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The Broadways: Broken VanBroken Van (2001)
Asian Man Records
Reviewer Rating: 3
Contributed by: maverickScott
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Every once in a while, a band comes along that changes the way people look at music within their genre. In the early nineties, a band known as Slapstick formed in Chicago. They put out a few 7"s, some compilation tracks, and one full-length CD, and abruptly broke up as they seemed to be reaching t.
Every once in a while, a band comes along that changes the way people look at music within their genre. In the early nineties, a band known as Slapstick formed in Chicago. They put out a few 7"s, some compilation tracks, and one full-length CD, and abruptly broke up as they seemed to be reaching the peak of their success. They then reunited on a cold November day in 1996 for one show, and the kids turned out in droves. I was not there, but many friends told me how the tiny Fireside Bowl was about ready to explode, and observer estimates have put the crowd between 800-1000 people. For those of you who have not ever had the pleasure of being to a Fireside Bowl show, this is a *lot* of people. Slapstick's legacy seemed to grow exponentially from their break-up to their one-night-only reunion. People realized that not since Operation Ivy had such a potent combination of ska-punk mayhem, well played instruments and excellent lyricism been existent in any band. Slapstick had turned into local legends of sorts, spreading their sound across many a state and influencing countless imitators. So what does any of this have to do with the Broadways and the Lawrence Arms? I'm getting to that.
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