Voodoo Glow Skulls - Steady As She Goes

13 songs
38:18 minutes
***** **


Nothing new happening in Voodoo Glow Skulls country. Still much the same as we know them from previous albums. Is that good? I guess so, because the Skulls have found their own style in the wide ska genre, where it would be hard to administer many changes.

They are probably still the fastest ska band around, their horn sections always sounded fiercer than those from other ska bands, the vocalist (one of three brothers in the band) has a really hoarse voice that matches perfectly the music... and the music? Some of the songs are really great, like the opening track Voodoo Anthem or Nada En La Cabeza (why don't they sing more in Spanish?). The hidden bonus track is an obscure cover version of a 60ies hit by a band called Sam the Sham and the Pharaos... I surely don't remember them.

Anyway, this is still good music, but also too few surprises to make me really totally satisfied with Steady As She Goes. As if VGS just did what they had to do, without thinking of advancing themselves a bit. I love the cover artwork though, great Monkey Island styled comic drawings.

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