Sunday, April 13, 2014

Skanxters - Knights On the Run (1994)

Erin Bardwell's old band. They did release one cd (10 songs) called "Call It a Crime" in 1998. It was limited to 500 copies. I do not have a copy myself but there are some of the tracks posted on Youtube by vocalist Carl Humphreys - Names and Fools is my favorite of them.


Knights on the Run (1994)
12" vinyl release limited to 926 copies 
A1 - King Arfur
A2 - Fat & Ugly
B1 - Stupid Place to Be
B2 - Shantyville

"Fat & Ugly"



Spark in the Dark (1993)
cassette only release limited to 250 copies
A1 - Day Like Today
A2 - King Arthur
B1 - Who's Afraid of the Dark
B2 - People May Think

"Who's Afraid of the Dark"


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The cassette was posted on Tone and Wave in 2009 and, although I have acquired a copy of my own, the one available here is the same one from back then that was submitted by Rikard because his copy sounds much better than anything I was able to do. Thanks Rikard!

Sunday, April 6, 2014

The Fabulous Bowler Boys - Word ~ Sound ~ Power (1994)

This is a cassette only release that was sold at shows and online for $6.00 before there was such thing as "third wave". These guys were from Texas and I think, not positive, but I think they had other recordings. If so I've never found any evidence. What I do know is that their drummer, Bill Matney, was also in the hardcore band Refuse to Fall but he does not appear on this recording.

On this recording:

Eric Tucker - vocals
Steve Fish - bass, vocals
Bryan Christner - guitar
Alan Turley - sax
Patrick Benfield - keyboard
Ryan McDaniel - guitar
John Chipman - drums


1 Man on the Scene
2 The Upsetter
3 Jimmy Hate
4 Waiting Game
5 From Cairo With Love
6 Sally Brown

When they listened to their 2 Tone records they were paying attention. The Beat is obviously an influence in their overall sound, especially in this one:
"The Upsetter"


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Sunday, March 30, 2014

N - E - 1 - So We Go (1984)

...by request

N - E - 1 was a well known ska band from the San Diego area even though they weren't really a ska band. The were more mod/rock-n-roll but they did incorporate the ska sound on occasion. You know how people are...even one ska song (or even one art-punk song with a sax) makes them a ska band, right?

This album does have some high points but I never felt a need to post it previously until it was requested. Extremely rare as it is...

1 So We Go
2 Get Serious
3 Colleen
4 She Don't Like Me
5 Face Without a Mirror
6 Carol Ann
7 That's What You Do
8 Long Lonely Tomorrow
9 1 - 2 - 3
10 Cat's Pajamas
11 So We Go (Reprise)

"That's What You Do"
"1 - 2 - 3"

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Saturday, March 22, 2014

I.H. Ska - Industrie & Hammelskammer 7" (1990)

Four 2-Tone inspired songs from this German band. All songs are in English. There's even a bonus track* from a 2010 comp called Ska Attack 2. They have at least one other song called Downwind from a Bad Moon Records comp which I don't have yet but it's readily available and cheap enough (HERE). I should have it someday.

1 Sex Spider
2 Scotland Yard
3 Can't Stop
4 Waterbed
* Skankin' Town

"Scotland Yard"


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Untouchables - Cool Beginnings [REPOST]

I have a long list of re-ups. If you have requested that something be re-uploaded I do intend to get around to it, I just don't know when. This one is frequently requested so I had to find the time for it. Some oil for you squeaky wheels out there.

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...one request down, a million to go...

Monday, March 17, 2014

Skaos - Inside (1987)



This is Skaos' first release. This is the 12" version. There is also a 33 RPM 7" version with an alternative cover (HERE).

A1 South African Struggle
A2 Hey Neighbour
B1 Ska Skank Down Party
B2 It's You

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Skaos' first full length/demo cassette Rankin' & Skankin' is available HERE

(...and thanks to Mr. Frank the Hat for pointing out that the song Sleep was in fact re-written and re-recorded with the title Bonehead on the Catch This Beat album.)

Sunday, March 9, 2014

va Ska Takes the Great Lakes

1 Skapone - Tomorrow
2 Skapone - Once Again
3 Etch-A-Sketch - Escape
4 Etch-A-Sketch - Killer Bees
5 Invaders - Such a Jerk
6 Elevators - No More Stress
7 Elevators - Vendetta
8 State of Emergency - Violence
9 State of Emergency - Police Chase
10 Tom Collins and the Cocktail Shakers - Washcloth

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Saturday, February 22, 2014

Everything Must Go!

I have to get rid of a lot of my music and I posted a few things up on eBay. A lot of it has been posted on Tone and Wave before and a lot of it has not been.

Click HERE you might see something you like.

I am not doing this for financial reasons and I am not trying to make a profit. I will combine shipping and if I over charge for shipping I will refund the difference.

I just don't have the room for them in my house and I might have to put them in my shed. With the weather, stray cats, and spiders they will not fare well in the shed.

I had several crates of new wave records out in the shed a couple years back and the warm California sun decided that round flat records are boring and that they should take on all different sorts of shapes.

I don't want to see these rare ska records suffer the same fate as my Flock of Seagulls collection. (Yes, I had them all - you got somethin' to say about it?!)

Some are really well priced and some aren't (you can tell which ones I don't really want to part with). If it's too expensive, talk to me...let's make a deal.