TOASTERS, THE: One More Bullet: CD

Jul 25, 2007

Was a bit nervous about giving this a spin ’cause I haven’t heard these kids in nearly two decades and was afraid they’d opted to clutch at the same brass ring that led No Doubt astray. Luckily, they’re still firmly entrenched in the ska camp and, even more luckily, they remain on the more traditional tip than the ska-pop or ska-punk crap that’s resulted from the last wave that brought us Sublime and a billion lesser bands. Especially dug their take on Dave Clark Five’s “Bits and Pieces.”

 –jimmy (Stomp)