23min of Ska : Picking it Up on the Tarmac

That’s right, it’s another episode of 23min of Ska! Much like last week this episode came together QUICK! I think it’s due to there being a lot of good ska to pick from, as well as me really want to play music from bands that I LOVE! I was born in May, so I usually try to make it easy on myself and just play the best music by some of my favorite people! I hope you enjoy.

00:00 – We Are The Union – Boys Will be Girls (Ordinary Life ’21)
03:11 – Backyard Superheroes – Music in My Head (Music in My Head ’21)
05:48 – the Reseters – Midnight Monologue (자정의 독백) (I Left My Love On Frontline 내 사랑은 최전방에 ’21)
08:38 – Eichlers – wow. rude. (i may b cute, but im dumb af ’20)
10:24 – Bite Me Bambi – Like That (Like That ’21)
12:50 – the Bruce Lee Band – 비 엘 티 (BLT) (비 엘 티 (BLT) ’21)
14:16 – the Skacore Cartel – Our Day Will Come (Our Day Will Come ’21)
17:01 – Key Day & Newentun All Stars – All You Fascists Bound to Lose (All You Fascists Bound to Lose ’21)
20:05 – the Operators – New Place (New Place ’21)

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23min of Ska : Secrets of the Underground Ska Scene

New ska you say? Yes, here it is! New ska! As old as this March and as new as yesterday! It’s new ska for all! Listen up and enjoy!

00:00 – Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra – Ska Salvation (SKA=ALMIGHTY ’21)
01:45 – Flying Raccoon Suit – Red Herring (Afterglow ’21)
04:54 – Coolidge – Leave Me Alone (Transmission Condition ’21)
08:07 – the Best of the Worst – Wishing Well (Better Medicine ’21)
10:32 – Oka Over – Mir macht keiner was vor (Oka ’21)
13:25 – Jeff Rosenstock – SKrAm! (SKA DREAM ’21)
15:53 – Half Past Two – Some Nights (Some Nights ’21)
18:54 – Hub City Stompers – Limbo (Limbo ’21)

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23min of Ska : Dig that Crazy Beat

Thanks for allowing me to go crazy the last few weeks with odd theme episode ideas, some were even stretching sanity! Digging back a few episodes we’ll find television themes, ’90s covers, ska songs from non ska bands, loungey ska, epic team ups, and a song about an outbreak… hrm… seems familiar when looking at this episode… At any rate, it looks like we’re all on the same page now! Hope you enjoyed the ride!

00:00 – JFK & the Conspirators – the Odd Couple (the Mayor of Ganja City ’98)
02:16 – the Regulators – Don’t Look Back in Anger (Don’t Look Back in Anger ’20)
06:57 – Nouvelle Vague – Ca Plane Pour Moi (3 ’09)
10:10 – Batam OrcheSka feat. Tchepy Soekardy – Together (Lounge ’15)
14:36 – Joey Altruda & Tom Zé – A Babá (Ska Version) (A Babá (Ska Version) ’21)
18:44 – Lucky Luxury with the Luxurians – Outbreak! (Muldoon’s Move / Outbreak! ’21)
21:37 – Dan Potthast – Same Page (Eyeballs ’99)

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23min of Ska : the Television Adaptation

Is the the most ridiculous episode I’ve ever done? Maybe… did I laugh to myself a lot while making it? You know it!

“Turn it on, turn it on, turn it on, turn it on, on, on, on, on and tune me out!”

00:00 – the Prizefighters – Bebop Rocksteady (Firewalk ’19)
02:59 – Carlos Malcolm & His Afro-Jamaican Rhythms – Bonanza Ska (Bonanza Ska ’65)
05:59 – Skatune Network – Ed, Edd n Eddy (Skatune Skatoons! ’20)
09:54 – My Superhero – Scooby Doo (SKAteboard Music ’98)
11:35 – Melbourne Ska Orchestra – Curb Your Enthusiasm Theme Song (TV & Movie Themes ’18)
15:04 – Jump with Joey – Green Acres (Ska-Ba ’91)
16:13 – Perfect Thyroid – Sanford and Son (SKAndalous: I’ve Gotcha Covered comp ’96)
19:03 – Victims of Circumstance – My Life (50,000,000 Victims of Circumstance Fans Can’t be Wrong : the “Decades” Vol. 1 ’12)
21:54 – the Bruce Lee Band – Gilligan (Bruce Lee Band ’95)

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23min of Ska : Back in the Day…

If there’s two things that ska can’t seem to shake, it’s the ’90s and cover songs. So in that spirit I decided to just lean into it.

00:00 – Kill Lincoln – David Duke is Running for President (Ska Against Racism comp ’20)
01:16 – Be Like Max – Doomsday (Save Us All ’19)
03:30 – the Holophonics – Kiss Me (MaSKArades Vol. 13: Yeah, but Also Check Out Our Original Music ’19)
05:12 – Big D & the Kids Table – Dr. D (Strictly Covered ’19)
08:42 – Skandalous All-Stars – Cannonball (Hit Me ’97)
12:49 – Matt Wixson – Satan is My Motor (Piece of Cake ’20)
15:57 – skameleon – Wannabe (Humba Humba Täterä ’16)
19:20 – Stupid Flanders – Smells Like TMNT (Flanders’ Dozen ’15)

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23min of Ska : Search for the Open Gate

Last week I brought you familiar ska songs, that weren’t done in a ska style, this week I bring you some ska songs, but the artists aren’t known for being ska bands (even though some have some bona fide ska connections). Enjoy this slightly sideways listen to our favorite sound, because ska is for everyone!

00:00 – Anna Hanski – Verhon Takana (Ma and Pa) (Skysyiset Unet ’90)
03:00 – Joe Jackson Band – Pretty Boys (Beat Crazy ’80)
06:36 – the Orion Experience – Like Sexy Dynamite (Cosmicandy ’07)
09:36 – the Uninvited – What God Said (Uninvited ’98)
12:31 – die Ärzte – Schunder-Song (Ein Song namens Schunder ’05)
15:34 – the Living End – Trapped (the Living End ’98)
18:57 – the Vines – Factory (Highly Evolved ’02)
22:03 – Gnarboots – Song 3 (A.L.B.U.M. ’12)

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23min of… is this Ska?

Well… is it?

00:00 – the Louisville Sluggers – Gangsters (Spare Shells: a Tribute to the Specials comp ’00)
02:37 – Haunted Hive – Superman (Hidden Tape Unlocked: Vol. 1 comp ’19)
06:18 – the Zipheads – 54-46 was My Number (Prehistoric Bop ’13)
11:37 – The Fabulous Plank-Tones – Rat Race (the Fabulous Plank-Tones are Makin’ the Scene ’03)
14:29 – Nova Social – Little Bitch (High School Reunion: a Tribute to Those Great 80’s Films comp ’05)
17:06 – Nouvelle Vague – Friday Night Saturday Morning (Nouvelle Vague ’04)
20:42 – Boppin’ B – One Step Beyond (Hits ’94)

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23min of Ska : the Millionaire’s Holiday

Last year I kept encountering more and more ska music that was rather, for lack of a better term, lounge-y. I’ve always been a fan of Martin Denny and exotica lounge stuff, as well as the more popular stuff by Nelson Riddle, and even more modern throwbacks like Tipsy and the Pizzicato Five. So I kept updating a playlist labeled “Lounge Type Ska” as 2020 rolled on, and when I had more than enough songs I tried my hand at getting them assembled into this episode. It’s not a dancing episode, it’s a relaxing episode, so sit down and raise a glass, you’ve earned it.

00:00 – the Magnetics – Campari (Cocktails & Fairytales Vol. 2 ’20)
02:48 – charlot – メランコリア (メランコリア / What is going on ’round you? ’20)
07:04 – the Fanculos – Lady in Cement (Lady in Cement ’20)
10:54 – Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra feat. Rina Katahira – Lying Lips [2020 Remaster] (TOKYO SKA TREASURES ’20)
15:14 – the Insteps – Saladin (Eleven Steps to Power ’96)
19:43 – Orquesta Brasileira de Música Jamaicana – Ghost Girl from Ipanema (Check One – 2: the Spirit of ’79 comp ’19)

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23min of Ska : the Greatest Team Ups of All Time!

A few weeks ago, my co-host over at On The Upbeat asked me and our guests to share some of what we consider to be great ska collaborations. That was the spark that set this episode in motion. I hope you all enjoy and share this episode with a friend!

00:00 – Moonhead Project feat. Molly Moonstone – Sydämeni Hullu (On the Dancefloor / Sydämeni Hullu ’17)
02:55 – Night Gaunts feat. the Stupid Stupid Henchmen – Stupid Stupid (Stupid Stupid ’21)
06:33 – Control This feat. Jason “Jahson” Nwagbaraocha – Imminent Danger (Imminent Danger ’21)
11:25 – We Are The Union feat. Nick Riggs – Fake World (Self Care ’18)
14:14 – Half Past Two feat. Evan Wohrman – Someone That You Used to Know (Someone That You Used to Know ’19)
16:56 – Sammy Kay & the East los Three feat. Dave Hillyard & Mr. T-Bone – Old Man’s Porch (Love Letters ’13)
19:58 – Lauren Napier & Vic Ruggiero – Walkin’ After Midnight (Straight Mix) (Duets Vol. 1 ’20)

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23min of Ska : the Virus that Wouldn’t Leave

A year ago today the World Heath Organization stated that Covid-19 was a officially a pandemic, and since then we’ve been kooked up and missing shows (on both sides of the stage). In that time we’ve had some bands addressing how we feel and putting it to song, here’s a few of those tunes.

00:00 – Backyard Superheroes – Most of All (Most of All ’20)
03:04 – the Bar Stool Preachers – When This World Fails (Soundtrack to Your Apocalypse ’20)
06:16 – Hans Gruber and the Die Hards – Medical Advice (Sgt Scag vs. Hans Gruber and the Die Hards ’21)
08:03 – Amy Gabba and the Almost Famous – Fuck You Covid (Fuck You Covid ’20)
11:29 – Monkey – Don’t Panic (Arose Such a Clatter comp ’20)
13:14 – Sir Jay & the Skatanauts – Lockdown (Covid-19 Special / Lockdown ’20)
15:57 – Neville Staple & Sugary – Be Free Baby (Be Free Baby ’21)
20:03 – Captain SKA feat. Arieleno – Millions of People (Millions of People ’20)

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