I know I usually try to concentrate on playing all of ya’ll new ska, but yeah, this is a load of, well, older stuff. Much of it is music that I can’t believe I missed to be honest! Also, traditionally, this is the least downloaded/listened to podcast of the year. Maybe there’s something else going on that keeps people busy on a Thursday, who knows. Anyway, if you’re here, thanks! You are the best and keep this little podcast afloat!
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Oh my gosh, I’ve just noticed what I’ve been missing lately on this podcast! Ska-Punk! So you better believe that I weaved a some of that into this episode. Not that I dropped any more traditional stuff, it’s just all in a nicer, more balanced blend this time.
It is that time again, the end to an other year, the end of another session of 23min of Ska and soon the end of the holiday season… but we’re not there yet folks! There’s plenty of music and festivities to dance for and because of. So put your dancin’ shoes on, bundle up, get out to a show, or your grandparents house, and kick it up and have some fun! It doesn’t matter what you celebrate, as long as you are having a celebration!
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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Dave Dubrosky (sax, vocals) of the legendary Ruder Than You takes some time to talk to Rad Jose. They discuss the long history of Ruder Than You, the 3rd wave ska scene and what happened when the bottom fell out. Dave also compares Ruder Than You to the Blues Brothers and explains the meaning behind the title track from their latest album “Creation Sounds.”
Woo! More ska, and it is some of the meanest, rudest ska around this time for you. Or maybe not. I could’ve went more crass, but that didn’t turn out to be nearly as much fun as I thought it would, so much for a “theme episode”. If there’s a theme at all, I think it would be that a lot of these bands never really got their “due” as it were, in fact I think only the Suicide Machines did. I think the Blue Meanies were close and of course the Hub City Stompers, Amphetameanies and Johnny Nine & the Racers still have a chance if anyone would pay attention to how good they are. Sorely missed are Secret Society who are all but forgotten but always put on a hell of a show, and their album isn’t even bootlegged on dozens of websites like a lot of their other late 90s contemporaries.
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!