Wednesday, April 8, 2009

The Uptones - K.U.S.A.


I've been putting this one off for a while because Tone and Wave is supposed to stick to an all-ska format. After time The Uptones became a great ska band, but they weren't always. This is their first release from '85 that shows them as trying to be more of a 'soul' band. There are a couple of songs that show their 2Tone leanings, but, for the most part, they focused on other avenues. This isn't to say this is a bad thing. I personally really like this record.
I hope you do too.
You can see how they went into a more ska mode in their later years on their official site HERE.

1 K.U.S.A.
2 Sounds from the Sidelines
3 Outside the Inn
4 The End
5 Remember
6 Out to Sea


(I apologize for the quality of this download. The vinyl I have seems to be in good condition but the overall recordings don't seem to be coming out very well.)



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FM 1063 said...

Great EP! I have this back in the stacks somewhere. The title track got generous airplay on the great WHTG-FM 106.3 at the Jersey shore on its release, and accurately reflected then (and now) how pathetic radio is. Thanks for sharing.