"Strictly Rude" (Side One Dummy; 2007)

Reviewed by Roya Butler

Strictly Rude is an energized mix of rocksteady revolution. If you like ska, this album is a fun, rude-boy dance-a-thon. 

"Steady Riot" makes you want to jump around non-stop with its upstroke guitars and David McWane's high-octane vocals and lyrics. Although I'm not really a big fan of ska, my favorite song on the album is the title track, which reminds me a bit of Long Beach Dub Allstars. "Fly Away" has a fantastic saxophone solo, along with a feel good attitude that is the trademark of Big D and The Kids Table. 

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Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.


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