While it would be easy to make a lame joke here about Good Riddance and their final show, truth is I’m gonna miss this band. Ever since I first heard them back in 1996 on the Fat sampler “Survival Of The Fattest”, I’ve been a fan of Good Riddance. They’re nice guys and they play great music that comes with a message and is played with absolute conviction. So it’s a shame to see them go. Until they reunite obviously.
Until then we’ll have to make due with this live album which comes with a selection of songs spanning the band’s entire career. The main reason the band called it a day last spring was because punk music had changed and they felt left behind. Listening to this album and hearing the fans cheering like crazy and singing along I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one who will be missing them and it makes me wonder if they made the right decision. From “Mother Superior” to “Yesterday’s Headlines”, it’s all on here and they’re all still a pleasure to listen to. Guess it means we’re one solid band less and one step closer to songs about heartbreak completely taking over the punk scene.