Sunday, March 11, 2018

The Instigators [D.C.]

Another band called The Instigators. These guys were from Washington DC. They played lots of shows throughout the mid 90s but they released their only album in 1999. They did release a 5-song cassette and a 7" prior to the album. I do have the 7" but not the cassette.

The Instigators - Just for Starters 7" (1996)
A - Matty's Song
B - Are You 18?

The Instigators - Happy Hour (1999)
1 Fravo Fravo
2 Spider Monkey
3 Bandido
4 Only You
5 Just a Little Bit Longer
6 Tea and Toast
7 How Can You Blame Me?
8 So Jake
9 Rudy at a Show
10 St. Thomas
11 Pool Hall
12 Matty's Song


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I'm selling my stuff

I have to get rid of my music collection. I am not a big fan of eBay but I tried other ways of selling and trading and that didn't work. Thank you to everybody who generously offered to take things off my hands for free, the people who thought I was being unreasonable asking for $3.00 for something I spent $25 on, and to that one guy who got mad and called me a douche ("All Americans are douches!") because I didn't respond quick enough to his email because my wife was in the hospital having a baby and I was a bit preoccupied.

I listed everything for really cheap but the shipping prices are ridiculous but that's only because shipping prices are ridiculous. I am not trying to make a profit off of the shipping. If I overcharge at all for shipping I will refund the difference.

I didn't grade anything. It all is from my personal collection. I don't sell junk but some things are a bit scratched or warped or whatever and I will list that in the description.

I can only ship things out on Saturdays so it will be the next Saturday after shipping is received. I mail the records in the sleeves. If you want them out of the sleeve please let me know.

Here's what I posted so far. There will be more.

Floella Benjamin - Reggae Rita 7" (1984)

Floella Benjamin, is a Trinidadian-British actress, author, television presenter, singer, businesswoman and politician. She is known as presenter of children's programs such as Play School, Play Away and Fast Forward. On 28 June 2010, Lady Benjamin was introduced to the House of Lords as a Life Peer nominated by the Liberal Democrats with the title of Baroness Benjamin, of Beckenham in the County of Kent.

She released a few recordings of songs aimed at children but she released two records in the 80s that were not childrens' records - this one and an elctro-disco 7". She also has a cameo role as Libby's mother in Run Fatboy, Run.

A - Reggae Rita
B - Reggae Rita (dub version)


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Far Image - Mr. Cop 7" (1981) [REPOST]

A - Mr. Cop
B - Hey Girl


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Tighten Up - demo tape (1990) [REPOST]

UK band that was performing during the Unicorn era. They had one song "Trouble in Town" on Skankin' 'Round the World Vol.5 but I don't know if they've ever released anything else.

A1 - Trouble in Town
A2 - Ska'd for Life
A3 - Inspector Clueso
B1 - How Can I be Sure
B2 - Dog on Heat


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Sunday, March 4, 2018

Bushbaby - Hey-Yo 7" (1988)

This is another one of those extremely rare California ska records from the 80s.
I don't know much about this band but I know the band-leader/vocalist Stavros has remained active in music and is still playing ska.

He has several songs available on CD Baby HERE.

This record isn't available anywhere as far as I know.

A - Hey-Yo
B - Spaceman


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Marina - Baby I Love You 7" (1980)

A - Baby, I Love You
B - Silly


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Name that tune!

Does anybody have any idea what song this is?
It's possibly from a California band. It was taken from a tape of a recording of a ska radio show from San Diego in the mid-90s.


Voodoo Glow Skulls - singles (part 1)

Who do voodoo? We do...
Here are their first four singles. They didn't start out as a ska band but you can see how they progressed from a unique punk band to a unique ska band in these early records.
(This is part 1. There will be a part 2 and maybe a part 3 of their non-album stuff.)

The Old of Tomorrow (1990)
1 Change of Face
2 Ugly Stick
3 Jocks From Hell
4 Freak Show
5 The Clash
6 Nicotine Fit

Rasta Mis Huevos (1992)
1 Matter of Time
2 Mr. Bossman
3 Here Comes the Sun
4 You're the Problem
5 Trouble Walkin
6 Empty Bottles

We're Coloring Fun (1993)
1 Method to this Madness
2 Closet Monster
3 You Don't Have a Clue
4 Thrift Shop Junkie
5 Jive Psycho
6 This ain't No Disco
7 Wife & Kid

Dogpile 7" (1993)
1 Dog Pile!
2 Can't Happen Here
3 C-School


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