23min of Ska : It Leads Up to This

23ska-bwplaidAt the end of the last episode it should be no surprise how I kicked this one off. Yeah, I was in the mood for some 2Tone bands, which then lead me into a listening session of other more traditional ska bands from the era I like to call “before I got into the ska music”. One of the things about ska is that it has so much riches in it, a lot of people focus on the early days with what was coming out of Jamaica, and some even on the British bands of the late ’70s/early ’80s, but there seems to be a lack of love for the late ’80s/early ’90s ska that isn’t ska/punk. As everything else that has to do w/ ska music, I still need to learn a lot more about it! I hope that mixing that sound along w/ some of the UK’s top acts doesn’t offend your listening sensibilities.

the Specials – Rat Race (Rat Race / Rude Buoys Outa Jail ’80)
the Selecter – Tell Me What’s Wrong (Celebrate the Bullet ’81)
Madness – Bed and Breakfast Man (One Step Beyond ’79)
Skaos – Oh Sally (Catch This Beat ’89)
BOP (harvey) – Bread & Circuses (Bread & Circuses ’90)
the Toasters – Night Train (New York Fever ’92)
the Beat – Ranking Full Stop (Tears of a Clown / Ranking Full Stop ’79)

Find & like 23min of Ska on facebook. Also, feel free to download this episode. Ska is better on vinyl. Hit up Grandpa’s Casino Recordings, we have some great vinyl ska records!

One response to “23min of Ska : It Leads Up to This

  1. Pingback: 23min of Ska : It Leads Up to This | The Mod Generation

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