Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
The Fury Of The Aquabats
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
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They're just Super RAD
janofx | sandy eggo | 08/25/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I can't think of anything to say here that hasn't been said already. The A-Bats ROCK, they've got awesome, upbeat tunes, and they're not afraid to romp around onstage in spandex. Of all the CDs I own, this is the only one that is guaranteed to cheer me up. Who can't smile while listening to "Captain Hampton and the Midget Pirates"? A little background on the Aquabats, they're from Southern California, a wasteland from which spurned the likes of No Doubt, Sublime, Sugar Ray, countless other punk and ska bands, and yours truly. They've got about 8 (or nine, as said before) guys recruited "on a full global assault to take over the world through music," one of them being none other than Travis Barker, of Blink-182. His drum work is excellent, very fast-paced and won't fail to get your foot tapping. My favorite songs would have to be "Super Rad," [a good song to get pumped up to] "Red Sweater," [an ode to a girl who "wore a red sweater with an alligator,"] "Captain Hampton and the Midget Pirates," [a really funny tale about Captain Jim Hampton and his quest to "pillage the pillagers" and conquer "the fierce midget pirates of Willygoat." Great drumming, and humorous use of vocals] "Martian Girl," [an ode to another girl from the planet V, who likes to eat people meat; this song is also originally on the "Return" album, although it's a different version] and "My Skateboard." [this is, again, an ode to another girl.] The A-bats' music will most likely have either one of two effectso n the listener; either a) you will find yourself singing along to the likes of "Lobster Bucket!" and becoming an Aquacadet [for a mere fee of $10, plus you get a spiffy ID card and other rad stuff], or b) You could listen to the first 2 songs, sneer, call it nonsense and turn away from the world of the ever-so-lovable Aquabats. You cynical jerk. So why not give it a try?"
The greatest Ska band ever and the greatest Ska album ever
Matthew Edmundson | Winter Haven, Florida United States | 04/29/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The Aquabats are considered to many to be the Beatles of Ska. The band has toured for some big names in the punk rock industry including NOFX and MXPX. This is there second album The Fury of the Aquabats and it has become one of the greatest ska albums of all time. Some fans will even call it the best of all time.The Aquabats make pretty immature music. There is no real point to there music other than to have a good time. That really is a lost trait in the music world today. However these guys are all excellent musicians. The horn work on this album is incredible. All the instruments sound good and the vocals are great. You won't get blown away by them, but they work for the kind of music that is being played.All 16 songs on the album are enjoyable. All are different in a lot of ways, but are very similar in a lot of ways. My top five off the album would have to be My Skateboard, Red Sweater, Martian Girl, Lobster Bucket and Idiot Box.I once heard somebody call My Skateboard the ultimate dork anthem. I couldn't agree anymore. This song is very catchy. They lyrics are fantastic and I think of lot of guys can relate to this song.Red Sweater is an excellent song. The trumpets on this song are spectacular. This song has some great lyrics and is very funny. It's a cute little tail about love. The drum work is also very good on this track, but you have to hear this one for the Trumpets.Martian Girl is a funny song. The song is about a guy being in love with a Martian girl from planet V. It's a song that is about nothing. Once again the horns are fantastic. The back up vocals are also really good on this one. This is a very catchy song that is very difficult to get out of your head.Lobster Bucket is another very weird song. The song is about lobsters in a bucket that are trying to get out. The clarinet in this song is fantastic. The majority of the band all sing at the same time in this song. Idiot Box is one of the weirdest songs on this album. It's about watching to much TV. The horns are really good in this song. I also like the sax parts in this one. The melody line that the horns and sax share in this is very cathcy and once again this is a very difficult song to get out of your head. This is a very upbeat and fast song.The rest of the songs are all great. I like Captian Hampton and the Midget Pirates, Magic Chicken, Theme Song, Cat With Two Heads, and The Story of Nothing. I actually reall like all of the songs. There isn't one I dislike at all. All are awesome. This is an awesome album. All of these guys are talented musicians that just want to have a good time. The music is good clean fun. This is the best Ska album of all time and nobody is a serious ska fan without this one. Don't miss out on a fun time. Go get this one now"
Mindless Fun! (but still good!)
Bab's Uvula Who? | 12/05/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Someone may take one look at this album and say "Lame!" But ah, my friend, you are mistaken. That's exactly what they WANT you to think.
The Aquabats are anything BUT lame. MC Bat Commander's snazzy vocals, the driven guitar, bass, and drums, and the incredible horns section are actually quite exciting. Ska was dead for awhile, but the Aquabats snuck into the Cemetary of Music Genres one night, dug a hole at its grave, opened the coffin and behold! Ska was reborn!
The Aquabats are a great band, and this is their best CD. "Super Rad" "Martian Girl" "Idiot Box" and "Phantuasia Del Mar" (yes, my friends, an instrumental) are the CD's standout tracks, but there are a lot more. Except for Lobster Bucket. Aquabats - ska = not so fun.
There are only 4 things you need to do to survive:
drink, sleep, breathe, Aquabats
(Oh, and eating is a good one too...so there are 5 things you need to do to survive.)"