Post by rownsurf81 on Apr 24, 2014 13:50:03 GMT -5
The Bouncing Souls
Current Members Greg Attonito Pete Steinkopf Bryan Kienlen George Rebelo
History Hailing from the long-time punk-hardcore hotbed of New Brunswick, New Jersey, The Bouncing Souls have been criss-crossing the country almost endlessly with their own style of fast-paced, fun punk rock since 1988. Like many New Brunswick bands, The Bouncing Souls got their start playing illegal basement house parties. Despite efforts by local law-enforcement to force the shows into more commercial establishment, these underground venues continue to host up-and-coming artists to this day and have helped to launch the careers of local bands such as Thursday, Streetlight Manifesto, Lifetime, and The Gaslight Anthem. The Bouncing Souls albums have shifted gears slightly over the years from rowdy stories of their youth and the scene around them to slightly more polished and occasionally mature themes as they've taken on various causes over the years; however, the energy of their live shows hasn’t waned at all over their twenty-five-plus years of touring, be it supporting an up-and-coming act in small surprise basement show or inciting huge mosh pits at large festivals. For anyone looking to relive their punk-rock youth or just looking for a fun, upbeat way to spend an hour, this is a must see show!
Discography 9 full length albums and over 30 EPs, live albums, and split albums
The Good the Bad, and the Argyle (1994)
Maniacal Laughter (1996)
The Bouncing Souls (1997)
Hopeless Romantic (1999)
How I Spent My Summer Vacation (2001)
Anchors Aweigh (2003)
The Gold Record (2006)
Ghosts on the Boardwalk (2010)
Personal Notes I've probably seen Bouncing Souls more times than any other band. Other than the current drummer (who's quite solid and well respected from his long-time work with Hot Water Music and Against Me!) these guys have been playing together for over 25 years. They have fun up there and try to get the crowd into the music. It's been a few years, but last I saw them they were still doing a great job of mixing in new and old material. While they may not always be spot on with vocals these days, the sing-along, jump-around (usually not punch-you-in-the-face type pit!) nature of their shows always makes for a great time. Enjoy!