March 24, 2010

Streetlight Manifesto - Linoleum

Alright, some of the greatest punk/ska/pop (whatever you want to call them) bands were at their peak in the '90s. Actually lemme rephrase that, MOST if not ALL of them were as infective as crack cocaine. Nowadays, with the return of trip-hop, the rise of dubstep and the culminating end of ska music, bands like NOFX, Green Day, Blink 182, Black Flag and Fugazi are either out of commission or going soft (erm, Green Day, cough). In any case, once a song was goo,d it'll always be good and NOFX is a testament to that philosophy.

Enter, Streetlight Manifesto. I had heard of them but never actually listened to them. I love ska, always have, always will. I may not be in the mood for ska for a couple years but I will always appreciate it. Streetlight Manifesto, led by the great Tomas Kalnoky has the voice every Punk/Ska band should have. Check them out LIVE on Youtube to see what I mean.

Anyway, the cover they do of NOFX's Linoleum is beyond amazing. Listen to it, if you like it, buy their newest album: 99 Songs of Revolution: Volume 1.

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