Poppin' Daddies - Zoot Suit Riot
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Cherry Poppin' Daddies continue to entice teenagers' love
for swing with their fourth album Zoot Suit Riot. This
eight piece band puts the spirit of swing music and mixes
it with punk rock, a compilation that everyone can enjoy.
The Swingin' Hits of The Cherry Poppin' Daddies"
was released July 1, 1997. The first single released, which
pretty much made them famous, was "Zoot Suit Riot."
(While the song is more than overplayed on the radio and MTV,
the rest of the cd is still a worthwhile listen).
Lead singer Steve Perry's voice can be compared with that
of Frank Sinatra; smooth and catchy. The album isn't exactly
made for children under 12, with its crass, and somewhat morbid
lyrics. However, it is reminiscent of the Big Bands of the
30's and 40's to keep your parents happy. (This album is one
of my father's favorites) The band also brings in some
guest musicians. "Come Back to Me" features
the fabulous horn section of The First Church of Sinatra.
is definitley a party CD. There are 14 tracks of "Swinging
Hits" on the disc. Crank it up at any party, just
don't hit repeat too many times, it can get redundant.
You can also
check out the Cherry Poppin' Daddies on this year's Vans Warped
Note: If you are looking for a great swing cd, there are many
that are much better. For instance you can check out
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy or the
Fireballs. The big problem I have with the band
is the lack of solos in their live sets. I saw them
and there was one 5 bar trumpet solo that was not on the cd.
Otherwise it was an exact copy. Cherry Poppin'
Daddies are actually a punk/ska band and this cd is some of
their more swing songs. It is not a bad purchase, but
if you want to truly swing, I recommend going elsewhere.