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Skankin' Pickle

Skankin' Pickle: The Green AlbumThe Green Album (1996)
Dr.Strange Records

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Pickles are easily one of my favorite vegtables. They compliment nearly every type of sandwhich, and you just can beat a dill spear in the morning. The same goes for Skankin' Pickle. They compliment nearly every style of mix tape, and their ska/punk is delightful to wake up to. This was Mike Park.
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Pickles are easily one of my favorite vegtables. They compliment nearly every type of sandwhich, and you just can beat a dill spear in the morning. The same goes for Skankin' Pickle. They compliment nearly every style of mix tape, and their ska/punk is delightful to wake up to. This was Mike Park's last album with Skankin' Pickle. Originally planned as a cover ep, it consists mostly of cover songs chosen by each of the band members, but there are a few original Skankin' Pickle tunes as well(old demos from 89 re-recorded). The most notable covers are "Pay to Cum" by Bad Brains, "Start Today" by Gorilla Biscuits, and "Special Brew", one of the greatest ska songs ever, by Bad Manners. "My Hair", "Ties that Bind", and "Rest of the World" are three of the better Skankin' Pickle songs, but there really isn't what I would call a "what a piece of shite, why did I waste my time listening to that" track on the entire album. The most amazing fact about the Green Album is the budget. $735 !! Proof that little money does not always equal bad sound quality. Skankin' Pickle's musicianship is primo quality on the Green Album. Diverse vocals, a solid rhythm section, and horns as only Skankin' Pickle can deliver. Their happy-go-lucky style of ska/punk may not appeal to everyone, but they will impress with talent alone. This is probably the most recognizable Skankin' Pickle album, and with good reason. Anything with pickles and Gorilla Biscuits is classic material.

 

 
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Anonymous (June 17, 2006)

Oh, my world. It is ok

fakesmile (March 29, 2002)

i thought only pregnant women ate pickles...

Anonymous (March 29, 2002)

SP was a huge band around the time that ska was my favorite music. I never did and still haven't gotten into them. I have no idea what I'm missing that everybody else hears. I had just about every American ska band's CD from that period except for the Pickle. And maybe the Hippos, but I think I'm justified in that latter...

The Bruce Lee Band, however, fucking rules. Basically because its Less than Jake, and Less than Jake rules..

Cos

sickboi (March 29, 2002)

I could never get into these guys. I used to be with "it", but then "it" changed...now I don't even know what "it" is.

CallingLondon (March 29, 2002)

btw...pickles are a fruit. they're cucumbers, and cucumbers are a fruit cuz they have seeds.

CallingLondon (March 29, 2002)

oh pickles sound so good right now!

homie (March 28, 2002)

Pickles are not vegetables. Fine album. Henry Rollins is horrible. Good night.

Anonymous (March 28, 2002)

I'd mostly have to agree with the guy a couple of posts down who says he can't really get into Mike Park's projects. This album has maybe 3 songs that I'd put in mixes, but I wouldn't just pop it in the stereo and rock out to it. I'd have to differ with regards to the Bruce Lee Band though. Bruce Lee is essentially Less Than Jake with a guest on lead vocals. Hell, Chris even sings one of the songs.....krowdsurf

evildeadalive (March 28, 2002)

Fathead kinda reminds me of that guy, you know that famous guy who came back to life. What was his name again? Oh yeah, jebus.
I like this Cd, but I wouldn't say it's their best. To anyone who's never heard Skankin' Pickle, download I'm In Love With A Girl Named Spike. Goddamned hilarious!(oops, sorry jebus.. err fathead) Well, I guess it's only hilarious if you've ever seen Degrassi, but it's still a good song. (I usually liked Spike best too, but somedays I prefered Kaitlyn.)

ChrisGorman2 (March 28, 2002)

I bought this and was really disapointed. I cant seem to get into any of Mike Parks projects - Skankin Pickle,B. Lee Band, Chinkees, etc. Oh well. I did think the Gorilla Biscuits cover was listenable.

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