ROBB BLAKE: Ain’t Got No Soul: CD

Nov 30, 2010

Polished and unshitty ska-based post-new-wave pop music that wouldn’t sound out of place on MTV circa ‘83/’84 ((say it with me: “when they still played music videos!”)) between Madness and the JoBoxers or somebody like that. It seems like the guy has completely disregarded the last quarter-century of ska and ska-flavored products, and that’s probably for the best. I don’t know that i generally crave this type of checkered nectar myself, but if somebody else put this on during a long car trip in which i wasn’t driving, i’d be fine with it. I know, i know, you’re welcome for the ringing endorsement. Any time, mate. BEST SONG: “Hit the Bottle” BEST SONG TITLE: “Nothing But Rubble” FANTASTIC AMAZING TRIVIA FACT: Most of the JoBoxers were in Subway Sect before that. Weird.

 –norb (Do The Dog)