What's Your Problem Brian?
Inappropriate Behavior

by Meredith Goldberg
June 30, 2001

File Under: Ska/Punk
rating: 3.7 out of 5

1.St. Marks & 3rd 

2.Plaid Skirts 

3.Big Shot Mike 

4.Seat Of My Pants 

5.Lock The Door 

6.I'm Not Gwen 

7.Poker Face 

8.Every Man For Himself 

9.You Get What You Paid For 



12.Counterfeit Skies     

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  • Since the extreme popularity of No Doubt came about, it is pretty hard to find a band with any ska influence, that has a female singer, and not automatically compare them to No Doubt and Gwen Stefani. That is, until What's Your Problem Brian came along!

    Hailing from NY, What's Your Problem Brian combines ska and rock music to make one great sound. Even if you aren't into WYPB's type of music, you can't help but fall in love with their catchy tunes! The song "I'm Not Gwen" talks about their similarities and differences with the all mighty No Doubt. With words like, "Screw you, I'm not Gwen," they openly express the fact that they are a completely different band with completely different singers. They certainly convince me of the differences between the two bands! Songs such as, "I'm Not Gwen" and "Big Shot Mike", both start off with incredibly cool bass lines which anybody, musically inclined or not, would appreciate. The song, "Lock the Door" is about a very interesting teacher-student relationship, which you need to hear the C.D. to understand what I am talking about. So there is some more insentive to go get it!

    All in all, What's Your Problem Brian puts together one really good album with some fun ska songs that everybody should enjoy! I encourage anyone who likes music like No Doubt's older stuff, (yes, I hate to say it, but its true) to buy this record. Even better, go see one of their shows. They put on a great live show and they are a great band!

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