Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Dance Hall Crashers|
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
The Bay Area's Dance Hall Crashers were originally founded as a ska band and side project by Rancid members Tim Armstrong and Matt Freeman, but the group evolved through several permutations into a pop-punk band with no Ra... more »
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The Bay Area's Dance Hall Crashers were originally founded as a ska band and side project by Rancid members Tim Armstrong and Matt Freeman, but the group evolved through several permutations into a pop-punk band with no Rancid members. The Dance Hall Crashers' major-label debut, Lockjaw, is full of staccato guitar riffing and impatient complaints about authority, but it's all set to irresistibly catchy melodic hooks. As with Green Day, the contradiction between the unhappy lyrics and the deliriously happy music comes across as a remarkably healthy response to an unhealthy social environment. Here, that response is given a fresh twist by the chirpy, twin lead vocals by Elyse Rogers and Karina Denike and by the remaining traces of Caribbean rhythms. --Geoffrey Himes
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Miranda Linden | San Francisco | 10/11/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"So I have been listening to the dance hall crashers since I was like 14 which was like 9-10 years ago. I bought this cd a a local record shop back then and I fell in love. I haven't listened to them for a few years even though I still have all of their cds, but I thought it would be important to share that this band absolutely is cool. The ladies are beautiful, and in concert they rock. So if any teeny bopper wanna be punk jerk decides that he or she should think otherwise than you are not punk...you are not ska punk...and you should not give advice to any more amazon users. thank you."
What a shocker...
Gregory L. Thompson | Iowa City, IA USA | 07/15/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I found this CD in a bunch of burned CDs a friend was throwing away. It was the first one I picked up, and I let her keep the rest. After I found out who exactly I was listening to I rushed to buy the real CD. The entire Lockjaw album is upbeat and catchy, and is one you can listen to over and over. The harmonies are fun, and the band builds a solid backbone behind the girly duo. Pay special attention to the song GO- it's my personal favorite, and a good starting point for anyone looking to love DHC."