The third album by the nine-member Göttingen ska band Rogue Steady Orchestra: powerful and stylishly inspired ska beyond easy listening and trivia. The perfect melange of danceable and technically demanding ska with light punk influences and great German – in excursions also Spanish and English – lyrics. Like hardly any other band, RSO manage to bridge the gap between political, thoughtful lyrics and danceable, happy music with lots of power and energy. The mostly polyphonic vocals are carried by a brass section consisting of a saxophone and two trumpets. Between drums, bass and the two guitars, an offbeat landscape relaxes, which often seems playful, but never ornate.
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