Saturday, June 20, 2015

Vive le Ska (1989)

Unicorn Records classic.

1 Les Internés - Pushska
2 Verska Vis - Go Out Anymore
3 Carré Blanc Pour Serie Noire - Jackson the Ripper
4 Les Toons - Miss America
5 Dr. No - A Frenchy in Brooklyn
6 Pick It Up - Charlemagne
7 Les Frelons - C'est Du Ska (Monster Version)
8 Machtoc - The Yeti
9 Les Giovanni's - Wa Ya Go?
10 Les Ejectés - Aaoaoaa
11 Le Bubars - King of the Jungle
12 Les Saxas - Chez Fefer


Sunday, June 14, 2015

The Eighty Eights - (She Fell in Love with) James Bond 7" (1981)

The Eighty Eights was an Australian power pop/new wave band who released a few singles and an album called "Top of the World" in 1980/1981. This song was featured on the first Ska Skank Down Under compilation.

A - (She Fell in Love with) James Bond
B - (You're Gonna Get) What's Coming to You


The Planets - complete singles

This download is for all 8 of The Planets' singles.


This is off topic but look at the cover for the EP which was released in 1980, then look at the cover to the California rock band Gamma's third album that was released in 1982. That's one hell of a coincidence.

Ian Mitchell Band - Goin' Crazy (1980)

1 Everybody's on the Fiddle
2 Ska Music
3 Hold on to Love
4 Get Down and Boogie
5 ABCD I Love Me
6 Goin' Crazy
7 Take Me Back
8 Hit With a Hook
9 Peekaboo Love
10 Girls
11 Midnight in Tokyo
12 Thunder and Lightning
13 Danny's on the Dance Floor

"Everybody's on the Fiddle"
 "Goin' Crazy"


Herman Brood and the Wild Romance - The Tattoo Song 7" (1984)

A - The Tattoo Song
B - Answer as a Man


Sunday, June 7, 2015

Belly Button and the Knockwells - Look Around 7" (1988)

Belly Button and the Knockwells were a rock band from Germany that played a hard rock sound with horns. This is their first release and I'm posting it for the b-side "I Left the Army" which isn't their only ska song, they did have another one called "When She's Around" that was on their only album "Blow Baby Blow" which was released in 1991 but was comprised of mostly older material including both songs from this single. With that in mind this download is for the album - not the single.

A - Look Around
B - I Left the Army

"When She's Around"


*(I tried to get a good rip of the song "Look Around" but the version I have skips. There's nothing I can do about it.) 

Australian Crawl - Boys Light Up 12" (1983)

A1 - Boys Light Up
B1 - Looking for Cool
B2 - The Night


The Ska-Ville - Ska Fantastic (1980) [REPOST]

 ...submitted by Ronan (originally posted September 20, 2010)

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


Urban Blight [Repost]

 (originally posted April 20, 2010)

My Side of the Fence EP (1983)
A1 - My Side of the Fence
A2 - Shades of Blue
B1 - Bits About
B2 - A Nite Out

A Night Out 12" (1983)
A - A Night Out
B - Urban Night Dub

Peace Train 12" (1984)
A - Peace Train
B - Peace Dub

From the Westside to the Eastside EP (1987)
1 House of Gold
2 Get Closer
3 The World Keeps Spinning
4 U Must Be
5 Go Bouncin'
6 The World Keeps Spinning (instrumental)


Much thanks to James!!

Monday, June 1, 2015

SLK (Street Light Knights) [NEW LINK December 11, 2016]

This Ann Arbor, Michigan band was one of the pioneering ska bands of the American Midwest scene.

I mentioned them before in my picks for 2013 when they released their 'greatest hits' compilation. All of the songs on the Dance Disk 12" were on that compilation with the exception of the song Television, but neither of the songs from the 7" were on it.

SLK 7" (1984)
A - Betrayed

B - Why Don't You Call

SLK - Dance Disk (1982)
1 Trigger Talk
2 Loralle
3 So Hard
4 Rudeboy Soon Come
5 Walk of the Mummy
6 Bored and Tired
7 Fight
8 Television


Buy the 2013 compilation HERE.