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Lovers Rock

by Cannibal Kings

Power trio fusion of guitar rock and ska influenced Reggae. The Bastard child of Hendrix Santana and Marley and the Police.
Genre: Rock: Ska
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Concrete Highway
4:22 $0.99
2. Rain
6:50 $0.99
3. YouthMan
3:31 $0.99
4. It's About Time
3:24 $0.99
5. Fire
6:10 $0.99
6. Dirty Ernie
2:54 $0.99
7. The Obvious (Changes)
5:00 $0.99
8. Lovers Rock
4:56 $0.99
9. Mystery Dub
4:58 $0.99
10. Funky Houston
4:54 $0.99
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Album Notes
For the past 15 years Mason Vincent has made the New England area his home. As a prolific musician, he has experimented with a multitude of styles and sounds. This sonic warrior has paid his dues in full. With a wailing guitar and gritty lyrics Mason is the spark that ignites the Cannibal Kings.

Bob Shanley wandered out of the suburbs of Boston with a Pack of Donkies. A connection was made via a network of Boston artists, Bob with his Soprano'esque looks and funky inclinations fit right into the mix. With a sub sonic vibration that will chill your soul and a hot blast of pure bass thump, Bob was the perfect completion to the Cannibal Kings lineup.

What can we say about John DeAscentis...BAM! With sticks large enough to slay a few vampyres John is the master of Time and space. With drumming reminiscent of the big bang this accomplished percussion artist allows the Cannibal Kings to reach new levels of sonic krunch.

This is music that combines several genres, and delivers the combo with grace and thunder in a grand way. If it's World Beat or Latin, Reggae or Jazz Funk it's always original and
extremly all consuming. If you like to dance or rock out or just listen to a good grove, then this is it. Get this CD and see them live.



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Soundcheck Magazine

From the Lovers Rock review in
Soundcheck Magazine
May / June 2004

"'Dirty Ernie' is short, sweet, to the point, has variation from verse to chorus and is Rocking!"


The Noise

"...Exemplary, lively, over-the-top lively ditties..." Youthman and Dirty Ernie

"...Gloriously goofy and effects-laden..." Mystery Dub

(Francis DiMenno)

Aj Wachtel - freelance entertainment journalist

Am I a Cannibal Kings fan? Eat Me Anytime!
"The Cannibal Kings are not your typical Ska/Reggae band, although their roots may be in the islands their performance covers a broader range of music that is danceable, listenable and always with a positive message that adds muscle to the music.

The musics grander side shows their third world interpretations of funk; as heard in the tasty "Funky Houston", studio enhancements and tricks as presented in "Mystery Dub", and a lot of guitars and and amps turned to 11, as best employed in "The Obvious [Changes]" and "Youthman". "It's About Time" is in a more traditional reggae vein, a great hummable melody, a lively beat and the best plainative vocals you've heard in a long time.

From the first notes of the first song "Concrete Highway" to the last cadences heard on "Funky Houston", this is a solid example of ex-Happy Campers frontman Mason Vincents new endevour, The Cannibal Kings. At times sounding like the Specials meet Prince and at other times just sounding like Mason being his extraordinarily talented self.

Am I a Cannibal Kings fan? Eat Me Anytime!