Holy Shit its almost 2020 already? Where the hell have I been? Oh that’s right here writing album reviews till the cows come home. Well over 2019, CPRA has accomplished a shit ton. We wrote over 70 news, reviews and concert related items, started our own TV show, and started CPRA Skates! Don’t forget also our team up with AKA Just Miggy and The Kids Are Alright All Ages At Goosetown! On that note don’t miss the next Kids Show with the Potato Pirates on December 15, 2019, 2pm! Check out my Top 5 List of the year below!
Best of 2018 Albums and Ep/Lp Picks by CPRA’s Skabones
It’s been a crazy year here at CPRA. We’ve reviewed so much amazing music this year. We debuted our very first show, “Happy Skanksgiving” at Tennyson Tap. By the way our last show of the year, “Merry Punxmas” is on December 29, 2018. I know we all get a bit tired of these end of the year lists. As admins we all couldn’t possibly agree on overall favorites. So we are going to individually announce our own personal picks.
We reviewed almost 100 albums in 2018. So picking only a few was very tough on me. Happy Holiday and don’t let Krampus get ya! Be sure to pick up a CPRA shirt, patch, or sticker before Christmas! Email soon if you want one by Christmas!
Rocky Rochelle – Electric Guitar and Backup Vocals
Favorite Tracks:My Stomach Hates My Guts, Mental Vacation, Return Of The Skunk Ape, Coastin’ Strong, Monster In My Hallway, and Never Saw The Ramones.
Sounds Like: The Ramones, The Queers, Aimless Again, Teenage Bottlerocket, and Screeching Weasel
Here at CPRA we are all huge fans of the Ramones and Ramonescore in general. So any time we get a review request in for something in relation I tend to get a bit excited. The first track, ‘Never Saw The Ramones’ really struck me. Yes that’s right me, Skabones, never got to see the Ramones. I get to sit and listen in a jealous manner to all those around me whom were lucky to see the Ramones.
“At CBGB’s playing loud, they started out performing to the lonely crowd, when I was there they were no more”
This is a great tribute song to the Ramones and their everlasting influence on punk rock. It’s also a tribute to punk in its heyday. Not many people were able to catch the Ramones live at CBGB’s and sadly we will never see another show there again. If there’s one thing I really dig about the The Young Rochelles, although the Ramones are a major influence. They have their own unique and amazing sound.
Some personal favorites for me on this record are, ‘Coastin’ Strong’, ‘Don’t Let It Last’, ‘Monster In My Hallway’, ‘Return Of The Skunk Ape’, ‘She’s Always Glowin’, and of course, ‘Never Saw The Ramones’. This album is full of strong bass, kickass drums, guitar riffs that wickedly shred, and anthem like melodic tunes!