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23min of Ska : Accelerator

23skaCOASTER7This episode is insane, and fast, and punky, and silly. You’ve been warned if you’re not into that kind of thing. It’s got a lot of new bands that I think stand shoulder to shoulder with the more “classic” ska/punk bands presented here.

…and oh yeah, a new Reel Big Fish song. Go nuts!

00:00 – Bumsy and the Moochers – Walls (Spaced Out ’18)
03:27 – Reel Big Fish – You Can’t have All of Me (You Can’t have All of Me ’18)
06:09 – Less Than Jake – Happy Man (Losing Streak ’96)
08:08 – Backyard Superheroes – Running on Empty (Never Give Up, Never Surrender! ’18)
11:16 – Thirsty Guys – Not Playing Fest (Demo) (Not Playing Fest ’18)
14:39 – Stretch Armstrong – Home (Lollygag ’94)
16:48 – the Good Skamaritans – the Beej (Time to Save the World ’00)
19:17 – Zero Talent – Société Anonyme (Société Anonyme ’18)
20:37 – General Tso’s Fury – Cereal Time (Where Has the Music Gone? ’15)

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23min of Ska : Guns at Cyrano’s

23skaTRADEOFFSome days things can’t help but get us down. On those days we need some quick movin’ tunes to get us through, to defy the bitterness of reality and meet it with some sweet sweet ska beats. Cheer up and dance!

00:00 – Something To Do – the Lemons in Lemonade (Not Making a Sound ’16)
03:11 – the Vengers – Railton Road (Push This? ’95)
06:43 – the Slackers – Do You Know? (the Question ’98)
09:50 – Stretch Armstrong – Cinderblock Shack (Lollygag ’94)
12:47 – Steady 45s – So Long (Greenleaf Special ’16)
15:36 – the Phantoms – the Juice (Their Legendary 4th ’16)
19:30 – the Bishops – Mr. Egotistical (Time to Move ’13)

Show support for the bands by clicking on those links and checking out their websites and music! Show support for the podcast by finding & liking 23min of Ska on facebook as well as follow on twitter. Also, feel free to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes.

Also, feel free to download this episode if you wanna keep it forever.

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!

23min of Ska : Greed

23skaGREEDWho wants more 23min of Ska podcast episodes? Well too bad, this is the only one you get this week! A man can only do so much!

00:00 – Stretch Armstrong – Sue Happy (Lollygag ’94)
02:41 – Half Past Two – We Want More (It’s About Time ’09)
05:55 – the Pinstripes – Money (I ’12)
09:00 – the Vengers – Who’s Smiling Now (Push This? ’95)
14:12 – the Robustos – Big Spender (Introducing…. ’97)
17:19 – the Sinisters – Moneybags (the Sinisters ’13)
20:21 – Catch-It Kebabs – Nazi Paparazzi (Skankin’ Sausages ’04)

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23min of Ska : Rerun : Following

23ska-bwplaidSorry about the rerun folks. It’s been a big busy week for me. I was getting an episode together and it just wasn’t enough! So, in an effort to at least get you something, here’s an episode from back when I was averaging about 10 listeners a month! It’s a great episode too! Might as well save it from being lost to the sands of time!

00:00 – Corey Dixon & the Zvooks – Play Those Records (Calm Down ’00)
02:08 – Stretch – Kiss the Bride (Armstrong ’96)
04:34 – Westbound Train – Forever (Five to Two ’05)
08:21 – the Mighty Mighty Bosstones – Don’t Worry Desmond Dekker (Medium Rare ’07)
11:54 – 7 Seconds of Love – Twister (Danger is Dangerous ’07)
14:34 – the Usuals – Rocket Reggae (On the Lovers Circuit ’02)
16:41 – the Specials – Gangsters (the Specials ’79)
19:24 – My Superhero – Baggage (SKAteboard Music ’95)

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23min of Ska : And the Horsemen Shall Ride

23skaPumpkinThe night is getting longer, as well as getting colder out. This is the turning point, there’s just a few more weeks of outdoor time before you only leave you living space for transport to work, food or music. No more frolicking in nature for most of you, and if there is, not for very long. This is the time to grab a warm cider, step outside and enjoy it while you can, much like everything else, it is fleeting, so grab it now!

Look at that lovely logo! That Ska-O-Lantern carved by Geoff Henkle! It was part of the annual Ska-O-Lantern contest put on by my buddy Miles! Geoff wins this Honorable Mention for now, good luck in the finals Geoff!

Big D & the Kids Table – Breaking the Bottle (Strictly Rude ’07)
Highball Holiday – Playground (Highball Holiday ’97)
the Screw-Ups – Watch Yourself (EP ’13)
el Gran Miercoles – Veracruz 4 (This is Surf-Steady ’11)
the Delegators – I Didn’t Mean to Break Your Heart (All Aboard ’13)
Bombskare – Panic Button (Fistful of Dynamite ’09)
the Pomps – Right My Ship (Top of the Pomps! ’12)
Stretch – Tug of War (Armstrong ’96)

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23min of Ska : It’s Time to… Start Again!

23ska-bwplaidWow, I really dug back in to my stash for this one! A lot of these tracks are ones that I just couldn’t believe that I hadn’t played yet on the show! Sure, maybe it is a little too ’90s, but don’t act like you don’t enjoy it! For most of the year (save May) I’ve really been pushing new music from established and emerging ska bands, so I just HAD to have a small dip back into what got me hooked on ska way back when (alone w/ a new song that is crazy stuck in my head!)

Bim Skala Bim – Start Again (How’s it Goin’? ’90)
MU330 – LA (Chumps on Parade ’96)
the Smooths – Take a Look (No Breaks ’98)
Kriptolites – vete ya (mueve tus pies con kriptolites ’13)
Johnny Socko – Half Your Brain (Full Trucker Effect ’97)
the Toasters – Freedom (Dub 56 ’94)
Stretch Armstrong – Crackhouse (Lollygag ’94)

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

Back with more straight outta the 90s! If you don’t know some of these bands, well, I feel sorry for you, because these are bands that would TEAR DOWN THE HOUSE LIVE! Ok, I haven’t seen all of these bands live, but the ones I have, I can vouch for. Secret Society rocked the back room of the Peoria Pizza Works, Stretch Armstrong stole the show from Mustard Plug and Hepcat, doctormanette snapped me out a mid show stupor in at a Rockford skate park and then made the entire crowd at the Metro in Chicago forget that they were there to see the Aquabats, and seeing Unsteady at the Knitting Factory is flat out one of my personal life high-lights. The Scofflaws are a true classic in the ska scene, so check them out right away. Also hit up Punch the Clown who was always a ska compilation ringer, and when you get an album of theirs and hear how great all the songs are it is even more clear how great they were. Speaking of ska compilations, Insatiable and this song was the shining star on the “Ska: the 3rd Wave Vol. II” that just about everyone I knew had a copy of growing up. It was a decent comp, but that song was just killer! It’s a excellent way to get us to the midway point of side B.

Secret Society – Did it Again (Can I Borrow Your Beard? ’97)
Stretch Armstrong – Drool (Lollygag ’94)
Punch the Clown – Leaving (the Secret Life of Punch the Clown ’98)
the Scofflaws – Nude Beach (Ska in Hi-Fi ’95)
doctormanette – Happiness (the Same Thing Over & Over ’99)
Unsteady – Bad Attitude (Tightrope ’96)
Insatiable – GPC’s (Can’t Get Enough ’94)

This is part three of a 90min ska mix tape from the nineties running 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.

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