Monday, May 25, 2015

Pedi & the Lions - A.E.I.O.U. 7" (1980)

A - A.E.I.O.U.

B - Let the Honesty Out


Recorded at the legendary Gooseberry Sound Studios.

The Fools - It's a Night for Beautiful Girls 7" (1980)

This was a hit for this power-pop band from Boston. They did a lot of serious rock-n-roll music but these days they are probably best remembered for their parody of the Talking Heads' "Psycho Killer" called "Psycho Chicken".

A - It's a Night for Beautiful Girls

B - Sold Out


Charlie da Vinci - Got to Get You Into My Life 7" (1980)

Beatles cover by this UK act (I don't know if this is a person or a band). I can't find anything else about this artist so I'm assuming this is their only release.

A - Got to Get You into My Life

B - I Want to Taste Your Oranges


Sunday, May 10, 2015

Knucklehead - Go Go Rockers 7" (1990)

A1 - Go Go Rockers
A2 - No Attitude
B1 - Sharp Shock
B2 - Ninja



Saturday, May 2, 2015

Dangerous Bananas - Cloud Nine 7" (1981)

I thought this band was from Birmingham but I have heard they were from London. This could just be because this record was put out on Beggars Banquet Records. I don't know anything about them to be honest but this record could have very well been on 2 Tone Records. It had that perfect sound but, like so many other great records from that time, it went unnoticed since then.

A - Cloud Nine
B - Life at the Woodman dub

"Cloud Nine"


Bertrude Bartok - Léger Contratemps (2006)

I have to admit that I never heard of this band until I received an email from Dylan who contributed this album. Great instrumental ska from this little known, but highly talented, band from Geneva, Switzerland.

  1. St James Infirmary (Part. 1)
  2. St James Infirmary (Part. 2)
  3. Skamasutra
  4. Grave Party
  5. Kalasmirnoff
  6. Pick Up
  7. Ginette A La Plage
  8. Le Sale Ska De Raymond
  9. Voyage Avec Un Ane Dans Les Skarpathes
  10. Skadadasurmonbidet
  11. Trash Dans Face
  12. Manon Des Ours (Part. 1)
  13. Manon Des Ours (Part. 2)
  14. Melodiska
  15. La Tête Dans Le Frigo
  16. Elle Est Trop Bonne Ta Trompette


Thank again Dylan!!!

The Upstanders - An Informal Introduction to the Upstanders (1996)

If you were into the ska scene at the dawn of 3rd wave in Pennsylvania you probably knew these guys. Nobody else did though. I don't think they had a formal release outside of this demo cassette.

1 Damn Me, Delilah
2 Open Arms
3 At the Moment
4 Window Watcher
5 Tobias
6 Numero Uno

"Numero Uno"


I Shadow - An I for an I (1986)

No ska on this one. This is a new wave album that features members of The Zero Heroes who continued on as I Shadow after Zero Heroes broke up. If you like Zero Heroes' non-ska stuff you'll like this.

1 Riders of the Setting Sun
2 Ghost of a Chance
3 Snake Charmer
4 Blue Men
5 Making Love in Overdrive
6 Stranger in the Night
7 To be or Not to be
8 Night of the Long Knives
9 La Dolce Vita

"Snake Charmer"

"La Dulce Vita"


Quank - Panzerknacker 7" (1983)

A - Panzerknacker
B - Tee Oder Kaffee


Norman Nardini and the Tigers - Burnin' Up 7" (1980)

...submitted by Bruce!

Mellow punk-reggae from Pennsylvania.

A - Burnin' Up
B1 - Stay Away From Him
B2 - Ready Freddie

"Burnin' Up"