Common Rider "Last Wave Rockers"
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Ex-Operation Ivy frontman/lyricist Jesse Michaels returned in 1999 with his first real band in ten years, Common Rider, joining forces with Mass Giorgini and Dan Lumley from Squirtgun and Screeching Weasel. "Last Wave Rockers" is not just for Operation Ivy fans but the album is an extension of that band, showcasing the same insightful, beautiful lyrics and the same kind of musical intensity. Combining heartfelt punk and rock-steady reggae influenced tunes in the the spirit of The Clash with Buddy Holly-esque stripped down rock'n'roll. Produced by Brendan Burke. "Last Wave Rockers" was followed up by "This Is Unity Music" released on Hopeless Records in 2000.
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