BOUNCING SOULS, THE: Ghosts on the Boardwalk: CD

So this is the collection of the twelve songs that The Bouncing Souls released one-at-a-time on the first of every month over the course of 2009—a pretty cool idea that I did not keep up with, opting instead to hear them in their collected format. The result is a record that keeps right in line with the Souls’ evolution. In the same world as The Gold Record, Ghosts on the Boardwalk has its share of killer fist-pumping sing-along anthems, a few weirder, slow rock’n’roll tracks that have become staples of their records, and the requisite fast, goofy fun songs that the band always throws in the mix. So, ya, it’s a Bouncing Souls record, which, for me, means that there are a few skippers, a few pretty good songs, and a handful of songs that I will love deeply forever. I guess I can’t really complain about that.

 –Dave William (Chunksaah)