I can’t help myself today…I know that this is the 3rd time that I’ve used an aquabats song this week, but they really are that good. If you’ve not gone out and picked up their most accomplished album, The Fury of The Aquabats you really should. It’s the one Ska album where there really isn’t a bad cut. The song for today ‘Red Sweater’ is always a favorite for me to sing along to when I’m just puttin’ around, it’s just so damned catchy.
You’ll notice that the drum work on the song is especially prevalent, you can attribute that to Travis Barker (from Blink 182 fame) laying down all of the rhythm on the album. It’s too bad that he was only on the one album. If you listen to some of their more current work, Ricky Fitness is a good drummer, but not quite as energetic as anything you hear on this album.
We’ll catch you again next Monday afternoon with more Mid-day Ska Songs for your listening pleasure. See you then!