Hear this new audio-tornado that these ska-rockers has unleashed. Forging the territory somewhere in between the area previously explored by ska greats as THE SPECIALS and SKATALITES, Chickenpox perfect ska spirit and up-beat fun is go! A record who's balanced groove will please both old and new fans. A band on top of their game!
CHICKENPOX started out in 1992 as a celebration to old heroes like Desmond Dekker, The Skatalites, The Specials and the Beat. But, since then CHICKENPOX have worked hard and developed a musical identity easy to recognize on the blend of ska, pop and a little bit of soul. Though CHICKENPOX music often is categorized as catchy and happy, the band has a lot of thoughtful lyrics as well as an overall mature concept.
CHICKENPOX debut album "...At Mickey Cohen's Thursdaynight pokergame", and the follow-up "Stay Away From The Windows" has earned them a reputation as a great ska/popband, and on the new album "Approved By…" what we get is a full-on ska with a pop feeling always present.
All in all together, "Approved By..." is an album full of dancebeat ska, strong melodies and good songwriting. It's Chickenpox's third album and they keep telling us about how it is to long, to love, to be frustrated and to rage with anger. This splendid band will make you move to songs like "Elevator", "" and "Watch You Gonna Do About It" and make you sit down and listen to songs like "Who Is She Dancing With Now" and "She Comes Smiling".
So don't miss out on CHICKENPOX and their legacy of ska.