Sunday, June 29, 2014

Vital Disorders - Zombie 7" (1982)

Female fronted British punk-reggae song. They released 3 singles and, later, a cd compilation, but I think this is their only ska/reggae influenced song.

A - Zombie
B - War Games


In Search of the Ska

I recently had a friend visit from Germany. We hung out for a few days, drank a lot of beer, and listened to a lot of music. This guys musical collection is as extensive and impressive as my own.
I mentioned that he should start a blog of his own but he said he didn't have the time.
Apparently he found the time because this is his blog here:

In Search of the Ska

It follows in the Tone and Wave tradition of exposing those little known one-off ska songs by bands that don't usually play ska. A lot of it is in German, but I have been given a peek behind the curtain and I know a lot will be in English and other languages.

He just started it but it has potential to be a great blog.

The Great Train Robbery - This is Intensified (1987)

I once read that this is a New York band that only people from New York would know about.
This album was later re-released on cd with two extra tracks. I only have the vinyl version:

A1 Intensified / Protection
A2 Selling Guns to the Indians
A3 Hold Me Down
B1 How About a Kiss
B2 Little Persuasion
B3 Like a Building
B4 Police Feel So Tall


Sam The Butcher - No Time 7" (1994)

Punk record with ska influences.

A1 - Tension
A2 - No Time
B1 - Circles
B2 - Sis Boy


Skiptooth [REPOST]

Reposted by request...

Cool Ska Cool

1 Pachuco

2 Cuban Cigar

3 My Turn

4 Otra Vez

5 Preacher Joseyah

6 Rum and Coke

7 El Detectivo

Skiptown vol.1

1 My Turn

2 Reggae Man

3 Taxi Driver

4 El Detectivo

"Reggae Man"

"El Detectivo"


Sunday, June 22, 2014

Let's Go Bowling (1988 demo cassette) [REPOST]

Thanks Rikard!

1 Hair Tonic

2 Spy Market

3 Happy, Sad, Reggae

4 Cumbia del Sol

5 Bitch

6 Beat of the Dream

7 Y Jamaica Mess


9 Badminton on a Rope


...and here's the "Rude 69" 7"

Skankin' Pickle 1990 demo cassette [REPOST]

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*

"World's Falling Down"


*the four songs that are unique to this tape are marked

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Crucial DBC - Dread Rock for a Long Time (1989) [re-uploaded May 30th, 2016]

Rare California ska from the 80s...

A1 - In this World
A2 - Mama, Mama
A3 - What's Your Trip
B1 - Right for My Heart
B2 - Universal Melody
B3 - Hold On

"Mama, Mama"


Sunday, June 8, 2014

Willo Selects - Rare Australian ska 1980 - 1986

Things have been extremely busy here at Tone and Wave headquarters so I haven't had much time to post anything. I do have lots of new stuff as well as re-posts but I just don't have the time this week.

             Working hard AND hardly working. You can do both. It's called multi-tasking.

Your friend and mine Willo J Irie has stepped up to the plate to provide an interesting podcast of rare Australian ska which are all unique rips. Never before posted on Tone and Wave or anywhere else on the WWW.

 Doing the Kangaroo Skank
Australian Ska 1980-1986

60 minutes of shit hot Aussie Ska all from vinyl!

Jump Vision - The Jump [1981]
Naughty Rhythms - Look Like Me [1981]
The Eighty Eights - She Fell in Love with James Bond [1980]
The Allniters - She Made a Monkey Out of Me [1981]
Paul Kelly & The Dots - Billy Baxter [1980]
Jo Jo Zep & The Falcons - Rub Up Push Up [1981]
Strange Tenants - Soldier Boy [1982]
No Nonsense - Titan [1982]
Strange Tenants - Hard Times [1983]
The Allniters - Solomon Gundie [1983]
The Girlfriends - Gone With The Wind [1983]
Naughty Rhythms - Without Your Love [1983]
The Allniters - Mr unioshi [1983]
Strange Tenants - Killer Zombies [1983]
Furious Turtles - Hard World Mad World [1984]
The Leftovers - Lemondade Song [1984]
Naughty Rhythms - Have Some Fun [1984]
The Allniters - So Long [1984]
The Leftovers - So Long, Farewell [1985]
Off The Shelf - OTS Tonight [1985]
Itchy Feet - Cliff Young Shuffle [1986]

Selected by Willo J Irie


I hope to post something in the middle of the upcoming week, but no promises.

(Thanks Willo for the Jump Vision track. I've never found my own copy yet. It's good to finally be able to hear it!)

If you have a podcast you'd like to submit send it to