(Grover Records - GRO-CD 058)
| Stormwarning: an adjusters
anthology 1996-2001 was released in 2002 on Grover
Records (in Germany). It's a collection of our favorite songs
from both the first two albums as well as our original 7", comps,
and stuff that's just not anywhere else. Listen to our recorded history
rising from Hyde Park basement ska band to NYC basement ska/soul/reggae/whatever
band. You can get it from Grover in Europe or on
import from Jump Up! here in the U.S.
1. Miniskirt Minnie
2. Can't Help But Feel
3. Our Town
4. Weatherman '97
5. Truth To Power
6. Burnt Cream
7. The Fightback Pt. I
9. People Make
11. The Way You Move
12. None But Dub
13. Town Called Malice
14. The Fightback Pt. II
16. Rebel Jam
the Revolution (MR133)
| The Adjusters' second
LP was released in August 1998 on the now defunct Moon Ska Records.
It has since received far-ranging critical acclaim. This record was
produced by Victor Rice, and several tracks were mixed by John Langford
of Mekons and Waco Brothers fame. It's available on Grover's Vinyl
Only Records' (avaliable from Jump
Up in the US) on vinyl. Now that Moon is out of business, it's
technically out of print, but you can still order it online (usually
used) from quite a few different places, like half.com.
If you want it new, Jump Up
has copies from Moon for $10 and you can pay through PayPal.
Before the Revolution was listed by the New City
as one of the 8
best Chicago records of 1998!
Click here to
see what Chicago's New City said.
to see what Bob Timm at the About.com says.
"This rules!" - King Django.
Easy Life Ska Zine.
| 1. Special Prosecutor
3. Number Three
4. People Make
5. The Fightback Pt. I
6. Soldier Field
7. Loose Roots
9. Pressure 24
11. None But Heaven
13. The Bad Man
14. Mood Red
15. Clare Short
Politics of Style (JUMP014)
| The Adjusters' first
LP was released May 1st 1997 on Jump Up! Records. This record was
remastered in '99 and is now distributed by Victory Records, look
for the Victory logo on the back to tell if it's the remastered version.
Also, this record is available on vinyl from Vinyl Only Records (Grover),
get it mail-order from Jump Up! in the U.S.
|Mixing a heavy dose of 60's soul with ska and a
concentrated commitment to change not seen since that era, this Chicago
10-piece aligns themselves with causes from Modern Action, the Stop
the Sweatshops Campaign and Democratic Socialists of America while
playing a style of music that draws from the political end of reggae
(Clancy Ecclec, Peter Tosh, Bob Marley and others), the instrumental
groove of ska (the horn arrangements are as tight as they get) and
the strident side of soul (Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, etc...)....besides
ska they seem to have absorbed a healthy dose of Booker T and the
MGs and Elvis Costello and developed a unique interaction between
their horn section, female backup vocals and soul-sanctified leads
on cuts like "Truth to Power." These are Mods who mean it: not for
the weak at heart."
-- Chuck Foster, The Beat Magazine (reggae)
|1. Theme From The Politics Of Style
2. Miniskirt Minnie
3. Our Town
6. Speed Queen
7. Truth To Power
8. Burnt Cream
9. Can't Help But Feel
11. Weatherman '97
Jam (BP 008)
| Black Pearl Records (from
Germany) has released a 7" including the tracks "Rebel Jam", and "The
Way You Move" originally released on Jump Up!'s Ska American Style
comp, as well as "Our Town". This is available mail-order from Jump
Up! for $5.00 (and comes on really cool thick vinyl). And apologies
to the Bunny Livingston for the credits mistake (Rebel Jam is by him,
not us -- or Bob Marley for that matter).
A. Rebel Jam
B. Our Town,
The Way You Move
The debut release of the Adjusters on Rosa Luxemburg records from
1996, is no longer available as far as I know.
This 7" features Michael
Manley, Storm Warning, and (You Need a) Weatherman.
Hand Carved Magazine
"Dope" - MC Adam Yauch.
A. Michael Manley
B. Storm Warning,
(You Need A) Weatherman.
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