STUCK LUCKY: Self-titled: CD

Okay, let me just start out by saying I really don’t like ska. I don’t like it and I don’t understand it. But this ska/thrash band Stuck Lucky is great. Will I listen to them ever again? Probably not. But I also recognize that they’re talented musicians and very adept at the particular thing they do. Sure, you’ve got your ska staples like trombone and off-beat rhythm in there, but you’ve also got some serious musical precision and top-notch melodies. So I guess you could say that Stuck Lucky just became my favorite ska band. Sweet. –Simone Carter (Community, [email protected], communityrecords.org)