Thursday, December 17, 2015

The Fury of The Aquabats! By The Aquabats (1997) Review

The Fury of The Aquabats (1997) 
From the very first thing that you hear on this record from 1997, you know you’re in for a fun time. The Aquabats are a ska band that got big in the 1990s and are still kicking today. They play a fun type of music where they are superheros and they take on the super villains. The songs all have a fun pace, mixing punk, third wave ska, and lots of great story telling. “The Fury of The Aquabats” was the first major exposure any of us punk kids got to a man by the name of Travis Barker. Surely, you don’t mean Travis Barker of Blink 182 fame, do you Jorge? Yes! That very same guy is on this record playing drums, long before Blink called him up, he was the drummer for this recording, and super group The Aquabats!

The Back Cover of The Fury of The Aquabats From 1997 - Download It Here

The Aquabats play through some tracks here that are somewhat jazzy, catchy, somewhat familiar, and definitely poke fun at the music industry as a whole. While a lot of other ska bands took a more “serious” tone, like The Slackers, these guys knew that they were having fun and therefore injected it into every track. From “Super Rad!” to “Attacked By Snakes”, there’s a lot of fun to be had with this record. The band never takes themselves too seriously, and you shouldn’t either.

It’s this type of fun that many bands just don’t have today. Stellar tracks on this record include “Super Rad”, “Fight Son”, “Cat With 2 Heads”, “Martian Girl”, “Idiot Box”, and of course “Powdered Milk Man”. This record is vocal heavy, and the horn section is great. The drums are muted a bit, and the guitars are a bit light, but other than that, “The Fury of The Aquabats” is a great record with a lot of fun ska, punk ethos. You can get this via amazon here. Enjoy it, treasure it, skank to it.

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