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23min of Ska : the Moon Ska Special!

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cover photo : Meredith M. Goldberg

The Toasters album “Dub 56” was my intro into the big world of ska, I will always hold it in high esteem for that alone. Besides, it was a ripper of an album! It started a love of the sound that has never gone away. In my young lust to find more ska music, I took note of the label, Moon Ska, and the label catalog that came with the album. It wasn’t long before I was sending away for other CDs that Moon had released. Was I loving every minute of it? You bet I was! Moon was my label for more tradition sounding ska (I went to Dill and Asian Man for my ska/punk and to Jump Up for my local Midwest scene) and I could never get enough. It was a fair time before I met the man behind the label, Robert “Bucket” Hingly of the Toasters. I’m not gonna lie, me and Bucket aren’t pals in the least, and he could never pick me out of a line up of 3 goofy white boys, but he’s always been a good guy to me. It was years before when I’d see them on tour we’d even talk ska. Honestly, we usually talked about Jack Kirby and his work for Marvel (specifically Silver Surfer) or talk about the other bands on tour. He’s a top guy, never made me feel like an idiot about ska history (even when I kind of am) and more than that he’s always down to chat. That’s what I love about Bucket, he’s a man of the people, he’s an authority that never feels like it and he tears up the stage! I could talk more about Moon, but this episode really is just a love letter to Bucket. Thank you Mr. Hingly, see you on the road.

00:00 – the Toasters – Dub 56 (Dub 56 ’94)
02:41 – Hepcat – the Secret (Out of Nowhere ’94)
05:16 – the New York Citizens – the National Front (On the Move ’88)
08:00 – the Scofflaws – Back Door Open (Ska in Hi-Fi ’95)
10:27 – Let’s Go Bowling – You Take Me (Mr. Twist ’96)
14:14 – the Articles – Spread Satin (Flip F’real ’97)
19:23 – Easy Big Fella – Stuck in the Chapel of Love (Eat at Joey’s ’97)

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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 : Jellybeans

23skaJELLYBEANSYou are smart.
You are capable.
Don’t overcomplicate it and get in your own way.
You got this!
Now listen to some ska and go do the thing that needs doing!
Let this be the soundtrack to getting it done.

00:00 – Stop the Presses – Wasted Youth (Money in the Bank ’19)
04:09 – the Pomps – Autopsy (Drums & Liars ’19)
07:34 – Hepcat – Mama Used to Say (Right On Time ’97)
11:23 – Matt Wixson – Homophobin’ (Hell is Other People ’18)
14:10 – the Loving Paupers – What I Want (Lines ’19)
16:53 – Skatax – Soul Sister (One Shot ’19)
19:34 – Green Room Rockers – All My Life (Sweat Steady ’17)

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 : Alpine

23skaCOASTER5Oh man, I’m so excited!
Excited to share this episode with all of you!
I hope it gets you through your workday.
Or gets you through that drive home on Friday.
Maybe even just add to the excitement that is this weekend.
Whatever, just as long as you know that I’m excited to get all this great music into your ears!

00:00 – the Fuss – Riot (Ourselves ’18)
03:29 – the Fad – Mary Jane (Get After It ’18)
06:00 – the Kingpins – Sick Valentino (plan of ACTION ’00)
09:34 – Matt Wixson – Hell is Other People (Hell is Other People ’18)
12:03 – the Unduster – Mouth Shut (the Red Album ’18)
15:44 – Hepcat – Tommy’s Song (Right on Time ’97)
19:38 – Skaciety – Yesterday’s News (Overstaying Our Welcome ’18)

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23min of Ska : Abbey Chase

23skaCHASEThis episode is STACKED! Best of all, we’re kicking things off with an exclusive premiere from the Holophonics! WOAH! This fantastic song will be on their new album out on May 11th. Speaking of new songs we have a brand new song from the Georgetown Orbits off their brand new album! Not only that but I’m following that up with a bunch of songs from a bunch of bands I’m excited to see this weekend at Back to the Beach. It’s gonna be a full-on ska weekend! Fantastic new ska & ska/punk, great older ska & ska/punk! I told you this episode was great!

00:00 – the Holophonics feat. Charlie Fine – Stoked! (Phantom Arrival ’18)
02:29 – the Georgetown Orbits – Crying Over You (Solar Flares ’18)
06:30 – Goldfinger – This Lonely Place (Hang Ups ’97)
09:34 – the Mighty Mighty Bosstones – Noise Brigade (Let’s Face It ’97)
11:42 – Less Than Jake – Handshake Meet Pokerface (LTJ GNV FLA ’08)
14:23 – the Interrupters – the Vally (Say it Out Loud! ’17)
16:36 – Abraskadabra – Worm’s Song (Welcome ’18)
18:46 – Hepcat – Rudies All Around (Right On Time ’97)

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Another way to support the podcast is 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 : Strawberry

23skaSTRAWBERRY“[C]ensorship in any form is the opening wedge for fascism, since it places arbitrary and unwarranted power in the hands of individuals.”

  • Jack Parsons

00:00 – the Steady 45’s – Love Can Be (Trouble in Paradise ’17)
03:58 – Show Me Island – Ring Around and Run (Ring Around & Run ’16)
07:07 – the Pomps – I’m Not a Scientist (Alternate America ’17)
09:51 – Hepcat – Goodbye Street (Right On Time ’97)
13:25 – King Kong 4 – Lessons Learned (And Now I Know) (If Those Ray Guns Don’t Kill You First ’17)
16:17 – the Good Skamaritans – Get Through July (Let’s Rawk ’02)
18:34 – Viernes 13 – the Lucky One (Thirteen Rules ’15)

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23min of Ska : Peach

23skaBUBBLEGUMHere we are. Another week older. Another week wiser. Another week with an episode of 23min of Ska for all of you! This episode seems like a throwback to the early episodes of this show. Hope that it isn’t too “third wave-y” for anyone. But yeah, just like every week, I’m glad you are there to listen. It means a lot that you keep “podcasting” in, checking the facebook or the website each week. So thanks! This episode is for all the supporters out there, present, future, and past!

00:00 – Madness – House of Fun (House of Fun ’82)
02:36 – MU330 – Baby Rats (MU330 ’99)
05:40 – the Kingpins – Let’s Go to Work (Let’s Go BACK to Work ’17)
08:04 – Big D & the Kids Table – Fly Away (Strictly Rude ’07)
09:46 – Hepcat – I Can’t Wait (Right On Time ’97)
13:06 – the Meow Meows – Off Again (Go Boom! ’16)
16:12 – Sammy K & the East los Three – Bye Bye (Sammy K & the East los Three ’12)
19:02 – Johnny Socko – Hasslehoff (Full Trucker Effect ’97)

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23min of Ska : 19th Hole

23skaGOLFWhy in the hell would I make an episode with such a tenuous link to a theme? As always, because I thought it would be funny. So I start going through my head, computer and CD collection looking for key words, and I kept finding great songs! These were songs that I hadn’t played on the show before! So, yeah, golf is kinda dumb, and I don’t even play, but a golf themed episode made me laugh and there was too many great songs popping up that I had to do it. If there was a patron saint of golfing I’d say they influenced me or something… wait… there is? And it’s St. Andrew… and I didn’t even play a single Scottish ska band on this episode? Er… damn, I wish I hadn’t looked that up right before I started typing this text! Anyway, water traps and sand pits ahoy, it’s damn time to take a few shots off of your game before getting out of the sun to retire to the bar in the country club for a few beers. Right? Nah, still boring.

00:03 – Hepcat – Country Time (Scientific ’96)
03:16 – Club 99 – Grain of Sand (Club 99 ’13)
06:04 – MU330 – Stagnant Water (MU330 ’99)
08:00 – Reel Big Fish – Join the Club (Turn the Radio Off ’96)
11:20 – Bobby Pins & the Saloon Soldiers – Place in the Sun (Dancing on the Moon ’09)
15:20 – 2000 Tons of TNT – Shot in the Dark (Reggae Mysteria ’12)
18:21 – New York Ska-Jazz Ensemble – Bob Barker (New York Ska-Jazz Ensemble ’95)
20:18 – Skandalous All-Stars – Wish You Were a Beer (Hit Me ’97)

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

Another way to support the podcast is to buy some records from our partners in crime over at Grandpa’s Casino Recordings, they carry some great vinyl ska records!