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ALBUM – The Bruce Lee Band

ARTIST – The Bruce Lee Band

YEAR – 1997

Finally, I get to post some ska/punk.  I know I´ll get lots (I wish) of nasty looks and replies (only I read my blog, so no hope for any sort of argument on the matter) regarding the nature of this recording.  Ska or punk or just rock or whatever the fuck you wanna call it. 

The reason for the title of the post, as many of you may guess, is a shout out to a friend who gave me a bottle of the Vodka for my birthday.  I can´t wait to crack it open.

All I know is that this little outfit is hands-down one of my all-time favourite ska albums ever.  Probably right up there in number three.  Really, I like this album that much.  It´s that good, at least in my opinion, which is the point of this blog, right?

So, I´ll continue chatting with myself.  The recording came at a particular time in my life – one filled with happiness and loads of summer fun and surfing and skating.  I reckon the vibe of the album sort of reflects that, it´s also pretty upbeat and cheerful. 

The lyrics are genious in “Don´t sit next to me just because I´m Asian”.  But I guess the band doesn´t focus on the writing.  It seems to rely on their casual, simple, yet brilliant ska riffs and melodies.  How can you not like these guys?  Just so you know, my favourite track is “Konsomida”.  Don´t ask me why, it just is.  I really like “Calling for me”, as well; it´s more of a straight punk song than ska, but it was featured in a really cool skate movie we used to watch back in the day, so it stuck with me. 

Some others to consider are “Hongulmamotaya” and “Brother, brother”.  Mind you, all the tracks are perfect, I´m just sorting some out in case you choose to listen to a few on Lastfm.  All of you readers (me, probably not my sister, who is busy with real things and maybe a friend or two) should check this out.  It is hard to come by, so I recommend an iTunes or Amazon download.  I just purchased the CD; my original copy was lost in time. 

Cheers…

2 Comments

  1. strangely enough, because it marked that time in your life, it marked one in mine too… you know, when we lived in the same house and you blasted this music and made me watch skate/rollerblade videos with cool soundtracks (over and over again). this is one band that stood the test of time, i think 🙂

    • That´s pretty cute!!! I can´t believe you actually paid attention… But I´m glad you liked Bruce Lee Band, they are, undoubtedly, one of the best ska bands ever!!! Other than Operation Ivy!!!

      Luv u


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