The Nightmares

Baseball Altamont

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This is a funny and pretty good rock & roll/pop 45, sounding like Deadhead bleacher bums singing about a riot that wasn't gonna happen this year. Geez, the Yanks and Mets won 197 games this year. Bet that's a record for modern New York. Punk rock or indie rock and baseball have never exactly mixed before this, so it's interesting how seamlessly the Nightmares pull it off. Worth it for the novelty value, but also for the postulation: What if a baseball game did turn into Altamont -- something fundamentally uglier than "Disco Demolition" night at Comiskey in Chicago or ten-cent beer night in Cleveland, both of which ended in forfeits for the home club?