Wednesday, November 5, 2008

The Lawrence Arms - Oh! Calcutta!

I was introduced to these guys on one of the Fat Wreck Chords compilations, and have been a huge fan ever since. I even saw them live when they opened up for Alkaline Trio down in Los Angeles in 2006. I was impressed with the musicianship, not only on their studio albums, but during their live shows as well. The vocal trade-offs between Chris McCaughan and Brenden Kelly highlight the intensity the band projects on every song. It's the kind of punk rock I wish more bands in life would strive to create.

1. The Devil’s Takin’ Names
2. Cut It Up
3. Great Lakes/Great Escapes
4. Recovering The Opposable Thumb
5. Beyond The Embarassing Style
6. Are You There Margaret? It’s Me, God
7. Jumping The Shark
8. Lose Your Illusion 1
9. Requiem Revisted
10. Key To The City
11. Old Dogs Never Die
12. Like A Record Player
13. The Rabbit and The Rooster


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