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23min of Ska : the Bad Time Records Special!

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photo credit: Shutter Crust

Ok, so Bad Time Records is a newer label, but I didn’t want to discount them. They are the ska/punk label to be watching! Now, yes, the catalog isn’t that big yet, but it’s getting there and with quality! I’m doing something I don’t normally do, and that’s including compilation tracks from the same compilation. I’ve tried to avoid this, but damn if “the Shape of Ska Punk to Come: Volume 1” isn’t a killer comp, and the three songs included here are only scratching the surface of that awesomeness! They’ve done a few rereleases/first time on vinyl, so that’s why you see some records that are older than 2019 on here. It looks like they have some big plans for 2020 and I couldn’t be more onboard. If you have somehow missed these bands or Bad Time Records before, now you can safely be in the know with this episode an await their every release along with me!

00:00 – J. Navarro & the Traitors – No Control (the Shape of Ska Punk to Come: Volume 1 comp ’19)
02:31 – Catbite – Scratch Me Up (Catbite ’19)
05:10 – OMNIGONE – Six Feet Down (No Faith ’19)
06:20 – We Are The Union – MTV is Over, if You want It (Who We Are ’07)
09:10 – No Such Noise – Gorgon City (the Shape of Ska Punk to Come: Volume 1 comp ’19)
11:50 – Thirsty Guys – Bad Chemistry (Parched ’19)
14:23 – Kill Lincoln – Days I Spent Inside (Good Riddance to Good Advice ’15)
17:54 – Stuck Lucky – True Crimes (the Shape of Ska Punk to Come: Volume 1 comp ’19)
20:20 – DISSIDENTE / ДИССИДЕНТЫ – ‘Til Debt do We Part (Frontline ’17)

Visit Bad Time Records to find more great music: badtimerecords.com

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Also, feel free to download this episode if you wanna keep it forever.

Want to submit your band? Email: submissions@23ska.com
Have something else to say? Email: podcast@23ska.com

Another way to support this podcast is to listen to and support our sister podcast the Ska After Party or to buy some records from our partners in crime over at Grandpa’s Casino Recordings, they carry some great vinyl ska records!

23min of Ska : the November Issue!

23skaNOVWould you check this out? It’s a lot of ska… a lot of new ska! Oh yeah, that’s what I like to do over here at 23min of Ska! I like to introduce you to new and current bands while also digging up some great gems from the past. I hope you can dig it. Nothing I hate more than seeing people asking “where’s the new ska?” or “how can I find new ska?” Right here kiddos, each week! Get ready for some new ska for your ears!

00:00 – the Void Union – Kassablanca (the Return of the Super Vape ’19)
02:47 – the Steady 45s – Meaning of Love (Meaning of Love / Slow the Heart ’19)
05:56 – Stoop Steady – Runaway (Lonesome ’13)
08:52 – the Prizefighters – Just Let the Music Play (Fire Walk ’19)
11:34 – the Magnetics – Coffee & Sugar (Coffee & Sugar ’19)
13:56 – Skatax – el Cantinero (One Shot ’19)
17:17 – Jim Murple Memorial – It Could be Worse (Stella Nova ’17)
20:33 – the Defenders – Set Them Free (Set Them Free / Don’t Blame the Children ’67)

Show support for the bands by clicking on those links and checking out their websites and music! Show support for the podcast by donating on Patreon or by finding & liking 23min of Ska on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram. Also, feel free to subscribe and listen to the podcast on iTunesGoogle Play, and Stitcher.

Also, feel free to download this episode if you wanna keep it forever.

Want to submit your band? Email: submissions@23ska.com
Have something else to say? Email: podcast@23ska.com

Another way to support this podcast is to listen to and support our sister podcast the Ska After Party or to buy some records from our partners in crime over at Grandpa’s Casino Recordings, they carry some great vinyl ska records!

23min of Ska : the Grandpa’s Casino Special!

23skaGRAMPSIn what has to be the most self-serving episode ever, I present to you the little label that thought it good, the one that flew too close to the sun on vinyl wings, the most failing-ist ska label around… Grandpa’s Casino Recordings… the label that I ran… into the ground. Actually, it wasn’t all that bad, in fact, the songs are pretty damn good, all the bands were top tier! So yeah, I had good instincts! And we started w/ a Kickstarter and earned the cash to make seven 7″ records, and we made them all and everyone seemed pleased, so you know… yay. So why no more releases? Well, see, this is where business comes in. The idea was to make some more copies of those records past the Kickstarter to sell and raise cash for more 7″ records from more bands… well… that didn’t work out and I still have a closet full of these records… quality records… but 7 years on, I can admit, I totally over-reached and fell on my face. In the end, hell, I got 7 more great records out into the world, releases I’ll stand behind. And hey, I still have some for sale, hit me up!

00:00 – the Shifters – It’s Been Too Long (the Big Ska Gamble: July 7″ ’12)
04:18 – the Action League – Space Attack (the Big Ska Gamble: August 7″ ’12)
07:41 – the Georgetown Orbits feat. Bridgid Roney – Jungle Happiness (the Big Ska Gamble: October 7″ ’12)
11:14 – Lockstep – the City is Burning (the Big Ska Gamble: September 7″ ’12)
13:47 – Do It With Malice – Show Me on the Doll Where Ska Touched You (the Big Ska Gamble: November 7″ ’12)
17:04 – Stop the Presses – Daddy Issues Vol. II / Bird or Plane (the Big Ska Gamble: December 7″ ’12)

Seriously, buy some vinyl ska records from me: GrandpasCasino.com

Show support for the bands by clicking on those links and checking out their websites and music! Show support for the podcast by donating on Patreon or by finding & liking 23min of Ska on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram. Also, feel free to subscribe and listen to the podcast on iTunesGoogle Play, and Stitcher.

Also, feel free to download this episode if you wanna keep it forever.

Want to submit your band? Email: submissions@23ska.com
Have something else to say? Email: podcast@23ska.com

Another way to support this podcast is to listen to and support our sister podcast the Ska After Party or to buy some records from our partners in crime over at Grandpa’s Casino Recordings, they carry some great vinyl ska records!

23min of Ska : the Halloween Issue!

23skaHALLOWEENAs a matter of principle and as a matter of keeping this show as evergreen as possible from week to week, I actually try had to not make shows that are themed around holidays or other events. And if I do, I try had to make it not so obvious. And then we have this… so yeah… look at those titles and you’re all like “Yup! Halloween episode alright!” but is it really? Could I have dropped this episode at any time and would it make you think “Halloween-ish?” I guess that is up for debate. I’d say entirely possible, but I’ve been wrong, oh so many times before! At the very least, I hope you truly enjoy this episode, as I hope you enjoy every episode!

00:00 – Stop the Presses – Dead Man’s Party (Money in the Bank ’19)
04:17 – Ultima Caida – Twilight Ska (Easygrooves vol. 1 comp ’13)
07:37 – the Seattleites – the Thing (the Thing! ’19)
11:17 – Western Standard Time Orchestra – Lon Cheney (Big Band Tribute to the Skatalites vol. II ’15)
16:26 – Laurel Aitken with the Court Jester’s Crew – Jamboree (Jamboree ’00)
19:24 – Prince Buster – Judge Dread (Judge Four Hundred Years) (Judge Dread / Waiting for My Rude Girl ’67)

Show support for the bands by clicking on those links and checking out their websites and music! Show support for the podcast by donating on Patreon or by finding & liking 23min of Ska on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram. Also, feel free to subscribe and listen to the podcast on iTunesGoogle Play, and Stitcher.

Also, feel free to download this episode if you wanna keep it forever.

Want to submit your band? Email: submissions@23ska.com
Have something else to say? Email: podcast@23ska.com

Another way to support this podcast is to listen to and support our sister podcast the Ska After Party or to buy some records from our partners in crime over at Grandpa’s Casino Recordings, they carry some great vinyl ska records!

23min of Ska : the BIB Records / DVS Media Special!

23skaBIBDVSSo BIB Records and DVS Media are two different record labels… but they seem to be a bit intertwined. A handful of albums seemingly came out around the same time on each label, both operated seemingly out of the Boston area and they co-released at least one ska compilation. In the end, I don’t know the true story behind them (and I think that I’ll probably be finding out from the slightly older, or more “in-the-know” ska crowd as soon as I publish this) …but I do know this, and this is the important part, they both put out some killer ska music!

00:00 – Bim Skala Bim – Skeleton (Eyes & Ears ’95)
03:06 – Steady Earnest – Please Go Away (Out of Line ’93)
06:15 – Dion Knibb & the Agitators – Caribbean Eskimo (Driving Me Mad ’98)
09:10 – the infamous SHOELESS JOE – Back On Up (diversionary tactics ’00)
13:02 – Johnny Socko – Madame Blavatsky (Oh, I do Hope it’s Roast Beef! ’95)
16:13 – Metro Stylee – 13 Blackbirds (Soul Garage Ska ’98)
20:21 – Six Foot Deep – Skankin’ in the Boneyard (It Came from Six Foot Deep ’97)

Show support for the bands by clicking on those links and checking out their websites and music! Show support for the podcast by donating on Patreon or by finding & liking 23min of Ska on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram. Also, feel free to subscribe and listen to the podcast on iTunesGoogle Play, and Stitcher.

Also, feel free to download this episode if you wanna keep it forever.

Want to submit your band? Email: submissions@23ska.com
Have something else to say? Email: podcast@23ska.com

Another way to support this podcast is to listen to and support our sister podcast the Ska After Party or to buy some records from our partners in crime over at Grandpa’s Casino Recordings, they carry some great vinyl ska records!

23min of Ska : the October Issue!

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cover photo by Andrea Hunter

Here’s another one of those episodes where I play around with how far I can stretch the definition of “ska.” If I was more interested in that concept I should’ve made the song sequence go from least to most in terms of ska, but I opted, as always, for song flow. Also, about half these tracks I’ve been trying to find a home for for months and I’m so glad I found the best episode to put them in! Thanks for listening, now go do something amazing!

00:00 – Profesor Galactico – Big Bad City (Pit Stop at the Moon ’19)
03:14 – Eat the Evidence – Fruit of the Loot (Sex, Drugs & Wishy Washy Politics ’17)
06:01 – Hans Gruber and the Die Hards – American Hero (Hans Gruber and the Die Hards 2 ’19)
09:13 – K-Man & the 45s – Get Outta My Head (Stand with the Youth ’19)
11:18 – Jay Parade – Jimmy (Crying Over Spilt Coffee ’19)
13:54 – Santo Remedio – Paramis (Si Se Acaba la Vida ’19)
17:29 – the Hotknives – Harsh Reality (About Time ’10)
20:39 – Derrick Morgan & the Aces – Tougher Than Tough (Rudie in Court) (Tougher Than Tough / Song for My Father ’67)

Show support for the bands by clicking on those links and checking out their websites and music! Show support for the podcast by donating on Patreon or by finding & liking 23min of Ska on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram. Also, feel free to subscribe and listen to the podcast on iTunesGoogle Play, and Stitcher.

Also, feel free to download this episode if you wanna keep it forever.

What to submit your band? Email: submissions@23ska.com
Have something else to say? Email: podcast@23ska.com

Another way to support this podcast is to listen to and support our sister podcast the Ska After Party or to buy some records from our partners in crime over at Grandpa’s Casino Recordings, they carry some great vinyl ska records!

23min of Ska : the Stomp Records Special!

23skaSTOMPStomp Records was founded in 1994 by Matt Collyer of The Planet Smashers and Jordan Swift of The Kingpins, so you know, it’s gotta pedigree of greatness. It was THEE Canadian ska label as far as I knew when I was younger. I literally thought every Canadian ska band put out a record on Stomp. Well, not quite but hell, there’s a ton of Canadian quality on for you to check out and get down with!

00:00 – the Kingpins – Beat Girl (Main Title) (Watch Your Back ’96)
02:03 – Skavenjah – Liquid Lunch (All Dressed Up ’96)
05:03 – Gangster Politics – Nica’s Dream (Gangster Politics ’98)
08:13 – Subb – It’s Alright (Daylight Savings ’02)
10:38 – the Johnstones – Action! ($ Word is Bond $ ’06)
12:27 – One Night Band – Right On (Way Back Home ’06)
16:38 – Rude City Riot – DC Riot Stomp (Nothin’ but Time ’11)
20:08 – the Planet Smashers – Break My Neck (a Love Song) (Too Much Information ’19)

Visit Stomp Records to find more great music: https://stomprecords.com/

Show support for the bands by clicking on those links and checking out their websites and music! Show support for the podcast by donating on Patreon or by finding & liking 23min of Ska on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram. Also, feel free to subscribe and listen to the podcast on iTunesGoogle Play, and Stitcher.

Also, feel free to download this episode if you wanna keep it forever.

What to submit your band? Email: submissions@23ska.com
Have something else to say? Email: podcast@23ska.com

Another way to support this podcast is to listen to and support our sister podcast the Ska After Party or to buy some records from our partners in crime over at Grandpa’s Casino Recordings, they carry some great vinyl ska records!