Well well well…looks who’s back, and better than ever! Happier and single, have I ever got a great song for you all today! That great ska hit from Goldfinger….it’s Superman!
Goldfinger is an American punk rock/ska punk band that formed in 1994 in Los Angeles, California. Currently, the band is composed of vocalist/guitarist John Feldmann, Darrin Pfeiffer, Kelly LeMieux and Charlie Paulson. The original band is widely considered to have been a contributor to the movement of third-wave ska, a revitalization in the popularity of ska music which occurred during the mid-1990s. However, the releases of Open Your Eyes and Disconnection Notice, have been more commonly placed in the punk-rock genre. Apart from the band’s music, Goldfinger is also noted for their political activism, particularly in the area of animal rights.
Hang-Ups is Goldfinger’s second album on Mojo Records, was released September 9, 1997. Many of the album’s tracks feature more of a ska sound than their debut. The album’s first single “This Lonely Place” was not as successful as “Here in Your Bedroom”, a single off their debut album, but it did gain them numerous talk show appearances and spins of the video, which parodies the 1979 film Alien.
Like their self-titled debut, the horns on the album are provided by several members of the Orange County ska scene, most notably Dan Regan and Scott Klopfenstein of Reel Big Fish on trombone and trumpet, respectively. The song “Carlita” features Angelo Moore of Fishbone on saxophone and vocals.
“Superman” was used in several scenes for the film Kingpin
So sit back, toke up, eat some bacon, and KEEP IT WEIRD!