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Stuck Lucky

Stuck Lucky: Hate the Light of DayHate the Light of Day (2006)
Ska and Reggae

Reviewer Rating: 2.5
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On paper, Stuck Lucky's idea of ska-punk seems, at bare minimum, pretty decent: very light hardcore influence ( la the Suicide Machines, maybe circa the era when people thought they'd "lost their touch") and a refreshingly (fairly) goofy candor, possibly to be taken as influence from sorta-defunct dive circuitry favorites the Arrogant Sons of Bitches.

Unfortunately, Hate the Light of Day turns out to be that very bare minimum. It's not terrible, mind you; the "local ska-punk band" clichés so haphazardly apparent in anyone that formed post-third wave explosion are completely void here. However, the band doesn't quite have the songwriting to complement the style -- nothing on Light of Day really sticks out, nor does any song really invigorate the listener. There's nary a hook, nary even a lyric that stands up above everything else. Even silly forays like the weird, sneery waltz of a secret song just don't do entirely much.

This looming fault is unfortunate, because it means the band has little chance at stacking up against the genre's powerhouses when they have a style that could produce a great song or two (or hopefully at some point, an album's worth).

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punkguy83 (July 13, 2011)

Awesome album! Wee need more bands like this.

weekdays (October 27, 2008)

This record does not do them justice. I live over three hours from Nashville and I try to see them every chance I get due to their live shows.

MILITANTSKIN (February 13, 2008)

This band kicks ass!!! enough said!

MILITANTSKIN (February 13, 2008)

This band kicks ass!!! enough said!

Anonymous (November 20, 2006)

This record isn't bad and they put on a great show.

Sick_Nick (November 19, 2006)

This is a great bunch of guys..They play here in Johnson City alot.. though you may not like their music, they can bring the ska.

feeeding5000 (November 17, 2006)

Judging solely from the review, this band is complete and total shit. Prove me wrong, kids. Prove me wrong.

unclefunkypants (November 17, 2006)

For being a ska band, I'm totally into them, live and on CD.
I enjoyed how extravagant the packaging was for a self released disc.

KurtTGS (November 17, 2006)

My old band played with these guys at Ska-Fest in Knoxville, and they were killer dudes. Music was alright. They had some sweet mohawks though.

vitustinnitus (November 17, 2006)

real nice guys. they did a show here in nashville with bomb the music industry! this summer and actually got the crowd into it (which is saying something, as nashville does not up teh punx, nor the skankers).

seriously, i saw dillinger four here about 3-4 years ago with the methadones and there was probably only about 20 people there. i had a great time tho.

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