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Big D and the Kids Table / Brunt of It - Ska Is Dead, Vol. 2 [7-inch club] (Cover Artwork)

Big D and the Kids Table / Brunt of It

Big D and the Kids Table / Brunt of It: Ska Is Dead, Vol. 2 [7-inch club]Ska Is Dead, Vol. 2 [7-inch club] (2010)
Underground Communique / Asbes

Reviewer Rating: 3


Contributed by: InaGreendaseBrian
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Somehow, the Ska Is Dead split series has two Volume Twos. This is one of them, a split 7" between Big D & the Kids Table and Brunt of It. It's certainly no evil twin. Lead track "Not Our Fault" also appears on Big D's recent effort, For the Damned, the Dumb & the Delirious, and it seems like it'.


Somehow, the Ska Is Dead split series has two Volume Twos. This is one of them, a split 7" between Big D & the Kids Table and Brunt of It. It's certainly no evil twin.

Lead track "Not Our Fault" also appears on Big D's recent effort, For the Damned, the Dumb & the Delirious, and it seems like it's identical, except the newer version has a nice remix/remaster. This is probably one of the better tracks on Damned–a solid, standard ska-punk number with a catchy lead riff and insistent energy, so it's a good fit here. "Lash Out" is a slightly shorter, more punky number that's just alright.

Brunt of It boast a horn section worth whistling along to, something that's evident as soon as "Nah Nah Nah Nah" begins. Sounding like a more raw, less developed version of Streetlight Manifesto circa Everything Goes Numb, with more aggressive, craggy vocals, their side's not half-bad either, maybe even outshining Big D a bit. Their songs are both a full minute longer compared to Big D's side too, and they make efficient use of the time. "Art School Dropout" is guided with solid upstrokes, bleated brass and punctual, hardcore-style gang shouts, making for a pretty decent closer.

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Big D & the Kids Table - Not Our Fault [clip]
Big D & the Kids Table - Lash Out [clip]

 

 
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Fine Print: The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. We are not respon sible for them in any way. Seriously.
likeaparasite (August 13, 2011)

He was making a Propagandhi reference. There was no need to correct him unless he misquoted the lyrics. Which he didn't.

Skibz777 (July 26, 2011)

Correction: ska PUNK isn't cool, you stupid fucks.

See, this is why Americans aren't allowed to have good music anymore, because they keep creating stuff like this.

mattramone (July 26, 2011)

Ska revival isn't cool you stupid fucks.

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