Voodoo Glow Skulls – Steady as She Goes

Voodoo Glow Skulls
Steady as She Goes

The Voodoo Glow Skulls are relatively well known in the ska-punk world, and their release Band Geek Mafia met considerable success. Voodoo Glow Skulls formed in 1988 in Riverside, Calif., and Steady as She Goes is their debut for Victory after selling 750,000 copies of four CDs for punk giants Epitaph Records. A prominent main stage spot on the 1998 Warped Tour cemented the Voodoo Glow Skulls’ esthetic into the minds of impressionable youth across the United States.
Steady as She Goes is 12 tracks of redundant, unimportant stuff. I hate music that tries to be funny for the sake of being funny. Don’t spend all that money and time on something and don’t say anything with it. With such songs as “Nada en la Cabeza” and “The Basketball Song,” the Glow Skulls make it clear that it is quite possible that they possibly possess “Nada en la Cabeza.” Uninspired lyrics, uninspired and unoriginal music, and the same drum beat as every other punk and ska band ever make this CD forgettable, if even marginally memorable.
Pass up on this one folks, it’s not worth it. If you’re into ska, check out the Bosstones, Buck-O-Nine, Link 80, as they actually have stuff to say that isn’t adolescent in every sense of its nature. Maybe I’ve been a bit too harsh, but the combination of an unsuccessful stab at humor and the fact that it’s ska makes this one tough for me to swallow.