Jump to content
chils123

Reel Big Fish - Why Do They Rock So Hard? (2-disc red marble translucent)

Recommended Posts

They have little credibility outside of their fan base and people who enjoy that specific slice of mid-90s cheesy ska but, for me, outside of We're Not Happy, every full length delivers a sarcastic, guitar-heavy dose of dumb, entertaining fun for those looking for it. There's a place for culturally relevant, well-reviewed, important bands and there's also a place for bands that just play guitar and toot some horns and have fun without worrying about being the former. RBF are also very fun live, although I haven't seen them in maybe 10 years so someone would have to let me know if that's changed. All that said, it totally makes sense why someone would not like them and ignore them but God bless and have fun using your own time to proclaim it to people who dig them. :P

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Overall, RBF fans are some of the dumbest, worst people but one good thing about them is that they will always make time for people who need someone with which to talk. If you ever feel like connecting, whether it's in person or online, I recommend hitting up a RBF thread or meetup and they'll give you their attention and time and do it with a sense of humor.

Edited by swb

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

As much as I still love ska, I feel like RBF is just a band I'm not really interested in anymore. That being said, every summer I will listen to Turn The Radio Off and WDTRSH a few times. I will also say that I think Cheer Up is their best album and Aaron Barrett can take a huge dump on 95% of the guitarists in the world. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

As far as "is this still entertaining to me today?", here is my ranking:

 

1. Why Do They Rock So Hard?

2. Candy Coated Fury

3. Everything Sucks

4. Monkeys For Nothing

5. Turn the Radio Off

6. Cheer Up

7. We're Not Happy...

 

I don't count the covers LP or any EPs, as I listen to those the least by far. Turn the Radio Off, for some reason, doesn't do much for me anymore but the rest of the stuff has aged better, IMO. We're Not Happy will always be the sound of a fun band not having fun on recordings that were ruined but had to be used anyway because they had no money to re-record.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×