Prince Fatty Meets The Mutant Hi-Fi / Return Of Gringo!
Album: Return Of Gringo!   Collection:Reggae
Artist:Prince Fatty Meets The Mutant Hi-Fi   Added:Dec 2011
Label:Mr. Bongo  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2012-01-01 Pull Date: 2012-03-04 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Feb 26 Feb 19 Feb 12 Jan 29 Jan 22 Jan 15
Airplays: 3 2 1 1 1 4

Recent Airplay
1. Feb 25, 2012: New World Disorder
Transistor Cowboy
4. Feb 18, 2012: New World Disorder
Black Powder
2. Feb 24, 2012: The U.I.E.
Moscow Mule
5. Feb 17, 2012: Urban Innercity Experience
Wear The Black Hat (If The Black Hat Fits)
3. Feb 20, 2012: Happy Hour
Blondes Have More Guns
6. Feb 11, 2012: New World Disorder
Way Back To Town

Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2011-12-20
Prince Fatty Meets the Mutant Hi-Fi in Return of Gringo!
Reviewed by Sadie O., 12/20/12
Spaghetti Western Surf-Ska/Reggae/Dub from the UK. Mondo gnarly! Prince Fatty is a rock steady band, Mutant HIfi is producer Nick Coplowe. Features actual Spaghetti Western whistler Alessandro Alessandroni!
All (basically) instrumentals. All fan-freakin-tastic.
1. 3:43 ***gunshots, drum roll, then uptempo surf guitar, then twangy Spaghetti Western Ska. Gosh!
2. 3:38 ***whistling, relaxed but uptempo rock steady groove, and pretty chimes. Surf guitar and trumpet with mutes – great set of sounds.
3. 3:12 ***crickets and downtempo reggae with surf guitar, and harmonica.
4. 3:07 ***spoken word movie bits, uptempo reggae skank, horses, whammy bar…
5. 2:53 ****groovy bouncy uptempo ska with crazy whammy bar guitar, scratcher. Lovely!
6. 2:49 ***midtempo ska with full horn section, latin tinge.
7. 2:50 ***uptempo ska with stuttering keyboards as well as guitar.
8. 3:20 ***spoken word movie bit, midtempo ska with lounge exotica (I know this is a classical tune – can’t put my finger on it…)
9. 2:30 ***classic Spaghetti Western whistling, very uptempo ska with old school ska vocalization.
10. 2:55 ***spoken word dialog, then midtempo ska with relaxed horns, backing chorus.
11. 3:33 ***uptempo ska, effect-laden guitar, keyboards. Nice cornets, too.
12. 2:21 ***bit of spoken word, then Hava Nagila, just the way Dick Dale did it, but with a hyperspeed ska backbeat. Ends with goofy spoken word, about 13 seconds early.

Track Listing
1. Transistor Cowboy   7. Up The Creek
2. Black Powder   8. Moscow Mule
3. Plague Of Locusts   9. Son Of A Thousand Fathers
4. Wear The Black Hat (If The Black Hat Fits)   10. The Good, The Vlad And The Ugly
5. Way Back To Town   11. Blondes Have More Guns
6. Across The Border   12. Hava Nagila