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23min of Ska : Vacation : You Call It Vol. 21

A few times a year I ask my listeners what they think I should be playing, and every time I am delighted at what is suggested! So many good suggestions from Facebook, Twitter and Reddit that I pared down to this episode. I hope you all enjoy, I’ll be back in the main driver’s seat starting again next week, with an all new theme for the rest of the year! Can’t wait, hope you can’t either!

00:00 – Redeemon – Anaphylactic (Anaphylactic ’20)
04:59 – Random Hand – Scum Triumphant (Another Change of Plan ’10)
09:27 – 8°6 Crew – Vieille France (Bad Bad Reggae ’13)
14:04 – the Hoochy Girls – Storytime (Greatest Hits ’03)
16:10 – Pussycat Doghouse – Clown School Dropout (Bananas ’20)
19:39 – Ford the River – Civil War, the First Blow Struck (Adult Thoughts ’21)

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Rerun-ish : 23min of Ska : Excuse Me Mr.

A Note: This episode first “aired” in September of 2012. Well, not exactly. The original episode has one song in it that has been swapped out for another. See, when I first made this episode I’d planned on using “Mr. Tragedy” by the Slackers, then I saw I wanted to use a different Slackers song in another episode right after this one and didn’t want my listeners to have some Slackers overkill, so I replaced it w/ “Mr. Pink” by the Articles. This wouldn’t be a problem except for the fact that I’d just used “Mr. Pink” in a episode about a month before! Whoops! I didn’t realize this until it was far too late. Then in the next episode the Slackers song I was going to use there got edged out and delayed for a while, meaning I could’ve totally done what I wanted w/o worry and not have played that Articles song twice… if only I had a time machine… So here is the episode as it was originally intended!

Here’s the episode’s original write up (w/ a few minor changes): In honor of my awesome cat Mr. Pants, here is a whole bunch of songs for the Misters! There is a lot of absolute classics in here! You can’t beat the Toasters, the Articles the Slackers or the Smooths! Hands down, great songs by great bands! New York Ska-Jazz Ensemble and Pressure Cooker also the deliver the good diggin’ down on the ska sound. The Stretch Band (AKA Stretch Armstrong) throws in a cover of one of my favorite Devo songs, and while it loses the ska beat every now and again, it is so good, I couldn’t leave it out! Then smack in the middle of all this, I hit you with Jorge and the Landladies incredibly lush and psychedelic sound. If you don’t have that album yet, I don’t know what more convincing you’ll need.

the Toasters – Mr. Trouble (Skaboom! ’87)
New York Ska-Jazz Ensemble – Mr. Pitiful (Low Blow ’97)
the Stretch Band – Mr. DNA (Mashin’ Potatoes comp ’00)
Jorge & the Landladies – Mr. David (Monobound ’12)
Pressure Cooker – Mr. Precious (Future’s History ’06)
the Slackers – Mr. Tragedy (the Great Rocksteady Swindle ’10)
the Smooths – Mr. Figurehead (Very Own Vegas ’96)

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