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The Slackers

The Slackers
L to R: Vic Ruggiero, Ara Babajian, Marcus Geard, Dave Hillyard, Jay Nugent, Glen Pine
Background information
Also known as Sundy
The Nods
Origin New York City, New York, USA
Genres Ska
Years active 1991–present
Labels Hellcat, Moon Ska, Whatevski Records
Associated acts SKAndalous All-Stars
Dave Hillyard Rocksteady 7
Da Whole Thing
Website Official Site
Past members

The Slackers are a New York City band, formed in Manhattan in 1991. The band's sound is a mix of ska, rocksteady, reggae, dub, soul, garage rock, and jazz. The Slackers' notability is credited to their prolific career, tours of North America, Europe, and elsewhere, and signing to notable punk label Hellcat Records.

There are several side projects of The Slackers, including David Hillyard & The Rocksteady Seven, Crazy Baldhead Sound System, Da Whole Thing, the SKAndalous All Stars, as well as an acoustic solo project by Vic Ruggiero.


  • Current lineup 1
    • Former members and contributors 1.1
    • Former Producers and Collaborators 1.2
  • Discography 2
    • Studio Albums 2.1
    • EPs 2.2
    • Singles 2.3
    • Demo Cassettes 2.4
    • Live albums 2.5
    • Collections 2.6
    • Compilations 2.7
    • DVDs 2.8
  • External links 3
  • References 4

Current lineup

Former members and contributors

Former Producers and Collaborators

  • Tobias Fields - Conga
  • Zack levine - Producer
  • Eric Sierra - Song Writer
  • David Lindome - Producer


Studio Albums



Demo Cassettes

Live albums

  • Live at Ernesto's (2000)
  • Upsettin' Ernesto's (2004)
  • Slack in Japan (2005)
  • NYC Boat Cruise 2009 (digital only, 2009)
  • Slackfest NYC 2009 (digital only, 2009)
  • Holiday Party With... (digital only, 2009)
  • Live On the West Side 4/6/10 (digital only, 2010)
  • Live In San Francisco 12/31/10 (digital only, 2011)




  • Give 'Em the Boot DVD (2005): "And I Wonder"
  • The Slackers: A Documentary (2007)
  • The Flamingo Cantina Series with The Slackers (2009)

External links

  • The Slackers official homepage
  • Interview with The Slackers on
  • Interview with the Slackers' singer Vic Ruggiero about the album Self Medication (2008)
  • Interview and studio session with The Slackers on National Public Radio (2001)
  • AMG entry
  • The Slackers collection at the Internet Archive's live music archive
  • The Slackers' Chords, a website dedicated to The Slackers' music
  • Management (Europe) Tourbooking (GER, AUT, CZ, DK, CH)


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