There is little doubt that the latest album release from The Gangsta Rabbi ‘2nd King of Jewish Punk #31/#69′ was a tremendous undertaking for the legendary musician who is also famously known as Steve Lieberman. Punk music fans are taken on a rather historic journey through The Gangsta Rabbi’s universe where a myriad of emotions are expressed through 16 resounding tracks, each delivering their own unusual, yet entertaining flair.
Scheduled for release on June 1, 2017, ‘2nd King of Jewish Punk #31/#69‘ is the 31st CD and 69th music release from Steve Lieberman, dubbed the legit King of Jewish Punk. From the emergence of the initial track on the album, “My Very last Year 3468 (Extreme Punk Thrash Edit)”, listeners will immediately take note of the powerful emotion that is driving Steve’s performance. In between sequences of distorted waves of sound, The Gangsta Rabbi delivers a hard-hitting experience that grinds the psyche.
Not too long ago we delved into “Little Kosher Girl” a high speed trip on mad, crazy love with a postmodern vibe. Strangely upbeat and mysteriously entertaining, “Little Kosher Girl” is a frenzied execution of righteous punk perfection. Check out our Review on “Little Kosher Girl”
Energy remains on overdrive on the track “Jewish Riot” a multi-faceted production with highly intense layers and a truly exhausting score. The Gangsta Rabbi gives fans a catch hook and old-world feel with a slice of rebellion on “Jewish Riot”. The energy never leaves the track as angsty riffs send shockwaves through the body.
A unique performance “Basset Hound Pull-Toy” follows suit with more fierce rock instrumentals and catchy phrases. The song is memorable, tells a sincere story and delivers a fun listen that will get your head nodding ferociously.
The Gangsta Rabbi continues to flex his muscles as a legendary musician on “A Dove Flies Over Baghdad” a brazen performance with an intriguing message. Music lovers will appreciate the raw appeal of The Gangsta Rabbi and the reference to striking moments in time.
If “A Dove Flies Over Baghdad” isn’t enough, The Gangsta Rabbi slaps listeners hard in the face with “I Want a Bass With A Whammy Bar”, a performance which has a retroactive alternative vibe with a dash of funk appeal.
Fans will embrace the memorable “Get It! Get It! Get It! Shift Shift Shift”, a multi-dimensional performance that quite a contrast to “I Want a Bass With A Whammy Bar”. Listeners are able to capture the many faces of The Gangsta Rabbi and his multi-layered personality which shines through each and every one of his performances.
Another high-flying race to another dimension is “G-d Loves Me Tho’ I’m Crazy”, an impassioned production with extreme guitars and explosive instrumentals. The Gangsta Rabbi reintroduces a sharp flurry of vocals and an addicting hook that reverberates through the mind.
“3 Little Puppies” is a playful brings out a playful performance with no shortage of ironic melodies intertwined within rugged bass and ripped guitar chords. The Gangsta Rabbi’s voices pushes through this track with distinct clarity as the delivers thunderous sequences of sound.
If you have your ears open for another upbeat performance then “Yada Yada Ya Ya” will deliver with modern appeal. “Yada Yada Ya Ya” at first seems like an uncomplicated expression but there is clearly something deeper to the story being told through this unique composition. The Gangsta Rabbi proves that he is full of surprises and every work of art he develops is the culmination of his experiences, may of which others can certainly relate to.
Turning toward history, the performance “Midianites” provides an unconventional glimpse into realm in which few have dared to venture deeper. The song is largely instrumental, rugged in all realness yet The Gangsta Rabbi still blesses the performance with a vocal accompaniment. Again, “Midianites” is a production that delivers hardcore riffs that drive endlessly.
Next on this unparalleled journey through punkdom “1ST Diaspora Egypt” delivers fast-paced instrumentals, crashing waves and fervent spirit. “1st Diaspora Egypt” is overarched by electrifying instrumentation and razor sharp ambiance.
“Puppy in A Cup” is another fast-paced tune with evidence of symbolic meaning. Clearly there is more to the song than meets the ear so to speak, and it may take a few spins to really capture the message that The Gangsta Rabbi is exuding through his non-stop performance. One thing is for certain the unconventional sound that The Gangsta Rabbi delivers is not only rare, but though-provoking, indicating that there is more to punk music than raging sonic booms.
The Gangsta Rabbi shares a very personal story on “Cancer Ward #3-Phlebotomy”. Listeners are able to get a 4 ½ minute and some change glimpse into a world that most people would be too afraid to enter, yet one that touches almost everyone in some way or another. The Gangsta Rabbi demonstrates many things on “Cancer Ward #3-Phlebotomy” courage and will are just a few. One cannot help but question if there is more to this story.
2nd King of Jewish Punk #31/#69 starts to wind down with “25 Days In A Coma” and the final performance “The Punk Meets The Godfather”. Both of these songs leave a lasting impression on listeners as they provide a mind-bending conclusion to an absolutely potent experience that few individuals will be truly prepared for. The Gangsta Rabbi boldly welcomes fans into his world, sharing excruciating experiences with reckless abandon.
One cannot fully appreciate the breadth of ‘2nd King of Jewish Punk #31/#69′ without having an open mind and strong sense of humanity. Few artists are capable of exposing their true selves as they often put forward a facade. The Gangsta Rabbi does the exact opposite. He is a musician that keeps it real while delivering authentic sounds and unforgettable experiences.
Punk lovers can expect to hear a fusion of aggressive lyrics combined with shredding guitar performances. ‘2nd King of Jewish Punk #31/#69′ is equally as progressive as it is nostalgic as Steve rejuvenates some of his earlier recordings.
The Gangsta Rabbi rewrote and re-recorded all of the performances that are on ‘2nd King of Jewish Punk #31/#69′. The songs are derived from an extensive catalog that Steve Lieberman developed over a long period of time.
The Gangsta Rabbi otherwise known as Steve Lieberman is a punk musician, singer, and multi-instrumentalist. Known as the pioneering King of Jewish Punk, Steve is also songwriter and producer. His musical influence in the industry spans across the decades as he has shared the stage with bands such as Glass jaw, the Misfits, Weezer, Andrew WK and Ryan Dunn.
To date, Steve Lieberman sold over 110,000 records and his music has landed on multiple radio formats across the country. Having worked as a county comptroller by day and rocking the stage as a musician at night, Steve developed a hefty catalog of music for the masses. Steve is currently engaged in battle with an aggressive form of cancer however he continues to deliver a combination of relics from his musical past, reinventions that relate to the present day and music innovations which look toward the future. Learn more about The Gangsta Rabbi by visiting www.gangstarabbi.com.
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