WOW...this is the record i always knew they could make. by no means indicative of their earlier catalog (which are easily THE best garage rock records of the 90's) They slow the tempos for this set, enlist the legendary Mr. Quintron on the Hammond B-3 organ, recorded it in one session, and gave birth to a classic. Often cited as their "gospel" record, religion really isn't the point here. I've also heard the Oblivians labeled as "stupid Blues Explosion" songs. why, exactly? because Greg and Jack didn't shout "OBLIVIANS!!!" a thousand times during their sets, or "play the blues, punk!!!"
Whereas Mr. Spencer can sometimes seem like he's trying a bit too much, the Oblivians' soul came naturally, and this record is a prime example. "Live the Life" is the kind of song I want played at my funeral.