Monday, August 7, 2017
The Rebel Black Dot Song o' the Day: SKAugust
Mu330, "Wide Awake" from Chumps on Parade (The Last Angry Rude Boy)
Skammentary: I would not be introduced to the "psycho ska" sound of Mu330 'til well after the Summer of Ska. They were the final opening band before Reel Big Fish at my first ska show, at Clutch Cargo's on a bitterly cold night in February 1999. That night remains a cherished memory, a highlight amidst halcyon years that even as we lived them we knew were a Golden Age. Mu330 remain the greatest opening-band find of all time, setting the bar impossibly high & thus setting up for failure every other opening band. I have had the privilege of seeing Mu330 live on stage in their hometown of St. Louis, the "mighty city by the mighty Mississippi."