It was the summer after ninth grade and I just had my heart broken for the very first time. In the hopes of seeing my frown turned upside-down, a friend made me a mix-CD — that’s right, a mix-CD — which included this tune by Reel Big Fish. Sure, I’d heard of the band before*, but I wasn’t exactly a fan. This song from that one crazy post-breakup disc changed it all.
Today, with high hopes that I’ll find a friend willing to attend the band’s show with me in Charlotte next week, I have RBF on the brain big time and decided that sharing them with you fine folks was an absolute must. And because this is the tune that truly made me love these sort-of-punk, ska fellas, “Beer” was the one to post (though I encourage you to check out the rest of their tunes … definitely worth perusing!).
* For about two days, I definitely confused Reel Big Fish with the Mighty Mighty Bosstones in a reference previously inserted here, despite having ZERO Bosstones songs on my iPod and being completely unable to name even one. No idea why I did that. Major oops!