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Bouncing Souls

Bouncing Souls (1997)


It's punk like this that really makes me proud to hail from the east coast. This record was their debut for Epitaph, and it was clear the band wanted to make a huge impression here.

The Souls were (correct me if I'm wrong) the first band on Epitaph to come from the EC. I think they helped bring forward such varied acts you see the label showcase today. But that's beside the point, The point is, this is one great recording through and through. Just so simple sounding, but with complex melodies, great guitars and thundering, sometimes breakneck drum beats.

Such songs hold a special place with me. This was hands down my favorite album of '97 and for good reason...But I'm not gonna bother going in depth too far here. The labels and catagorizations have flown all over, but why bother with all that, it's quite simple They just play music that they feel is true to them..none of the generic pop circulating through popular radio nationwide..the Souls could care less.

"Cracked" "K8 is Great" "Eastside Mags" "Single Successful Guy" "Serenity" "Holiday Cocktail Lounge" and "Shark Attack" are a few of the great songs that round out this very solid recording. This is a testament to show that they have come a long way since their conception way back when. 16 sing-along anthems from the newly relocated L.E.S. BMX brothers. NYC style at it's very best.