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23min of Ska : Pints to a Gallon

23skaBEERSBang, this episode gets off with a real start! Hey, it’s a brand new song from the Backyard Superheroes off their brand new EP! It really kicks off this episode thematically too! That’s right, all these songs have a thing or two in common. It’s cool, you don’t have to guess, all the songs feature drinking in some form. Not saying it is good, not always even the focus of the song in question, but drinks, they will be had! And hell, why not, in America it is a holiday weekend, so pop corks and twist the caps, and have a great time!

00:00 – Backyard Superheroes – Face It (Let’s Get Dangerous ’03)
02:37 – the Pietasters – One More Bottle of Beer (the Pietasters 1992 – 1996 ’03)
04:55 – Bomb the Music Industry – (Shut) Up the Punx!!! (Scrambles ’09)
07:30 – Smoke Like a Fish – Romance (Smoke Like a Fish ’02)
09:38 – the Toasters – Monkey’s Can’t Drink (Rare as Toast ’03)
13:09 – Squirt Gun Warriors – Give Me Something to Complain About (Lucky Hat ’13)
15:38 – the Bone Daddies – Booze Bottle Crown (Sinister City ’13)
19:31 – Reel Big Fish – Beer (Turn the Radio Off ’96)

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23min of Ska : B Complex

23skaVITAMINBringing you the best blue beat since 2010! Here’s another episode bursting at the seems with bouncing ska action! Brilliant bands like these deserve to be heard and blasted out of every boom box on the block. Now, banging out these episodes week after bloody week can drive one’s brain a bit mad, but fear not, the beginning of the end isn’t even in sight. Be well, my beautiful listeners!

00:00 – Big D & the Kids Table – Bender (How it Goes ’04)
03:27 – Big Mandrake – Burocracia (la Fantastica Maquina Magica ’12)
07:33 – Bombskare – Beatriz (Fistful of Dynamite ’09)
11:00 – the Bohunks – Back on Top (In the Waiting Room ’11)
13:49 – Backyard Superheroes – the Ballad of Troll (Backyard Superheroes ’14)
16:25 – Bim Skala Bim – Breakdown Lame (Eyes and Ears ’95)
19:36 – the Brass Action – Box Wine (Making Waves ’13)

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Special : You Call It Vol. 3

23ska-beerAh, this week I did the lazy thing, and instead of picking out a bunch of songs and them editing them together, I had the members over at /r/ska on reddit help me pick out the songs for this episode. I think it turned out totally rad! Not too mainstream, pretty modern w/ some older stuff… almost as if I would do something like this myself… if it wasn’t for my “give credit where credit’s due” ways, I’d just pretend this greatness was all done by me on my own! It really is that good of an episode!

the Skints – Ring Ring (Part & Parcel ’12)
Kill Lincoln – Look What You Did (You Little Jerk) (You Were There ’11)
Chewing on Tinfoil – Breso (Get Rich or Try Dyin’ ’09)
the Small Mediums at Large – 50’s Song (the Small Mediums at Large ’99)
Backyard Superheroes – Knowledge (Knowledge ’13)
Demon Waffle – Too Slow (Eat Your Breakfast ’12)

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23min of Ska : Prepackaged Revolutionary Soundtrack

Coming at you with a new episode. I like these songs. I don’t have much to say other than how much I dig these songs! The first two bands (the Dropsteppers & the Pinstripes) are from the Midwest, where I once called home and they really bring the ska style back to its roots. Then we have the Backyard Superheroes w/ a song off of their yet to be released EP! The Snails have been putting out constantly great music for a while now and it is about time I have one of their songs on the podcast. Likewise, Small Town Get Up have been throwing it down for a time up in Canada and really need to be heard! Sonic Boom Six, if someone described their style and what they do with the ska beat I think I would say “pass!” and that would’ve been a mistake. So if you haven’t heard them I’m not going to try and prep you to them, just enjoy it. Finally we end w/ a classic track from the Insteps. So there you have it, a well rounded, new to older 3rd wave goodness w/ everything in between.

the Dropsteppers – Center City (Get Up In It! ’11)
the Pinstripes – Might be Her Fool (I ’12)
Backyard Superheroes – Show Me Your Moves (Falling with Style ’12)
the Snails – One Way Ticket (From Kingston to Memphis ’11)
Small Town Get Up – Vintage (Mayhem Circus ’11)
Sonic Boom Six – Sound of a Revolution (Arcade Perfect ’07)
the Insteps – the Sufferer (Eleven Steps to Power ’96)

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