Galactic - Late for the Future

The New Orleans-based jazz-funk ensemble Galactic formed in 1994; originally an eight-piece, the group soon pared down to an instrumental sextet comprising guitarist Jeff Raines, organist Rich Vogel, bassist Robert Mercurio, saxophonists Ben Ellman and Jason Mingledorff, and drummer Stanton Moore.

Later adding Crescent City music scene vet Theryl deClouet on vocals, Galactic built a fervent local following on the strength of a relentless live schedule which included opening slots for group heroes including the Meters, Maceo Parker and Medeski, Martin & Wood.

In 1996 the band issued their debut LP, Coolin' Off; upon signing to major label Capricorn, they re-released the album two years later, soon followed by the all-new Crazyhorse Mongoose.

Late for the Future appeared in the spring of 2000.

01. Black-Eyed Pea
02. Baker's Dozen
03. Thrill
04. Century City
05. Jeffe 2000
06. Doublewide
07. Running Man
08. Vilified
09. As Big As Your Face
10. Hit The Wall
11. Action Speaks Louder Than Words
12. Bobski 2000
13. Two Clowns
14. Untitled - (Hidden Track.

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