MAD CADDIES: Keep It Going: CD

This CD has two sounds going on in it. The fast songs sound like demented circus sideshow ska punk with their quick paced, drunken, vaudevillian horn arrangements dancing around the guitars and… uhhh banjo. The slower songs sound like Latin-inflected reggae lounge punk. And every so often a song has both the slow and fast parts happening. If KROQ could ever move past the year 1995, some of these songs could be played in place of Sublime without missing a beat. I dunno if ska is dead or not since I was only twelve or thirteen the last time it was around and alive according to some, but this is a really fun record that has some solid tunes nonetheless. I really enjoy the slower stuff like “Coyote” and “Riding for a Fall” because it’s good chill out music and the faster stuff like “Tired Bones” and “The Dirge” makes me want to ride a tilt-a-whirl. And we all know that only Grinches and state safety inspectors don’t love tilt-a-whirls.

 –Adrian (Fat)