Awesome Mix Tape, Vol. 6

Awesome Mix Tape, Vol. 6

by The PietastersThe Pietasters


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Awesome Mix Tape, Vol. 6 is a perfect example of a CD that is as derivative as it is enjoyable. Greatly influenced by British punk/ska
eggae outfits like the Specials, Washington, D.C.'s Pietasters aren't innovative or groundbreaking -- this album often sounds like it could have come out in the late '70s or early '80s instead of the late '90s. But being retro isn't a bad thing if you do it with soul and integrity -- and on rugged yet melodic items like "What I Do," "Can't Stand It" and "Chain Reaction," the Pietasters deliver the goods. Awesome Mix Tape, Vol. 6 is superior to most of the punk/ska releases that came out in the '90s because the Pietasters don't come across as a band that decided to jump on the punk/ska bandwagon five minutes ago. In the late '90s, it wasn't uncommon to find young bands that took up punk/ska right after hearing No Doubt or the Mighty Mighty Bosstones but had a limited knowledge of both punk and ska -- many of them had never even heard the Specials, the Clash, or Bad Manners, let alone the Skatalites or Toots & the Maytals. But when Awesome Mix Tape, Vol. 6 is playing, you get the impression that the Pietasters know their stuff and have spent a lot of time listening to not only punk/ska, but also, to classic ska, rocksteady, reggae, and soul music of the '60s. Recommended.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/03/1999
Label: Hellcat Records
UPC: 0045778041824
catalogNumber: 80418
Rank: 99061


  1. Chain Reaction
  2. Yesterday's Over
  3. Crying over You
  4. Everyday with You
  5. What I Do
  6. Chooch's Bitch
  7. Can't Stand It
  8. Crawl Back Home
  9. Wasted
  10. Take Some Time
  11. Spiderview
  12. Somebody
  13. Dub-Fi
  14. Menowannalikki-U

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Pietasters   Primary Artist
Chris Bagarozzi   Guitar
Brett Gurewitz   Percussion,Background Vocals
Todd Harris   Percussion,Background Vocals
Jon Wahl   Guitar
Todd Eckhardt   Bass,Glockenspiel,Vocals
Tom Goodin   Guitar
Carlos Linares   Guitar,Trumpet
Alan Makranczy   Saxophone,Background Vocals,Melodica
Michael Weiland   Percussion,Background Vocals
Toby Hansen   Trumpet,Background Vocals
Rob Steward   Drums,Snare Drums
Jeb Crandall   Piano,Hammond Organ
Jeremy Roberts   Trombone,Background Vocals
Stephen Jackson   Vocals

Technical Credits

Brett Gurewitz   Producer,Engineer
Brad Nelson   Assistant Photographer
Carlos Linares   Creative Consultant
David Kline   Illustrations,Cover Art

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