This is the kind of covers album I can get behind. Some of my absolute favorite punk anthems (Rancid’s “Old Friend,”, Propagahndhi’s “Ska Sucks,” Operation Ivy’s “Freeze Up”) are given a unique twist by one of the ska scene’s most recognized bands – Big D And The Kids Table. Singer David McWane explains how it came about:
“This was a super fun album for us to do. Before writing a new Big D LP, we always like to write an EP first, so that we can get some ideas out, hang, chat and have fun. Instead of doing this cycles EP we did a full covers record. After showing Dickey Barrett of The Mighty Mighty Bosstones our cover of their tune Dr. D, he invited us to play the entire album at this years Throwdown. We recorded it in the center of Allston with Benny Grotto and had it mastered by Jeff Lipton in Watertown MA. J from The Suicide Machines joined us on an Op-Ivy cover, because we had so much fun playing it love in Chicago while playing w/ Goldfinger. There are two other amazing Boston artists on the LP – Morphine & Sam Black Church two of my personal all time favorite bands.”
Give the entire thing a listen below!