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Catch 22: Keasbey NightsKeasbey Nights (1998)
Victory Records

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This is the best cd from Catch 22! Catchy songs that combine jazzy ska with power punk. All the songs are great to listen to, with awsome horns, and amazing bass lines. One of the things that makes Catch 22 stand out from other ska bands is their unique style of combining the horns with the guitar a.
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This is the best cd from Catch 22! Catchy songs that combine jazzy ska with power punk. All the songs are great to listen to, with awsome horns, and amazing bass lines. One of the things that makes Catch 22 stand out from other ska bands is their unique style of combining the horns with the guitar and bass lines. While many other ska bands have more of a poppy sound, where the horns just follow the faster guitar riffs, Catch 22's horn section takes on a life of it's own. Keasbey Nights stays far from the poppy-ness of Reel Big Fish or Less Than Jake, and pulls off more of a bluesy, jazzy type sound. This uniqueness, makes Keasbey Nights one of the best ska albums ever. Even if you are not into ska or the music on the cd you will agree that the musical talent presented by the band is amazing all in itself. The highlights on the album are "Dear Sergio" "Keasbey Nights" "On and On and On" and " As The Footsteps Die Out Forever."

 

 
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superskabro (February 12, 2012)

sheesh. I think reviews like this should be taken down, or archived in a "nostalgia" file or something. This, and a handful of other reviews from the early days of the site read like high school journal entries about punk bands rather than thought-out, articulate analyses of records. If I were new to the site and I were to read this review, I would question just how serious this site is.

nedsammy (May 30, 2011)

You didn't mention the lyrics, they're fantastic. "As the footsteps fade away forever" almost made me cry, "Keasby Nights" gets me shouting along, "Kristina" even made me laugh, and all the love and life songs are wonderful. And of course, the music is pretty timeless.

aaron_07 (February 20, 2008)

this album kicks arse! but i dont know about streetlight being better than these guys...

rylo6 (March 23, 2006)

Catch-22 is awesome, pity taht the lead-singer dude couldnt make it work even though Streetlight Manifesto is now the best ska band ever i still wish catch-22 would have stayed together and just had streetlight as a side project.

Anonymous (February 13, 2006)

Best ska album ever made. Period. The album is legendary. Ask any ska fan to name 2 or 3 of their top albums and if this album is n't in their list, they probably don't really like ska too much. Myself i am more of an indie or hardcore or jamband guy, yet catch 22 is one of my favorite bands of all time becuase of this album. the song keasbey nights itself is one of the most underappreciated songs in history. enough said.

Anonymous (November 23, 2003)

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Anonymous (November 12, 2003)

Pure genious. The best songs are definately "dear sergio", "9mm and a 3 piece suit", "on and on and on", o wait, every single song on the cd is amazing. i'm gonna save you and myself some time and not list every one. i have metalhead friends who hate ska and like this cd. it has an amazing untangible feeling that trancends genre barriers. no one can't like it(and if they don't, they probably listen to 50 cent). i also apologize for mentioning 50 cent, his name should not come up on any message board for anything on this site. long story short: tomas kalnoky is really good at what he does, making music.

Anonymous (August 20, 2003)

BEST CATCH 22 CD EVER. There singer is soo damn good the way he belts out the words. He's in a new band streetlight manifesto check them out NOW anyway..... this cd is really good. I love how they combine punk ska reagee jazz swing and bye the way that kristina song kicks ass

Analog_Boy (July 8, 2003)

I expected a hell of a lot more comments to this alblum. One of the best ska/punk alblums i've heard throughout my time on this earth. I love 'hey sergio', 'day in, day out', '1234,1234' and much much more. I suggest d/l'ing one of those songs. You'll be hooked.

moldrottenmilk (December 24, 2002)

I love Catch 22. They are one of the very best bands of today. I think this is their best cd. I love every song on it and wow! are they awesome live or what? Catch 22 is a wonderful band.

Anonymous (June 11, 2002)

Incomparable.

Anonymous (May 9, 2002)

This is a very fun cd..... but there are a couple tracks I don't care for that prevent it from being a 10

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