Special : You Call It Vol. 7

23skaBEERSSo a few weeks ago I asked folks what song got them ska and I got a lot of good answers. So many good answers I made that the theme of last week’s episode. But there were some more great songs left over that I didn’t get to include, and after I posted the last episode I received more comments with more great tracks that got folks into the ska sound. Basically, I couldn’t resist doing another fat stack of your favorite tunes so soon.

00:00 – Operation Ivy – Sound System (Energy ’89)
02:11 – Blue Meanies – Grandma Shampoo (Kiss Your Ass Goodbye ’95)
05:34 – Catch Twenty-Two – Hey Sergio (Keasbey Nights ’98)
08:04 – Voodoo Glow Skulls – Insubordination (Who is, This is ’93)
11:17 – No Sports – Stay Rude, Stay Rebel (King Ska ’89)
15:47 – Mustard Plug – Skank by Numbers (Big Daddy Multitude ’93)
18:18 – the Allstonians – Walking in the Sand (Go You! ’94)

Show support for the band by clicking on those links and checking out their websites and music! Show support for the podcast by finding & liking 23min of Ska on facebook as well as follow on twitter. Also, feel free to download this episode if you wanna keep it forever. Another way to support the podcast is to buy some records from our partners in crime over at Grandpa’s Casino Recordings, they carry some great vinyl ska records!

Special : You Call It Vol. 6

23skaBEERSOnce again I reached out to my listeners on facebook and to those rude kids over on /r/ska and asked them what was the song that got you hooked on ska. Not so much the first song that you heard, but the one that made you think “man, this song is awesome, I love this, I need more of stuff this!” I’ll be the first to admit, this is all very ’90s centric, but it is when a lot of folks first heard of ska for the first time, so that kind of makes a bit of sense. I hope you all enjoy some music that other people picked out, and mixed by me, hell, I’d say that I’m on vacation!

00:00 – the Mighty Mighty Bosstones – Kinder Words (Question the Answers ’94)
03:02 – Less Than Jake – All My Best Friends are Metalheads (Hello Rockview ’98)
06:01 – the Slackers – Work Song (Better Late Than Never ’96)
11:08 – Hepcat – Dance wid’ Me (Out of Nowhere ’93)
14:31 – MU330 – Stuff (Press ’94)
17:34 – Big D & the Kids Table – Conserve (Shot by Lammi ’97)
20:08 – Reel Big Fish – I Want Your Girlfriend to be My Girlfriend, Too (Why do They Rock so Hard? ’98)

Show support for the band by clicking on those links and checking out their websites and music! Show support for the podcast by finding & liking 23min of Ska on facebook as well as follow on twitter. Also, feel free to download this episode if you wanna keep it forever. Another way to support the podcast is to buy some records from our partners in crime over at Grandpa’s Casino Recordings, they carry some great vinyl ska records!

23min of Ska : Crazy Eights

23ska8BALLAh yeah, another episode of “23min of Ska” in your ears to get you to dance, wiggle in your chair or rock out in your car. Hell, for all I know you’re listening to this while riding the subway, during your boring workday or cleaning up for your morning shower. Who knows! What I do know is that I’m glad that you’re listening and continuing to come back to listen again. I know ska isn’t for everyone so I’m glad you found the show and enjoy it! See you all here next week (I hope!)

00:00 – the Heat Machine – Just Like 8th Street (No Coast Dance Party ’09)
03:28 – the A-OKs – an Eighth of June (Birthday Song) (Maybe Partying Will Help ’15)
07:03 – Kill Lincoln – $8 Beer Night (Good Riddance to Good Advice ’15)
11:29 – Victor’s Lament – Swingin’ 8’s (Victor’s Lament E.P. ’09)
14:39 – the Good Skamaritans – One Eighty (Time to Save the World ’00)
17:01 – the Arrogant Sons of Bitches – 1-800-Alarm-Me (Three Cheers for Disappointment ’06)
20:20 – the Mighty Mighty Bosstones – 1-2-8 (Let’s Face it ’97)

Show support for the band by clicking on those links and checking out their websites and music! Show support for the podcast by finding & liking 23min of Ska on facebook as well as follow on twitter. Also, feel free to download this episode if you wanna keep it forever. Another way to support the podcast is to buy some records from our partners in crime over at Grandpa’s Casino Recordings, they carry some great vinyl ska records!

23min of Ska : Ska is Immortal

23ska8BALLSomeone told me ya’ll like ska and ska/punk around here. Is that true? If so, you’re in so much damn luck! I have for you today, not 1, not 10, not even 20, but 23 whole minutes of ska, over stuffed and packed tight for your listening pleasure! This episode features a couple new bands that I haven’t played before, it also includes some rarer tracks from some classic bands, and some bands that just need more play so that you’ll know a song or two when they get to your town to rock your face off!

00:00 – General Tso’s Fury – Fist Bump (Where has the Music Gone? ’15)
03:05 – the Snails – the Hydrogen Jukebox (Songs from the Hydrogen Jukebox Vol. 1 & 2 ’14)
05:41 – Less Than Jake – Late Night Petroleum (American Idle ’15)
07:57 – Mustard Plug – Waiting Room (Under the Influence Vol. 3 ’08)
10:38 – Royal City Riot – I Need Your Touch (Coast to Coast ’09)
14:01 – the Penniless Loafers – Doctor Doctor (the Penniless Loafers ’15)
18:03 – the Last Slice – Chicks a Trip (Underground ’14)
20:55 – OreSkaBand – 花のスカダンス (Hana no Ska Dance) (俺 (Ore) ’06)

Show support for the band by clicking on those links and checking out their websites and music! Show support for the podcast by finding & liking 23min of Ska on facebook as well as follow on twitter. Also, feel free to download this episode if you wanna keep it forever. Another way to support the podcast is to buy some records from our partners in crime over at Grandpa’s Casino Recordings, they carry some great vinyl ska records!

23min of Ska : Pretty Octopi Pants

23skaOCTOPUSHey gang, check it out, another debut song for all ya’ll! It’s from los Kung-Fu Monkeys and their new album is due out next week and it kicks off with this same song! “Taking it Easy” indeed! But that’s not where the great music stops, no! There’s plenty more, so keep those computer speakers turned up, or those earbuds in your ears, because it’s another upbeat fun episode from 23 Minutes of Ska! (Remember kids if it’s not the 23min of Ska podcast, it’s either longer or shorter than 23 minutes and may or may not be ska.)

00:00 – los Kung-Fu Monkeys – Taking it Easy (Rudeboy Rockers ’15)
02:24 – the Forthrights – Drift Away (the FORTHRIGHTS ’12)
05:22 – the Smooths – Letter After J (Very Own Vegas ’96)
08:54 – the Meow Meows – (I Don’t Know Why) I Love You (Somehow We Met ’13)
13:29 – Club 99 – There was a Fire Last Nite (Club 99 ’13)
16:44 – the Interrupters – White Noise (the Interrupters ’14)
19:00 – doctormanette – Guilt (the Same Thing Over & Over ’99)

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This episode and all episodes back to the start in 2010 are available at http://www.23Ska.com There’s a lot of great ska vinyl out there, so head over to http://www.GrandpasCasino.com and pick up some great sounds!

Show support for the band by clicking on those links and checking out their websites and music! Show support for the podcast by finding & liking 23min of Ska on facebook as well as follow on twitter. Also, feel free to download this episode if you wanna keep it forever. Another way to support the podcast is to buy some records from our partners in crime over at Grandpa’s Casino Recordings, they carry some great vinyl ska records!

23min of Ska : Live Coverage on WJLA

23ska8BALLOk, so I found a few awesome ska covers this week and I wanted to play them for you. Then one thing lead to another and this became an all ska cover show. Note: I’m a pretty damn hard sell on ska covers in general, so believe you me, this is the cream of the crop when it comes to covers! Now, press play and get ready to start dancing!

00:00 – Rude King – Cool Kids (A Fat Comp : a Fan-Made Tribute to Fat Wreck Chords ’15)
02:14 – Bombskare – Twist & Crawl (Specialized 2 : Beat Teenage Cancer ’13)
04:40 – Big D & the Kids Table – Old Friend (Hooligans United : a Tribute to Rancid ’15)
07:43 – Bomb the Music Industry! – If Assholes Got Awards, I’d Have a Trophy Case (Shine Some Light : a Benefit for Dan Lang-Gunn ’08)
10:20 – Cartoon Violence – House of Fun (Specialized 3 : Mad Not Cancer ’14)
12:17 – Reel Big Fish feat. Rachel Minton – Lyin’ Ass Bitch (Duet All Night Long ’07)
16:30 – the Holophonics – Radioactive (MaSKArades Vol. 3 ’13)
18:40 – Dan P. – a Moment of Silence (You by Me Vol. 1 ’10)

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This episode and all episodes back to the start in 2010 are available at http://www.23Ska.com

There’s a lot of great ska vinyl out there, so head over to http://www.GrandpasCasino.com and pick up some great sounds!

Show support for the band by clicking on those links and checking out their websites and music! Show support for the podcast by finding & liking 23min of Ska on facebook as well as follow on twitter. Also, feel free to download this episode if you wanna keep it forever. Another way to support the podcast is to buy some records from our partners in crime over at Grandpa’s Casino Recordings, they carry some great vinyl ska records!

23min of Ska : Lagoon Nebula

23skaNEBULACheck that intro track! That’s a brand spankin’ new song from the Freecoasters! Great song, eh? Help them put it out and hit up www.theFreecoasters.com for their crowd funding effort! The band worked with Jessie Wagner to make something pretty damn awesome, so get on that! Oh, and this episode is about space. And water. Yep. That’s a combination that fits like a glove. That makes sense right? Right? Hey, outer space and the sea, it works. It’s a theme. Dig it!

00:00 – the Freecoasters – Swim (Show Up ’15)
04:23 – My Superhero – Just Plain Fish (Solid State 14 ’97)
07:57 – Another Generation – Chase the Stars (Another Generation ’14)
10:11 – the Aquabats – Martian Girl (the Fury of the Aquabats! ’97)
12:55 – Rico – Sea Cruise (Sea Cruise / Carolina ’80)
15:51 – the 27 Red – Man on the Moon (License to Dance ’02)
19:16 – My Man Friday – Lucky Stars (Monkey Business ’97)

Show support for the band by clicking on those links and checking out their websites and music! Show support for the podcast by finding & liking 23min of Ska on facebook as well as follow on twitter. Also, feel free to download this episode if you wanna keep it forever. Another way to support the podcast is to buy some records from our partners in crime over at Grandpa’s Casino Recordings, they carry some great vinyl ska records!