Everything Goes Numb

Everything Goes Numb

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by Streetlight Manifesto
     
 
Streetlight Manifesto's competent, lively ska-punk debut sets jittery, usually very rapid tunes to singer/guitarist Tomas Kalnoky's ultra-fast vocals. (Kalnoky also wrote all of the material and produced the record.) It's much like hearing a hardcore punk singer supported by much cheerier melodies and varied rhythms than most hardcore punk bands could muster. The

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Streetlight Manifesto's competent, lively ska-punk debut sets jittery, usually very rapid tunes to singer/guitarist Tomas Kalnoky's ultra-fast vocals. (Kalnoky also wrote all of the material and produced the record.) It's much like hearing a hardcore punk singer supported by much cheerier melodies and varied rhythms than most hardcore punk bands could muster. The lyrics, too, aren't too far afield from hardcore, with their breathless narrative thrust and pumped-up vibes of prickly despair, uncertainty, assertion of individual identity against the odds, and fleeting images of violence. In truth, the actual lyrics Kalnoky's singing are, for the above reasons, often no easier to decipher than those heard on many hardcore punk records, though they're much less grating on the ear. And though they're helpfully printed in the sleeve, he's prone to jamming many words into very little time, so that some of them have to be reproduced in such small print that they're difficult to read. The band does prove itself able to concoct a variety of rhythms and arrangements within the ska-punk format, the accelerations and decelerations adding some drama, the horns adding some spy movie-like creepiness at times, and the frequent use of minor keys distinguishing Streetlight Manifesto melodically from some of the group's competition.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/26/2003
Label:
Victory Records
UPC:
0746105020924
catalogNumber:
209
Rank:
13217

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Streetlight Manifesto   Primary Artist,Vocals
Chris Bailey   Percussion
James Egan   Trombone,Trumpet,Tuba,Group Member
Lico   Vocals
Dan Ross   Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone,Group Member
Jessica Davidson   Vocals
Jim Conti   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Group Member
Josh Ansley   Bass Guitar,Group Member
Steve Ho   Vocals
Tomas Kalnoky   Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Paul Lowndes   Drums,Group Member
Shane Thompson   Percussion
Robby Krieger   Cello

Technical Credits

Buddy Holly   Composer
Norman Petty   Composer
Jerry Allison   Composer
Tomas Kalnoky   Producer,Engineer

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Everything Goes Numb 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
For those of you that know 3rd Wave Ska, this is basically Catch 22 except heavier on the saxophone and, like that AMG guy said, more minor keys. It's also a little less cheery but a lot faster and in my opinion one of the best 3rd Wave Ska albums i'ver heard.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Absolutely amazing piece of work by several former Catch 22 members who brought in a few others to create a ridiculously genious record which is a great first impression on anybody entering the world of Ska. Very upbeat with fast tempos, heavier focus on orchestral instruments (trumpet, sax, etc) than traditional band instruments which is something that many newer bands are leaving out that contributes greatly to the genre, style, and attitude reflected in Ska.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i recently got to see streetlight manifesto play a live show, and it was an almost religious experience but with a ska soundtrack. i recommend this alubm to any ska fan.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This cd is absoulty amazing! From the day i got it in september till now i cannot stop listining to it. I LOVE IT! Its like Catch 22's Keasbey Nights but soooo much more mature!! Get it you wont regret it
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you have never heard of or listended to ska before this is the CD to buy. If you are a veteran in underground ska you need this CD to complete your collection.