Tag Archives: 23 minutes of ska

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 is produced weekly by RJ Phoenix
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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 Ska is produced weekly by RJ Phoenix
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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 is produced weekly by RJ Phoenix
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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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23min of Ska is produced weekly by RJ Phoenix
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23min of Ska : Road Map to Madness

More fantastic ska and ska/punk for you to listen to and check out. As always, I hope you enjoy this fantastic episode and find at least one new favorite band! It’s usually around now I turn over the next seven weeks to crossovers w/ other podcasts, friends, and ska folks, but not this session… this session I’m doing something different… so, starting next week and for the six following it… be ready… it should be fun… this episode is the shot across the bow, be prepared!

00:00 – Big Fat Panda – Man in the Middle (the Panda You Know ’21)
02:12 – BAD OPERATION – Peachy (BAD OPERATION ’20)
04:15 – Yelo Molo – Goldorak (Méli-molo ’01)
06:34 – Green Room Rockers – No Diggity (Sweat Steady ’17)
10:26 – Shonen Knife – COOKIE DAY (Happy Hour ’98)
12:45 – Skastra – Linimasa (Linimasa ’19)
16:46 – the Kinky Coo Coo’s feat. Alex Désert & Greg Lee – Tons of Fun (Tons of Fun ’11)
19:19 – the Charlie Taylor Allstars – Quarantine Stomp (Quarantine Stomp ’21)

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23min of Ska : Dandy Suits Spell Doom

What a fun episode to wrap up February with! I’ve been meaning to play you about half these songs for some time now, and I finally got them to fit together this week! As always, I hope you dig, and if you do, tell a friend! Let’s all share our love of ska, so more folks can get a taste of these bands and know what we know, ska bands are awesome!

00:00 – the Abruptors – Who, What, Where (Who, What, Where ’21)
03:14 – Ska Jazz Messengers feat. Joey Altruda – Up & Down (Introspección ’20)
05:38 – the Inevitables – the American Me (in Me) (the Inevitables versus the Youth City Sound System ’21)
08:49 – Soul Radics – Perfidia (Radication ’16)
12:08 – the Rocksteady Conspiracy – I Would Say No (I Would Say No / Today ’18)
15:37 – the Delegators – Crying (All Aboard ’13)
18:43 – Cosmic Shuffling – Night in Palermo (Magic Rocket Ship ’20)

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23min of Ska is produced weekly by RJ Phoenix
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23min of Ska : the Ska/Ski Connection

Here’s a small bundle of ska to keep you warm on such a Winter’s day. It’s a cold world out there, literally and more, so be sure to keep yourself and others warm. Life it too short to leave people on the outs, so invite them in (to your life, your house, whatever) share some hot cocoa and some ska music.

00:00 – Angel Town Combo – Mr. Corduroy (Sweeter Than Honey ’20)
03:12 – Half Past Two – All About You (All About You ’21)
05:55 – Dance Contraption – It’s All Perception (World Keeps Spinning ’21)
09:14 – Tape Girl – Shoveling (Myself Out of the Snow) (Shoveling (Myself Out of the Snow) ’21)
12:04 – King Kong Girio – Line ’em Up (Now That I’m Gone ’13)
14:15 – the End Times – Black Hat (the End Times ’21)
17:07 – the Skarsoles – Four More Shots (Wake Up Rise Up ’17)
20:39 – Lo(u)ser feat. We Are The Union – Set it All on Fire (Set it All on Fire ’21)

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23min of Ska is produced weekly by RJ Phoenix
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23min of Ska : the Discovery of the Secret Basement Show

Oh I am so excited to share this episode with you! Kicking it off w/ 2 brand new high energy songs from Coolidge and Cartoon Violence! Two of my favorite current bands bringing us all new music! Not that the rest of the tracks aren’t awesome, because they are, JER, Runaway Ricochet, WST Ska Orchestra, Small Town Get Up and the Fuss are also some of my very favorites, and favorites to share w/ you. Also the Moan, just discovered them and really wanted to share this track, hope you enjoy!

00:00 – Coolidge – I don’t Wanna Hang Out (Condition Transmission ’21)
01:56 – Cartoon Violence – Friend or Foe (Friend or Foe ’21)
05:18 – the Moan – Bang Bang (Why Wait for Love? ’20)
07:42 – JER – Breaking News! Local Punk Doubts Existence of Systemic Racism (Breaking News! Local Punk Doubts Existence of Systemic Racism ’20)
10:37 – Runaway Ricochet – Spunk (Gas Station Culture ’18)
14:05 – WST Ska Orchestra feat. Greg Lee & Alex Désert – Artibella (Big Band Tribute to the Skatalites, Vol. II ’15)
16:02 – Small Town Get Up – Beautiful (Time and Space ’21)
19:23 – the Fuss – On the Run (Ourselves ’18)

Show support for the bands by clicking on those links and checking out their websites and music! Show support for the podcast by liking & following the podcast on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and at 23ska.com. Also, feel free to subscribe and listen to the podcast on iTunes and Stitcher.

Another way to support this podcast is to listen to and support our sister podcast On the Upbeat!

Download this episode and listen to it whenever you dig

23min of Ska is produced weekly by RJ Phoenix
Want to submit your band? Email: submissions@23ska.com
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23min of Ska : the Hunt for a Decent Ska Pun

Ska puns, I hate them. Sure you could say I’m no fun, and you might not be wrong, but really, there’s so much more depth and joy in this scene that ska puns just seem, oh so lame. A band has to be super good to overcome a pun name, let’s just leave it at that. So yeah, another fun episode, not where I intended to go with it, I just kept swapping out songs and ended up with this killer set. I hope you enjoy, and I hope you come back to listen next week!

00:00 – Dang!t feat. Half Past Two – Is This Ska? (What do You Know About Ska-Punk Vol. 5 comp ’21)
02:15 – We Are the Union – Pre-Expatriate (Pre-Expatriate ’20)
04:21 – the Red Stripes – Hey Little Rich Girl (Check One-2 : the Spirit of ’79 comp ’19)
07:59 – the Skallions – Cut Out the Middleman (Skallion Battalion ’20)
11:41 – The Long Game – Step Back (Take a Look Around) (Overstaying Our Welcome ’18)
15:59 – the Smooths – Inside Song (No Breaks ’98)
19:58 – Couching Distance – Headphones (Headphones ’21)

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Download this episode and listen to it whenever you dig

23min of Ska is produced weekly by RJ Phoenix
Want to submit your band? Email: submissions@23ska.com
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