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Makes you miss Lynn Strait and the original line-up.
on September 5, 2012
The death of Lynn Strait (Snot's original lead singer) is one of the more tragic musical losses of the 90's and beyond. The band's first album Get Some demonstrated that Snot's angry, melodramatic, and irreverent brand of punk continues to make an amazing listen to this day. Alive! only reinforces Get Some by showing that the quality of their music was not diminished during live performances. "Absent" was the last song that was recorded by the band (showcased on Strait Up, and arguably the album's best track). Absent proves how tragic Lynn's death was for the music industry. It is as beautiful as any other track on Alive!, and it hints to forever unrealized new music that should give you a hole somewhere in your stomach.
I wish that I was able to see the original band, and I wish even more that Lynn was still around to keep rocking. Alive is a great live album, and it is one of the few existing glimpses into one of the most influential and shortest lived acts of the 90s. This album is a must for any serious fan of rock or punk music.