Sunday, October 6, 2019

Clear Cut - Eagle Eye 7" (1981)

Clear Cut was a band from St. Helens, Merseyside, UK. They were known for their "zany" live performances from 1979 through 1984. In that time they recorded one single. I haven't found anything else that they may have recorded. No live shows. Nothing.

"Clear Cut were a St Helens-based band comprising of Steve Briers (guitar, vocals), Dave Cotham (sax, flute, synth, vocals), Steve Moyers (bass, vocals), Garry Rowlands (drums, vocals) and Dave Wardlaw (guitar, synth, vocals). They formed in 1979 and performed at venues throughout the North West and had a massive following in the St Helens and Wigan areas. In the early '80s they made television appearances on Granada TV and recorded at Strawberry Studios, Stockport. Their first single, "Eagle Eye" was released on Recorded Delivery Records in 1981" This snippet and photo was respectfully stolen from THIS SITE.

Both sides are ska.

A - Eagle Eye
B - Sick and Tired


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Sunday, September 22, 2019

Lebanon - Just Another Spliff 7'' (1987)

This is the only release from this German band whose members later formed the band Datashock for some reason. I am only presuming that this was released in 1987 but nobody really knows.

It's not ska in the purest sense but it is ska enough that it belongs in this blog.

You can hear "Just Another Spliff" HERE.


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The Braces - In Ska Studio (1986)

This is their first recording - their demo tape.

1 Julie Julie
2 Playing Darts
3 The Letter
4 No Reason
5 The Girls of Today

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Sunday, September 15, 2019

Blue Chateau - What a Nice, Nice Neighbourhood 7" (1990)

You know these guys because of Steps in the Alley. I did have my own copy of this record as you can see from the scans, but the rips were sent to me by your friend and mine Rude Rich. His rips sounded great so I never bothered to rip the record myself.

A (One) - I Don't Care
A (Two) - Unity

This record is listed as being released in 1990 but you can see on the cover that it was recorded live at their last concert in 1991. Either there's a misprint somewhere or these guys are capable of time travel.


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Blacus - Side by Side 7" (1980)

This one is all about the B-Side which is ska/reggae but the A-side is a soul song. I didn't spend too much time editing the A-side because I know you won't listen to it anyway.

A - Side by Side
B - Jacamaca


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Sunday, September 8, 2019

Loin Groin - Chicken Parma EP (1999)

1 Chicken Parma
2 L.T.D.
3 Life Story
4 Waverly Park
5 Spot the Ridge


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Sheep's E-Band - Gangska (1995)

1 Gang Ska
2 White Wine and Crackerfood
3 SheepSka
4 Frog's Don't Cry
5 I Can't Stand it No More
6 Skaman
7 Baboushka
8 Everything Crash
9 Sad Mind
10 Through with My Baby
11 The Tuberculucas
12 Dance With Me
13 Marlena


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Their first album "Ask Ask" from 1993 is available HERE.

Grannarna - Hissen 7" (1981)

There was a punk band in Sweden in the late 70s called Raid who needed a singer. A vocalist from a band called  ÅHMHS (Åt Hell Me Hela Skiten) joined and brought his guitarist with him forming a new band called Grannarna Klagar (Complaining Neighbor). They played hardcore noisy punk but eventually started experimenting with ska, reggae, disco, and funk.
They shortened their name to Grannarna before recording this single and the band broke up shortly after it was released. It didn't become very well known outside of their local scene. Maybe that's because whenever the band was asked about their record they lied about the title of the record and the songs which they later admitted wasn't the greatest marketing strategy.
They attempted several times to regroup but it never happened.
This is the only studio recording the band ever made but you can hear some of their live songs as well as some songs from drummer Kari Sjoblom's side projects HERE.

A - Hissen
B - Olle

Olle is a cautionary song about drugs, and Hissen has something to do with an elevator.


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Monday, September 2, 2019

The Shriners

The Shriners from Provo, Utah were sometimes called The Shriners of Ska. They played intense upbeat ska that appealed to fans of the 2 Tone sound as well as those who liked more of a third wave ska-punk style.

The Shriners of Ska LIVE! (1996) 
1 Dancehall Ska
2 Metro North
3 Rise Up
4 Rude Bwoy on the Run

The Shriners - Finally Got a Cushman (1996)
1 Metro N
2 Rise Up
3 Dance Hall Ska
4 Juanitas
5 Barbara Mae
6 Rude Boy on the Run
*untitled live instrumental

All four songs on the tape are on the CD but the ones on the tape are live and the ones on the CD are studio versions. The spellings of some of the song titles vary between the two so I spelled them the way they are on each release.

Hear "Rise Up"

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I'm selling my music - super cheap

Short story short - I'm selling my music. All of it. Not because I want to, but because I have to.

I hate selling on eBay and I don't have time to post anything so my wife has been putting everything up. She's handling all of the communications.

It may take a few months to put it all up so keep checking back. Everything is going up with a low starting bid - even that one record that ten of you contacted me about that nobody wanted to pay for. It's up for $5.00 so fight amongst yourselves.

Shipping will be combined. I'm not trying to make a profit off of shipping. If I overcharge I usually refund the difference if it's a reasonable amount.

The good thing about all of this is I'm coming across things that I forgot I had. I've been ripping everything like mad. I don't have time to listen to it or edit any of it right now. When time allows I will post as much as I can on either blog.

I have to consider whether or not it's realistic to keep the blogs going at this time. Even if I have to quit I probably have enough things already ripped to keep going about another year. A lot can happen in a year so I might just pick up where I left off or put it on hold for a while. Who knows. Let's see what happens.

Here's the link. This is just the beginning - lots more to come.

Sunday, August 25, 2019

The Professionals - Watch Your Step (1997)

The Professionals were from Syracuse, New York. They released this cassette-only demo before recording a full-length album that was never released. 


The Professionals - Watch Your Step
1 (untitled)
2 Towne Club Hep Step
3 1st Degree
4 .38 Baby
5 The Professional
6 Smokin'
7 Progress
8 Black Cat Joe
9 Love Me So
10 Screwed
11 What You Need
12 (untitled)

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Kuckles - Traffic Lights 7" (1982)

A - Traffic Lights
B - Fishing

Hear "Traffic Lights".

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Full Stop - Get Nice (1991)

1 Never Run Away
2 Try
3 Dubbin'
4 Sweet Candlelight
5 The Other One
6 Soul Survivor
7 All Over
8 Skankin
9 Jah Rastafari


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Sunday, August 11, 2019

Slim Lean with Sax Appeal - I Wanna Go Home 7" (1982)

A - I Wanna Go Home
B - We Want Work

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Rude Agents - Heaven in the Sky 7" (1996)

This was an Italian band who never really released anything aside from this one single and a song on a compilation called Skandalo Al Sole - 13 Antinazi Songs from Italia. I have included that song with this download.

Publiqué esto en una página de Facebook hace unos meses. Esa fue una versión terrible. Si descargaste esa, vas a querer eliminarla y obtener esta versión - es mucho mejor. Además, hay otra canción que no se incluyó en la otra.

A - Heaven in the Sky
B - Meritrice
* - Wasting Time

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Mock Turtle Soup - Sticky as a Tree Frog (1996)

Punk/funk/ska band from Connecticut who released two cassettes and this CD.

They had a two song promo from 1995 stating "Two songs from our CD due out in early 1996!" and, as you probably guessed, both songs are on this CD.
But before that they released a demo tape which I have never seen before in real life. I have no idea what's on it.

Sticky as a Tree Frog
1 Frustration
2 Sizzle Rivet
3 The Lemming Condition
4 Stop Talking
5 Tammy Fay
6 Overboard
7 Pass the Peas (live)
8 Fantastic Mr. Fox
9 Mercy Mercy Mercy
10 Race Car Dub
11 Ego Maniac
12 untitled
13 Phoebe's Holistic Detective Agency
14 Jefe Rave Across America

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Sunday, August 4, 2019

Mr. 2 Badd - Rude Boys with an Attitude 7" (1994)

Ska punk band from Lexington, Kentucky. I think this is their only release but they did appear on compilations. I have three of their tracks from comps so I have included them with this download.

A - Rude Boys with an Attitude
B - So Nervous
*My Old Man (from The Big Skank Theory)
*Silly Sally (from Spawn of Skarmageddon)
*Big Shot  (from American Skathic II : More from America's Breadbasket)


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Sunday, July 21, 2019

I Jog & the Tracksuits

I Jog & the Tracksuits - Red Box 7" (1978)

A - Red Box
B - Worrying Man

The Tracksuits - Jah, Jah, Jah 7" (1979)
A - Jah, Jah, Jah
B - Tao, Tao, Tao

I Jog & the Tracksuits - Bedroom Tune 7" (1982)

A - Bedroom Tune
B - Optimists Song


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The Snappers - Trick Noise Makers (1995)

Horn-heavy up-tempo female-fronted third wave ska.

1 Too Slick Sawyer
2 The Pervert
3 Rude Girl in Love
4 Cup o' Joe
5 Never Knew His Name
6 Get Away
7 Too Bust Being Cool
8 B Flat
9 Pat and Adam
10 Let's Go
11 Big SKAhuna
12 Weekends
13 Late Night Love


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Sunday, July 14, 2019

The Blue Beat - Say Boo! (1995)

1 Like a Virgin
2 Cat Came Back
3 Boys and Girls
4 Blues Beat Shoes
5 The Way She Wears Her Hat
6 Safety Guards
7 I Need You Dirty
8 Cool It Down
9 Hey Girl
10 In the Army
11 Secret Mission

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Sunday, July 7, 2019

4th Class 85 - Free the World 7" (1985)

This is one of those expensive records that makes you wonder why you wasted the money. Discogs shows this as having been sold for under $4.00 but that was me. Somebody outside of the world of the internet offered me the record for a certain price but it didn't have the cover. Somebody on Discogs had only the cover so I bought the cover. For under $4.00. Discogs registered it as the record being sold for this price. The person selling the record never went through with the sale and, in the end, I bought it from somebody else. The one I bought had the cover which is just as well because my 2-year-old  had chewed on the cover I had previously bought. Now I have 2 covers - 1 record.

The band was honest enough to admit that the B-side is a cover of the Pioneers classic, but they weren't forthcoming with the A-side. They changed the lyrics but it is noticeably a rip-off of the Dobie Gray song "Drift Away" (I know it wasn't his song originally but his version is the one we all know*).

A - Free the World
B - Let Your Yeah be Yeah


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*For the record I can't understate how much I hate the song "Drift Away". I hate Dobie Gray's version and I hate the original swamp rock version. I hate swamp rock altogether. Now you see why I was disappointed with this record?

Sunday, June 30, 2019

Skatologicals - Live in de Bakkerij (1990)

1 Crackin' Up
2 Rastaman Vibration
3 Wrong to be Like You
4 Rude Boy
5 Drunk Again
6 Every Night
7 Grandma
8 Breakin Bread
9 Bridge Vieuw
10 007
11 Run Joe


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88MATE! - Pousse Cafe' (2007)

1 The Underdog
2 Distortion
3 Ever, Ever
4 Suffocation
5 Intro
6 Lopen om te Kopen
7 Ask Yourself
8 Killa Food
9 Dem Make it So
10 Little Girl
11 Moon
12 Brosta
13 Elefteria


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Sunday, June 9, 2019

INSYTE - Squat 7" (1990)

INSYTE was a tenuously political band from Australia. I thinks Squat is the B-side. It's an enjoyable song if you're in the mood to be pontificated to.
I included three other songs of theirs from a 1989 compilation tape called "Give them Love" that was posted on the defunct blog Terminal Escape.

A - Groove
B - Squat
*Capitalism in Decay
*Needless Kill

You can listen to "Squat" HERE.

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Sunday, June 2, 2019

Verska Vis - complete recordings

The band was from Renne. The line-up was:
Giles 'Skant' Rouxel (saxophone & vocals)
Shoog (vocals)
Marc Chamu (guitar)
Denis Boutrais (guitar)
Fred Menuet (bass)
J.C. Benic (drums)
Xavier Debroise (saxophone)
They preferred playing live to recording in a studio so, sadly, there is not much in the way of recordings made before the band broke up in 1992 due to Skant being killed in a car accident.

Their entire discography that was released prior to the band calling it quits:
Experiment In Terror - from the 1989 compilation Sale Temps Pour Un Snarck (Rennes Via Rennes)
Go Out Anymore - Vive le Ska 1989
Ego Te Batisto (Live) - Stay S.H.A.R.P Vol. 1 1993
Cure De Redeem - from a split 7" with  Martin Dupont & His Gitane Mais 1993
Forget It - from a split 7" with Skaville Train 1991

...and one official live recording that served as their demo tape:

So here I bring to you, a Tone and Wave exclusive, what I believe to be every song this band ever recorded.

from the demo tape
1 Ego te Batisto
2 Millie in the Ska
3 No More Will I Row
4 Go Out Any More
5 Hey Nombril
6 There's a Party
7 On the Desert Road
8 Forget It
9 Cure de Redeem
10 Get Crazy

...everythings else
1 Experiment in Terror
2 Go Out Anymore
3 Ego te Batisto (live)
4 Cure de Redeem
5 Forget It
6 In Memory of Skant
7 Get Crazy
8 Do the Dog
9 Qu'es ce qui ne Tourne Pas Rond Chez Moi
10 Time Hard
11 Give Her
12 Message to You Rudy


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Saturday, May 18, 2019

The Tonics - Major Problem (1995)

Demo cassette from this British band. I don't know what happened to them but they could have been huge. They had a couple more songs on compilations that I am in the process of obtaining and you can rest assured that I will post them when I get them. Actually, I'll post the whole compilation but I'll remind you of these guys when I do.

The band:
Daz Jackson - vocals
Jason Bagshaw - rhythm guitar and vocals
Wiff Smith - lead guitar
Adi Bates - bass
Gaz Bliss - keyboards
Waine Timms - trumpet and vocals
Stevie B - sax and percussion
Andy Garner - drums
Andy Greenway - mixing desk

Listen to "Major Problem"

First, I'd like to thank Rude Rich who informed me of them because I never heard of them myself.

Second, I tried and tried to get a better version of this recording with different tape players with all different settings, but this is the best I can do. It was mixed with low bass.

1 Major Problem
2 Special Brew
3 Tonic Shuffle
4 The Snake


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Revolutionaries - Cinderella 7" (1983)

A - Cinderella
B - Walking on Ice


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U.S. College Boys Allstars - Legend of the Monsterbeat (1997)

These guys had several releases HERE, but this is their first, their demo tape.

1 Anima
2 Big Boys
3 Let's Go
4 Nazi Scum
4 Rudeboy Blabber


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Sunday, May 12, 2019

Big Beat - Boring Monday 7" (1981)

On Monday January 29th, 1979 a 16 year old girl named Brenda Spencer who lived across the street from an elementary school took out her Ruger semi-automatic .22 caliber rifle that her father bought her for Christmas and started shooting at kindergarteners when the principal opened the gates in the morning to let the kids in. Eight children were shot, the principal and a custodian were killed and a police officer who responded to the shooting was shot in the neck.
When asked why she did it Brenda responded "I don't like Mondays. This livens up the day."

Bob Geldof was inspired by this line to write the Boomtown Rats song "I Don't Like Mondays" and it was scratched into a wall in the movie "The Breakfast Club".

This was an unknown California ska band who was also inspired to write a song about it. I know nothing else about this band but it took me well over a decade to find a copy of this one. My copy doesn't have the cover but I was able to find a small image of the picture sleeve.

If anybody knows anything else about this band, please let me know.

A - Boring Monday
B - Boring Dub

Listen to "Boring Monday"

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Loaded - Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1995)

This is Loaded's first release. It was cassette-only and possibly their demo tape. All five songs on this tape appear on their first album "Turn Your Head and Cough". Same exact versions.

1 Team BBQ
2 Fast Train
3 Love Affair with Everyday Livin'
4 Gator Bait
5 Beer Ballad

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Burpas - Fat Man 7" (1981) [re-ripped]

This was posted previously but it skipped in a few places. This is a new better rip.

A - Fat Man
B - Dummies

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Sunday, May 5, 2019

Buford O'Sullivan - demo tape (1995)

1 How Right I Was
2 I Can't Decide (live)
3 Waiting at the Bus Stop

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va The Shack (1994)

1 Nutty Boys - People
2 Hepcat - Dance Wid' Me
3 See No Evil - Ghetto Charged
4 Laurel Aitken - Rude Boy Dream
5 The Toasters - Social Security
6 Lynval Golding & Neville Staples (featuring Finny) - Wear You to the Ball
7 Bakesys - Animated Violence
8 Bim Skala Bim - Wandering Soul
9 Loonie Tunes - I Don't Think So
10 Maroon Town - Nostalgia
11 Lynval Golding & Neville Staples - Why?
12 Bim Skala Bim - Golden Arm
13 The Club - But Not You
14 Special Beat - Hypocrite
15 The Hotknives - Dave and Mary
16 Maroon Town - Pound to the Dollar
17 International Beat - Magical Feeling
18 Ruder Than You - Get Some Peace
19 Nutty Boys - Magic Carpet
20 Messer Banzani - Peace is Wonder
21 Neville Staples - Rude Boy de Ponporbation (007)


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Brand New World - Six Feet Under 7" (1983)

Discogs has this listed as a UK release but I could have sworn it was one of those great forgotten California ska records. (Not to be confused with the California ska/reggae band from the eighties Brave New World.) I don't actually know. Neither does anybody else, it seems. Great record though.

A - Six Feet Under
B - Monster Love

 Listen to "Six Feet Under"

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Bananafish - The Mad EP (cassette 1995)

1 Mad
2 Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
3 World Concern
4 Uniform Blue
5 Mad (dub)

Listen to "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof"


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Ma'SKA - Bare Farvel 7" (1984)

Two Tone sounds from Denmark. I'm guessing this is the only thing they released. I'm also guessing that "bare farvel" means 'simply goodbye'.

Listen to "Bare Farvel"

A - Bare Farvel
B - Strandet

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