Tag Archives: Skaos

23min of Ska : Peach Rings

23skaPEACHRINGSBack at it with some more ska for you, in fact, a whole 23 minutes worth! Can you believe it! So this episode is kinda laid back but is also all over the place. One of the few rules I have for this podcast is that a song has got to have some ska beat in it somewhere. Do all of these songs do that? They sure do! Is that beat through-out the duration of each song? Sure isn’t. Ska is the beat, if it’s got the beat, I’ll play it on the show. Can it be surrounded by a lot of other stuff? Yup. Can it wildly deviate from the beat at times? I’ll allow it. Wait, isn’t it some of this stuff just straight up rocksteady? Shut your dirty mouth, I sometimes play rocksteady, accept it.

00:00 – Boss Riot – Sad for You (Lace Up Straight ’18)
03:17 – the Jinkies – Something New (the Jinkies ’97)
05:56 – Scotch Bonnets – Another Saturday Night (Come on Over ’19)
09:14 – Simple Minded Symphony – Widow’s Watch (Arrival ’18)
12:31 – Skaos – After Midnight (Beware! Skaos… is Approaching! ’88)
15:53 – Flying Racoon Suit – Nothing’s Changed (Static Home ’19)
18:57 – the Skluttz – Rapunzel (Sweet and Sour ’19)

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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 : Twice as Many Colors

23skaKIRBYEvery year around this time the wife and I pack up a bunch of food and clothes and head down to San Diego for the big Comic Convention. We go down there, geek out about comics, movies, tv and hang out w/ a bunch of our friends from LA as if we didn’t all live near each other before this weekend. And every year, whether you notice it or not, the week of SDCC episode alwas has a slight comic geek nod in it. This year I may’ve went overboard, who knows. I hope you dig it, I know that I’ll be dancing to this one while I’m waiting in long ass lines!

00:00 – Abraskadabra – Private Joker (Fun as in Fungus ’14)
03:07 – the Boss Beats – Shadowman 9 (II ’11)
06:11 – Goldfinger – Picture (Goldfinger ’96)
08:14 – the Slackers – Like a Virgin (Rarebreed Version) (Rarebreed Sampler ’15)
12:12 – Skaos – Super Hero (Catch This Beat ’89)
15:26 – the Braces – Supergirl vs. Rudeboy (Ska Got Soul ’03)
19:09 – Party Like It’s… – Shake it Off (Shake it Off ’15)

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23min of Ska : the Lighthouse of Alexandria

23skaLIGHTHOUSE…and here we are, at the final episode of the seventh set of 23 episodes. So yeah, sevens, if you haven’t noticed, was kind of a theme for this batch. I got some good episodes out of it I think. I hope you agree and I hope that you enjoy this episode as much as you have the last 22… hell, the last 160!

00:00 – the Hotknives – Seven Days (Home ’96)
04:30 – Skaos – Invincible Seven (Beware! Skaos …is Approaching! ’88)
07:34 – David Hillyard and the Rocksteady 7 – 7 Years of Plenty (Get Back Up ’09)
11:52 – Inspecter 7 – Channel 7 (the Infamous ’97)
14:00 – the One Droppers – Seven Jackets (the Big One ’11)
18:07 – Pressure Cooker – Seven Years (I Want to Tell You ’01)
21:00 – Madness – Return of the los Palmas 7 (Absolutely ’80)

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23min of Ska : Frankenstein

23skaFRANKENSTEINThe modern Prometheus, Sheeda-born, conqueror of Mars, agent of S.H.A.D.E. and first of the Grundy Men, carrying his handy steam-gun and the sword of the Archangel Michael it’s Frankenstein’s Monster. OK, yeah, this description is mostly based on Grant Morrison’s version of the character for DC Comics, but damn, read it and say it isn’t the best version of the character ever.

00:00 – the Toasters – Frankenska (Thrill Me Up ’88)
02:44 – Stand Out Riot – Playing with Hammers (Carnival Militia ’09)
06:38 – Goldfinger – Answers (Goldfinger ’96)
09:18 – Skaos – Frankenstein’s Party (Beware! Skaos …is Approaching!’88)
12:05 – Skavoovie & the Epitones – Solomon Grundy (Fat Footin’ ’95)
15:19 – Do It With Malice – Lindy Likes it Ruff (the Big Ska Gamble : November ’12)
18:51 – the Siren Six! – Burn (the Voice with the Built in Promise ’97)

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

MayMixTape-80s-sideApart1It’s May again, that means it is time for the start another mix tape! This time I’m taking on the ’80s. Don’t confuse this with a best of the ’80s kind of thing, it is just a bunch of great ska from that decade. Sure, it is a lot of great songs and over looked gems, so there’s a solid reason to listen in. I’ve used a lot of the hit songs in other episodes, but there was no slim pickings when it comes to the ’80s with what was left for me to pull from. I sincerely hope that you enjoy this little trip back in time, and look forward to the rest of “virtual 90min mix tape” as May continues.

00:00 – the Bodysnatchers – Easy Life (Easy Life / Too Experienced ’80)
03:10 – Skaos – I Love to Dance (Beware! Skaos is Appproaching! ’88)
06:12 – Bim Skala Bim – Bangin’ (Tuba City ’89)
08:50 – the Braces – Playing Darts (Ska, Ska, Skandal Nr. 1 ’89)
12:22 – Off the Shelf – Off the Shelf Tonight! (Made in Australia ’89)
14:14 – the Boilers – Brighter Days (N.Y. Beat! Hit & Run ’86)
18:45 – the Donkey Show – Feeling Nice (Bali Island ’89)

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23min of Ska : It Leads Up to This

23ska-bwplaidAt the end of the last episode it should be no surprise how I kicked this one off. Yeah, I was in the mood for some 2Tone bands, which then lead me into a listening session of other more traditional ska bands from the era I like to call “before I got into the ska music”. One of the things about ska is that it has so much riches in it, a lot of people focus on the early days with what was coming out of Jamaica, and some even on the British bands of the late ’70s/early ’80s, but there seems to be a lack of love for the late ’80s/early ’90s ska that isn’t ska/punk. As everything else that has to do w/ ska music, I still need to learn a lot more about it! I hope that mixing that sound along w/ some of the UK’s top acts doesn’t offend your listening sensibilities.

the Specials – Rat Race (Rat Race / Rude Buoys Outa Jail ’80)
the Selecter – Tell Me What’s Wrong (Celebrate the Bullet ’81)
Madness – Bed and Breakfast Man (One Step Beyond ’79)
Skaos – Oh Sally (Catch This Beat ’89)
BOP (harvey) – Bread & Circuses (Bread & Circuses ’90)
the Toasters – Night Train (New York Fever ’92)
the Beat – Ranking Full Stop (Tears of a Clown / Ranking Full Stop ’79)

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