Tag Archives: the Aquabats

23min of Ska Cross Over : This I Know with Josh and Joe

When I started off this nutty run of crossover episodes, I started w/ Josh from This I Know with Josh and Joe, so now it’s Joe’s turn to help me finish it off. I’ve known Joe since he was a baby. He’s my cousin and I love him. I was going to make fun of him and put up super goofy picture of him, but I took the high road! Once you’re done w/ this go listen to the hilariously fun podcast he and Josh do!

00:00 – Days N Daze – Flurry Rush (Show Me the Blueprints. ’20)
02:46 – the Aquabats! – the Story of Nothing (Fury of the Aquabats! ’97)
05:37 – Mike Park w/ Brittany Luna of Catbite – You Feel Like You’re in Quicksand (You Feel Like You’re in Quicksand ’20)
08:09 – Jimmy Cliff – the Harder They Come (the Harder They Come soundtrack ’72)
11:46 – the Mighty Mighty Bosstones – They Will Need Music (the Magic of Youth ’11)
15:31 – Less Than Jake – Spirit of ’20 (Lost at Home Sessions ’20)
17:46 – the Slackers – They are Losing (They are Losing ’20)
21:56 – Reel Big Fish – Another F.U. Song (Monkeys for Nothing and Chimps for Free ’07

Download this and listen at any time in the future you wish.

Another way to support this podcast is to listen to and support our sister podcast On the Upbeat or 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 is produced weekly by RJ Phoenix
Want to submit your band? Email: submissions@23ska.com
Have something else to say? Email: podcast@23ska.com

Show support for the bands by clicking on those links and checking out their websites and music! Show support for the podcast by liking & following the podcast on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and at 23ska.com. Also, feel free to subscribe and listen to the podcast on iTunesGoogle Play, and Stitcher.

23min of Ska Cross Over : This I Know with Josh and Joe

It’s the cross-over event of the year! I’m teaming up with other podcasters to choose songs for the next 7 weeks! This week we have “This I Know with Josh and Joe” co-host Josh! He’s one of my oldest and dearest friends, we were in a band together, we went to a TON of ska shows together back in the day and now we’re collaborating on this episode of 23min of Ska! No better a dude to help kick off this series with!

00:00 – Catbite – Asinine Aesthetic (Ska Against Racism comp ’20)
03:21 – Less Than Jake – Happyman (Losing Streak ’96)
05:17 – Big D & the Kids Table – In Front of Me (Shot by Lammi ’97)
09:09 – the Holophonics – P.Y.T. (MaSKArades Vol. 15 ’20)
12:01 – the Aquabats – Powdered Milk Man (Fury of the Aquabats ’97)
14:59 – Call Me Malcolm – What You Burn (My, Myself and Something Else ’20)
18:15 – the Suicide Machines – Awkward Always (Revolution Spring ’20)
20:44 – Goldfinger – Picture (Goldfinger ’96)

Show support for the bands by clicking on those links and checking out their websites and music! Show support for the podcast by liking & following the podcast on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and at 23ska.com. Also, feel free to subscribe and listen to the podcast on iTunesGoogle Play, and Stitcher.

23min of Ska is produced weekly by RJ Phoenix
Want to submit your band? Email: submissions@23ska.com
Have something else to say? Email: podcast@23ska.com

Another way to support this podcast is to listen to and support our sister podcast On the Upbeat or 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 : Lagoon Nebula

23skaNEBULACheck that intro track! That’s a brand spankin’ new song from the Freecoasters! Great song, eh? Help them put it out and hit up www.theFreecoasters.com for their crowd funding effort! The band worked with Jessie Wagner to make something pretty damn awesome, so get on that! Oh, and this episode is about space. And water. Yep. That’s a combination that fits like a glove. That makes sense right? Right? Hey, outer space and the sea, it works. It’s a theme. Dig it!

00:00 – the Freecoasters – Swim (Show Up ’15)
04:23 – My Superhero – Just Plain Fish (Solid State 14 ’97)
07:57 – Another Generation – Chase the Stars (Another Generation ’14)
10:11 – the Aquabats – Martian Girl (the Fury of the Aquabats! ’97)
12:55 – Rico – Sea Cruise (Sea Cruise / Carolina ’80)
15:51 – the 27 Red – Man on the Moon (License to Dance ’02)
19:16 – My Man Friday – Lucky Stars (Monkey Business ’97)

Show support for the band 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 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 : Holding the Power Ring

23ska-beerI’m lucky that my headache subsided enough to get you this episode! Also I’m lucky that my computer, which is in ill health, was able to complete this episode! I’m lucky that I get to get another episode full of great ska music out to all of you too! So with out further explanation, here it is!

Rancid – Time Bomb (…and Out Come the Wolves ’96)
Intensified – Damn Fool (Lunar City Groove ’11)
Profesor Galactico – Tonterias (Dale la Bota comp ’13)
Skavoovie & the Epitones – Aquaman (Ripe ’97)
doctormanette – Paper Fish (the Same Thing Over & Over ’99)
Steady Earnest – Sunshine Superman (Dr. Earnest’s Nerve Steadying Spirits ’99)
the Aquabats! – Playdough (the Fury of the Aquabats! ’97)

Hey, anyone gonna be in San Diego this weekend for Comic Con? Hit me up, radjose@gmail.com! I’ll be there… kinda got comics on the brain right now if you can’t tell by listening to this episode.

Find & like 23min of Ska on facebook. Also, feel free to download this episode. Ska is better on vinyl. Hit up Grandpa’s Casino Recordings, we have some great vinyl records!

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

00mixTapeB2In that mad scramble to make sure I included all the best of the ’00 decade I realized that I forgot some of the stalwarts! Some of these bands have been blowing since the ’80s! They reached for the stars in the ’90s and kept it going through the ’00s and beyond! Some of the finest ska acts in America! Hope you enjoyed the mix tape!

MU330 – Raw Fish (Ultra Panic ’02)
Deal’s Gone Bad – One More Day (the Ramblers ’07)
the Mighty Mighty Bosstones – the Route that I Took (Pin Points & Gin Joints ’09)
the Toasters – You’re Gonna Pay (You’re Gonna Pay ’06)
the Slackers – Keep it Simple (Peculiar ’06)
the Pietasters – Listen to Her Heart (All Day ’07)
Mustard Plug – Copasetic (In Black & White ’07)
the Aquabats! – Waterslides! (Charge!! ’05)

Find & like 23min of Ska on facebook. Also, feel free to download this episode. Ska is better on vinyl. Hit up Grandpa’s Casino Recordings, we don’t have any cassettes, but we have some great vinyl records!

Special : You Call It Vol. 2

So once again I went to the awesome listeners of the show (this time in /r/ska) and asked them what they’d like to hear. I looked at the suggestions, counted them, and considered some of their reasons and it has resulted in this brand new fancy episode. “Super Rad” and “a Better Place, a Better Time” were some of the most suggested songs, so they were picked as the opening and closing tracks. I’d never heard of los Capitanes before, and I’m so glad to have found them now! The other four songs are from bands that I like that, for some reason, I haven’t played as much as I should have! So I thank you listeners for righting that wrong! There was a lot of other great suggestions but a bunch of those bands I had just played in the last few episodes, and I like to keep a good variety going! Thanks again for the help, this was a blast to put together for all of you!

the Aquabats! – Super Rad (the Fury of the Aquabats! ’97)
los Capitanes – Feelin’ Seedy (No Fun Intended ’06)
Bomb the Music Industry! – 25 Hour Goddamn Telethon (Get Warmer ’07)
Mad Caddies – No Hope (Duck and Cover ’98)
Green Room Rockers – Northbound Train (Hoosier Homegrown ’07)
Mustard Plug – You (Evildoers Beware! ’97)
Streetlight Manifesto – a Better Place, a Better Time (Everything Goes Numb ’03)

Big thanks to : palmamod, Nilerocks77, chr1sp, CafeMephisto, SkankinPacman, 4AM_Mooney_SoHo, ikorolou, Vermidj, daniel7860, HymenShredder, Dollywoodhogan, HugeFedora, musicrages, itsSparkky & swinden who suggested songs I may or may not have used, but had great ideas and sparked some great discussion about ska!

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.

This episode and all episodes can always be found here. You can also subscribe to the podcast by going to your advanced tab on iTunes, then select “subscribe to podcast…” and entering this address: http://23minofska.podomatic.com/rss2.xml into the box that opens. Also if you’d like, find & like us on facebook. Also, feel free to download this episode.

Hey, be a pal, check out these ska records that I’m making over at the Big Ska Gamble!

23min of Ska : May Mix Tape : Side A (part two)

Even more mid to late 90s ska excitement. Still in mix cassette form. As near as I can get in this digital age at least. This is the second half of the first side and maybe some of the names aren’t as big as were on the last one, but they run just a deep in my musical life as any of the rest. Heck, four of these bands I’ve seen live a hand full of times and they always brought the fun. Back when there was a ska show, just about every other week (where I grew up at least) bands that brought the house down live were what you wanted to go see, no questions asked, that’s what it was all about. A band just needed to get that crowd dancing, with punky excitement or steady grooves, it mattered not. If there were more people on the dance floor than standing with their arms crossed around the edges, if there were more soak through suits, dresses and t-shirts than there was dry, if there was hardly any barrier between the band and the crowd, well, you went and bought their tape or CD, you kicked in a few extra for some after show beers and you made sure to see them the next time they were near.

Johnny Socko – Vinnie’s Hooch (Oh, I do Hope it is Roast Beef! ’95)
the Articles – Mr. Pink (Flip F’real ’97)
the Insteps – Don’t Ask (Eleven Steps to Power ’96)
the NY Citizens – Boxer Shorts (the Rude Awakening 2 comp ’90)
the Aquabats! – Marshmallow Man (the Return of the Aquabats! ’96)
the Robustos – Don’t Stay Away (Introducing… ’97)
Save Ferris – Sorry My Friend (Introducing… ’96)

This is part two 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.

This episode and all episodes can always be found here. You can also subscribe to the podcast by going to your advanced tab on iTunes, then select “subscribe to podcast…” and entering this address: http://23minofska.podomatic.com/rss2.xml into the box that opens. Also if you’d like, find & like us on facebook. Don’t forget to download this episode and blast it out of your ’89 Chevy Eurosport while on your way to a show across the state line.

Special : Behind the Scene Vol 1 : Tazy Phyllipz of the Ska Parade

In this episode I’m taking you a bit behind the ska scene such as it is, to people who have an imprint on the scene with out being in a band or running a label. In this episode I’m talking to Tazy Phyllipz of the long running ska radio show “the Ska Parade”. We talk about a lot of the bands that have been on “the Ska Parade” since it started in 1989. Not only that but we talk a lot about the upcoming “Viva Ska Vegas” ska show on April 28th. With Tazy and I being old ska guys we tell a lot of stories, and while my original intention was to fill this episode w/ a lot of music, I just couldn’t bear to cut any of us talking (besides a few seconds at the beginning where were both like “hello..?” “uh… hello?” and a bit near the end where we talk about Madness that was dropped for time). I hope you enjoy it, we had a lot of fun talking, and I think it is good to get to know someone like Tazy just a little bit better.

Check out the Ska Parade website : SkaParade.com
Check out the Ska Parade Sundays at 9 PM PST : KUKQ.com
Check out Viva Ska Vegas : VivaSkaVegas.com

All music by GOGO13 from their new album “I Like It!”

This episode and all episodes can always be found here. You can also subscribe to the podcast by going to your advanced tab on iTunes, then select “subscribe to podcast…” and entering this address: http://23minofska.podomatic.com/rss2.xml into the box that opens. Also if you’d like, find & like us on facebook. Go ahead and download this episode and throw down with the Big Ska Gamble.

Special : You Call It Vol. 1

I asked the listener base what their favorite ska songs were, just as a general curiosity. After seeing their answers, I knew this had to be an episode! So I got to mixing it late last night and here it is for all to enjoy. A program created by the 23min of Ska listners! Thanks to Kevin Lustrup, James Volpe, Evan Roy, Tracy Sandford, ‘Tracy Kedge, Salvador Rios, Paul Kerner and Clay Spires!

Fishbone – Skankin’ to the Beat (Party at Ground Zero ’85)
the Insteps – Shotgun Jimmy (Ska: the Thrid Wave ’95)
the Pinstripes – Alright Girl (I ’12)
the Ethiopians – Train to Skaville (Train to Skaville/You are the Girl ’67)
the English Beat – Can’t Get Used to Losing You (Just Can’t Stop It ’80)
Goldfinger – Superman (Hang Ups ’97)
the Planet Smashers – SK8 or Die! (No Self Control ’03)
the Aquabats! – Pizza Day (Myths, Legends And Other Amazing Adventures Vol. 2 ’00)

Also thanks to Ryan Woolwine, Matt Flood, Cesar Alonso Sanchez and Kamil Krajewski who’s favorite songs have already been played on an episode of this podcast already. And to Dave Polk, who loves MU330 and Big D & the Kids Table but I just played them on the last episode, so he’ll have to wait.

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.

This episode and all episodes can always be found here. You can also subscribe to the podcast by going to your advanced tab on iTunes, then select “subscribe to podcast…” and entering this address: http://23minofska.podomatic.com/rss2.xml into the box that opens. Also if you’d like, find & like us on facebook. Also, feel free to download this episode.

23min of Ska : California

K-Swiss shoes declared it “California Music Month” in April on some ad I saw on late night television, so I said “I’ll run with it!” That’s right, all these bands are from my new found home of California. Had to kick it off with Op Ivy, had to, hands down, no other way to do it. Some of these songs get very far away from ska, but in the end Slow Gherkin, the Aquabats and Voodoo Glow Skulls still bring the goods. The After Hours toss in a nice traditional sound for all the sticklers out there. And try as I might, I still love the pop ska of Save Ferris.

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.