazzers Henry Threadgill and Karl Berger. Starting off with a pat take on the Ohio Players hit "Fire," the album mostly plods along on one tired electronic groove after another, taking in a bit of early hip-hop and experimental downtown flair along the way. No reggae in sight really, just a valiant venture gone awry.
© Stephen Cook /TiVo

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