Title
Artist
Label
Format
Date
  Album review
Up In Downtown
The Graduates
Beatville Records
CD
07-01-1999


Tracking list

  1. Badsville
  2. Sadress
  3. Chuck
  4. Big Town Stomp
  5. Telephone
  6. Somewhere In Between
  7. $100 Bills
  8. Eternity
  9. Marchof The Drink
  10. I Spy
  11. Vile Girl
  12. Cosmonaut
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)

Vocals : 3/4 Backing : 4 Production : 3/4 Sound quality : 4 Sleeve : 3/4


The Graduates play a rough and heavy style of (third generation) ska music. Their album Up In Downtown is a varied and danceable set with distinctive horns arrangements and a few gaudy guitar riffs. Just as the most contemporary ska bands they have incorporated several aspects of other music styles. One of the most touching songs is the last track, Cosmonaut. By the way, I just love the cover !

Teacher & Mr. T.