23min of Ska : Ginchy!

I’ve been reading Mike Allred comics pretty much since I got into comics. He’s a guy that makes me still love superhero comics, while bringing his indie idealism into the fold. Kinda like a lot of these bands. Kill Lincoln and Bite Me Bambi are taking that ska/punk sound and totally elevating it! And there’s also great tracks from Shandon, King Kong 4, the Skajects, and Smoke Like a Fish rounding out this episode like Laura Allred’s colors round out Mike’s line work! And that Rude Boy George track? It can’t be a tribute to the Allreds and “Madman” with out a bit of Bowie! (Also, that songs from the upcoming charity album “Block Buster : a Tribute to Glam Rock” Go pre-order it!)

00:00 – Shandon ft. Mr. T-Bone – Wrong Note (Back on Board ’16)
02:47 – Kill Lincoln – Greetings from Inner Space (Can’t Complain ’20)
05:50 – Bite Me Bambi – This Love is Dead (Hurry Up and Wait ’20)
09:32 – King Kong 4 – Going a bit Mad in Our Own Way (There’s Not Much You or I Can do About It ’17)
12:07 – the Skajects – Taken from the Start (Taken from the Start ’20)
15:38 – Smoke Like a Fish – Ready of Not (Smoke Like a Fish ’02)
18:35 – Rude Boy George – Moonage Daydream (Block Buster: a Tribute to Glam Rock ’20)

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Episode Art by Mike & Laura Allred
From the cover of “Popgun” Vol. 1 based on their character Madman

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23min of Ska : Holiday Special

You know it’s that time of year again… holiday season! And this year… well, we’ve been blessed with so many new ska and ska/punk holiday songs! Honestly, it was hard to whittle it down to these selections, and I finally got to fit on the Slackers playing “Dreidel” (mainly because I managed to get this episode out during Hanukkah this year!) but I think I ok, I hope you enjoy this bonus gift of an episode this week!

00:00 – the Intercepteurs – It’s Snowing on the TV (It’s Snowing on the TV ’20)
03:26 – Cut Capers – All Alone on Christmas (All Alone on Christmas ’20)
05:12 – the Magnetics – Christmas Present (Christmas Present ’20)
07:55 – the Slackers – Dreidel (Hanukkah ’09)
11:14 – Alex Dominish – Winter Wishing (Winter Wishing ’20)
14:02 – Mr. Incommunicado ft. Haley Green – Have a Merry Christmas (Have a Merry Christmas ’20)
17:26 – We Are The Union – I’m Working Retail for Christmas (I’m Working Retail for Christmas ’20)
20:00 – Super Hi-Fi – Auld Lang Syne (Yule Analog Vol. 1 ’14)

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23min of Ska : Hell Morning!!!

Oh heck yeah! Kicking off w/ a brand new song from Paul the Kid! I’ve been a fan of Paul for a time and he never fails to deliver! I hope you all dig it as much as I do! After a killer Bruce Lee Band tune we move on to some fun recently released tracks, like this fun track from the Intercepteurs out of Salisbury, UK, this absolute gem from Tape Girl, a fun benefit track from my pal Charlie Continental (of SPELLS and Mail Order Children fame) before ending with some classic tracks from Radical Kick, the Waitresses, and the Space Heaters.

00:00 – Paul the Kid – Palm Trees & Ciggies (Palm Trees & Ciggies ’20)
04:28 – Bruce Lee Band – If Only I Could Listen to My Heart (Rental!! Eviction!! ’19)
06:28 – the Intercepteurs – Once Bitten (You are Hear ’20)
09:14 – Tape Girl – …And You’re doing Nothing (…And You’re doing Nothing ’20)
11:27 – Charlie Continental feat. Daryl Wilson, Ella Sugar and the Calgary Family Singers – Be Much Better (Be Much Better ’20)
13:11 – Radical Kick – Satsa På Dej Själv (Satsa På Dej Själv ’81)
16:13 – the Waitresses – No Guilt (Wasn’t Tomorrow Wonderful? ’81)
19:54 – the Space Heaters – the Girl Next Door (the Space Heaters ’96)

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Art by: Cliff Chiang and Matt Wilson
From the book: “Paper Girls”

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23min of Ska : the Lovely Angels

I came of age in the ’90s, which means, yeah, I read a fair amount of manga. One of my favorites was always Adam Warren’s take on “the Dirty Pair” a sci-fi book that was ages ahead of the curve by decades in ideas, tech, and even the rise of horrible fan-types. It’s about 2 young government workers who are sent to help citizens, but are a bit accident prone so wherever they show up hijinks ensue. Self assured women whose work entertains? Seems like a good theme for a ska podcast…

00:00 – Nahar Band – Over the Moon (Hurriya ’20)
03:34 – Half Past Two / Bite Me Bambi / Catbite / Skatune Network / Mustard Plug – Lost Again (Lost Again ’20)
06:50 – the Heat Machine – Overdrive (No Coast Dance Party ’09)
10:53 – Girls Go Ska – Quédate (Quédate ’20)
14:03 – OreSkaBand – Life is Beautiful (Slogan ’17)
17:48 – Venus Hill – Empty (Whatever ’02)
21:06 – Highball Holiday – Multiple Personality Disorder (Highball Holiday ’97)

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Art by: Adam Warren
From: “Dirty Pair: Run from the Future” issue #3

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23min of Ska : Times Past

It’s Thanksgiving time in the States and what a better time to break out a book about family. It’s about a father and son, the meaning of legacy and missing their family that has passed on. Oh and also superheroes, lots of superhero craziness… also a lot of nostalgia for the atomic age… one panel even references the existence of ska, so it’s got that going for it too!

00:00 – Shady Street Allstars – Far from Home (Far from Home ’20)
04:01 – the Insteps – Every Slacker is a Star (Eleven Steps to Power ’96)
07:08 – Bruce Lee Band – Spinning Me Around (Rental!! Eviction!! ’19)
08:16 – Dave Hillyard & the Rocksteady 7 – Father & Son (Playtime ’99)
13:37 – the Topshots – There Goes My Baby (the Topshots ’19)
17:14 – Hans Gruber & the Die Hards – Eternal Beach Ball (Hans Gruber & the Die Hards 2 ’19)
19:17 – the Seattleites – Starry Night (the Thing! ’19)

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Art by: Tony Harris
Based on: Starman Omnibus Vol. 1

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23min of Ska : Precious Little Life

So, yeah, I wanted to do an episode with a lot of my favorite Canadian bands and pattern it after “Alpha Flight” but that wasn’t coming together. Then I heard the opening track by “Lo(u)ser” and KNEW I needed to do a “Scott Pilgrim” styled episode and then everything just fell right together! Keep the Canadians, add a bunch of other great tracks, and that’s a podcast!

00:00 – Lo(u)ser – Grow Up (Grow Up ’20)
02:18 – Amy Gabba and the Almost Famous – Lies (Heart is Stupid ’19)
05:00 – Rude Boy George – Magnificent 7 (Combat Cancer : a Tribute to the Clash comp ’15)
09:30 – King Kong 4 – dead letter (anything can happen, but almost nothing will ’20)
11:12 – minivandal – Fact Check (Turn Left Here ’18)
13:44 – the Kingpins – All the World’s a Cage (plan of ACTION ’00)
17:02 – Younger Than Neil – Up for Air (la Llorona) (Write New History ’19)
20:03 – Rude Ways – Analog Days (Analog Days ’20)

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Episode artwork by: Bryan Lee O’Malley
Based on his work: Scott Pilgrim

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23min of Ska : Disposable Assassin

Surreality just got funky! Or “rude” I should say “Surreality just got rude” because this is a ska podcast, right? Anyway, “Scud the Disposable Assassin” is a top tier comic for me, so over the top and fun and oddly, one of the easier episodes to find current music to fit the theme. Fun comic, fun music, fun episode! It’s cool to be a ska podcast.

00:00 – the Steady 45’s – Slowdown Heart (Meaning of Love ’20)
03:21 – Bad Operation – Bagel Rooks (Bad Operation ’20)
05:31 – the Skalinskis – Somebody Stole My Baby (Freak Club ’18)
08:11 – Soweto – Don’t Look Back (Turn on the Music Again ’17)
10:55 – Mighty Megatons – Atomic Bomb (Atomic Bomb / I Want to Know ’19)
13:31 – the Void Union – Mine (Return of the Super Vape ’19)
15:35 – the Slackers – Robots (the Boss Harmony Sessions ’07)
20:14 – Bomb the Music Industry! – This Graceless Planet (Others! Others! ’09)

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Episode artwork by: Rob Schrab
Based on the cover of: Scud the Disposable Assassin #1

(I do feel bad that I couldn’t fit “Werewolves in Space” by Llama Tsunami in though, as this comic features a werewolf in space! Seriously, check out this book!)

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23min of Ska : Journey into Amazing Tales of the Uncanny

Ok, it’s back to just me, your pal RJ Phoenix to ride out the rest of the year with on this podcast! I love so many of the songs on this week’s episode that I had a little too much silly fun w/ the art and title… in which I botched making the title of the episode more visual than the name of the podcast… eh, win some, lose some! Enjoy!

00:00 – Eat the Evidence – Human Beings (Sex, Drugs & Wishy Washy Politics ’17)
03:27 – the Inevitables – Barely Kids (the Inevitables ’20)
06:34 – Brainwreck – Think of Phoenix (Charlie ’18)
08:22 – MU330 – the Punisher / Downtown (Chumps on Parade ’96)
13:04 – Call Me Malcolm – Also, Spiders (Me, Myself and Something Else ’20)
16:22 – Yum!Yum!ORANGE – CARTOON HEROES (Orange Juice ’04)
19:40 – the Vengers – Suite N-3 (Push This? ’95)

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23min of Ska Cross Over : This I Know with Josh and Joe

When I started off this nutty run of crossover episodes, I started w/ Josh from This I Know with Josh and Joe, so now it’s Joe’s turn to help me finish it off. I’ve known Joe since he was a baby. He’s my cousin and I love him. I was going to make fun of him and put up super goofy picture of him, but I took the high road! Once you’re done w/ this go listen to the hilariously fun podcast he and Josh do!

00:00 – Days N Daze – Flurry Rush (Show Me the Blueprints. ’20)
02:46 – the Aquabats! – the Story of Nothing (Fury of the Aquabats! ’97)
05:37 – Mike Park w/ Brittany Luna of Catbite – You Feel Like You’re in Quicksand (You Feel Like You’re in Quicksand ’20)
08:09 – Jimmy Cliff – the Harder They Come (the Harder They Come soundtrack ’72)
11:46 – the Mighty Mighty Bosstones – They Will Need Music (the Magic of Youth ’11)
15:31 – Less Than Jake – Spirit of ’20 (Lost at Home Sessions ’20)
17:46 – the Slackers – They are Losing (They are Losing ’20)
21:56 – Reel Big Fish – Another F.U. Song (Monkeys for Nothing and Chimps for Free ’07

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23min of Ska : Halloween Special!

It’s a Halloween Special! How special? Well… you can only hear it on this page, it’s not going in the RSS feed… because it’s a SPECIAL! A SECRET SPECIAL! (I used to do these for another website… but that’s not happening anymore, but if you like horror movies still go check out my pals over at geeknerdery.com!)

00:00 – the Magnetics – Bloody Mary (Cocktails & Fairy Tales Vol. 1 ’20)
02:31 – We Are The Union – You’re Dead / Vampire Ska (You’re Dead / Vampire Ska ’20)
04:59 – Hans Gruber and the Die Hards – We’re All Gonna Die (Hans Gruber and the Die Hards ’17)
07:00 – the Amphetameanies – Ghost Bus (Right Line in Nylons ’00)
09:33 – Llama Tsunami – Re: Your Brains (Werewolves in Space ’16)
13:49 – Lone Raspberry – the Mortician (Children of the Horn ’96)
17:10 – Skandalous All-Stars – Living Dead (Punk Steady ’98)
19:20 – Grave Danger – Cemetrerrium (Tomb it May Concern ’19)

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