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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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Special : You Call It Vol. 5

23ska-beerHere we go once more with an episode that has songs mostly picked out by listeners of this fine fine podcast. Once again, I’d like to thank my sisters, brothers and others over at /r/ska for being game and filling my head with songs and ideas and my inbox with sweet sweet ska!

00:00 – the Taj Motel Trio – Here We Go Again (4 Songs 7 Inches ’15)
03:05 – Night Gaunts – Apple Tree (3am Sessions ’14)
06:05 – the Delirians – Tears of Joy (the Delirians ’12)
08:52 – Spring Heeled Jack – Rufus Shakeedoo (Static World View ’96)
12:10 – Half Beat – Did I Mention (Big Kids ’14)
15:22 – Edna’s Goldfish – This is Not Here (Before You Knew Better… ’97)
17:37 – Jeffries Fan Club – Crystal 52 (Nothing to Prove ’99)
20:22 – Let’s Go Bowling – Hot-Buttered (Mr. Twist ’96)

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23min of Ska : May Mix Tape : the ’80s : Side B (part 2)

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Here it is at long last, the exciting conclusion to my journey into ska from the 1980s! I’ll admit, I myself can’t understand why I’ve never included “Ghost Town” on 23min of Ska before, but I’m glad I saved it, it’s a hell of a song to end this mix on! Looking at the downloads and page views I still can’t tell if doing all ’80s ska for a month was a hit or a flop, either way I had fun learning about a lot of bands I’d either never heard of before or had only heard of in passing. I feel I’ve grown my ska knowledge w/ this virtual 90min mix tape, and I hope that my listeners have too, either that or have had a fun jaunt down memory lane!

00:00 – Mr. Review – Another Town (Walkin’ Down Brentford Road ’89)
04:30 – the Ska Flames – Samurai (Ska Fever ’89)
07:17 – Let’s Go Bowling – Dance Some More (Rude 69 / Dance Some More ’88)
10:29 – the Mighty Mighty Bosstones – Howwhywuz, Howwhyam (Devil’s Night Out ’89)
13:00 – Crazy 8′s – Rude Boys Don’t Win (Law and Order ’84)
17:05 – the Specials – Ghost Town (Ghost Town ’81)

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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 : Long Love Ska

23ska-xmasAt the end of another year and getting ready for the next. What can I say to you, dear listener, other than thanks for being along for the ride! 2012 has been pretty damn awesome! Let hope that things continue in that direction! Now, let’s stop with the sap and start to dance!

the Forthrights – What are You Doing New Year’s Eve? (What are You Doing New Year’s Eve? ’12)
Waste Basket – Chug, Skank, Mosh! (Waste Basket ’12)
Sammy K & the East los Three – Something, Someday (Sammy K & the East los Three ’12)
Jimmy the Squirrel – Inflatable Mansions (Whatever the Weather ’10)
Let’s Go Bowling — Rude 69 (Music to Bowl By ’91)
the Longshots – Shane’s Mom (the Longshots ’11)
the Mighty Mighty Bosstones – the Old School Off the Bright (A Jackknife to a Swan ’02)
Less Than Jake – the New Auld Lang Syne (Seasons Greetings from Less Than Jake ’12)

If you’re in a ska band and would like to be interviewed or have a song featured, please email me at radjose[at]gmail[dot]com.

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Rerun : Trinity

Once again, time and making records has got the best of me! I know, incredibly frustrating! All I have to do is sit around all day and listen to ska music and throw it all together for you to listen to once a week! You might be surprised, but I maybe put too much thought into it and too much pressure on myself to make these! So here’s an oldie but a goody, from way back when my only listeners were me, my friends Jen & Marianne and my cats, full of some great great music!

Skankin’ Pickle – Song #3 (Skankin’ Pickle Fever ’92)
the Siren Six! – Frame Up (the Voice with the Built in Promise ’97)
Let’s Go Bowling – Spy Market (Mr. Twist ‘ 96)
the Small Mediums at Large – the Blues (the Small Mediums at Large ’99)
Hepcat – Bobby & Joe (Scientific ’96)
Skavoovie & the Epitones – Sonic Boom (Fat Footin’ 95)
the Selecter – Three Minute Hero (Too Much Pressure ’80)
Johnny Too Bad & the Strike Outs – Cherry Pie (Patchwork Girl ’97)
Streetlight Manifesto – 9mm & a Three-Piece Suit (Keasbey Nights ’06)

If you’re in a ska band and would like to be interviewed or have a song featured, please email me at radjose[at]gmail[dot]com.

This episode and all episodes can always be found here. You can also subscribe to the podcast by going to your advanced tab on iTunes, then select “subscribe to podcast…” and entering this address: http://23minofska.podomatic.com/rss2.xml into the box that opens. Also if you’d like, find & like us on facebook. Also, feel free to download this episode.

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23min of Ska : May Mix Tape : Side B (part two)

Here we are, at the end of our journey through out the 90s ska that made a huge impression on me as a young man. These songs are so classic! “Direction” is the first song off the first ska album I ever bought! You just can’t beat the Toasters! Potshot seemed to be all over the place back then, but I don’t remember many people talking about them. Mealticket and Inspecter 7 never really seemed to get the respect they deserved back then. I’m happy to see most people remember them quite fondly. The Slackers, one of the greats, not much more could be said about them. My Superhero are the nicest guys to eat at a Chicago Cracker Barrel with and talk about music. Let’s Go Bowling was always one of my favorites and one of the few I never got to see live. And who didn’t belt out “Teen Idol” out with their friends while driving around town from a local show the Denny’s/Perkin’s/Steak n’ Shake? I know who did though, me, Timmy Dee and Joshy Tea, you couldn’t stop us! There it is, this virtual 90min 90s ska tape is up!

the Toasters – Direction (Dub 56 ’94)
Potshot – Someone to Lean On (Pots and Shots ’97)
Mealticket – Lisa Marie (Lisa Marie ’97)
Inspecter 7 – Cookin’ (the Infamous ’97)
the Slackers – Have the Time (the Question ’98)
My Superhero – Going Somewhere (Solid State 14 ’97)
Let’s Go Bowling – Sick Fish (Music to Bowl By ’91)
Pharmaceutical Bandits – Teen Idol (Those Damn Bandits ’97)

This is the final part of a 90min ska mix tape from the nineties that ran each Thursday throughout May.

If you’re in a ska band and would like to be interviewed or have a song featured, please email me at radjose[at]gmail[dot]com.

This episode and all episodes can always be found at here. You can also subscribe to the podcast by going to your advanced tab on iTunes, then select “subscribe to podcast…” and entering this address: http://23minofska.podomatic.com/rss2.xml into the box that opens. Also if you’d like, find & like us on facebook. Don’t forget to download this episode and lose yourself in the past for an hour an a half, then get back to the future.

23min of Ska : Alive

If you’re into ska you know the very best thing is ska done live. I can honestly say that I’ve never left a ska show unhappy or disappointed and I can say for a fact that some of the best concerts I’ve ever seen were ska shows! For these reasons I knew that sooner or later I’d be doing a show of all live music, that and a few of these songs are only available live! I’m glad to’ve found “Man in Disguise” played by the band that wrote it! Johnny Socko has covered this for years, but it is nice to hear it from Bop (Harvey) who were working ska in their sound long before some of the rest of these bands even hit the scene. The ever name changing Stretch Magnifico was one of the earliest bands I saw live and you just can’t beat the Toasters! I close it out with the most classic of all Reel Big Fish’s songs. Ska, best when done live, there’s nothing to doubt about that.

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.

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23min of Ska : Trinity

Here we are, another 23 minutes of ska. What’s really been fun with this project is pulling out some CDs that I haven’t listened to in years and rediscovering some old favorites. I hope this has the same effect for some of the listeners and introduces something new to others. And for the last song I couldn’t find my Catch 22 CD so I went with the Streetlight Manifesto version. Catch your copy by downloading it here.

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