Streetlight Manifesto

Everything Goes Numb (The RISC Group/Victory)

Rundown Kreeps Go Numb: Richard Lamas of L.A. ska-punk trio the Rundown Kreeps told us about his love for a Streetlight Manifesto gem.

Streetlight Manifesto Everything Goes Numb

(RISC Group/Victory)

Richard Lamas: I need to preference this answer with honorable mentions to Social Distortion’s “Sex Love and Rock ‘n’ Roll”, AC/DC’s “Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap”, and Asheru and Blue Black of The Unspoken Heard’s “48 Months”. This decision took some self-reflection and thought. But if this was a “gun to my head” or “stranded on an island and can only listen to one album” type of situation, I’d have to choose Streetlight Manifesto’s “Everything Goes Numb”. Lasting 55 minutes & 10 seconds, this album is filled with top tier musicianship, high energy anthemic songwriting, and poetical lyrics that are universally allied to the highs and lows of the human experience. On paper this piece of art has something for all music lovers, particularly to those that are into Punk Rock.

Personally, this piece of music found me during a difficult time in my life; and like most exceptional works of art, it became a vehicle that allowed for me to expand my horizon of thought. I believe this album is concrete proof that music can join vastly different people together through emotion and common experience. If you don’t believe me, go see Streetlight Manifesto live & wait until they perform “A Better Place, a Better Time”. I promise you’ll understand my sentiment when hearing the lyrics being screamed by the crowd; especially when the words come from voices that wouldn’t be in that room if that song did not exist. To me this album is a solid 10/10.

Rundown Kreeps Go Numb: Rundown Kreeps’ “Big Bear” is out now.





















































































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