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Uploaded on Jul 14, 2009
Layabouts' singer, Stephen Goodfellow, talks about the song B-Movie and the political/cultural ideals that form the core of the band's music.
Based in Detroit's Cass Corridor, the Layabouts' music blends elements of punk, ska and world beat. Their discography consists of the album No Masters (vinyl), and the the CD RELAX (Workers of the World RELAX).
Created in 1981, the Layabouts' original line-up consisted of Alan Franklin (guitar/vocasl), Ralph Franklin (bass/vocals), Stephen Goodfellow (vocals/percussion) and Mel Rosas (drums). Shortly after their debut, the band went through major changes with the addition of new members Sally Barclay (saxophone/vocals), Milton Bennett (vocals/guitar), Louis Encarnacion (congas.percussion), Stephen Hoerler (keyboards/guitar/vocals), Sunni Rashid (congas/percussion), and Mary Riccardi (violin/guitar/ vocals). Since then, many of the best musicians in Detroit have performed with the Layabouts.
This video has some rare footage of a Layabouts' live performance at Alvin's Twilight Lounge in Detroit.
"Snippets from Detroit" is produced by the Lucky Lunch Box Project and the Urbane Gorilla.