Marc Weingarten
May 08, 1998 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Jump Right In

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
genre
Reggae/Ska

We gave it an B-

Like their occasional tour mates 311, this St. Louis septet specializes in stoney ska-rock juiced up with funky grooves. Jump Right In, the first single from their second album, Master of Styles, is a solid if unspectacular skank-athon featuring the requisite chicken-scratch riff, double-stop drum pattern, and punchy horn accents. In other words, it has ”summer beach anthem” written all over it. Look for massive radio saturation. B-

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