23min of Ska : Phalanx Covenant

23skaPHALANXI almost didn’t do this episode. When I was originally going to do this series of episodes I was only going to loosely base the song selection on the title, not the contents of the story. Outside of the comic, this phrase means nothing. But since I’ve tried to hit key story points, or my favorite story moments with the songs, I knew I had to go for it. It turned out pretty damn good! Then again, with bands as great as these, it’s not hard to assemble a great mix of music!

00:00 – Eric Daino – Disappointed (Eric DTX ’16)
03:21 – Step Lively – Sea of Strangers (Trigger Effect ’99)
06:04 – Night Gaunts – Blink (Conversations with Creation ’15)
09:04 – Skavoovie & the Epitones – Japanese Robot (Ripe ’97)
10:45 – Rancid – Old Friend (…and Out Come the Wolves ’95)
13:38 – Stuck Lucky – D-D-D-Devastation (Possom Soul ’09)
15:05 – the Slackers – Robots (the Boss Harmony Sessions ’07)
19:45 – Club 99 – il Ritorno Dello Spacciatore di Cacao (Club 99 ’13)

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23min of Ska : X-Cutioner’s Song

23skaXCUTIONERThis sure is a fun batch of songs! The first several songs are pretty straight forward in how they relate to the over all comic’s story. Right? Well, I think so! The last two… maybe not so much. “Walking Away” is referring Prof. X being able to walk, if even a short time (Don’t worry Charles, this will be happening so often it’s like you’re barely even in a wheelchair.) And “No Moaning at the Bar” was inspired by Beast and Angel fixing up Harry’s Hideaway at the end of the story line. Got it? Ok! Now listen and read comics!

00:00 – the Sinisters – the Enemy’s Mind (the Sinisters ’13)
03:23 – the Last Slice – Clones (Fresh Cuts ’12)
06:03 –  Bigtopp – Father’s Day (Next Stage ’15)
08:48 – the Longshots – Borrowed Time (Borrowed Time ’14)
12:09 – Black Square – Take Warning (Onward ’08)
14:17 – Ellwood – Walking Away (Lost in Transition ’11)
17:05 – Big D & the Kids Table – No Moaning at the Bar (Stomp ’13)

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23min of Ska : X-Tinction Agenda

23skaXTINCTIONHere we go, another fantastic episode of 23min of Ska, filled to the brim with top ska. Top. Ska. You don’t believe it? Well put your earbuds in your head and listen up! This is ska! Well and some ska/punk. Maybe some reggae. But it’s good, you know it’s good! Seriously, look at the track list below, you know you wanna listen!

00:00 – los Kung-Fu Monkeys – Walking Outside (Rudeboy Rockers ’15)
02:28 – the Meow Meows – Tits & Hatred (Friends on Benefits ’15)
05:25 – Stray Bullets – Public Enemy #1 (Ghost Town Rockers ’14)
08:20 – the Skints – the Cost of Living is Killing Me (Short Change ’14)
11:48 – Popes of Chillitown – Impatient (To the Moon ’15)
14:35 – Inspecter 7 – Brother Vs. Brother (the Infamous ’97)
17:43 – Squirt Gun Warriors – Lies on Top of Lies (Don’t Fence Me In ’14)
20:36 – the Siren Six! – We are No Longer Fighting (the Voice with the Built in Promise ’97)

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23min of Ska : Days of Future Present

23skaFUTUREPRESENTI’m going to admit it right here, straight up, all I wanted to do was bring you a batch of fresh new ska music released in the first few months of 2016. I wasn’t really worried about the theme, plus this story is kind of a mess. But, it seems like it fits the story anyway! Not even kidding, I noticed it at about my third listen through to make sure the episode was sounding good that a large amount of these songs do reflect the story, a bit more surface than usual though. Accidentally achieving a theme with music, must be my mutant power.

00:00 – the Pomps – All My Guns (Indie Rock is Dying ’16)
03:36 – the Slackers – By the Time I Get to Sleep (the Slackers ’16)
06:33 – Jackie Mendez – Sitting Round the Bend (Live) (Introducing ’16)
09:06 – Gigantes Magneticos – Hey Hey! (Power of Choice ’16)
12:06 – the Imperial Walkers – Control Yourself (the Imperial Walkers ’16)
14:26 – the Freecoasters – Mystery (Show Up ’16)
16:49 – the Holophonics – See You Again (Maskarades Vol. 9: Now That’s What I Call Ska Covers ’16)
20:03 – the Defekters – Come Around (Ghettoblaster ’16)

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23min of Ska : Inferno

23skaINFERNOOh man, I think I could do 2 or 3 episodes based on the “Inferno” story line, and as I type, I’m only about 2/3rds of the way through re-reading it! I am seriously enjoying getting back to the comics of my youth and using it to inform these episodes of the show. I know, it’s a bit of an odd thought experiment for me, but I hope you all are still enjoying the ripping good ska that is being presented!

00:00 – Prince Buster And All Stars – Too Hot (Soul Serenade / Too Hot ’67)
02:49 – Charley & Whitney with the Prizefighters – Elusive Baby (Troubles / Elusive Baby ’14)
06:12 – Maddie Ruthless feat. the Forthrights – Sympathy (Maddie Ruthless and Friends ’12)
09:58 – the Toasters – New York Fever (New York Fever ’92)
12:03 – Johnny Socko – Devil’s Advocate (Quatro ’99)
14:31 – One Groovy Coconut – Limbo Life (More Like This Than That ’98)
19:18 – Demon Waffle – Never Gonna Learn (Eat Your Breakfast ’12)

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23min of Ska : God Loves, Man Kills

23skaGODLOVESWell… I tried my damnedest to stick to the topic at hand, but it got a little too depressing. Also, this one got pretty reggae-y, which is usually not my style, but everything fit so well! I guess a few more songs about unity could’ve been in order, but I’ve played so many of them before. I feel bad that I’d also already used the Smoke Like a Fish song “God Loves, Man Kills” on an episode last Summer! Also of note, the final song on here is by the Uninvited, they’re not a ska band at all, but have played a few ska tracks here and there, this track is obviously one of them.

00:00 – the Jellycats – Hysteria (When I Do ’12)
02:16 – Night Gaunts – We are Not Afraid (We’re Fucking Terrified) (Conversations with Creation ’15)
05:35 – Johnny Nine and the Racers – Human Nature (Chin Up ’09)
07:42 – Abraskadabra – Man on Demand (Abuse) (Fun as in Fungus ’14)
10:18 – the Last Slice – Strike (Underground ’14)
13:15 – Goldfinger – Downpressor Man (Darrin’s Coconut Ass ’99)
16:45 – the Expanders – Man Should Not Hold Back (Old Time Something Come Back Again ’12)
20:02 – the Uninvited – What God Said (Uninvited ’98)

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23min of Ska : Days of Future Past

23skaFUTUREPASTUh hey, here’s a new episode of 23min to Ska, hope you don’t hate it. Sorry, it’s been a bit busy as of late, so I don’t have too terribly much to say other than this: Check out all these bands, they are all awesome! Also, read more comic books, they kick tin. Hope you enjoy, ya’ll are the best listeners of all time!

00:00 – New Riot – Days Like These (Riot.Sleep.Repeat ’11)
03:26 – IV4K – Sidelines (Start Your Own Scene ’14)
04:25 – Deal’s Gone Bad – Take Time (the Ramblers ’07)
09:03 – the Dropsteppers – Foolish Pride (Get Up in it! ’11)
12:54 – the Toasters – Spooky Graveyard (D.L.T.B.G.Y.D. ’97)
16:44 – We are the Union – We Don’t Care if Yesterday Burns, Stoke Up the Fire (Great Leaps Forward ’10)
19:50 – Save the Swim Team – a New Plan (Best of Vol. 3 ’13)

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