Tag Archives: the Amphetameanies

23min of Ska : Stop…

23skaSTOPStop hate. Stop racism. Stop sexism. Stop. Just stop. Sometimes we all need just a full stop. We stop to rethink and reassess ideas that we may’ve become entrenched in. Ideas and ruts that just may not even apply to what you believe in anymore. Stop. Breath. Think. Go!

00:00 – the BlueBeaters – Catch That Teardrop (Everybody Knows ’15)
03:54 – the Bohunks – Dim Witted Friend (In the Waiting Room ’11)
06:24 – the Branlarians – Gogo Boots (the 1st and Maybe the Only! ’13)
09:26 – the Amphetameanies – No Fun Tomorrow (Last Chance Bordello ’14)
12:58 – After Hours – Almost Like Being in Love (the Trouble with Those Guys is… ’00)
15:43 – Caz and the Day Laborers – You Know You’re Wrong (Caz and the Day Laborers ’13)
19:12 – el Bosso & die Ping Pongs – Bis zum naechesten Tag (Hier und Jetzt oder Nie ’14)

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23min of Ska : the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus

23skaMAUSOLEUMCan you believe it? 5 years of 23min of Ska? That’s nuts! I had no idea that when I put the first episode together in January of 2010 that I’d ever have a handful of listeners or still being doing it even a few years later! I can honestly say that it blows my mind. To everyone out there that sends me songs to play (bands, labels, listeners) I say thanks, you help me find stuff that sounds great and helps make the show better! So I hope you all dig this episode, as well as all the episodes, and I’ll see you all here next year, yeah? And, as always, thanks for listening, and enjoy!

00:00 – the Robustos – Miles to Go (Introducing… ’97)
02:47 – Coolidge – I’m an Idiot (Pop Star Baby ’07)
05:51 – Stop the Presses – New Years (eSKAndalo! ’13)
09:03 – the Amphetameanies – Took Some Time (Last Chance Bordello ’14)
12:47 – I Voted for Kodos – Not Tonight (Dear Chris Demakes, I’m Also Never Going Back to New Jersey ’13)
15:30 – Rude King – Until the End (Ruder, Better, Faster, Stronger ’11)
19:07 – Yum!Yum!ORANGE – プレゼント (Jelly Beans ’06)

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23min of Ska : the Colossus of Rhodes

23skaCOLOSSUSLife is some kind of crazy adventure, if you’re not out there living it, what is the point of living? If you’re going to do anything, do it to the hilt! Live large. Why not? Why not start living that way today? Just keep your ego in check and you be as big a deal as you want to be!

00:00 – the Amphetameanies – the Wrong One (Last Chance Bordello ’14)
02:37 – the Bohunks feat. Roger Rivas – Too Easy (In the Waiting Room ’11)
05:32 – the Upsessions – Big Boss Reggae (Beat You Reggae ’09)
08:07 – the Skarsoles – 4 More Shots (When We Were Kings ’13)
11:50 – el Bosso & die Ping Pongs – Brutus (Hier und Jetzt oder Nie ’14)
15:11 – Crazy Baldhead – a Long Way Off (Boots Embraces ’13)
18:37 – Rude King – Reality (It’ll Probably Be Alright ’13)

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23min of Ska : Shining Knight

23skaKNIGHTThe official 150th episode! Hurrah! It deserves the royal treatment! Also, I’ve been drinking red wine all night, then stayed up way to late to scrap half of this episode just so that I could make it better for all you listeners! See, I’ll totally go the extra mile, because after all these episodes, I still love ska music and my listeners so so much! Ok, that might be the wine talking, but it doesn’t make it less true!

00:00 – Desmond Dekker & the Specials – King of Ska (King of Ska ’93)
02:47 – the Amphetameanies – Prince Albert (Right Line in Nylons ’00)
04:32 – Johnny Socko – Dancing Queen (Quatro ’99)
07:15 – the Mighty Mighty Bosstones – Rascal King (Let’s Face It ’97)
09:57 – Discoballs – Modern Princess (Dance Like Nobody’s Watching ’14)
12:47 – King Django – Every Breath You Take (Anywhere I Roam ’13)
16:17 – Prince Buster & the Trojans – Dance Cleopatra (Live in London ’89)

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23min of Ska : Power, the Energy and the Upbeat

23ska roofHere’s a fat bunch of ska, rocksteady and ska/punk to fill your ears with! A bunch of great songs! Kicked off with a lost-ish/obscure-ish tune from Goldfinger followed by a song that I’ve never been able to shake out of my head from the Forthrights that I was shocked to find I hadn’t previously played on the podcast. Then there’s an older song from the Amphetatmeanies while I wait for their latest album to finally come out! Speaking of new albums, I’ve included a song from the Georgetown Orbits’ new album that should be coming soon! Then we have the Screw-Ups, who are a great band, so check out their EP, every song on it is great! The Boss Beats were a local act out of L.A. that I got to see and I loved them, but they are no longer together, still the music lives on in my heart and on this podcast. We wrap up w/ a song that I’ve had for a while, but misplaced, so thanks to the A-OKS for being so patient, a great group of guys and providing a killer song to boot! I haven’t done a song breakdown like this in a while. I usually refrain from it, as I find it a little dry in some respects, but I understand that not everyone wants to read my take on the philosophies of life like I usually put up.

00:00 – Goldfinger – Seems Like Yesterday (Meet the Deedles soundtrack ’98)
02:55 – the Forthrights – Lord I Pray (the Forthrights ’12)
06:09 – the Amphetameanies – Life without You (Right Line in Nylons ’00)
09:11 – the Georgetown Orbits – Holding the Key (Third Rock Steady ’14)
13:45 – the Screw-Ups – Don’t Care Much (EP ’13)
16:44 – the Boss Beats – Foolish (III ’12)
20:17 – the A-OKs – Anarchy in the Pre-K (Funemployment Benefits ’14)

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23min of Ska : Warning : Parental Advisory : Explicit Content

23Ska-ParentalAdvisorySwearing, it is as old and American as anything else I’ve ever encountered. Sure, the English, Scottish and Irish are more free with their swearing, and the Australians have elevated cussing to a higher art form, but there’s just something about American culture that makes American swearing so interesting to me. I only really remember my pops dropping the F-bomb twice while I was a kid, and that didn’t happen until I was well into high school. The first time was when he couldn’t find his hammers when we were installing new windows on the house. It is such a legend that my little brother does an impression so accurate that you’d think you’re right back in the middle of a hot Midwestern day and the old man has lost his patience with his goofball sons again. When ever Pops hears my brother do the impression he turns red with laughter. That’s what inspired this episode, good ole, hardworkin’, Midwest American swearing! OK, fine, not all these acts are American, and only one is from the Midwest, but you know what I don’t give a single one of, right?

7 Seconds of Love – Submarine (Danger is Dangerous ’08)
the Slackers – Attitude (the Radio ’11)
Less Than Jake – Ask the Magic 8 Ball (Losing Streak ’96)
Suicide Machines – I Don’t Wanna Hear It (Destruction by Definition ’96)
the Forces of Evil – Angry Anthem (Friend or Foe? ’03)
the Scandals – Rude Boy they suit Fuckin’ Head (Rude MEANS Skank ’10)
the Amphetameanies – Backbeat Fucker (Now! That’s What I Call… ’06)
Skinnerbox – Motherfucker (What You Can Do, What You Can’t ’97)
Big D & the Kids Table – Not Fucking Around (Fluent in Stroll ’09)

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23min of Ska : Keep All Your Secrets Undercover

23skaSOAPWhen building yourself up, don’t forget to keep part of yourself to yourself. Your ego is only scaffolding that eventually needs to be removed so you can shine, but you can’t give everything away. We all need our secrets. We need that little part of us to keep inside our heads that makes us, well, ourselves. Remember that, remember your core, what defines you, it isn’t anything that external, and it is hard to explain, but don’t lose it. That being said… here’s a bunch of cover songs for you! Yay! And yeah, two Operation Ivy covers, so what, they’re both good, deal with it.

the Mighty Mighty Bosstones – Rudie Can’t Fail (Burning London : the Clash Tribute ’99)
the Pepper Pots – Be My Baby (Shake It! ’07)
the Pinstripes – Holiday (the Holiday Sessions Vol. 3 ’11)
Sammy K And the East Los Three – Bankshot (Dale la Bota ’13)
the Holophonics – Making People Normal (MaSKArades Vol. 3 ’13)
the Amphetameanies – This Boy (Now! That’s What I Call the Amphetameanies ’06)
Save Ferris – Artificial Life (Orange County’s Punk Vs. Ska: Round One ’97)
the Frits – Concrete Jungle (Spare Shells : a Tribute to the Specials ’00)

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23min of Ska : May Mix Tape : the ’00s : Side A (part one)

00mixTapeA1It’s May and that means another mix tape! Hurrah! Now, the ’00s were getting to be a dark time for ska music. Bands were breaking up, switching over to emo and rock and/or dropping their horn sections all together. It was sad. Luckily, two things were going on, some bands were sticking it out and other bands were forming to fill that void. Getting booked wasn’t easy, ska was on its way back underground, but you’d have to be really out of touch to miss these acts. This whole month is dedicated to those bands in the form of a 90min mix tape broken up over a month. Enjoy it, let it take you back, it did for me!

Big D & the Kids Table – Evil Girl / Angry Girl (the Gipsy Hill EP ’02)
Cornerstone 96-98 – Eggshells (Cornerstone 96-98 ’04)
Johnny Nine & the Racers – My Beat (Chin Up ’09)
the Homecoming Queens – Timmy Goes to Summer Camp (a Sound You Once Knew ’08)
the Amphetameanies – the Devil Lives Upstairs (Now! That’s What I Call… ’06)
Squid 58 – the Last Fag (Dismantled ’07)
Monkey – Voice of America (Cruel Tutelage ’06)

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Midweek Ska World Update

Don’t Read That, Read This
LA Weekly has a great write up about the Delirians and the resurgence of ska in Los Angeles.

New / Cheap Music
Sonic Boom Six’s new single “Keep On Believing” is now available if you’re in the UK.
Jump Up Records has a sale going on where you can get 7 LPs for only $35 while supplies last.
Tomorrow is Download Day at Community Records feat. Stuck Lucky and other bands.
The Amphetameanies put out a new video for their song Nothings OK.
Last year No Such Noise released their EP on vinyl, get it while you can!
Ska/punk band After the Fact is offering the deluxe version of their “Super Scary Senarioes” EP at a cost of what ever the heck you wanna pay them for it.
Hit up the Pragmatics, they just shared a few new songs on their ReverbNation page.

Concerts
Spend the rest of this month tracking down Kill Lincoln as they cross the snow to rock you.
Sonic Boom Six look to be all over the UK & Ireland for the rest of the month.
Dave Wakeling’s version of the (English) Beat are still running around America for the next three months.
March looks like a busy month in the Midwest for the Pinstripes.
Five Iron Frenzy just announced some tour dates starting in late March.
Big D just dropped a handful of North East & Canadian tour dates in March & April.
The Resignators are running all around their native Australia in April.

Relevant Kickstarter/BigTunes Campaigns
Sammy K & the East Los Three are even closer to their goal, this album is going to be a ripper, check it out.
Blame Sydney is so close to their goal, check it out, will you?
Urban Pirate Records wants to get out a 5 piece 7″ set w/ a whole mess of great ska bands, it’s at 50%, let’s push it over the line.

Sad News
Looks like We are Union are going on hiatus. Well, suck…

23min of Ska : Goodbye to Old Love

23ska-bwplaidWhat sucks? Love? No, love is awesome. If you don’t have awesome love, I feel sorry for you, cuz brother, that ain’t love. If you must call it that, call it old love and kick it to the curb, it ain’t doing you no good. Now get out there and embrace some new and awesome love, come on, you dig ska music, you totally deserve it!

the Amphetameanies – Goodbye Boyfriend (Now! That’s What I Call… ’06)
the Snails – Fallin’ Too Fast (the River ’12)
Corey Dixon & the Zvooks – All the Wrong Places (Calm Down ’01)
Show Me Island – Really Wanna Know (MV:MMXII ’12)
MU330 – Lied To (Ultra Panic ’02)
the Heat Machine – 7 Minutes of Girls Gone Wild (No Coast Dance Party ’09)
Uncle Joel’s Comb – Making a Scene (Tubular ’12)
Save Ferris – What You See is What You Get (Modified ’99)

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