Hey, open your mind and your ears! This is NOT just another ska band. Stretsch's music has jazz, ska, and punk influences which should entertain any listener. Although the music sounds upbeat, listen to the lyrics and you'll find a deeper message.

"Gladly Pay You Tuesday" sends the message about people who use you and abuse you and never pay you back. "Sue Happy" comments on the amount of law suits today. So if you're looking for a message, their songs aren't inane. Some songs that you'll definitely want to check out are "Drool" and "Jailbreak," which are in heavy rotation on local radio stations. My former law professor (who happens to be a parent to one of the members of the band) recommends "Scratch the Ear."

Su Chon
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