Friday, September 29, 2006

Bowling for Soup

Bowling for Soup - Band Review

Bowling for Soup have got to be one of my favourite bands of recent times. The name alone amused me when I first heard it and everything from that point on has been funny.

The first time I head of the band was on a DAB station where they were playing clips of songs they play and it included a clip of '1985' - only the lines "Since Bruce Springsteen, Madonna, way before Nirvana". Hearing that tiny clip of the song made me want more, so I downloaded it. The song itself is great but I just assumed it was another one hit wonder pop/punk song a-la Blink 182.

My rediscovery of the band came from the most unlikley place - a hayseed dixie concert. I was at the gig at Newcastle uni with Kyle and we were aware the band were playing at the uni in the next few weeks. I said I had only heard the one song and Kyle started singing a bit of 'Girl All the Bad Guys Want'. The song sounded quite good, even just the chorus from Kyle. So I again downloaded the song. Another classic.

At this point I was leaving for University. Once there I obtained a few of their albums - 'Drunk Enough to Dance' and 'A Hangover you Don't Deserve'. Now the titles alone were brilliant. I was left hoping that the albums did their name's justice. Sure enough they lived it up.

'A Hangover you Don't Deserve', BFS's most recent album is in my opinon their best work. Every track on it is catchy and whitty. I only wish I could write song's like this, they seem effortless but they really aren't.

The band has a new album due for release in November and a UK tour (aptly named "The Get Happy Tour") comming in February. I will be getting the album and going to a gig without a shadow of a doubt and I would encourage everyone else to do the same.

Their newest song, 'High School Never Ends', is on their website sounds like the album to come will be great.

Here is a video of them doing '1985' live


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