Tuesday, 21 August 2018
Vista Blue - My Dad Listens to the Ramones
They say that a week is a long time in politics, it's also true that 5 months without a new release from Vista Blue seems like a lifetime. The wait is over.
I should think you've all seen me going on about Nashville's number 1 power pop / pop punk band by now so I don't need to go over old ground. Suffice to say that even if you're a Billy Leeds (that's an archaic Yorkshire term for grizzled old punk) you'll still find something from their lengthy back catalogue to enjoy and what's more, all their digital releases are name your price : https://wearevistablue.bandcamp.com/
Usually their (catchy as hell) songs are about baseball or Halloween or Christmas or even curling! But this time around they return with an ep aimed at kids but that adults can enjoy too. It's called The Kids Still Don't Like It and it contains 5 tracks inspired by some of the bands that did this kind of thing when they were growing up (They Might Be Giants, Ralph's World, Justin Roberts etc). To be honest, even though they're pitching it as a kids ep, it isn't really much different from their other stuff. It's still gonna get stuck in your head. They're one of those bands that don't stray too far from their core sound and to be fair I'm very happy about that.
You may have also noticed they featured on the recent Outloud! Records Killer Tunes compilation, that's definitely required listening too... https://outloudrecords.bandcamp.com/album/killer-tunes
Maybe aimed at kids (so play it to your young ones) but definitely gonna be enjoyed by everyone, this is My Dad Listens To The Ramones...
(btw.... if you're wondering about the picture at the top of the page, Vista Blue are a band that don't have many photos online so I've posted one of someone who's dad listens to The Ramones. My daughter).