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appears on Never Look Back (2020)
I've seen a lot of gigs over the years and the memories of most of them kind of blur into one another, but there's one that stands out clearly in my memory as truly awesome. That was seeing Goldfinger at the legendary Wedgewood Rooms in Portsmouth, UK, in the early 2000's.
For those who haven't had the pleasure, Goldfinger are a punk / ska band from Los Angeles, California and they've been around since the mid 90's where they were considered part of the American punk scene that was grew popular at the time. If you saw a comedy film or played a video game from that era, there's a good chance you've heard one of their tracks. One of the hardest gigging bands around, in 1996 they broke the record for most gigs played in a year with a total of 385. Seeing the energy they brought to the stage in the aforementioned one, I'm not sure how they did it.
The band churned out 6 fantastic albums between '96 and '08 before slowing things down and going on hiatus. 2017 saw the release of their 8th album, but I wasn't expecting to hear much more from them as most of the original members had moved on and lead singer John Feldmann was generally busy producing albums for other bands. So I was pleasantly surprised to find that the band reunited with their original guitarist Charlie Paulson and released another new album, Never Look Back in December last year, marking it with an online only release party in the midst of the 'rona pandemic. And it's good ... it's really good!
On that note, I've picked a real feel good track off the new album for this week. Here's Standing on the Beach. Rock on!
An honourable mention goes to this track and video from the same album.
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