Ahhhhhh, the sounds of high school (at least, for me)… Bad Religion, Social Distortion, Weezer, Ramones… it all just makes me feel warm and fuzzy and cozy and squishy and shit…
It’s kind of weird, getting older… when you’re young, you go see a concert at a little theater, somewhere in your hometown… you’re 16 or 17, and it’s loud, and it’s exciting, and everyone around you is jumping, and screaming, and singing along with the band… the whole thing is intense and fresh and new. Maybe you haven’t even heard the band before, but the tickets were free, and you’ve only been to one other concert, but you’re having the time of your life, and you don’t ever want it to end!
What you don’t realize at the time is how those 3-5 guys on that stage are going to end up being some of the most influential musicians for decades, and their sound and style will be emulated by future musicians for the rest of your life… and that brings a nostalgic comfort later in life.
That’s what I thought about while listening to That Dog Won’t Hunt, by NEON BONE. It’s a sound that combines a lot of influential bands that I like into a solid album that offers a warm, nostalgic feeling.