Mad Caddies Rock The Plank (Fat Wreck Chords) Rating: NNN
Remember early No Doubt before they were oh so famous? Yeah, well, the third album from Santa Barbara skacore band Mad Caddies is kinda like that. The seven sunny ska lads fuse a rush of reggae, a pinch of polka and a little jazzy jive with their punk, making for a carpet-cutting good time. However, it all just sounds like 90s California ska without much fresh finesse. Catch the Mad Caddies at the Reverb Wednesday (December 5).