Monkey Business was a band from Seattle Washington in the early nineties. This 7" is from 1991 with a ska song on the a side with great sax playing, and a mod-rock b side that was noticeably influenced by the grunge sound from that time and place.
Skavengers The was a 3 piece ska/rock band that started in 1979 in southern England. This 7" is from 1980 and is their only recording. Though there were only a limited number of these records made they received a good amount of radio exposure both locally and on National Radio 1 through the interest of such people as John Peel and Mike Reed.
PETE CHRISTIE (guitar and vocals) and CHRIS HAINES (bass and backing vocals) continued playing after the departure of drummer Dave Parsons as Red Square with Martin Evans on drums. They moved to London in 1984 but despite good reviews and some great live performances they were unable to get a record deal and the band ended in 1985.
Pete Christie is still recording music but has opted for an acoustic guitar and a more laid back sound and he still enlists the talents of Martin Evans on occasion. Chris Haines is also still playing with various bands and has recorded with Fringe Benefit, Lick the Tins, Yeah, and Foodbug.
"Party Girls" is one of my all time favorite songs but since the disc is so rare I have been able to find only one copy over the years which is not in the best shape. I have improved the sound the best I could but it is still a bad quality transfer. Chris Haines has a much better version on his Myspace.
I am going to assume that anyone who comes to this site already knows who Ocean 11 is so I shant write a description. I have taken it upon myself to include 4 extra tracks that were not originally on this album.
1 Housewive's Choice 2 Confucius 3 Solid as a Rock 4 Freedom Sounds 5 Rules of Life 6 From Russia with Love 7 Rock Steady 8 Let's Start Again 9 Song for My Father 10 Can't Forget About You 11 Rockfort Rock
12 Ska-Go-Mambo 13 Take it Cheazy 14 Night of the Dragon 15 Be Thankful 16 Hong Kong Low Rider 17 Stone Boat 18 Cairo East part II 19 Miss Understanding 20 Skagasm 21 Stop That Train 22 The Best of Love
This is the Ak Bands first recording from 1980. They were a British power pop trio who played a lot of 2Tone inspired ska with no horn section or keys. The first song here Pink Slippers is an up-tempo song about receiving a bad Christmas gift and the other song Skegaway has more of a Police sound to it.