• Fri. Jul 19th, 2024

Be Like Max- Just Tryin’ to Fit It In… Your Mom

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The Vegas Ska scene has a gem under its belt. I recently went to the CD release show for the band Be Like Max. With a $10 ticket you got their new album titled Just Tryin’ to Fit It In… Your Mom. If I would’ve known how badass the album was going to be, I would’ve gladly paid $10 more to support the release, and after seeing the show, I’ll be going out any night of the week to see them again.

 

With an album title like that you know these guys are a comedic as shit, and they got that across beautifully while keeping  the Ska sound true .  With songs about masturbating and not giving a shit who cares, to skits about doing five minute show in someone’s bathroom and getting paid in high fives, I had a couple moments in the album where I couldn’t stop laughing.

 

I was immediately hooked on this album as soon as I heard the opening song Local Band. The point they get across as just being another band on the under card of a show while owning the entire night is hard to back up, but they aren’t lying when they say it. I saw Be Like Max open up for my favorite band of all time Anti Flag and Less Than Jake at The Hard Rock Cafe, and the words they say about being there to “save the show” are no joke.

 

Tracks like “Cheap Shot Youth Anthem” will relate to anyone who grew up going to shows just hoping that it would be all ages so you could go, and Be Like Max assures that they aren’t for anything but all ages shows. Ending the album with the track Chin Up gave the best horns on the album in my opinion, but left me wanting so much more! This album hasn’t left my CD player in my car since I got it, and every morning on my way to work it gets played all the way through. I have a theory that it’s impossible to be sad while listening to Ska music, and this Be Like Max album gets me all cheery  every time I put it on.

 

If you’re in to bands like Big D and the Kids Table or Reel Big Fish I highly suggest you go out and buy this album as soon as you can. You can take a listen and buy the album at belikemax.bandcamp.com, and I promise you will not be disappointed.

 

Photo Credit: © Be Like Max- all rights reserved

By Vinnie Corcoran

Born and raised in Las Vegas, Vinnie has been around a variety of music his entire life. Early on he would love listening to show tunes from The Rat Pack with his grandpa and dancing around with his mom to her favorite disco hits from the 70's, but his life would change in 1999 when he borrowed a stack of cd's from his dad that included Led Zeppelin's II, Metallica's Ride the Lightning and Black Album, and Sublime's Greatest Hits. Armed with that music base and a newly revolutionized internet connection, Vinnie ventured in to the vast world of rock and roll and never looked back. In his teenage years he discovered the revolution of punk rock and still has not let it go, annually attending the Punk Rock Bowling festival and taking every chance he can to check out local and national acts at hole–in–the–wall venues during the week. Look for him near the pit or by the bar at your next show.

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