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The Bruce Lee Band

Over the past twenty or so years, Mike Park has been an anchoring, powerhouse figure in American punk music. From his early musical endeavours as a saxophonist in the legendary third-wave ska band Skankin' Pickle to the foundation of Asian Man Records--among the pantheon of independent punk labels--in 1996, Park has maintained an activity in the genre that has provided not only solid business-end service for up-and-coming punk bands and underground mainstays, but also a foundation for bands that would ultimately go on to achieve internatio ...read more

Over the past twenty or so years, Mike Park has been an anchoring, powerhouse figure in American punk music. From his early musical endeavours as a saxophonist in the legendary third-wave ska band Skankin' Pickle to the foundation of Asian Man Records--among the pantheon of independent punk labels--in 1996, Park has maintained an activity in the genre that has provided not only solid business-end service for up-and-coming punk bands and underground mainstays, but also a foundation for bands that would ultimately go on to achieve international success such as Alkaline Trio, Less Than Jake and The Lawrence Arms, with Alkaline Trio's Matt Skiba once stating (while drunk) that "Mike Park is the reason we have careers". In spite of his busy occupation as a record label operator and scene leader, Park has delivered a consistent musical output including a fairly sizeable solo discography, his work as part of the band The Chinkees, and a highly on-and-off project named The Bruce Lee Band, though the estate of the late action star Bruce Lee has compelled Park to officially operate the project under the name "B. Lee Band". Releasing their self-titled debut in 1995, followed by the EP Beautiful World ten years later, Park has previously recruited Less Than Jake and Rx Bandits as his backing band for the sort-of solo project. In 2014, The Bruce Lee Band was revived as Park joined forces with Shinobu's Mike Huguenor, Bomb the Music Industry!'s Jeff Rosenstock, and Kevin Higuchi of Insolence and Whiskey Avengers to record the comeback EP Community Support Group. A full-length entitled Everything Will Be Alright, My Friend followed later in the year, boasting guest vocals from ska punk legend Jesse Michaels of Operation Ivy. The new album coincided with tour dates including stints in Japan and South Korea that featured Rosenstock, Higuchi, John DeDomenici (Bomb the Music Industry!), Dan Potthast (MU330) and Gerry Lindquist (MU330, Skankin' Pickle). « hide

Similar Bands: Less Than Jake, Bomb the Music Industry!, The Arrogant Sons of Bitches, Big D and the Kids Table, Mustard Plug

LPs
Everything Will Be Alright, My Friend
2014

3.9
4 Votes
The Bruce Lee Band
1995

3.5
1 Votes
EPs
Community Support Group
2014

3.5
1 Votes
Beautiful World
2005

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