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Rump Shaker

by Suburban Legends

Ska / Punk Pop; if you even remotely like ska, this album will be a jaw-dropper.
Genre: Pop: California Pop
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  Song Share Time Download
1. High Fives
4:24 $0.99
2. You
3:59 $0.99
3. Bright Spring Morning
4:04 $0.99
4. Up All Night
4:13 $0.99
5. Blingity Bling
2:36 $0.99
6. Autumn In The Park
3:57 $0.99
7. Powerful Game
3:30 $0.99
8. Zanzibar
3:58 $0.99
9. All The Nights
2:53 $0.99
10. Do It For The Kids
3:52 $0.99
11. Last Dance
5:04 $0.99
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Album Notes
Suburban Legends is
Vincent Walker-Vocals
Brian Klemm-Guitar
Mike Hachey-Bass
Derek Lee-Drums
Phillip Inzerillo-Trombone
Luis Beza-Trumpet
Brian Robertson-Trombone

The Suburban Legends at time of "Rump Shaker"

Suburban Legends Bio

Tim Maurer : vocals
Aaron Bertram : trumpet
Vince Walker: trumpet
Dallas Cook: Trombone
Brian Robertson: trombone
Brian Klemm: guitar
Chris Maurer: bass
Derek Lee Rock: drums

There are few octets out there in the rock and roll world.

Even fewer octets that meld jittery ska beats with melodic blues progressions, racy glam metal guitar solos with kitschy disco melodies, playful pop dance choreography with an edgy punk rock sensibility. Few that are humorous and edgy without being crass, that are playful and young without being frivolous.

Suburban Legends are a rare octet indeed.

And yet, however narrow their niche, the three-year old supergroup manages a kind of ubiquitous appeal. After selling over 20,000 copies of their self-produced, self-titled EP, they nabbed the interest and studio production wizardry of Oingo Boingo's John Avila (production credits also include Boingo, Voodoo Glow Skulls, Cábula, The Pilfers, Quetzal), whose ear for bright horns and edgy melodies brought their first full length release, "Rump Shaker" to fruition in 2003. "Rump" has since sold 15,000 copies on the band's own imprint, and is to be released this year in the UK on Brand New Hero Records.

With their record still going strong in 2004, the band also released "Season One" a live CD/DVD of their videos, raucous performances, and song rarities. They continue to tour the nation in support of the releases, recently closing a summer tour with ska veterans Reel Big Fish, Rx Bandits and MU330. Harrowing tour schedules have posed only a minor challenges for the Orange County natives: though the band is young, they are veritable stage veterans, frequently selling out Southern California venues like House of Blues, Chain Reaction, and The Glasshouse, having shared the stage with Goldfinger to Sugarcult to Fishbone, and having performed over 962 perfectly choreographed shows in the year 2002 alone.

Most of the near-thousand performances were done during consecutive stints as Downtown Disney's resident outdoor entertainment during the summer and holiday seasons, which required the band to do four half-hour sets every evening for months. This arrangement and the band's growing popularity amongst the nightly crowds opened the door for the band's most public performance to date: on the main stage for Disney's nationally televised World Series pep rally. Originally slated to underline classic rockers, Queen, Suburban Legends were informed the day of the performance that they were the only, and headlining act, with their faces magnified on a 30ft x 40x giant screen and their music amplified on television sets across the nation. In another pivotal performance, they lit up millions of small screens on their first stint on the nationally-televised Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon in August 2003.

But glittery televisions, bright lights, and rock tours are not what Suburban Legends are about. More, it is a vision-one of an eight-man, well-oiled entertainment machine with as much heart as panache, with a voice for everyone-a 3-year old tot, a 15 year old punk rocker, a 22-year old jaded music journalist, a 45-year old parent of two-equally. Such universal appeal is rarity in the contemporary world of music.

But the Suburban Legends are a very special octet.

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This cd is very very good. The band is heavily influenced by Reel Big Fish and this cd picks up right where "Why Do They Rock So Hard?" left off. If you miss the RBF of 5 years ago, pick up this album immediately.


Learn to love Ska!
Buying Rump Shaker was the best thing I bought for myself this year. And to share it with my friends, I played it lastnight at my birthday get-together! Everyone loved it, and I suggest it to anyone I can. Amazing sound, they were even better in concert, and I gladly would have paid more for the CD!! $20? $30? They are worth every damn penny!


Very good record
The CD is awesome. It's actually amazing. Nothing but good things to say about it.


Simply Awesome.
This CD entered my CD player a few weeks ago. It HAS NOT left my CD player since. I can't get enough from the lyrical madness from this CD. "You" is awesome, but there are too many amazing tracks on this album too select one track. Awesome. Suburban Legends are an amazing SKA band, and prove it on this CD.


This CD has not left my car stereo for the past week. I've never done that with any other album--it's perfect driving music, I think. That is, if you like to let loose the funk when you're driving.


Not true ska, but still great music.
Great energy, great horns, great album. Third wave CD's with horns on every song can be hard to come by. Being a tuba player, I really like the intro to "Autumn in the Park." I like the music on this album a lot, but I wish people wouldn't call it ska because it isn't. For real ska, listen to bands like the Toasters, the Specials, and the Slackers.


Have no Fear. Buy this album!
I took a gamble on this CD having only heard one song from another album and the gamble paid off. There is not a bad song to be found and it just gets better every time I play it. It has everything you could want from a ska album but it’s just mixed up enough to make it something totally unique.


Great CD, good price. High-energy sound, comparable to the likes of REEL BIG FISH. Almost an hour of non-stop fun.


this cd is the shizznit!! totally awesomeness! i play it over and over again!..great job SL!! totally rock my sox!


This cd is one of the best-written ska cd's i've listened to in a long time. The horn parts on it are kick-ass!
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