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23min of Ska : Malted Milk Balls

23skaMALTEDMILKBALLSWhat a bear of an episode! Ten songs crammed into only twenty-three minutes! And it’s kicking off with a brand new song from Catbite? Woah! Can you go wrong? No sir or ma’am, you cannot. To be honest, this is a crazy one… mostly because the ska in some of these songs is either a little hidden or only comes in for short bits. So yeah, these aren’t all ska songs, but they all have ska bits somewhere in them. Some of these songs are some of my favorite songs! I understand if you get a bit put off by this episode, ska/punk isn’t everyone’s bag. But this episode, I like this episode and I hope that you do, too.

00:00 – Catbite – Come on Baby (Catbite ’19)
02:26 – the Army – Trendy (Shuffle Shuffle / Trendy ’80)
04:28 – the Interrupters – Rumors and Gossip (Fight the Good Fight ’18)
07:07 – No Such Noise – Repeat Offender (For Closure ’13)
09:15 – the Holophonics – Meteoric Rise To Mediocrity (Don’t Mess with the Holophonics ’15)
11:22 – Codename: Rocky – Extreme Close Up (Reboot ’16)
13:28 – the Hempsteadys – the Moon Laughs Knowingly (Séance! Séance! ’18)
15:22 – King Apparatus – Aesthetics (Marbles ’93)
17:12 – Hot Stove Jimmy – Down Sides Ahead (Theme for a Major Hit ’99)
20:00 – Telethon – the Paranoid Blur (the Grand Spontanean ’17)

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23min of Ska : Hello, My Name Is

23ska-diceThis one is for everyone that tells me that they can’t remember the songs that are played from week to week. The complaint is that they’re not sure what band is what. So I made it easy for all them. Each band is singing a song named after the band. If you have any questions, it is right there, wait for the chorus to come around again! Easy, huh?

Dance Hall Crashers
– DHC (Skankin’ Round the World 4 ’90)
Madness – Madness (the Prince / Madness ’79)
Cartoon Violence – Cartoon Violence (Whatever Happened to the Likely Lad? ’09)
Red Soul Community – Red Soul Community (Pump Reggae ’08)
Let’s Go Bowling – L.G.B. (Music to Bowl By ’91)
Lone Raspberry – Lone Raspberry (Children of the Horn ’96)
King Apparatus – King Apparatus (King Apparatus ’99)
Attaboy Skip – ABS (Another EP? ’97)

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23min of Ska : Sanity

Back in my youth I was even less put together than I am now, and while I’ve never understood how people say “music saved my life,” I can without a doubt say that music kept me sane. Sane and out of trouble. And no genre more so than ska and ska/punk. It really is a lovable community! So once again I bring you listeners a bunch of songs that kept me from injecting bleach into my eyeballs or whatever the kids were doing back then. Bands like the English Beat and Sublime have been around for anyone who’s listened to the radio and had a bit of taste, but bands like the Step Lively and King Apparatus did a lot more for me personally. Like personally rocking me like Step Lively did at a basement show in Normal, IL and the Exceptions who where a super friendly group of guys who always had a handshake and a hug for any audience members. I also wanted to showcase an Exceptions song that was exclusive to the “Ska American Style” compilation that you may not’ve heard. The last song is from the Malcontents, a band so nice, that after driving for hours to attend their CD release they dedicated a song to me! See, these bands are all such lovable people that just seeing them and hanging out with them kept me from a life time of being a damn jerk all the time.

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!

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BONUS! A band featured in the last episode, Lockstep, just put out a video! Check it totally out!