- Performer:Let's Go Bowling
- Title:Music to Bowl By
- Style:Alternative/Indie Rock,Third Wave Ska Revival
- Date of release:1991
- Recording location:Ken Carlton Recording, Madera, CA
- Size FLAC version1463 megabytes
- Size MP3 version1141 megabytes
- Size WMA version1292 megabytes
- Formats:MP4 APE RA MIDI MP2 AAC
Despite being one the founders of West Coast ska revival, Let's Go Bowling's debut album, Music to Bowl By, is a bit of a disappointment. Its low production quality didn't quite capture the energy of their upbeat live shows. Making up for this lack of decent sound is the solid songwriting.
Let’s Go Bowling are a ska band however they show little to no similarities with the bands I just mentioned. Music to Bowl By is a traditional 3rd wave ska album meaning there are heavy elements of jazz and swing incorporated into the music. The music ranges from upbeat, jumpy swing riffs to down-tempo and soothing brass arrangements. Although the album jumps from slow to quick paced tunes it flows smoothly, Let’s Go Bowlings sound is extremely jazzy and they don’t even resemble many ska bands. Lead singer Darren Fletcher has a voice that matches the upbeat tempo of the album perfectly
Let's Go Bowling is an American third wave ska band hailing from Fresno, California. Since the band's inception in 1986, the band's traditional ska style, barbershop harmonies, wisely crafted instrumentals, and its frantic live performances, helped set the standard for dress and culture for West Coast Ska, which in turn, set the groundwork for the Third Wave Movement in 1995.
Let's Go Bowling - Sick Fish 03:25. Let's Go Bowling - Daddy's Girl 02:43. Let's Go Bowling - Pin Stripe Suit 04:24. Let's Go Bowling - Hare Tonic 02:00. Let's Go Bowling - Esta Noche 03:18. Let's Go Bowling - Water Pump 03:58. Let's Go Bowling - Take a Walk 04:41. Let's Go Bowling - . Freeway Lanes - Let's Go Bowling. Stay Tuned - Let's Go Bowling. Mr. Twist - Let's Go Bowling.
Let's Go Bowling is a Third Wave Ska band hailing from the Greater San Joaquin Valley.
What the album delivers is an incredible 17 tracks recorded way back in 1984 that capture a fantastically vibrant & infectious 2 tone vibe! 2 members of The Kyber Rifles (vocalist Mark Michel & trumpeter Pete Nicholson) would go on to form Californian ska legends Let's Go Bowling so it comes as no surprise that you can hear the LGB sound in The Kyber Rifles' material.
CreditsLudwig van Beethoven - Composer
Deston Berry - Composer
Ken Carlton - Engineer, Mixing, Producer
S. Wilson Dutcher - Photography
Darren Fletcher - Composer
Let's Go Bowling - Composer, Design, Primary Artist, Producer
Paul Mullins - Art Direction, Artwork, Layout Design
|1||Dance Some More||Let's Go Bowling||3:00|
|2||Rude 69||Let's Go Bowling||3:28|
|3||Sick Fish Let's Go Bowling||Let's Go Bowling||3:25|
|4||Daddy's Girl||Let's Go Bowling||2:43|
|5||Pinstripe Suit Deston Berry||Let's Go Bowling||4:24|
|6||Hare Tonic Ludwig van Beethoven||Let's Go Bowling||2:00|
|7||Esta Noche Deston Berry / Let's Go Bowling / Darren Fletcher||Let's Go Bowling||3:18|
|8||Water Pump||Let's Go Bowling||3:58|
|9||Take a Walk Deston Berry / Darren Fletcher||Let's Go Bowling||4:41|
|10||L.G.B. Deston Berry||Let's Go Bowling||2:39|