This comes up on occasion on eBay and people bid quite a bit on it which is really not a good idea considering that it's really not good at all. Five Letters released a lot of boring music and this is their only ska song.
Here it is for free. Next time you see it on eBay save your money and get something good instead.
A - Yellow Nights, Losing My Time B - Crazy Man (Part 2)
Live set from 1996 and a radio interview from 1994 with a few demos - Sitting on My Roof, Juvenile Gangsters, and a well arranged ska version of Blitzkreig Bop as well as an unreleased original song called The Only Sane Man. The Interview is in Swedish
...couldn't find a cover for this one except for this tiny little image. Captain Mog and the Private Sigh is Ian Morris and Simon Milner of the Smirks. This single is a one-off. They never performed or recorded anything else under this moniker.
Both of these singles were on the Villains' only full-length "Go Crazy" - both the A and B sides. Same recordings. So why am I posting these? I guess that even though you get the record crackling you don't get the tape hiss. Not only that, but when's the last time you listened to the song "Ska Music"?
A - (You are) All These Things to Me B - Ska Music
In that interview I did with Joe Scholes I said that the first thing that somebody submitted was from Billy of Dave's Big Deluxe but I remember now that that's not true. The first person to submit anything was from April of Terror Cat Music who sent me lots of rare ska from Texas from the mid 90s. I put all of the links up at one time on the T&W Myspace but they are no longer available so I will be adding them one at a time to my future posts.
Here's Burnt Toast. I have no other info on them and was only able to find this logo of theirs but no cover or year or leads as to what else they may have recorded.
1 Good Morning, Officer 2 She Said 3 Bestine 4 Girl in Black 5 Burrito Hell 6 The Grozny Stomp 7 Honor Your Mother 8 Can't Talk Now 9 Shaggy 10 Secret Agent Man 11 Burnt Toast 12 Mark's Lounge
It's ironic that the Higsons never did anything ska influenced when they were signed to 2 Tone but when Martin Ling formed his own band Serious Drinking he put out a few ska-punk songs. This is their more well-known of those few.
I have been a long time Serious Drinking fan but I never thought to include them here on Tone and Wave until Rikard sent me this rip.
A - Love on the Terraces B1 - Hypocrite B2 - Bobby Moore Was Innocent B3 - He's an Angry Bastard (but I Like Him)
I'm sure you guys have noticed that the posts here on T&W have been incredible these last couple of months - not just in number but in music quality as well. I posted very little of my own collection in that time because the contributions by others have been astounding. I am very grateful and I thank each and every one of you who have contributed anything.
One contributor who you all must be familiar with by now, at least in name, is Bruce. He has an incredible personal collection of mod, ska, powerpop, punk, and things of that sort of which you have seen but a small fraction of on Tone and Wave.
He has now started his own blog MY LIFE'S A JIGSAW which (at this writing) is in its first week but already there are things to be impressed by. Things you probably never heard of but absolutely must have.