Hub City Stompers – Blood, Sweat and Beers (For fans of The Toasters, Westbound Train, Symarip)

Over the past few years, NJ’s skinhead ska band Hub City Stompers have gained a respectable sized following across the country. However, I was surprised to learn that many fans aren’t familiar with their first album, “Blood, Sweat and Beers”.

Somewhere between “Blood, Sweat and Beers” and “Dirty Jersey”, Hub City Stompers had a complete line-up change, and the music on BSB is noticeably different. For one, the songs on their first album are a lot more horn oriented and seem a bit slower pace than Dirty Jersey or Mass Appeal.

The lyrics are often humorous and violent: take Chatterbox for example. A song about people who talk shit on the internet, but are cowards in real life: “You’re dealing with a person not a screen/I’ll double back slash your throat, and delete your fucking spleen”. Genius. If you’ve never heard of Hub City Stompers (shame on you!), Blood Sweat and Beers is a good album to start with.

Hub City Stompers – Little Julie Swastika

Blood, Sweat, and Housewives:
Hub City Stompers – Ska Ska Black Sheep
Ruder Than You – Big Step
The Slackers – Self Medication

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