These are the same Tigers who did the song Ska Trekkin'. This is their only full length. It was released in 1980. They are not strictly a ska band - this is mostly a post punk album but there are five songs with a ska influence.
1 Promises Promises 2 Worlds to Conquer 3 Kidding Stops 4 Fall for You 5 True Confessions 6 Make-Up Girl 7 Savage Music 8 Gone Like You 9 Big Expense, Small Income 10 Sexual Blanks 11 Ice Cold in Fulham 12 Take it Like a Man 13 Jack it Up 14 Watch This Space
This is a great comp that features 20 ska rarities but is quite a rarity itself. I can find very little info about it anywhere. Word around the campfire is that there were only 500 copies of this cd made. Is that true? I don't know. You tell me.
I have posted a few of these songs on Tone and Wave previously but they sound much better on here than my vinyl rips do. The version of Skavengers' "Party Girls" sounds great compared to the one I posted though the whole 7" is still available in it's authentic vinyl-crackling glory HERE. This comp also has Graduate's "Elvis Should Play Ska", The Employees' "Pick It Up", and The Mangy Dogs' "Itsy Bitsy"...all of their full 7"s are still available for download - if you don't have them yet get them before they're gone.
1 Boss - Rude Boys are Back in Town 2 Skarab - Babe Don't You Know the Ska? 3 Lou and the Hollywood Bananas - Hong Kong Ska 4 Skavengers - Party Girls 5 Graduate - Elvis Should Play Ska 6 Cairo - Movie Stars 7 Tigers - Ska Trekkin' 8 Vodska - L'espion Qui Venait Du Ska 9 Inner City Unit - Amyl Nitrate 10 Akrylykz - Ska'd for Life 11 The Skaooters - Summer Ska 12 The Plugs - Indoor Shopping Centre 13 The Mexicano - Trial by Television 14 The Employees - Pick It Up 15 The Army - Trendy 16 Rimshots - I Was Wrong 17 Gangsters - Wooly Bully 18 The Mangy Dogs - Itsy Bitsy 19 Alberto Camerini - Ska Tentati 20 Jamaican Survivors - Mafia Theme
The T-Shirts were formed in Sweden in 1980. Their first release was a 6 song EP titled "Walk On Water" which also spawned this single. The song "Is It Gone" was not on the EP. They broke up in 1982 after releasing 4 more singles and a full-length called "Mr. Swing". Recordings after Walk On Water featured a female lead singer named Ylva-Li.
Very rare album from this Dutch band from 1980. This is their only full length but they did release a 7" prior to this album which I will be posting in the next few weeks.
1 Do the Puzzle 2 (I Don't Like) Spiders 3 Talking Lady 4 Alibi 5 Alladinn 6 Heejoo 7 It's Puzzle Time Again 8 Silly Willy 9 Is that What You Want 10 Zombie v.s. Godzilla 11 Hahahaha 12 Dance Woman Dance