The Great Rocksteady Swindle

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The Great Rocksteady Swindle
Studio album by The Slackers
Released April 20, 2010
Recorded October, 2009
Genre Ska
Length 53:44
Label Hellcat Records
The Slackers chronology
Self Medication
The Great Rocksteady Swindle
The Radio
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Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

The Great Rocksteady Swindle is the twelfth studio album from New York City ska band The Slackers. It was released on April 20, 2010 on Hellcat Records.

The Great Rocksteady Swindle was intended to showcase a more spontaneous, less produced side of the band. The album was recorded in three days in Berlin while the band was on tour. All six members of the band were asked to contribute songs and a total of 25 tracks were recorded, 15 of which appear on the final album. It is the first Slackers album to feature songs written by all the members of the band.

The album title is a reference to the film The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "How It Feels" Ruggiero 3:38
2. "Because" Ruggiero 2:52
3. "Mr. Tragedy" Babajian 3:40
4. "Sabina" Ruggiero, Phil Nerges 4:18
5. "Cheated" Babajian, Geard, Hillyard 4:19
6. "Daddy" Hillyard 3:10
7. "A Long Way Off" Nugent 3:34
8. "Bo Evil" Pine 3:01
9. "Tool Shed" Geard 3:14
10. "Ain't No Sunshine" Bill Withers 3:54
11. "Don't Look Back" Ruggiero 4:23
12. "Anastasia" Pine 3:51
13. "Thank You" Hillyard 2:46
14. "The TV Dinner Song" Geard 3:20
15. "The Same Everyday" Nugent 3:44

Vinyl track Listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "Cheated"
  2. "Because"
  3. "A Long Way Off"
  4. "The Same Everyday"
  5. "Mr. Tragedy (extended)"

Side two[edit]

  1. "Bo Evil"
  2. "Tool Shed"
  3. "Don't Look Back"
  4. "How It Feels"
  5. "Ain't No Sunshine"
  6. "Thank You"