January 1, 2013

Goldfinger - Superman

I don't know if it's the season, the air, or just my own subconscious bidding that's making these waves of nostalgia pass through me, but I've been at it with this particular track for a bit over a week now and it feels great.

It's a Ska track, and it's decent. In reality it's got that generic 90's Ska feel to it, but not as much as the album. Give the track a listen and judge everything else from there.


Catchy lyrics, loud trumpets, and repetitive riffs. In modern days it's not my favorite combination, but it's what little me used to get down to an the memories are good-uns.

This isn't to say it's a bad track, the lyrics actually say something. Being as the band have made it from the 90's to present date, I'd say they applied the message to themselves pretty well.

If you really dig it, and you're looking for that long lost 90's over-all sound, you might wanna give the album a listen.

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Considering their role in the 90's Ska movement, I was expecting Hang-Ups to be a little stiff. It's pretty dominant as far as the Punk/Ska sounds go, but it bends, and it's fresh.

I still wouldn't buy it, but I'm glad I gave it a listen and didn't just assume it'd be easy to get tired of. It's got everything from the mushy love song to the mosh-able wreak heaving tracks, and that's valuable. Maybe that's why they're still together.

If it sounds like your thing, yes, give it a listen. Otherwise it's pretty easy to pass up. A gem for a 90's lover, but with no real value beyond that.

5 comments:

  1. What a nice way to start the new year!! (And yay to me being able to leave you a comment...so far your page is it!) As I am trying to turn back the hands of time with my resolutions this year, landing in the 90s is JUST FINE BY ME!!

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  2. I really like this one man. Ska isn't always my thing so when I find ska music that I actually enjoy it's a real treat, this is good music dude, I'm glad you gave it a listen too.

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  3. Yeah, it really does have that 90's feel. Unfortunately, I didn't like most of the songs from the 90's. :P

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  4. Happy. That's the feel it has when I listen to it. It definitely has the 90's written all over it but seeing how I like that music better than some of the rock that is out now, that's not a bad thing at all.

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  5. What a pleasant blast from the past! I loved this album when I was "little me" as well. And actually, I can still listen to it with a smile. My favorite song of theirs will always be 99 Red Balloons, but this is still some decent ska. Ah, the 90s. Someone get me a Trapper Keeper and a bowl cut!

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