Started as a place to post my academic writing on various subjects relevant to literature and philosophy, but I'm not really sure anymore.
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Swinging with the Flappers
Cherry Poppin Daddies
Zoot Suit Riot
1997, Space Age Bachelor Pad
produced by Steve Perry (not the guy from Journey)
Zoot Suit Riot/No Mercy for Swine
Brown Derby Jump
Here Comes the Snake
This really wasn't my thing. I had a buddy in high school who was into this sort of stuff, learned how to swing dance too. The single was catchy, had radio play, so I bought the album. I think it wasn't what I really was expecting and I shelved it for years. But the album is well done. A showcase of swing era sounds done by a ska band. Picture smoke filled speak-easys, an energetic band with a horn section, wise guys from the Mob making deals in the corner, and perhaps Jim Carey dancing like a fool dressed like the Mask. That's what this album sounds like.