Mad Caddies‘ Punk Rocksteady is here!
We’ve been waiting, patiently since the release of the lead single She. An epic Green Day cover, which takes the original and turns it on its head. I love it, and I’m not alone.
The album which is a cover album features 12 tracks from some of our favourite bands, and it may surprise you.
When we talked to Chuck, just before Canadian Music Week we spoke about Punk Rocksteady and he told us how much fun they’d had working with Fat Mike and putting together something they could all be proud of.
As a fan of the originals, I was worried that it wouldn’t work. I worried for nothing. The band has tapped into something special with Punk Rocksteady. Every song is a gem. You can play this one through without skipping a tune. I’m finding it very hard to pick a favourite, but if you pressed me pick my favourites the list might go something like this…
1. She, maybe because I’ve been listening to it the longest or maybe just because it’s great.
2. She’s Gone, which really suits the sweet, slow style that Mad Caddies have applied.
3. Sleep Long, and now that I’ve heard this version, I have to say, the horns make it better. There it is, I said it.
4. The interpretation of AM is close to the original but with a Mad Caddies twist, and I love it.
5. Take Me Home (Piss Off). When you hear it you’ll find it difficult to believe it wasn’t written for the Caddies.
The difference that the production and styling make is profound on this album. It’s a lesson to everyone, that great music, is great music. Turn it, twist it, it’s still great.
We’re going to list them side by side and let you listen for yourself. Enjoy. And when you’re done go buy some music!
You can get Punk Rocksteady here:
And anywhere else you buy music!
Mad Caddies Punk Rocksteady Tracks With Originals
Sorrow (Bad Religion)
Sleep Long (Operation Ivy)
She (Green Day)
…and We Thought That Nation-States Were a Bad Idea (Propagandhi)
She’s Gone (NOFX)
AM (Tony Sly)
Alien 8 (Lagwagon)
Some Kinda Hate (Misfits)
Sink, Florida, Sink (Against Me!)
Jean Is Dead (Descendents)
Take Me Home (Piss Off) (SNUFF)