Sly & Robbie ‎– Rhythm Killers

Island Records ‎– 208 318, 4th & Broadway ‎– 208 318
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Produced by Bill Laswell / Material.
Recorded at Quad Recording.
Mixed at The Power Station.
Mastered at Masterdisk.

℗ 1987 Ariola Eurodisc GmbH
Distributed in Europe by RCA/Ariola-Ariola/RCA
Distribué en Europe par RCA/Ariola-Ariola/RCA
Vertrieb in Europa durch Ariola/RCA-RCA/Ariola
Printed in Germany • Imprimé en Allemagne

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Printed): 4 007192 083183
  • Rights Society: GEMA STEMRA BIEM
  • Label Code: LC 0407
  • Distribution Code (D:): 630
  • Distribution Code (F:): RC270
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side A): S 208 318 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side B): S 208 318 B
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A): DM 208318 A-1/3-87
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B): D M 208318 B-1/3-87
  • Other (Embossed, inner hub side B): 𝄢 [bass clef character]

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
90585-1, 7 90585-1 Sly & Robbie Rhythm Killers(LP, Album) Island Records, Island Records Inc. 90585-1, 7 90585-1 US 1987 Sell This Version
IMCD 29 Sly & Robbie Rhythm Killers(CD, Album, RE) 4th & Broadway IMCD 29 UK 1989 Sell This Version
BRLP 512, VG 71450 Sly & Robbie Rhythm Killers(LP, Album) 4th & Broadway, Island Records BRLP 512, VG 71450 Greece 1987 Sell This Version
842 785-2 Sly & Robbie Rhythm Killers(CD, Album, RE) 4th & Broadway 842 785-2 UK & Europe 1989 Sell This Version
90585-2 Sly & Robbie Rhythm Killers(CD, Album) Island Records 90585-2 US 1987 Sell This Version


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September 16, 2006
edited over 12 years ago
Might be one of the most unknown album of the "tandem"

Sly & Robbie have always been one of the most progressive production outfits to emerge from the reggae world, so a crossover collection such as this should be no surprise.
The only "problem" is that it's not really what one might have hoped for.
Aiming at the R&B sector, the drum'n'bass tandem team up with Bill Laswell to funk it up Taxi Gang-style with all the requisite synth drums and rockin' guitar solos. The duo enlist a heady crew to be sure, including such dancefloor greats as Bootsy Collins and Bernie Worrell, as well as fellow traveler Shinehead and free jazzers Henry Threadgill and Karl Berger. Starting off with a pat take on the Ohio Players hit "Fire," the album mostly plods along on one tired electronic groove after another, taking in a bit of early hip-hop and experimental downtown flair along the way. No reggae in sight really, just a valiant venture gone away.