Thursday, October 8, 2020

RebUke - 45...not a LP

Here's a sentence I never ever thought I'd write: Milo Aukerman of the Descendents has released an anti-Trump EP that recorded on the ukulele. These three songs were originally recorded for his band, but he wanted to get them released before the election, so he cranked out these three songs solo. I can guarantee that you've never heard anything this angry on a ukulele before, or probably ever will. It has the full range of Aukerman's anger that we've ever heard before. In fact, I don't think we've ever heard him this angry before. Sure, there are some other instruments, like some electric guitar and cowbell, but it's mostly just Aukerman and a ukulele. And it's simply great.

Milo Aukerman says of the songs on 45...Not a LP: “I’ve spent most of my punk rock life avoiding the temptation to write political songs; it always seemed like politics is the obvious go-to subject of punk and thus not of interest to me. Unfortunately, after the 2016 U.S. Presidential election I find myself virtually unable to write songs about anything else."

You can watch the video for "On You" below. 45...Not a LP is available as a pre-order via Fat Wreck Chords here, or currently streaming everywhere. 

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