Cook The Books was a British new wave band who did this one ska / punk.reggae song. I used to have one of their albums and I remember them doing at least one other ska-influenced song. I could be wrong and I don't think I have any of their other albums at this time.
This single was produced by Dennis Bovell.
This is their first release and after this the band went by the name "Cook da' Books".
British new wave/punk band that had a ska song on this EP.
A1 - Don't Talk
A2 - Opening a Modern Art
B1 - Restless Kid
B2 - Passé
I was lead astray from the facts by the eBay seller who reported that this band was from the UK. I have since been informed that they were not British, but were actually from Spartanburg, South Carolina.
This is a relatively rare and expensive record. It's not great and it's not really ska but there is a ska influence.
The only other release the band had was a single called "Happy Santa Claus"
which was a one-song/one-sided 7". I do have a copy and I intended to
post it with this record but I can't find it at this time. It is not a
ska song and after you hear the album you will probably be okay with me
not posting it. Let's be honest...you're going to download this record
because it is a rare "ska" record but you're not going to listen to this
record ever again.
1 Boom Chuck Rock
2 My Girlfriend's Drawers
3 The Cyllycybin Doll Face Child
4 Symmetry in My Play
5 Upstroke Down
6 Rude Buddy Holly
7 (I'm Walkin' Down a) Rocky Road
8 Go Go Boots are Comin' Back
9 Rockabilly Queen
11 English Boy
12 Somethin' New