Album Review
Kings Of Nuthin', The
Label: Sailors Grave Records
  • 5/5
Reviewed by thebronx
Take a modern day mobster movie, add some dancing and a trumpet because The Kings Of Nuthin' bring their Ska and Boston background to an extreme. Rags to Richs with a unique sound and leaving nothing out of their music. The Kings Of Nuthin bring a great twist to Ska music as its known today with their horse lead singer Torr Skoog leading his band of misfits, and by band I mean army of members since there are seven of them in total. You may have seen these gentlemen on FUSE with their four week campaign of ads during 'Stevens: Untitled Rock Show". Or you might have seen them with The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, or the Dropkick Murphy's, wherever you heard of them you wont forget their unique twist to Ska music.

If you have never listened to Ska in your life, stop here. Ska is one of the worlds few music genres where you can take whatever emotion you have and add a bit of spunk to it. With lyrics true as sinful priests and real life events and not whining about it. Take the Piano, Drums, Washboard, Guitar, Bass, Tenor Sax, and Bari Sax and add a unique voice and this is what you get. Song one "Over The Counter Culture" Really is a great song just the title alone I find a smirk of humor in. Witch is a trend through the album with quick quips of humor and stabs at most of the trends today, The Kings Of Nuthin' to me show what a lot of even PUNK rock is missing today.

Weather its Catch 22, MMB, Dropkick Murphy's, Operation Ivy the Kings Of Nuthin' are here today. I suspect to see them make a name for themselves and quickly. Definitely a band I would like to see at an off stage of Warped Tour. I myself personally love Ska music and the fact that it has such a great beat to it and a great crowd. Not to forget the slam dancing that goes along with it.

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