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Creatures of Habit

by Slater & Shellans

More eclectic electric music from the lads in Arizona. This time it's reggae, country, Jethro Tull, punk metal, jazz fusion, Blood Sweat & Tears, Chicago, British pop and hard rock, all performed by a 10 piece band of the finest musicians anywhere.
Genre: Pop: British Pop
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1. Creature of Habit
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2. Know Your Children
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3. Kind of a Virgin
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4. Plenty of Time
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5. The Crusher
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6. Stowaway to Heaven
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7. Darlin'
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8. It's Cool (But It Sucks)
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9. Sunny Day
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10. Funkity Chunk
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11. The Dark Side of the Dial
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12. Driving to Nowhere
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13. Up Start
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14. Wheel Love
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15. How Will the Garden?
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Album Notes
Creatures of Habit, the second CD by Bill Slater and Mike Shellans, continues the duo's eclectic range of subjects. Songs in the new collection include:

"Stowaway to Heaven", a tongue-in-cheek C&W tune complete with pedal steel guitar and mandolin; "The Dark Side of the Dial", a musical protest against far-right talk radio, containing elements of The Doors and Steely Dan; and "Baby That's What I Call Love", which is a power pop MOR anthem.

Says Slater, "Creatures of Habit truly offers something for everyone, and showcases the talents of all the musicians who contributed to the overall amazing quality of this CD".

Creatures of Habit follows Living in Absentia, which was released by Slater & Shellans early in 2005. Supported by Phil Janzen and Jeff Stanley on drums, the duo's new CD also features a number of guest artists, including guitarists Jimi Powers and Wilson Gillette (pedal steel), bassist Tony Severino, vocalists Mindy Nilson and Jim Severino, saxophonists Jerry Donato, Tyler Isaacson and David Chapp, trumpeter Dave Coolidge and trombonist Doug Robinson.



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Pat Jones

Something for just about everyone. Great humor!
This collection really appealed to me. A little of everything and well done. One song in particular made me laugh out loud. Great humor! Just a great album.

Lorne Beatty

good lyrics and instrumentals, good variety of songs and styles.
In addition to the great cover art, what's inside this CD is an intriguing assortment of song types and styles with interesting lyrics, good instrumentals and a lot of excellent new music packed onto one CD. Each song on the CD is refreshingly different but still somehow familiar to the listener. A great second collection of original tunes!!!

Chuck Phalen - Chill Productions

Creatures of Habit denies the sophomore jinx.
Most second releases suffer the sophomore jinx. Creatures of Habit has successfully avoided the jinx and shines over Slater and Shellans first venture. Great diversity in music as well as time eras and unfettered by modern convention, this cd gives out a message. Sometimes sitirically and sometimes just with a nice slap in the face. Who says being deep can't be fun? This album is fun.

Linly Dodder

Just really great music, fun to listen to and sing along to..
I think that it's about time that we had new artists that can write and play great music that we can all enjoy and relate to. It is obvious that gifted, talented musicians are alive and well in Arizona. I'm going to give 'Creatures of Habit' to everyone! I hope they keep doin' it. Thank You and Have a Happy!

kristin gillette

i love this cd is great especially wilson gillette's steel guitar rocks!!!!!!!!!
whats up musician friends!!! please continue on with the creative tunes for years to come!! keep the steel guitar player, he's on fire!!!!

Allen Edwards

Their first album was good, but this second one is AMAZING. They've jumped at lease two or three levels in every way with this release: the songs, arragements, performances - you name it. I'm really blown away. Slater & Shellans is for eclectic listeners who can appreciate humorous, yet thoughtful songs, and straight out, pure quill rock & roll. I highly recommend this CD!

David Josephs

Great mixed bag!!
I really bought this 'cause I liked the cover, but I was amazed at how good the music is! Lots of trombone and sax, and different kinds of songs. It will probably appeal more to people over 30 than college kids like me. Buy this and turn it up!!!


It Gets In Your Head!
You know the music is good when you wake up with the songs running through your head! I particularly enjoyed the tight horn section instrumentations and catchy rock guitar riffs. If you only get one of the Slater/Shellans CDs, this is THE ONE!