Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Treasure: The Get Up Kids
I was searching for something on an external hard drive the other day and came across The Get Up Kids album Something to write home about. The Get Up Kids were one of my favorites back in the day, they were practically local boys from nearby Kansas City, Mo. These guys are arguably one of the fathers of “Emo” even though they hated the label. This album was a big jump in a more pop direction from the punkier Four minute mile their previous album(which inexplicably I don’t have). I vaguely remember it being one of those “these guys suck now” situations that indie bands sometimes find themselves in. My contention is “How can you hate on a band that uses a Pee Wee Herman line for a song title?” End of discussion.