Popular in the States, The dingees have three distinct musical personas - fast and furious blend of post punk in the Green Day/MxPx mold and one of the most JA-sounding brands of ska to emerge from America's white boys (catch the sinuous instrumental 'Betrayal' with its glorious horn ensemble work) and some Marley-style reggae. Lyrics are angry and excellent, largely about a youth culture careering out of control ("Pop culture there went my train/One more shot like that could blow the whole mainframe/Too much worthless information inside my head/Pop culture, stop before I lose my mind") though with all the apocalyptic imagery there's little that puts Jesus in the centre of the chaos. Some solid bass playing, a vocalist that does a credible version of Clash's Joe Strummer aggression and tight production. I expect they'd be electrifying live.
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Matthew "Pegleg" Roberts - Lead Vocals, Saxophone
Aaron Landers - Guitar
Matt "Bean" Hernandez - Bass Guitar
Dave Chevalier - Saxophone, Background Vocals
Scott Rodgers - Drums