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Album Review

While the Broadways' striaghtforward punk attempt doesn't offer much of anything new or exciting, the group displays an acrid lyrical wit a cut above the majority of their contemporaries, as evidenced by tracks like "Everything I Ever Wanted to Know About Genocide, I Learned in the Third Grade!," "Jonathan Kozol Was Right...," and "F**k You, Larry Kosche, I Hope You Starve and Die Someday!"


Formed: 1996 in Chicago, IL

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '90s

After the 1996 breakup of Chicago ska-punk legends Slapstick, Brendan Kelly (bass, vocals) and Dan Hanaway (trumpet, guitar, vocals) got together with ex-Tricky Dick guitarist Chris McCaughan (guitar, vocals) and Rob DePaola (drums) to form the Broadways. With the inspiration of politically charged lyrics over a background of pop-punk, comparisons to Fifteen, Crimpshrine, and Jawbreaker followed, as their own Bicycle Records released the band's 1997 debut EP, We All Know That You Can Do It. Following...
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