Most of you probably don't recognize the name Robin Scott. He was involved in music since the 60's after declining a partnership in Malcom MacLaren's SEX shop. He played folk songs sharing the bill with David Bowie. In 1972 he entered the 'Search For A Star' national talent contest, which he won, and was offered a recording contract by EMI, but, because they would not support his backing band, he turned down the deal.
Among a number of other projects he put out this single in 1979. It was the only release under this name.
That same year he released music under the name M which, as with Comic Romance, was himself and studio musicians - not an actual band.
After M's song Pop Muzik became a hit this single was re-released with a new cover to cash in on the sucess.
This has been making the rounds since '07. I have seen it posted here and there and I even posted it on Tone and Wave a couple years back but it seems that it is no longer available anywhere else so if you don't have it yet here you go.
1 Shake and Shiver 2 Prejudice 3 When Feelings Run Too High 4 Fear the River 5 Ice and Snow 6 Letter in the Mail 7 Street Where I'm Living 8 Street Where I'm Living (take 2) 9 Ships that Pass in the Night 10 The Feeling is Alright 11 The Girl is Money 12 Keep the Fire Burning 13 Probation 14 Rainy Day 15 Everyday, Another Day 16 One Way Ticket 17 Christine Keeler 18 Far Away From Here
Early demos and live tracks that were originally posted on Chickitup Pickitup as Mr. Review demos (Here)
Thanks to Doc for the correct titles!
1 Mr. Review 2 A Tree 3 The Feeling's Alright 4 Chasing (live) 5 We Can't Talk 6 Complications of Life 7 Part-Time Love Affair 8 Shifting Sand 9 Can't Do it Alone 10 Losin' My Mind 11 Redemption Song 12 Chasing 13 Mr. Postman
Some of you may remember Vin Gordon as Don Drummond Jr.
...if not maybe the song The Clash and the Specials Gone to Jail might ring a bell -?
1 Last Call 2 Gun the Man Down 3 Dyema One 4 Military Ska 5 Skin Tone 6 The Clash and The Specials Gone to Jail 7 Skin Head Shuffle 8 River Bank Ska 9 Pink Stripe Shuffle 10 Tribute to the Mods, Skinheads, Punks
Rikard contributed this great selection of Swedish ska from the early 80s. All of it is in Swedish (with the exception of The Push*).
Badboll - Äppelkaka Dag Vag - Musik Dag Vag - Pär I Hagen Dag Vag - Trycke e för Mycke Ebba Grön - Mamma Pappa Barn Ebba Grön - Slicka Uppåt, Sparka Neråt Elake Måns - Skadeva' Eldkvarn - En Vacker Dag Herr Marmelad - Styrman Karlsson Kai Martin & Stick - Spel Kai Martin & Stick - Stadens Gator Kai Martin & Stick - Stadens Gator (live) Quiet - En Ovanligt Vanlig Tjej Quiet - Verklighet Rasta Hunden - Jag Spyr Igen Rasta Hunden - Mina Polare Rasta Hunden - Privé Privé Reggae Team - Soldat Ska Reggae Team - Vanka The Crab Boys - Ålar The Push - Delicious Banality The Push - Delicious Banality (live) The Push - Marching On The Push - Some Girls a Pain Tivoli - E-Vitamin Tivoli - Hälsbröd
1 untitled 2 Mephiskapheles 3 Calloused Boy 4 Centre of the... 5 El Dorado 6 Break Your Ankle Punk 7 Rank and File 8 Danse Me Not 9 Social Therapy 10 Swampskin 11 State 12 Devil's Due 13 Eskamo 14 Bad Toupee 15 Saba 16 One Zero Eight Zero 17 Cheap Thrill 18 Doomsday
New York punk from 1991 done right. If you appreciate OPIV you'll like this. Only half the songs here incorporate a ska sound but the straightforward punk songs stand out more than the pseudo-ska does.
1 Don't Pet Me 2 Big Brown Chevy 3 Ball and Chain 4 Point of View 5 Technology 6 Identity Crisis
This one's a bit of a joint effort. The sounds were provided by Ronan and the info was from Rikard who considers 100 Men his favorite band second only to the Cosmics.
He informs us that 100 Men released 3 demos: First one was "Yard Tapes" in 1990 with the songs Ball with my baby , Hungry in Dun Laoghaire, What a wonderful world and Yard Version. Second tape was "In session 2" from 1991 with the songs Time is tight, Hungry in Dun Laoghaire, I wish and Tell me about it. 3rd and final was Reggae Juk from 1993 with the songs Reggae Juk and Rocksteady 2
This is pretty much those demos in a nutshell.
*Ball With My Baby *Hungry in Dun Laoghaire *I Wish *Reggae Juk *Tell Me About It *Time is Tight *What a Wonderful World *Yard Version *Yeah Yeah Girl
People write to me every now and then and ask me if they can re-post something I've posted. My answer is always YES. Please help me put this stuff out there so that real ska fans have access to it somehow or another.
This tape is something that I know a lot of people will appreciate so if you have a blog by all means re-post this. It's Skankin' Pickles' first recording and is all but impossible to find. There are 4 songs that were never released on any of their later records as well as a studio version of Burnt Head which was only released as a live recording on Skafunkrastapunk.
(Oh yeah, on this version of "I Missed the Bus" he was watching a Panasonic, not a Magnavox. It's a strange world.)
1 I Missed the Bus
2 Pseudo Punk
3 Hand Twister
4 World's Falling Down*
5 Burn't Head
6 Nuclear Dance Bomb*
7 Anxiety Attack
8 My Hair (Look Like Dahn)
9 Peter, Piper & Mary
10 Shark Teaser*
11 Whatever Happened
12 I've Had Enough*
I have been looking for this record for years. There were only 500 copies made. I just discovered that these songs are available on their Myspace (but the songs from their 1982 7" "Balancing Act / Tears Fall" aren't.