Netherlands - Luna Kafé - Full Moon 27 - 01/02/99
Mark Foggo's Skasters
St. Valentine's Day Massacre
Skanky 'lil Records
The cover of this album looks like an American newspaper with a picture of Mark Foggo, dressed in 20's style.
The written story has some background info about the first song, St. Valentine's day massacre, which is
about the killing of 7 men of Bugs Moran, executed by men from Al Capone's gang. This is followed by a funny song,
A Very Fussy Pussycat. The third song is the first in the range of songs about cars; Big Red Cars,
the title actually says it all.
The album continues with the following songs: Fat Girl, Car on a Train, Knifeman Jack,
Road Rage, It's You, One, Stand and Deliver, He Drives a Volvo, Ramona from
Barcelona, Mama Don't Like and it ends with Ska Street. Where his former albums were more Rock-steady,
St. Valentine's Day Massacre has got other influences mixed in. For me it didn't take much time to get into this
album. The slower songs are nicely blended between the more up-tempo songs.
It's their best album and I'm already looking for the next. Live these songs stand like a big rock on the ground,
and the only thing left to do is start skanking our ass off.
Copyright © 1999 Marcel Etten