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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)

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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 : the Asian Man Records Special!

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cover photo : Jason Travis

I loved making this episode. I love Asian Man Records. I love Mike Park. And I love all the acts that he got together to release music from. Asian Man Records was a big part of my early years of loving the ska sound, as I was already a fan of ska, but AMR really helped me branch out and learn about more bands. As a pretty skint kid, I didn’t always have the cash to buy a ton of CDs and AMR kept it as cheap as he could and put out super cheap samplers to find out and hear new bands. I have so many AMR records on my shelf, ska, ska/punk and of other genres that this was an easy one to get together. I know I leaned a bit on the early years here, but I also wanted to show AMR is still holding up the ska banner and supporting those songs. Mike was a man of many tastes, and he always had good taste, so if it was ska or not I’d always check it out, and usually dig it! But for the topic at hand, we’re focusing on the ska and ska/punk and you may or may not be surprised how much it isn’t packed to the gills with ska/punk! So thank you to the small but mighty staff at Asian Man Records and thank you to Mike Park for all the past years and all the great ska releases to come!

00:00 – Link 80 – Verble Kint (17 Reasons ’97)
01:57 – Unsteady – Rockstar (Nevergonnabearockstar) (Double or Nothing ’97)
05:21 – Johnny Socko – Rumpy Pumpy (Full Trucker Effect ’97)
08:37 – the Chinkees – Breath Out the Fight (Peace Through Music ’99)
10:06 – Chris Murray – Steady Beat Convention (4-Trackaganza! ’01)
12:20 – MU330 – Let Go Again (Ultra Panic ’02)
14:30 – Buck-O-Nine – Cook Me in the Bowl (Sustain ’07)
17:23 – Monkey – You’re Becoming a Jerk (and Nobody Likes You) (Bananarchy ’15)
19:04 – the Abruptors – Deserve (Love & Other Disasters ’19)

Visit Asian Man Records to find more great music : http://asianmanrecords.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!

23min of Ska : Jim Phelps

23skaPHELPSIt’s been a long 40 years of life.
Thankfully I’ve had ska music to listen to for the last 24.
Happy birthday to me, hope you all enjoy the episode.

Your pal,
Bryan J AKA Rad Jose your 23min of Ska DJ

00:00 – Call Me Malcolm – All My Nameless Friends (I Was Broken When You Got Here ’18)
04:22 – Popes of Chillitown – the Last Elephant (Work Hard, Play Hard, See You in the Graveyard ’18)
08:34 – the Slackers – Wasted Days (Wasted Days ’01)
12:23 – Tri-State Conspiracy – Privilege Kills (High Strung Mess ’05)
16:17 – Something to Do – I’ve Made a Huge Mistake (I’ve Made a Huge Mistake ’18)
19:17 – Johnny Socko – Come to Bed (Big Rock Sounds comp ’00)

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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 : Long John

23skalongjohnEver get a stupid idea in your head? The kind of idea that sends you down a path, that even though you know it’s stupid and kind of silly, you just can’t shake it? So you follow this idea, all the while knowing it’s the kind of thing only you’d find funny? But you throw a lot of work and research into it anyway? The kind of idea that makes you stay up late and go to work tired as hell the next day, and risk losing your job? You know those ideas? Well, I’m telling you, in the end, they’re always worth it!

00:00 – Johnny Madcap & the Distractions – Daly City Train (Hooligans United : a Tribute to Rancid ’15)
03:33 – Skaos – Johnny (More Fire ’14)
06:13 – Johnny Socko – Save Yourself (Quatro ’99)
09:55 – MU330 – Johnny Dumbjokes (Chumps on Parade ’96)
12:09 – Infamous Jake & the Pinstripe Mafia – Johnny (This is the Begining of the End ’03)
14:38 – Johnny Nine and the Racers – Why Sleep? (Chin Up ’09)
18:05 – Less Than Jake – Johnny Quest Thinks We’re Sellouts (Pezcore ’95)
20:59 – Johnny Too Bad and the Strikeouts – Nineteen Fifty Two (Patchwork Girl ’97)

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23min of Ska : Inferno

23skaINFERNOOh man, I think I could do 2 or 3 episodes based on the “Inferno” story line, and as I type, I’m only about 2/3rds of the way through re-reading it! I am seriously enjoying getting back to the comics of my youth and using it to inform these episodes of the show. I know, it’s a bit of an odd thought experiment for me, but I hope you all are still enjoying the ripping good ska that is being presented!

00:00 – Prince Buster And All Stars – Too Hot (Soul Serenade / Too Hot ’67)
02:49 – Charley & Whitney with the Prizefighters – Elusive Baby (Troubles / Elusive Baby ’14)
06:12 – Maddie Ruthless feat. the Forthrights – Sympathy (Maddie Ruthless and Friends ’12)
09:58 – the Toasters – New York Fever (New York Fever ’92)
12:03 – Johnny Socko – Devil’s Advocate (Quatro ’99)
14:31 – One Groovy Coconut – Limbo Life (More Like This Than That ’98)
19:18 – Demon Waffle – Never Gonna Learn (Eat Your Breakfast ’12)

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23min of Ska : dONE

23skaONEHere it is, what was at one time supposed to be the final episode of 23min of Ska. In fact it is a reverse order of the bands played in the very first episode, different songs of course. It’s been a long road to get here, and I’ve had a ton of fun along the way. I still think this would’ve been a perfect ending, seriously, I’ve literally been sitting on this episode for years. Heck, even the last few episodes were mostly worked out 3 years ago. I’d always planned on ending this show one day. Podcasts don’t end, they just stop updating, and I thought 23min of Ska deserved to go out with a proper ending. But more than going out in style, the listeners have shown me that instead, 23min of Ska deserves life! One day we’ll come to a true ending, but this, this is just a check point, a weigh station on the journey of this silly little podcast. Thanks for having me, see you next week.

00:00 – the Toasters – Weekend In L.A. (Don’t Let the Bastards Grind You Down ’97)
04:09 – Mustard Plug – What You Say (In Black and White ’07)
07:11 – Less Than Jake – Best Wishes to Your Black Lung (Anthem ’03)
09:59 – the Smooths – Big Decisions (No Breaks ’98)
14:09 – MU330 – Got Caught (Chumps On Parade ’96)
16:13 – Johnny Socko – Rocks in My Head (Quatro ’99)
19:56 – the Slackers – Alone Again (the Question ’98)

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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!