1 One Minit Ska 2 Hey Joe 3 TRACK 3 4 TRACK 4 5 Oh Yeah 6 She Came 7 Camelman 8 TRACK 8 9 Wickie 10 TRACK 10 11 Werbung 12 I Won't Let You Go (Blues Busters cover) 13 Skaship / Stay With Me 14 Behold (Blues Busters cover) 15 Soon You'll be Gone (Blues Busters cover) 16 TRACK 16 17 Camelman 18 The Beat Generation (Bob McFadden & Dor cover) 19 I Got No Time
"One Minit Ska"
"I Won't Let You Go"
I've had these for a while and I have no idea what year they were recorded. As you can see I had no tracklisting. There are a few titles that I don't know. Can anyone fill in the blanks?
Janitors Against Apartheid were a 3rd wave ska-punk band from California and they were very prolific:
Nga Ga Mom (self-released) [cassette] 1991 Moppin’ 4 Equality (self-released) [cassette] 1992 Pizza O'Clock (self-released) [cassette] 1993 I Work at Lucky (2 Big Hairy Guys Records) [10"] 1994 One for the Road (Paprika Music) [cassette] 1994 I Can Pick Most Locks with a Credit Card (Paprika Music) [cassette] 1995 Six Feet Under III compilation (Psycho Sun Records) [cassette] 1995 Skankin’ Around the Internet compilation [cassette] 1995 What’s the Reality of That? three way split (Paprika Music) [cassette] 1995 Misfits of Ska compilation (Dill Records/Asian Man Records) [cassette/cd] 1995 Nerds split (Dill Records) [cassette/cd] 1995 Jolt: America’s Most Powerful Compilation (J4 Records) [cd] 1996 Salad Bowl Theory compilation (Fullified Records) [cd] 1996 California Ska-Quake: Aftershock compilation (Moon Records) [cd] 1996 Punk Goes Ska compilation (Stiff Dog Records) [cd] 1996
This is their first 3 demo cassettes.
I intend to post the Nerds split they did with One Eye Open at some point when I do a post on OEO. According to JAA's Facebook they are planning a 20 year anniversary show next year.
Class Action were from Cambridge, Massachusetts and they released one great ska EP in 1984. They later recorded four more songs which were produced by Don Dixon (Marshall Crenshaw, R.E.M., Counting Crows, Hootie and the Blowfish, etc) but only one "Thieves' Market" was released. You might remember it from the first Mash it Up compilation from 1986. In 1987 they changed their sound to more of a college-rock style but they maintained a bit of their old ska influence and recorded a single and the album "Things You Left Behind" - which included the song Thieves' Market.
Class Action EP (1984) A1 - It All Comes Back to You A2 - If This is Love B1 - Getting Nowhere B2 - When the Wind Touches Down
"If this is Love"
Things You Left Behind (1987)
1 True Love on the Radio 2 Thieves' Market 3 One by One 4 Die for One Day 5 Two Minutes to Midnight 6 You Can Run 7 Could I be the One? 8 Moral Majority 9 Eyes 10 Changes Inside of Me
It took me a long time to do this one because, to be honest, I'm bored with the gimmick of non-ska bands doing ska music. I diverted from that and just played some rare 80s ska instead.
Even if you don't want to listen to the whole thing I recommend skipping to the end to hear the last song.
Mi-Sex - Mystery Delayed Action - Give it Up Mark Foggo - Nothing to Hide (unreleased) The Cartoons - Self Conscious Cowboys - Supermarket Cowboys - Rude Boy Rifffs - Dance Music for the 80's Depression The Lovely Bodies - Shark Bites The Pretenders - How do I Miss You The Drivers - Stolen Treasures Monroes - Arabian Night Student Nurse - Discover Your Feet The Tuners - Shuffle Your Feet Child's Play - Playground Romance
After Deaf School Bette Bright recorded with The Illuminations and Steve Lindsey started The Planets who had several releases:
"Goon Hilly Down" LP 1979 "Spot" LP 1981 "Lines / Further Down" 7" 1979 "Iron for the Iron / Mile High" 7" 1979 "Break it to me Gently / A Minute Ago" 7" 1980 "Too Late / Lines // Break It To Me Gently / Iron for the Iron" EP 1980 on 12" & 7" "Don't Look Down / I Want To Touch You" 7" 1980 "Intensive Care (single remix) / Earth" 7" 1981 "Let Me Fall / Follow the Leader" 7" 1981
This is their first. "Lines" is on the Goon Hilly Down LP (HERE)but the instrumental B-side "Further Down" is otherwise unreleased.
Gary Skaman is heading a new Australian 10-piece ska band called Menage A Ska which features members of The High Tides. They are planning European tour dates so keep checking their Facebook to see if they'll be coming to your neighborhood.
1 Ska King Crab - Pennsylvania 6-5000 2 Johnny Too Bad and the Strikeouts - Hello Baby 3 J.C. Superska - Bartender 4 Golgo 13 - Septic Breakout 5 Rudie Brass - Jukebox Junkie 6 The Snappers - The Pervert 7 Choke Puppy - Lisa 8 Nigel Six - No Women 9 Spring Heeled Jack - Pay Some Dues 10 Sgt. Scagnetti - Hell Spawn 11 Choke Puppy - West Side 12 Inward Variation - Who Shot Tupac? 13 Golgo 13 - Sully's Song 14 Not for Resale - Back Biter 15 Johnny Too Bad and the Strikeouts - 220 16 J.C. Superska - Conspiracy 17 Step-Backs - Ska Blues 18 Radiation Kings - Subra 19 The Mugwums - Voodoo Ska
On my post for Skavengers The I mentioned that "Party Girls" is one of my all-time favorite songs. I thought it was a damn shame that there was only one release by such a talented band.
It has come to my attention recently that, although they only had one release, there were more recordings made. Drummer Dave Parsons has shared a few songs with me but I am not at liberty to post them.
I do know that there are more songs but I can't say if they'll be available to anybody any time soon. Who knows what will become of them if we all show enough interest. If you're anywhere near Bath go and catch Dave playing in his current band Hot Dog Jackson and if you're nowhere near Bath you can still hear them on their Myspace
Here's a little peek at a few of the Skavengers unreleased tracks:
This is a band from Sweden who kept the Two Tone sound alive into the new millennium. They released a studio ep and 2 demos and a cover of Madness' The Prince which appeared on Cleopatra Records' House of Ska: A Tribute to Madness. This download includes the ep and the Madness cover and one of the two demos. I have to admit though that I don't know which of the demos it is. Crooked Beat EP (1999) 1 March of the Crooked 2 Woman 3 Big Bamboo 4 New Complexion 5 Devil Mouth
demo *Big Bamboo *Concrete Beat *Problems *Skanking Man