Dance Hall Crashers - The Live Record
Pink & Black Records

There should be some sort of rubric for a band to warrant a live CD.  Too
damn many are being put out nowadays in a market where the official live
CD [especially in punk rock] used to be rare.  As I listen to 70 minutes
of dual-female vocalized punk/ska, Fat Wreck style [there's your summary,
kids], I ponder: why do the Dance Hall Crashers need a live CD?  They're
not breaking/broken up.  The songs aren't varied at all from their
original recordings [at least the ones that I have heard before, which
are about half].  This isn't a benefit for anything/anyone.  So why?  I
mean, DHC is alright, and I'm sure they're nice people.  But unless the
live CD is marking a special occasion [i.e. Cheap Trick's "Music For
Hangovers" or Braid's "Lucky To Be Alive' {both recorded at the same
place, might I add}], keep it under wraps.  And if you ska kids REALLY
want a live ska CD, check out the new Slackers CD, it's great.          
...scott heisel...

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