When old ska fans get together to talk about the good ole days, they always want to share some of the songs from their adventures. In this episode, me, James and Randy hang out and talk about some of the biggest ska shows we’ve been to and some of the best ska shows we’ve been to, all the while sharing songs. Why James and Randy? Why because, like me, they also run their own ska podcasts! So yeah, it is like a big ska podcaster meet up, and you the listener are rewarded! There was a LOT of stuff recorded for this and to tell the truth, I thought the finished product was going to be a lot more talk heavy, but as I was editing it all together this was starting to take shape and BAM! I knew it was the way to go!
Skankin’ Pickle – Gas in My Car (the Green Album ’96)
the Siren Six! – One Sided (the Voice with the Built in Promise ’97)
the Smooths – Commander 7 to Space Boy (No Brakes ’98) the Mighty Mighty Bosstones w/ the Pietasters – Ocean (Music for Our Mother Ocean II ’97) Hepcat – the Secret (Right On Time ’98)
Stretch – Truth Surrup (Armstrong ’96)
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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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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