Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Ukeage Boy: Milo goes political with RebUke tunes

Milo Aukerman sans ukulele. (Cat Rose photo)

In a 2019 interview with this blog, Milo Aukerman discussed how he played acoustic guitar around his home while his daughter joined him on the French horn.

That's a far cry from the Descendents tuneage he's used to knocking out, but how about going all ukulele on us?

About a month away from an ultra-crucial election, Aukerman has released three politically charged solo tunes under the RebUke moniker on "45... not a LP." Check it out at Fat Wreck Chords will unleash the vinyl and the digital product is in Epitaph Records' hands.

When we last spoke to Aukerman, he was writing new Descendents songs, but these ones have now made their way into the RebUke realm as the election nears.

"I’ve spent most of my punk rock life avoiding the temptation to write political songs; it always seemed like politics is the obvious go-to subject of punk and thus not of interest to me. Unfortunately, after the 2016 U.S. Presidential election, I find myself virtually unable to write songs about anything else," Aukerman said today on the Fat site. "If you believe, like me, that 45 is not a LP, we ALL need to VOTE to make that a reality. Only then can we hope to see a return to sanity, a turning of the page. These songs are my personal attempts to turn the page on our national nightmare…if only I could will it through music."  

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