Last week on MRML, we mentioned that, "Jesse Michaels former lead singer of Operation Ivy (more HERE), Big Rig and Common Rider has unleashed a powerful full-length from his new band, Classics of Love.
That notice reminded me to backtrack and review Jesse's longest-running band, the only one to have made more than two releases, Common Rider. The band was anchored by Dan Panic of Screeching Weasel (more HERE) and pop-punk producer, Mass Giorgini on bass. However, on this 2001 single from Lookout Records (more HERE) Billie-Joe Armstrong from Green Day (more HERE) pitches in on guitar/BGV's alongside a rotating cast.
The lyrics (see above) are as insightful as ever and the hooks still hit hard. A rip-rockin' release from a man who remains his vitality to this day.
Let us know what you think of the Common Rider era of Jesse Michaels' career in the COMMENTS section (which is where you'll find the Thief in a Sleeping Town 7").