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23min of Ska : Vanilla Frosted with Sprinkles

23skaVANILLASPRINKLESAlright, I’m not here to upset all you ska/punk lovin’ kids, but this week, well, this week I have a laid back episode for you. If it’s not your thing, I get it, but damn, are these songs smooth as hell. When I think of ska I think of it as an inherently cool genre, and it’s these kinds of songs that make me think that. If this kind of ska doesn’t do it for you, I feel sorry for ya son. And for all those that get it, man, I wanna give you all a dozen low fives.

00:00 – the Fuss (DC) – We’re Going Out (We’re Going Out / Dangerous Love ’17)
03:21 – King Kong Girio – All the World (Now That I’m Gone ’13)
06:28 – Soul Radics – Still (Radication ’16)
09:52 – the Copasetics – Woman of My Dreams (Ska Royal ’16)
14:06 – the Pietasters – How We Were Before (Turbo ’02)
17:09 – the Classy Wrecks – No More Whiskey (Songs for the Extinct ’16)
20:00 – Stubborn All-Stars – Thankful (Back with a New Batch ’97)

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Rerun : Infinate

Woo! A flashback to the first episode that I did that got a lot of good comments on! It celebrates a lot of great bands! Orangetree was a great band from St. Louis, I saw them play several times, the lead singer Jason used to be in MU330, and was also known to jump all over audience members, which somehow always seemed to be me, it was hilarious. Other than them, this is chock full of well known bands, Madness is a total classic, Goldfinger is still kicking around w/o doing the ska-punk thing any more. The Impossibles and Dance Hall Crashers each left a legacy of fun albums in their wake and Mephiskapheles just plain cracked me up. Yup, other than Madness, this is a pretty good overview of ’90s ska, next episode I should stretch myself a bit more.

Madness – One Step Beyond (One Step Beyond ’79)
Orangetree – Pretzels (Fixing Stupid ’99)
Goldfinger – Carlita (Hang Ups ’97)
the Impossibles – Plan B (Back 4 the Attack ’98)
Dance Hall Crashers – He Wants Me Back (the Old Record ’91)
Stubborn Allstars – Tin Spam (Open Season ’95)
Mephiskapheles – Saba (God Bless Satan ’94)

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23min of Ska : Infinite

Woo! The infiniteness of ska! Spanning several decades! And yet, save the opening song, this is the most ’90s centric episode I’ve shared. Orangetree was a great band from St. Louis, I saw them play several times, the lead singer Jason used to be in MU330, and was also known to jump all over audience members, which somehow always seemed to be me, it was hilarious. Other than them, this is chock full of well known bands, Madness is a total classic, Goldfinger is still kicking around w/o doing the ska-punk thing much any more. The Impossibles and Dance Hall Crashers each left a legacy of fun albums in their wake and Mephiskapheles just plain cracked me up. Yup, other than Madness, this is a pretty good overview of ’90s ska, next episode I should stretch myself a bit more.

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!

You can also subscribe to the podcast by going to your advanced tab on iTunes, then select “subscribe to podcast…” and entering this: http://23minofska.podomatic.com/rss2.xml into the box that opens. Or you could download it, yeah, downloading works.