Static World View

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Static World View
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Studio album by Spring Heeled Jack
Released March 26, 1996
Recorded 1995
Genre Third-wave of ska
Length 55:39
Label Moon Ska Records
Producer Carl Osgood
Spring Heeled Jack
Spring Heeled Jack chronology
Connecticut Ska
(1993)
Static World View
(1996)
Songs from Suburbia
(1998)
Professional ratings
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Static World View is the first album by Spring Heeled Jack, later known as Spring Heeled Jack USA, released by Moon Ska Records on March 26, 1996.

By the time the band began recording the album, original trumpet player, Pat Gingras, had left and was replaced by Tyler Jones. Saxophone player, James Riley, had also decided to leave the band and, as a result, half of the album featured Riley playing saxophone, while the other half was recorded with new member, Pete Wasilewski, who had previously played alongside trombone player, Chris Rhodes, in the Connecticut band, JC Superska.

To support the release of the album, the band filmed their first music video for the song, "Pay Some Dues." The band also started touring outside of their usual local territory.

The album begins and ends with quotes from the movie Tapeheads. "This Song" has a hidden dialogue at the end of its nearly 20 minutes of track time (the actual song only lasts about four minutes), where the listener is scolded for listening to nothing up until that point.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "One Way" (Karcich) – 2:42
  2. "Electric" – 3:29
  3. "Pay Some Dues" (Ragona) – 2:54
  4. "Running Man" (Lookin' Thru the Mirror) (Ragona) – 3:36
  5. "Rufus Shakeedoo" (Rhodes) – 3:32
  6. "All My Own" (Ragona, Pellegrino, Rhodes) – 2:56
  7. "Pigeon"-Holed (Ragona,Karcich, Pellegrino) – 2:47
  8. "Freedom" (Karcich, Spring Heeled Jack) – 3:54
  9. "Addicted" (Ragona, Pellegrino,) – 3:35
  10. "Peg Leg Bates" (Rhodes) – 3:25
  11. "Nervous" (Ragona, Karcich) – 3:23
  12. "Alicia Silverstone" (Aerosmith) – 0:35
  13. "Big Stone Cowboy" (Jones, Pellegrino, Rhodes) – 2:16
  14. "This Song" (Has Probably Been Played Before) (Ragona, Pellegrino, Omonte) – 19:55

Personnel[edit]

  • Jeremy Brazeal - Artwork
  • Ed Goldberg - Engineer
  • Basil Grabovsky - Engineer, Mastering, Mixing
  • Tyler Jones - Trumpet, Group Member
  • Dave Karcich - Percussion, Drums, Vocals, Group Member
  • Rick Omonte - Guitar (Bass), Group Member
  • Carl Osgood - Producer, Engineer, Mastering, Mixing
  • Mike Pellegrino - Guitar, Vocals, Group Member
  • Ron Ragona - Guitar, Vocals, Group Member
  • Chris Rhodes - Trombone, Arranger, Vocals, Group Member
  • James Riley - Sax (Alto), Sax (Tenor)
  • Spring Heeled Jack U.S.A. - Producer
  • Pete Wasilewski - Sax (Tenor)