Monday, September 08, 2008


Song: Used
Artist: Rocket from the Crypt
Album: Scream, Dracula, Scream!

So I’ve been going through some of my older CD’s, fining a lot of stuff from my past and a lot of albums that I really dug at the time but for whatever reason didn’t keep up with the band/artist.

“Scream, Dracula, Scream!” was the major label debut on Interscope for San Diego rock band Rocket from the Crypt. This album paved the way for a short lived stint at the forefront of American Alternative radio. Unfortunately, the band didn’t meet the “alternative” quota that Interscope was looking for, and they were dropped after a follow up, “RFTC” again failed to be a big hit.

“Scream, Dracula, Scream!” is a great rock record though, filled with hard pounding, vaguely ska-ish, rock jams that almost feel like they’re from a by-gone era. My favorite track on the album was “Used,” which has some killer horns (and this comes from a non-ska fan) and a killer hook. It was never a single, see the videos of those released from the record below, “Born in ’69” is awesome!.


On a Rope

Born in ‘69

Young Livers

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