First of all, I want to apologize to my readers and listeners for not getting this out sooner. There’s been some things going on in my personal life that I’ll divulge in another episode/article. In the 43rd episode of the Madness To Creation Podcast, we dive in to the livestream review of “Satellite Over Southtown” by music legends P.O.D. This was definitely a trip down memory lane with their incredible hits “Alive”, “Youth of the Nation”, “Satellite” and “Boom.”
The performance took place in the concourse area of Petco Park in San Diego, California, which is P.O.D.’s hometown. First, let’s talk about the visuals. From the stage setup to the drone footage, the performance and the drone footage captured the spirit and the beauty of San Diego. It was so cool seeing the baseball stadium litup, the lights going off during the performance and the drone footage providing impeccable skyline footage to completely capture the spirit of San Diego.
Then, you have the trip down memory lane. On a personal note, I remember picking up the album on its release date at a K-mart in Iowa. The album was released on September 11th, 2001 and it was one of the small handful of albums that impacts me to this day. Songs like “Set It Off”, “Tha Messenjah”, “Anything Right” and “Satellite” are still my go-to songs when times feel a little uneasy. To this day, I will never forget paying $10 to see P.O.D., Dope and Crazy Town providing support for Staind at the Quest Club in Minneapolis.
Then, you have the performance. You can feel the grooves and rhythm section pulsating through the screen by Traa and Wuv on bass and drums. Marcos also shows his versatility on the guitar with the harmonics, guitar tones and timely guitar solos. Sonny provides the passion and emotion into the sound of P.O.D. Songs such as “Ridiculous”, “Thinking About Forever” and “Set It Off” are exhibits of P.O.D. switching up genres of music so effortlessly. I mean, “Ridiculous” has such a reggae vibe and “Set It Off” has a rap-rock/nu-metal vibe.
I am absolutely looking to the livestream of “The Fundamental Elements of Southtown”, which you can check out May 27th! Look out for that review soon! Check out the complete review on the Spotify link above or the SoundCloud link below, and you can check it out on iHeartRadio as well!
Check out this episode via SoundCloud below: