Swax

Swax

by Scapegoat Wax

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Overview

Scapegoat Wax was prepped to cause the same stir that labelmates Luscious Jackson had inspired in the early '90s when suddenly Grand Royal went under. Now signed to Hollywood, the band gets their second chance to make an impression on Swax. Bouncy beats, sensual basslines, sexy acoustic guitar work, and the occasional synth line add up to a steamy pop album that knows how to keep things moving. Singer Marty James has a rather indistinct voice, but his approach is novel and the mixture between humorous raps and smooth crooning works more often than not. He incurs comparisons to Fred Durst at times, which is more appropriate in this forum, but may turn off listeners who aren't fans of rap-rock. But the band never launches into thrashing guitar theatrics, they just keep delivering the smoking grooves and let James have his fun over the top of it. Party-friendly and amiable, Swax may not be instantly memorable, but it's still a fine album that suffers from a lack of strong individual tracks.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/17/2002
Label: Hollywood Records
UPC: 0720616234322
catalogNumber: 162343

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Scapegoat Wax   Primary Artist
Chuck Prophet   Guitar
David Moreno   Bongos,Drums
David Bianco   Keyboards
Martin James   Vocals,Loops
Eric Valentine   Guitar
Rich Costey   Electric Guitar
Alex Locascio   Drums
Greg Suran   Acoustic Guitar
Roger Manning   Keyboards
Paul Simon Everett   Bass
Monster   scratching
Mike Busbee   Bass
Andy Bryant   Bass
Tony Hoffer   Guitar,Keyboards
Kristian Riley   Guitar
Rusty Logsdon   Bass

Technical Credits

David Bianco   Engineer
Mario Caldato   Producer
Martin James   Producer,beats
Eric Valentine   Producer,Engineer
Dave Cooley   Producer
Robert Carranza   Engineer
Rich Costey   Producer
Roger Sommers   Engineer
Mickey P.   Engineer
Ryan Boesch   Engineer
Rafael Serrano   Pro-Tools
Mike Busbee   Producer,Engineer
Tony Hoffer   Producer,Engineer
Clint Roth   Pro-Tools
Chris Nagy   Executive Producer
Matt Marrin   Engineer
Brian Paturalski   Engineer

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