Published on July 18th, 2011 | by Lindsey Bakker1
Rewind Listen: PGS “Worth A Thousand Words”
2002 was a big year for pop-punk. Green Day was on tour with Blink-182. Good Charlotte and Sum 41 both released their sophomore albums. Simple Plan debuted their album, No Pads, No Helmets… Just Balls and New Found Glory had a huge hit with Sticks and Stones.
And PGS, a small Chicago-based band, released Worth a Thousand Words.
If I had listened to this album in 2002, it may not have made an impression on me because the market was slightly flooded with bands that all sounded like this. Listening to this album for the first time in 2011, I actually really like it.
The songs are catchy, and easy to sing along with. The more I listen to this album (and trust me, I haven’t been able to get it out of my head for the last few days) the more surprised I am that I hadn’t heard it before. The sound is vaguely familiar, but I’ll put that down to that is what bands making pop-punk music sounded like in 2002. Rather than making the album boring, it feels comfortable. Like your favorite pair of pants.
Find it, and give it a listen, if you can find it. It’s a good reminder that there are so many good bands that never get the break that they deserve.
If anybody knows where to find this band online or how to find the album, let us know in the comments below.