Album Reviews

Status Quo
Behind Deadlines – Status Quo
Tuesday, December 27, 2016 - 15:50
submitted by

Let’s get this out of the way. I’m not the biggest ska-punk fan out there. Sure, it’s fun enough for a song or two, but after that I’ve pretty much had enough upstrokes and horns for the day.

That said, Philadelphia’s Behind Deadlines are doing a pretty solid job on “Status Quo” and fans of Reel Big Fish and Less Than Jake will find plenty to enjoy on track like “Biochemistry”, “Laid Off” and “Sink Or Swim”.

Surprises? None really. It’s ska-punk. There’s only so many directions you can take that sound. But these guys attack their songs with plenty of vigor and energy, making “Status Quo” a nice addition to any ska-punk fan’s record collection. And with fifteen songs, you get more than enough bang for your buck.


Track listing:

  1. Biochemistry
  2. Sick Of It All
  3. Laid Off
  4. Hey Dear Friend
  5. Making Change
  6. Six Months
  7. Sink or Swim
  8. Optimism
  9. Worthless
  10. Escape From Philadelphia
  11. Drinking to Brazil