'Just when you thought ska was a headstone in the pop music cemetery, some wacky kids from Fairbanks come along with a CD worthy of spastic dancing in plaid jackets.' [from the Anchorage Daily News music blog review]. 'Do you remember how you felt when you first heard the tongue-in-cheek lyrics of Reel Big Fish? Well, Fairbanks ska pop sextet The Muldoonies sounds just as good as anything from the '90's Southern California scene.' That quote is from Isaac Paris' Fairbanks Square review of The Muldoonies long-awaited, much anticipated, first CD, "Raucous Muldaucous." The CD includes nine original tracks - songs that put the ska in Alaska and that keep their fans skankin year round. The band's self-described style - ska/pop punk/new wave - was concocted in Fairbanks, Alaska, the land of manic summers and long dark winters. It's a sound that comes about when you mix one part Reel Big Fish lovin' sax player, one part Canadian Eskimo trumpet player, a Django Reinhardt enthusiast on guitar, a bass player whose influences are almost as large as his chill level, a drummer who goes from classical to ska to the piano at the drop of a hat, and a zany mad talented vocalist/creep of a girl.
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