Wednesday, December 21, 2005
#12 John Ralston - Needle Bed
One of the few bands on this list that I did not learn about through downloading and/or absolutepunk.net. I was totally surprised by this band when they opened for the Get Up Kids in June. I was pissed about the openers being bands I didn’t know because some of the shows were being opened by bands like Straylight Run. It turns out that John Ralston is better than Straylight Run, so I quickly changed my mood from pissed to entertained. The album is very catchy, the songs Gone, Gone, Gone and When We Are Cats are exceptionally good. Oh, this guy is unsigned so get the cd from cdbaby.com.