Punk rock always had a reputation for powerful storytelling about oppression, social justice, etc. American High brings us Cheye Calvo, a powerful punk rock number that tells us the story that will leave you in anger.
Don’t let the upbeat, anthem-like guitar work, and ska-influenced cords when the verse hits, fool you. Doug Terry, the man behind American High tells us a story of Cheye Calvo who returned to his home to witness something he and his family will never forget. The tale of how the militarization of our local police forces with no search warrants can abuse their power and can happen under our nose at any time.
The song itself is catchy and will have you singing. Like I said it’s an anthem through and through.
In a world that has decided that it will go insane, anthems like this are needed. This is why punk rock is special and will never truly die.
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