Back when I first started listening to punkrock, I listened to skapunk quite a bit. Bosstones, Link 80, Reel Big Fish, Mad Caddies, Save Ferris,… you name it! So it’s not that I hate the genre or anything but honestly, I think the time has come for these guys to call it a day because with “Candy Coated Fury” they have reached a new low.And that’ saying something if you look at their output from the last couple of years.
You still get the same angry lyrics over happy go lucky tunes but it all feels so contrived and uninspired! And let’s face it…. Songs like “PS I Hate You” and “Your Girlfriend Sucks” might be funny if you’re about to hit puberty, but coming from guys who are well in their thirties, it’s… well, kinda sad actually. Derivative dribble without any redeeming qualities!