Well this just may be the latest I’ve gotten one of these online! Here we go! I’ve tried to gather not only a bunch of good songs, but also a handful of overlooked songs from some awesome bands! I’ve pulled from my 7″ collection, import CDs, albums that have went out of print and even some from albums that were never officially released!
If you’re in a ska band and would like to be featured or if you know some music that you think I should hear for future inclusion, please email me at radjose[at]gmail[dot]com! I’ll play most anything.
In this episode I’m pushing the limits of third wave in a few directions. Some towards the punk side, one in the rocksteady direction and one even towards pop. One of the things I really liked/like about ska in general is how it can blend with other genres well and still retain its own sense of self. It was another awesome experience to put together for all you listeners, so I hope you enjoy!
Also, a thank you to listener Ben who suggested the Pinstripes which I used in this podcast. He’ll get a prize for that once I think of what it should be. If you’re in a ska band and would like to be featured or if you know some music that you think I should hear for future inclusion, please let me know!
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Dr. Manette was a ska-punk band from Champagne-Urbana IL who later changed their name doctormanette and put out a record on Chicago’s JUMP UP! label. The first time I saw them is when this 7″ came out. It was at an all day ska show in the Summer of 1996 at a skate park in Rockford IL. It started at noon and went until 10pm. About half way through the show I started to get sleepy and almost took a nap on a skate ramp, but then these guys came on a blew me away! It turns out my friend Mike had had a few classes with one of them, before he went to talk to him after the set he asked me “Hey, you liked them right?” I responded that I did and 15min later Mike turned back up and handed me this record. I asked him how much and he said it was a gift, then later told me that they’d just gave him one because he knew them and that he didn’t have a record player. The 3rd song was on Moon Records’ “Skarmageddon 3: A New Beginning” so it may be familiar.