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23min of Ska : the Moon Ska Special!

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cover photo : Meredith M. Goldberg

The Toasters album “Dub 56” was my intro into the big world of ska, I will always hold it in high esteem for that alone. Besides, it was a ripper of an album! It started a love of the sound that has never gone away. In my young lust to find more ska music, I took note of the label, Moon Ska, and the label catalog that came with the album. It wasn’t long before I was sending away for other CDs that Moon had released. Was I loving every minute of it? You bet I was! Moon was my label for more tradition sounding ska (I went to Dill and Asian Man for my ska/punk and to Jump Up for my local Midwest scene) and I could never get enough. It was a fair time before I met the man behind the label, Robert “Bucket” Hingly of the Toasters. I’m not gonna lie, me and Bucket aren’t pals in the least, and he could never pick me out of a line up of 3 goofy white boys, but he’s always been a good guy to me. It was years before when I’d see them on tour we’d even talk ska. Honestly, we usually talked about Jack Kirby and his work for Marvel (specifically Silver Surfer) or talk about the other bands on tour. He’s a top guy, never made me feel like an idiot about ska history (even when I kind of am) and more than that he’s always down to chat. That’s what I love about Bucket, he’s a man of the people, he’s an authority that never feels like it and he tears up the stage! I could talk more about Moon, but this episode really is just a love letter to Bucket. Thank you Mr. Hingly, see you on the road.

00:00 – the Toasters – Dub 56 (Dub 56 ’94)
02:41 – Hepcat – the Secret (Out of Nowhere ’94)
05:16 – the New York Citizens – the National Front (On the Move ’88)
08:00 – the Scofflaws – Back Door Open (Ska in Hi-Fi ’95)
10:27 – Let’s Go Bowling – You Take Me (Mr. Twist ’96)
14:14 – the Articles – Spread Satin (Flip F’real ’97)
19:23 – Easy Big Fella – Stuck in the Chapel of Love (Eat at Joey’s ’97)

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23min of Ska : Pipeline

23skaCOASTER10I know I usually try to concentrate on playing all of ya’ll new ska, but yeah, this is a load of, well, older stuff. Much of it is music that I can’t believe I missed to be honest! Also, traditionally, this is the least downloaded/listened to podcast of the year. Maybe there’s something else going on that keeps people busy on a Thursday, who knows. Anyway, if you’re here, thanks! You are the best and keep this little podcast afloat!

00:00 – the Upstarts – So Sharp (the Upstarts ’07)
03:35 – Ariel & Les Va-Nu-Pieds – Minuit Au Pôle Nord (Les Souliers ’18)
06:52 – the Blue Collars – el Cid (It’s Casual… ’98)
10:27 – the Toasters – Fire in My Soul (Don’t Let the Bastards Grind You Down ’97)
14:16 – Captain Ska – U.S. Healthcare Explained (U.S. Healthcare Explained ’12)
17:33 – Ruder Than You – Misskaculation (Horny for Ska ’96)

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23min of Ska : Launched

23skaCOASTER6“When and if fascism comes to America it will not be labeled “made in Germany”; it will not be marked with a swastika; it will not even be called fascism; it will be called, of course, “Americanism”…”

– Professor Halford E. Luccock

00:00 – the Toasters – Radiation Skank (Recriminations ’85)
02:02 – les Skartoi feat. Bebis – As One (24 Hours ’18)
05:21 – Dan P. & the Bricks – Terrible (When We were Fearless ’18)
08:17 – the Royal Architects – Tell Me Why (the Brooklyn Sessions ’18)
12:50 – Death of Guitar Pop – Rickety Old Train (69 Candy Street ’17)
16:59 – the Middle Volga Social Club – I want to be Your Friend (I want to be Your Friend ’18)
19:46 – Abraskadabra – To the Stars (Welcome to the B Side ’18)

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23min of Ska : Illya Kuryakin

23skaIllyaCongrats to all you fantastic listeners, you’ve made it through another one! That’s right, it’s the end of another 23 episodes. Thusly, the spy theme comes to an end. This was a rougher session to put together than most, what with me moving and going out of town, and just being all around busy. I think I missed two weeks? Man, I’m probably more bummed about that than you. Thanks for sticking it out and enjoy the show!

00:00 – the Toasters – Night Train to Moscow (One More Bullet ’08)
02:20 – Suspense Heroes Syndicate – Nine Bullets (Big Shot ’15)
06:08 – the Fabulous Lolo Meets King Kong Girio – the Girl Who Cried (My Favorite Heart to Break ’15)
08:39 – Включай Микрофон! – Алкодонор (Танцы кончатся не скоро! ’18)
10:48 – Skankin’ Pickle – It’s Not too Late (SkaFunkRastaPunk ’91)
13:38 – the Slackers – a Long Way Off (the Great Rocksteady Swindle ’10)
17:14 – the Blue Collars – Killer Cliches (It’s Casual… ’98)
20:29 – the Mighty Mighty Bosstones – That’s another Story (Hell of a Hat ’95)

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23min of Ska will return…

23min of Ska : John Drake

23skaDRAKEHey listeners, still in the middle of moving, but I was able to get you this chilled out episode this week. Pour yourself a fancy cocktail and relax to this one.

00:00 – the Snails – Where I’m Bound (the River ’12)
02:46 – the Skints feat. Tippa Irie & Horseman – This Town (FM ’15)
06:56 – the Aggrolites – Dirty Reggae (Dirty Reggae ’02)
10:11 – New York Ska-Jazz Ensemble – Take Five (Step Forward ’08)
15:08 – the New Limits – Loss for Words (the New Limits ’17)
18:16 – Big D & the Kids Table – the Sounds of Allston Village (How it Goes ’04)
20:18 – the Toasters – Secret Agent Man (Hard Band for Dead ’96)

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23min of Ska : Maxwell Smart

23skaSMARTThis episode of 23min of Ska was sourced by an insanely large ska CD & LP collection by 23 ska scholars. Would you believe it? Hmmm . . . Would you believe a handful of ska aficionados and a healthy stack of ska CDs? How about one sleepy guy with his browser opened on bandcamp.com sorted to “ska”? I hope I wasn’t out of line with that crack about my sleepiness or my lack of seriousness about creating this podcast.

00:00 – the Toasters – Too Hip to be Cool (New York Fever ’92)
03:26 – Something to Do – Richard Spencer Punched in the Head (Richard Spencer Punched in the Head ’18)
06:18 – Codename Colin – Losing Touch (Outgunned ’17)
09:53 – the Siren Six! – C.O.N.F.U.S.I.O.N. (Young and Professional ’98)
12:39 – Maxwell Smart – Organized Chaos (Infinite Appeal ’10)
16:12 – Scheming Thieves – Maximum Effort (a Classic Ruse ’18)
19:00 – Melbourne Ska Orchestra – Get Smart (Melbourne Ska Orchestra ’13)

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23min of Ska : Nick Fury

23skaFURY“Nick Fury ain’t watchin’ the end o’ the world in bed, mister! Sick or well, I’m a fighter!”
– Nick Fury, “the Avengers” vol. 1 #188 (Dec ’73)

00:00 – the Toasters – Social Security (New York Fever ’92)
02:49 – Popes of Chillitown – Get Off/Get On (Work Hard, Play Hard, See You in the Graveyard ’18)
06:22 – Lo & the Magnetics – Out (A Part ’05)
10:07 – the JB Conspiracy – Superhero (This Machine ’07)
12:37 – High School Football Heroes – Nothing Beneath You (We’ve Fooled Around Long Enough’06)
19:23 – the Stiff Joints – Horns of Fury (First Proper Album ’17)

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