05 – Vic Ruggiero – Conversations on a Revivalist Movement

Being the band leader, songwriter, keyboard player, and vocalist of The Slackers, Vic Ruggiero is a very busy man. But he took an hour out of his schedule to talk to me in this, the final episode of the series.

Vic picks up where Joey Altruda left off, last episode, talking about working within a genre’s parameters. And Ruggiero also answers my many questions about his lyrics and the various themes that appear in them. In doing so, he represents the connection between American and Jamaican Roots Music. All this plus Vic’s take on fate, collective thought, and Os Mutantes.

You’ll also hear lot’s of live music from The Slackers, as well as New Vic Solo Stuff.

Links of Interest:

-The Slackers live sets on Archive.Org
- The Slackers merch page
- Ruggiero’s MySpace with Downloadable tracks for Free and for Fee
- JupUp Records sells Vic’s Japanese Solo Record, Hamburguru
- Vic and The Slackers on NPR
- And On Austin Radio

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1 Comment

  1. barriobeat Says:

    ciao ,,here rude/ from roy paci & aretuska–sicicly ,—i really like yr stuff being an old rude bwoy,,born 1964) –any way to get these ska rap songs mp3 u play here..??i like that bastard mix…
    an way respect 4 yr work—& stay human en 2008
    luca rude



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