Vacationing in Palm Springs

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Vacationing in Palm Springs
EP by Reel Big Fish and Cherry Poppin' Daddies
Released 1997
Genre Ska punk
Label Mojo Records
Producer Reel Big Fish: Jay Rifkin, John Avila
Cherry Poppin' Daddies: Steve Perry

Vacationing in Palm Springs is a split 7" from California ska punk band Reel Big Fish and Oregon ska-swing band the Cherry Poppin' Daddies, released in 1997 on Mojo Records.

Overview[edit]

Reel Big Fish's side includes a ska-funk-disco cover of Rodgers & Hammerstein's "There Is Nothing Like a Dame" from the 1949 musical South Pacific. This cover was recorded for the soundtrack to the 1997 film Welcome to Woop Woop, later appearing on the band's Viva La Internet/Blank CD compilation.

The Cherry Poppin' Daddies side features two ska songs, "Hi & Lo" and "2:29". "2:29" was later used as the b-side to the band's hit single "Zoot Suit Riot" and as an additional track on the Japanese release of the album of the same name. Both songs were later re-recorded, "Hi & Lo" for the Daddies' 2008 album Susquehanna and "2:29" for the 2009 compilation Skaboy JFK, which also included the re-recording of "Hi & Lo".

Two pressings of this split were made, the first on bright blue vinyl, the second on standard black.

Track listing[edit]

Reel Big Fish[edit]

  1. "There Is Nothing Like A Dame" (Rodgers & Hammerstein) - 4:31

Cherry Poppin' Daddies[edit]

  1. "Hi & Lo" (Steve Perry) - 3:28
  2. "2:29" (Steve Perry) - 3:34

Personnel[edit]

Reel Big Fish[edit]

Cherry Poppin' Daddies[edit]

  • Steve Perry - lead vocals
  • Hans Wagner - drums
  • Darren Cassidy - bass
  • Jason Moss - guitar
  • Sean Flannery - tenor saxophone
  • Dana Heitman - trumpet
  • Ian Early - alto saxophone
Additional musicians
  • Glenn Bonney - trombone
  • Dustin Lanker - keyboards on "2:29"
  • Mark Alan - backing vocals on "2:29"