Saturday, August 5, 2017

The Rebel Black Dot Song o' the Day: SKAugust

Less Than Jake, "Al's War" from Hello Rockview (The Last Angry Rude Boy)

"He was the one who always did the right things,
He was the one who would always listen
To everything they'd say,
But today, he's never going back…"
Hello Rockview (which, it must be noted, should be written with a comma, as "Hello, Rockview") was not released 'til the fall of '98, over a year after the Summer of Ska, but it was one of seminal albums of third-wave ska & was greeted as an instant classic. Amidst the enthusiastic ska kids of Blue Tree Whacking, it was quickly & universally agreed that Hello Rockview was Less Than Jake's best work, an assertion that was not open to debate 'til the release of Anthem in 2003 or GNV FLA in '08.

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