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Decade of Dance - Live
Decade of Dance - Live
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
  •  Track Listings (17) - Disc #1


CD Details

All Artists: Untouchables
Title: Decade of Dance - Live
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Restless Records
Release Date: 7/1/1993
Album Type: Live
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Styles: Hardcore & Punk, Ska
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 018777250726, 018777250740

CD Reviews

Captures the UT's as They Should Be Heard - LIVE!!!
mjmithen | Redwood City, CA USA | 02/27/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"As a student at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo during the 1980's, I saw the Untouchables several times during their college circuit tours of the West Coast. A UT's live gig was an invigorating aural and visual experience. I was consistently blown away by their relentless energy, musicianship and showmanship. The last time I saw them was at "The Catalyst" in Santa Cruz, CA in 1992. Having owned this CD for nearly 10 years, I can honestly say that the music contained on "A Decade of Dance" faithfully captures the spirit and excitement of this fantastic, but sometimes overlooked, ska 'n' roll band.

"I Spy" kicks off the set with a mysterious keyboard intro and then explodes into a frenetic pace. The UT's keep the vibe positively upbeat throughout the CD, even on the sweet and slower-tempo gem "What's Gone Wrong". "Shama Lama" boasts some nifty guitar work and a nice trombone solo. The back-to-back punch of "Twist and Shake / Whiplash" is my favorite part of the disc. The horn section is phenomenal throughout! The album closer,"I'm Not Your Stepping Stone", starts off with a fairly convincing guitar riff from Led Zeppelin's "Bring It On Home" before bringing the house down, and leaving the fans, myself included, screaming and sweating for more.

I doubt we'll hear anything new from the UT's in the 2000's, but I'm glad that I was able to see them perform, and am thankful that the essence of their live show has been preserved on this CD. If you're reading this review, I suggest you rush out and get it! Peace."
Love 'em or Love 'em
Graham Kim | 12/11/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you were into the local L.A. scene during the 80s ~ 90s, no doubt you would've heard of the UT's. A couple of my friends actually attended that show at the Roxy and claim it was one of best shows ever by any group. If you dig the ska/funk sounds of Fishbone, you will like the UTs. I view the UTs as an L.A.-centric version of Secret Affair/Mod-revival group. But their music definitely transcends L.A. This album does sum up the widely varying styles of the UTs - from the ska sounds to the Otis Redding cover, good ol' rock-and-roll, pure funk, to Mod sounds. Highly recommend this album."
Great Original LA Ska Band live recording!
Graham Kim | 10/02/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The Untouchables are an original band! One of the first bands from the LA ska scene. Their sound is a mix of ska, good 'ol rock'n'roll and a little bit of funk. Great horn section. This album was recorded live at the Roxy in 1989, and is high quality. Has all of their best songs and really is a live greatest hits type album."