Galaxia Albums

Lifeboats and Follies

Tommy Guerrero

Raised on the colorful and gritty streets of San Francisco and steeped in the dark brew of a perfect cultural storm where skateboarding, music and art smashed right into each other, Tommy Guerrero was destined for greatness of the soulful sort.

Adapting to his hilly local environs with speed and style, Guerrero was a bona-fide pioneer of modern street skateboarding, turning pro and traveling the world while still just a teenager. His casual flow was material for the skateboarding pantheon, and has been compared many times over to what would come out when he focused his attention on stringed things. The early four-track tunes he offered were heavily groove-based, with obvious blues, Latin and soul overtones, but as time and albums went by the music became more layered and eclectic, incorporating jazz, hip-hop and funk elements.

More than a decade tirelessly working his craft has passed since Guerrero’s first release, and Lifeboats and Follies is his most fully realized sonic collage by far. The tide of groove remains, but is complemented by an expanded quiver of instruments and sounds, a level of skill cinematic in scope, and a richer, more muscular tone and greater depth of emotion. The soup has been thickened, the fire is smoldering, and Guerrero is sweating it out all night, every night.


Track List

  1. Yerba Buena Bump
  2. Cut The Reins
  3. March Of The Masses
  4. The Same Confusion And Hope*
  5. Bullfights On Broadway
  6. Que S'est-Il Passe
  7. The Last Maverick
  8. Puesta Del Sol
  9. On The West*
  10. Red For Green*
  11. The Lonely And The Only
  12. Nomadic Static
  13. 6 Feet For 6 Figures
* CD Only

Musicians

  • Tommy Guerrero

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  • Ryan Wilke
    1184 days ago

    His best album yet. You can tell that he really stepped it up a notch in this album. There seems to be much more of a focus on the dirty, dub-sounding bass to give each song the funky sound it deserves.

    Bone-chilling. Especially the song, “The Last Maverick.”

    Keep the beats coming Tommy!

  • JR
    996 days ago

    Nice album, as always. Please Galaxia, reedit Backintheday or his old Mo’Wax albums!