No Doubt’s Tour Opener Like An 80’s Flashback

Richard B. Simon of MTV News was at the tour opener in Sacremento as the band is on the road in support of ‘Rock Steady.’ Simon said, “The Orange County ska-popsters mined flavors from across the retro-’80s spectrum, mixing driving hardcore and rasta riddims with slap-bass funk, new wave synth and pop queen balladry. With a punked-out rhythm section, two dread-stylie horn players, a guitarist straight out of a Duran Duran video and bare-bellied, necktie-wearing Gwen-just-wanna-have-fun-Stefani up front, they even looked the part.” Read more.


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