Saturday, October 04, 2008

Rising stars

IMAGINE a world where The Offspring had not been original pranksters, churning out corny punk rock anthems, and instead had had a sit down, a bit of a think, and had become original politicians.
This is the world in which Rise Against inhabit.
Mixing the pop punk sensibilities of The Offspring - and an eerily similar vocal style - with the rockier edge of AFI and the political manifesto of Rage Against The Machine, the Chicago-based group's fifth studio release Appeal To Reason gets my vote.


  1. hello, just stopping by to say that I love your blog. it's a great idea, as many people love music and are always looking for ways to find out about bands they haven't heard, etc. I also think rise against is an amazing band. they are talented, and very loyal to their fans. I saw them live once and they actually came back out onto stage to do a five song encore acoustic set.. well, keep up the good work :)

  2. Thanks - you'll make me blush!


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