Wednesday, June 15, 2011

A song a day: The Beat – Mirror in the Bathroom

Remember in the 90’s/00’s when there were all those terrible wannabe ska bands? My lord did they suck quantum amounts of arse. Everything they ever wanted (and failed) to be can be summed up in Mirror in the Bathroom. Snaking bass line that makes you move your feet, saxophone that doesn’t suck, ska guitar that ducks, dives and stabs at odd moments. To be honest, I’ve never really being to sure what this song was about – mental illness, narcissism, oral hygiene, who knows but this song is all ska shaking ass from go to woe. Sure, they are better known for Sooner or Later but Mirror in the Bathroom was the true dark heart of ska.


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