02. Out All Night
04. Fat Sack (Featuring DJ Selah)
05. Stone Feeling
07. Time Won't Let Me
08. Without You
12. New Breed
On Willis, The glorious Pietasters blend soulful punk with maddening ska to create one of the bands strongest releases to date.
Caroline Boutwell Jackson- Farfisa
Dave Pinkert- Hammond B-3, Wurlitzer Electric Piano
Andy Kaulkin- piano
Carlos Linares- add'l trumpet on "Time Won't Let Me"
Creative consultant: Carlos Linares
Produced and engineered by: Brett Gurewitz
Assisted by: Don Cameron, Paul Dugre
Recorded at: Cherokee Recording Studio and Westbeach Recorders
Mixed at: Encore Studios
Asst. engineers: Joe Breuer, Paul Naguna, Maurice Iragorri and Milton Chan
"Time Won't Let Me" written by T. King & C. Kelley, published by Beechwood Music Corp. (BMI)
"Quicksand" written by H. Lewis & K. Lewis, published by Mop Top Music
"New Breed" written by Jimmy Easter, copyright control
Pietasters songs published by Fudge Gun Music (BMI)
Booking: Leave Home Booking, Stormy Shepherd
Road Production: Mathias Leppitsch
Artwork: David Kline
Management: John Coster NYC
Road Crew Master: Curtis Reaves
Layout: Greg Stahl, Robert Randall
US Rel. Date: 10/07/1997
EU Rel. Date: 09/23/1997
With Tim Rancid's seal of approval and a production whack courtesy of Epitaph head honcho Brett Gurewitz, "Willis" might just be the best ska album of the year. Led by the gravel-voiced Stephen Jackson, they're one smooth bunch of muthaf**kahs. When he growls about being part of a "New Breed," it's an alcohol-powered explosion - The 4-Tops high on some Clash records and raw R&B juices.
There ain't a bad song on "Willis." "Out All Night" is a classic, the sort of Madness song y'ain't heard in ages; "Higher" is a cool Jamaican groove; then it's pure '60s soul on a cover of The Outsiders' "Time Won't Let Me." All fo which adds up to two sides of black 'n' white-chequered brilliance from a gaggle of thugs in suits with soul 'n' roots.
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