11 August 2006

"9mm and a Three Piece Suit" by Catch 22

Shuffle of the Day for 8/11/06
"9mm and a Three Piece Suit" by Catch 22 from Keasbey Nights

OK, so, did anyone expect the third (fourth?) wave of ska to last for more than, oh, 6 months? Well, if you did, you were wrong. And as many of those Reel Big Fish, Bim Skala Bim and No Doubt (were they really ska anyway) make their way to the used bin, there are actually a few ska discs I still really enjoy. Beyond the Teflon Mighty Mighty Bosstones (well, if you're from Boston), I still get a kick out of the debut from Catch 22. All their songs songs were really fast and frantic, with a pretty amusing horn section (and thats the key) without being cheesy and gimicky. They sound like their having fun (and I think they were like 16 when they recorded this). Maybe its just nostalgia for those late nights on WCFM, but Catch 22 seem to be slightly impervious to the other trendy bands of the late 90s that just sound, well, silly these days.


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