The Voodoo Glow Skulls: Bilingual Ska-Punk

October 1 [14:00 EDT] -- Once the Voodoo Glow Skulls were a hard core punk band. It was three years before they tired of straight punk and introduced a ska element, but their roots come through loud and clear in the style and pace of their third album Baile De Los Locos ["Bulletproof", 800k QuickTime].

The three Casillas brothers (vocalist Frank, guitarist Eddy, and bassist Jorge) founded the band with drummer Jerry O'Neill in 1988 in their hometown of Riverside, California. The brass section is comprised of saxophonist Joey Hernadez, trumpeter Joe McNally, and trombonist Brodie Johnson.

Baile De Los Locos translates loosely as "Dance of the Crazy People." An apt description seeing as the speed of the Skulls' music never ceases, even on the bonus track of the Christmas classic "Feliz Navidad."

In addition three songs are recorded in Spanish by the bilingual band, who released an English and a Spanish version of their

previous LP Firme. Over the years, the Skulls have played with such ska acts as the Mighty Mighty Bosstones, 311, No Doubt, Sublime, and the Reverend Horton Heat.