Tuesday 21 July 2020

The Raging Nathans - Don't Miss The Train (Guest Review By Ralph J Rivera)

   I got a message from Ralph J Rivera yesterday. He'd added a post to The Dummy Room Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/169323013765773/) about The Raging Nathans saying; "This band totally don't get enough love from our group. Been listening to all their stuff today and most of their albums are ALL killer,NO filler! An under-rated Pop Punk treasure! Dive in anywhere!"  and then asked me if I was up for another guest review for him. Ralph's passionate about his music and he certainly knows his stuff so sure Ralph, go for it...

  The Raging Nathans (https://www.facebook.com/TheRagingNathans/). Where do I even begin? Since 2012 this Dayton,Ohio powerhouse has been cranking out SOLID Pop Punk tunes with a heavy influence on the Punk! Mixing a classic Screeching Weasel style Midwest slant on the genre with seriously personal lyrics this band can go for the heart AND the throat in the course of one song. Since their very first EP all their releases have been on Rad Girlfriend Records (https://radgirlfriendrecords.storenvy.com/which I could do a post on alone. But we're here for the NEW release!

After promising future greatness with this years earlier split release EP with Starter Jackets (https://radgirlfriendrecords.bandcamp.com/album/split-ep-2) - The Raging Nathans (line up : JOSH GOLDMAN (GUITAR, VOCALS), NICK HAMBY (GUITAR, VOCALS), CHRISITAN ROERIG (BASS) & PATRICK COST (DRUMS)) have released their career masterpiece! "Oppositional Defiance" is 12 tracks of genuine heartbreak,anger and real life problems.This is a testimony from a band that's lived hard lives and 2020 was the breaking point. Pop Punk doesn't get much heavier,honest or relatable than this. If you're as fed up with life these days as most of us - You NEED this album in your life. Definitely gonna be in my year end Top Ten.


  Depending where you are in the world you'll also be able to get it from Brassneck Records, Bearded Punk Records, Beefcake Records and Waterslide Records.

Mick, for my song choice. I'd go with "Don't Miss The Train" or "Spoiled Brat"

I'll play Spoiled Brat on this week's Just Some Punk Songs show so today you're getting Don't Miss The Train...

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