23min of Ska : Pints to a Gallon

23skaBEERSBang, this episode gets off with a real start! Hey, it’s a brand new song from the Backyard Superheroes off their brand new EP! It really kicks off this episode thematically too! That’s right, all these songs have a thing or two in common. It’s cool, you don’t have to guess, all the songs feature drinking in some form. Not saying it is good, not always even the focus of the song in question, but drinks, they will be had! And hell, why not, in America it is a holiday weekend, so pop corks and twist the caps, and have a great time!

00:00 – Backyard Superheroes – Face It (Let’s Get Dangerous ’03)
02:37 – the Pietasters – One More Bottle of Beer (the Pietasters 1992 – 1996 ’03)
04:55 – Bomb the Music Industry – (Shut) Up the Punx!!! (Scrambles ’09)
07:30 – Smoke Like a Fish – Romance (Smoke Like a Fish ’02)
09:38 – the Toasters – Monkey’s Can’t Drink (Rare as Toast ’03)
13:09 – Squirt Gun Warriors – Give Me Something to Complain About (Lucky Hat ’13)
15:38 – the Bone Daddies – Booze Bottle Crown (Sinister City ’13)
19:31 – Reel Big Fish – Beer (Turn the Radio Off ’96)

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23min of Ska : Wage Slaves

23skaSUBWAYListen up! This episode kicks off w/ two excellent new tracks! The first from the Duppies and their new album, the second is from the Holophonics and their forthcoming album! Get excited! I’m excited! I’ve been bringing you a lot of great new ska and ska/punk this month and I couldn’t be happier to do so! It’s just that time of year where the new stuff is coming out fast! I’m happy that it gives me us all something great to listen to when we’re stuck at our jobs instead of out living it up and seeing bands and drinking lemonade! Work sucks, but great tunes make it bearable. Thanks to all the bands, thank you for saving us from our mundane lives and giving us something to dance to!

00:00 – the Duppies – Circles (Broken Organ ’15)
04:26 – the Holophonics – You’re Not (the) Special(s) (Don’t Mess with the Holophonics ’15)
06:42 – Johnny Socko – Tired & Happy Life (Full Trucker Effect ’97)
10:42 – the Insteps – Every Slacker is a Star (Eleven Steps to Power ’96)
13:49 – the Interrupters – Haven’t Seen the Last of Me (the Interrupters ’14)
15:59 – the Malcontents – No Family (Never Enough ’03)
19:24 – Stand Out Riot – Get a Real Job (Foiled for Freshness ’06)

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23min of Ska : Making the Grade

23ska8BALLCan you handle all the new ska that is being released this Summer already? We kick of with a fantastic new track from the A-OKs! Their whole album is fantastic, so be sure to snag it when it comes out! Also, we have a new single from 12 Cents for Marvin and a song from High School Football Heroes latest release! Boosh! Then I just follow all that newness up w/ some kick ass ska and ska/punk. Deal with it. By dancing. Yes, dance you crazy ska fans. Dance!

00:00 – the A-OKs – 6669 (Maybe Partying Will Help ’15)
03:16 – 12 Cents for Marvin – Lie Lie Lie (Lie Lie Lie ’15)
05:31 – High School Football Heroes – Time Slipped Away (2K15: Like Dynamite ’15)
09:12 – Big D & the Kids Table – Shining On (Strictly Rude ’07)
12:22 – Royal City Riot – I Should’ve Known Better (Coast to Coast ’09)
15:45 – the Delirians – Walkie Talkie (Get Up! ’14)
18:00 – Streetlight Manifesto – Down, Down, Down to Mephisto’s Cafe (Somewhere in the Between ’07)

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23min of Ska : Music Like Oxygen

23skaSKYBam! The ska hits, they just keep coming! They’re like something that you just can’t do with out. Sounds familiar. Anyway, what do we have hear? Some more awesome and fresh tracks! We have a brand new track from Half Past Two’s forthcoming EP and a track from Chainska Brassika’s forthcoming album! Woah! Too much killer new stuff! Also that Bumpin Uglies track just came out last week, and that track from the Kings, just two weeks ago! It is seriously good stuff! Not to say that the rest is old and ok, no no my friends, it is all good! Trust me, this is one episode that you cannot do without!

00:00 – Half Past Two – Mastering Karate (Mastering Karate ’15)
02:55 – MU330 – Wide Awake (Chumps on Parade ’96)
04:17 – the New Limits – Pressure Up (Pressure Up ’15)
07:38 – Chainska Brassika – Bad Habits (from their forthcoming album ’15)
10:40 – the Last Slice – Sea of Unknown (Underground ’14)
13:40 – Bumpin Uglies – Grass is Greener (Freakout Hell Bus ’15)
16:34 – the Kings – Frigid (the Kings ’15)
20:01 – Buck-O-Nine – Swimming in Sand (Libido ’99)

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23min of Ska : 8% Return

23ska8BALLFor the triumphant return to more modern ska, I went to my listeners and asked what they wanted. Got a few good suggestions, all which are in this podcast. Then, due to my online begging, King Duncan of the Shifters sends me on of their brand new songs. Basically, if you aren’t a close personal friend of the band, this is the first chance to hear it! Man it is a ripper! Also there’s a song from Rude King, that Jon Bravo made sure to get to me right away for you all to hear, that was just released last Saturday! Seriously, so much great new ska for you on this episode it is insane!

00:00 – the Amphetameanies – House of a Hill (Last Chance Bordello ’14)
03:07 – the Shifters – Making Waves (brand new recording! ’15)
07:27 – the Skints – Friends & Business (FM ’15)
10:40 – Nguru – Fight for Your Right (Timezone II ’08)
13:28 – Rude King – Busted Now (Coming Back to You ’15)
16:49 – Bigtopp – Teach Yourself (Next Stage ’15)
20:24 – the Mighty Mighty Bosstones – Who’s Fooling Who (Mashin’ Up the Nation Vol. 3 & 4 ’98)

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23min of Ska : May Mix Tape : the ’70s : Side B (part 2)

MayMixTape70-SideBPart2Here it is everyone, the end of a long journey through ska’s “lost decade”, the ’70s. We made it! I say we because we took this trip through time and music together! I learned a whole bunch, and listened to a whole lot of music that I’d never heard before, but I really should have! I’ve never been a ska historian, I dig into the now and current a lot more than looking to the past. That’s been a mistake, I can see that now! After putting together this set of songs I’ve learned that if you’re getting sick of ska music, because you think you’ve heard it all, well, shut up, because ska’s history and music runs deep! Let that be a lesson, always be exploring, never rest, get out there, hunt, and enjoy the sweet sounds!

00:00 – Marcia Griffiths – Sweet Bitter Love (Play Me Sweet and Nice ’74)
03:07 – Pluto – Dat (Dat ’74)
06:52 – the Selecter – On My Radio (On My Radio / Too Much Pressure ’79)
09:48 – Althea & Donna – Make a Truce (Uptown Top Ranking ’78)
13:42 – the Specials – Nite Klub (the Specials ’79)
16:42 – Barry Biggs – One Bad Apple (One Bad Apple ’71)
19:20 – Jean & the Gaytones – I Shall Sing (I Shall Sing / Target ’71)

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23min of Ska : May Mix Tape : the ’70s : Side B (part 1)

MayMixTape70-SideBPart1Our sojourn into the world of ’70s ska and rocksteady continues! Finding all these great songs for this episode was a blast! I’ll admit that I’d never heard any of these songs until I submersed myself into it to create this episode. I don’t (and you shouldn’t) consider myself a ska expert, I’m just an enthusiast with enough free time on my hands to find great tracks and cobble them together for anyone willing to listen. This might be the best one yet, these are songs I know I’m going to personally revisit in the future and probably find out more from these artists!

00:00 – Iron Capone – Pop-A-Version (Pop-A-Version ’74)
03:00 – Max Romeo & the Hippy Boys – Clap Clap (Clap – Clap / You’ve Got Your Troubles ’70)
04:58 – Brent Dowe – de Pon the Wicked (de Pon the Wicked ’76)
08:28 – Ansell Collins – Cotton Dandy (Cotton Dandy / Don’t Get Weary ’70)
11:42 – the Heptones – Hypocrite (Hypocrite ’72)
14:41 – Junior Byles – Weeping (W-E-E-P-I-N-G / Magnus in the Morning ’76)
18:49 – Al Brown with Skin, Flesh & Bones – Here I am Baby (Come and Take Me) (Here I am Baby, Come and Take Me ’74)

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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!

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