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                   Questions and answers about ska music
                              Tomas Willis


    Go forth and skank.

Subject: 2.1: Introduction In response to all of those ``Isn't ska some dance form of reggae?'' questions, I present the following historical background to the music we call ska, gleaned from liner notes I have lying about the place, various postings to (, and sundry emailings with helpful ska fans. *** [August 96] The Hypertext Ska FAQ has moved to its final home! The new URL is <a href=""></a>, at the International House of Ska. This webified FAQ contains text, links and graphics that don't fit here in Please update your bookmarks! This is part 2, $Revision: 1.1 $, posted to (, (, (news:alt.skinheads), (news:alt.answers), (news:rec.answers), and (news:news.answers). This FAQ is posted twice a month, whether it needs to be or not. This FAQ file is also available for anonymous ftp on the archive site as the file `pub/usenet/news.answers/music/ska-faq/part2'. This FAQ file is on the Web as URL: Acks: Michael Cancilla ( posted a long list of ska bands that I have incorporated into this FAQ. That list has grown to list over 500 bands! Mike Fragassi ( emailed me about 10k in response to my request for more info and is still at it. Thanks Mikes! Thanks also to everyone else in a.m.s and other reaches of netspace who sent me info. Dance harder! Tomas Willis ( Also, you can get at this document on the World Wide Web (WWW) at URL:
Subject: 2.2: Table of Contents The ska FAQ is now distributed in three sections. Part one addresses background questions, part two contains information about ska via various media, and part three contains infomation about bands. Table of Contents: Part 1 1.1 Introduction 1.2 Table of Contents 1.3 What is ska music? 1.4 Where did ska come from? 1.5 What is first-wave ska? Second-wave ska? Third-wave ska? 1.6 What is ska-core? 1.7 What is a rude boy? 1.8 What is with the narrow-brim hats, dark suits and narrow ties? How come some of these ska bands look like the Blues Brothers? 1.9 What is skanking? 1.10 What about reggae? 1.11 Oi! What about skinheads? 1.12 Recommended reading and Bibliography Part 2 2.1 Introduction 2.2 Table of Contents 2.3 Where can I hear ska on the radio? 2.4 Where can I hear ska live? 2.5 Is anyone doing ska video? 2.6 Are there any ska movies? 2.7 Are there any books about ska? 2.8 What are some ska-related 'zines (fan-created magazines)? 2.9 How do I get a ska email-based mailing list? 2.10 What are some more Internet ska resources? 2.11 Can anyone reccommend some good ska albums for someone who has absolutely no clue about ska? 2.12 What are addresses of some record labels producing ska discs? 2.13 Are there some mail order stores that carry ska? Part 3 3.1 Introduction 3.2 Table of Contents 3.3 What are the names of some ska bands? 3.4 Can I write to any of these bands? ------------------------------ Finding Ska *********** Ska is out there. Find it! Radio ===== Subject: 2.3: Where can I hear ska on the radio? Not enough radio shows play ska. Here are some (sorted by call letters): Ska radio shows in Australia ---------------------------- *Train to Skaville* Hosted by Prince Andrew 2SER-FM, 107.3 Sydney, New South Wales AUSTRALIA 12--1 am, Friday Specializes in old-style Jamaican ska, funk, reggae and rock steady *Ska Trek* Hosted by the Ska pigs. 4ZZZ-FM, 102.1 MHz PO Box 509 Fortitude Valley Q 4006 AUSTRALIA (near Brisbane) WWW: 9--10 pm, every Wednesday (Soon to be Thursdays [9/30/97]) Skanking the airwares with everything from sixties ska to skacore ! See , for a related ska/punk 'zine. Ska radio shows in Canada ------------------------- *Ska Party* Hosted by Skip Viitala, CKLU-FM, 96.7 Laurentian University 935 Ramsey Lake Road Sudbury, ON CANADA P3E 2C6 10 Phone: (705)673-6538 Email:, The station Monday 1--2 pm *Ska Sucks* Monica Sharma CHSR 97.9 FM Box 4400 UNB Fredericton, New Brunswick, E3B 5A3 CANADA Monday 8:00-9:30 p.m. All ska music and part spoken-word (racism, sexism, homophobia issues) *Capital City Ska* Hosted by Johnny Terrific. CHUO-FM, 89.1 University of Ottawa Ottawa, CANADA 2--3pm, Friday *Ska T's Scenic Drive* Scott & Julie CITR-FM, 101.9 University of British Columbia Vancouver, BC CANADA Phone: 604-822-citr 11a - 12p Fridays *Mods & Rockers* Jeff Cohen CIUT 89.5 Toronto, ON CANADA 10pm-12am moday nights *Skatastrophe* Lynn Fournier CJMQ 88.9FM 103.9 Cable Box 2135 Lennoxville, Qc CANADA J1M 1Z7 Wednesday 7-8 pm Phone: (819) 822-1838 Email: *Moonstompin'* CJSW-FM, 90.9 University of of Calgary Calgary, Alberta, CANADA 3--4 pm, Sunday *Skaville, Canada* (was *Capital City Ska* and *One Step Beyond/Radio Free Ska*) Hosted by Karm Parker a.k.a Kingpin, CKDJ-FM, 96.9 Algonquin College Ottawa,? CANADA 6--10pm, Monday Live internet feed at *Rude Vibrations* Dave Robertson CKDU 97.5 FM 5984 Spring Garden Rd. Halifax, NS, CANADA B3H 1Y7 Tuesday, Midnight-2am *The Last Resort* OiGirl Trent Radio, 92.7FM 461 Bolivar St. Peterborough, Ontario K9J 4R3 CANADA Fridays, 10:00pm Phone: (705) 748-1777 Email: WWW: Ska radio shows in Mexico ------------------------- Hosted by Pepe Serrano D.F., MEXICO Wednesday, 5--6 p.m. Ska radio shows in Spain ------------------------ *Stay Rude!* Hosted by 91.3-FM, Radio Contrabanda Barcelona, SPAIN Wednesday, 5--6 p.m. Ska radio shows in the USA -------------------------- Radio USA West .............. *Dizzy* Hosted by Andy B Cable, 88.1 FM San Geronimo, California 6--7 pm Monday Ska - Old and New/Reggae/Dub *Rude Radio on Radio-K* 770 AM University of Minnesota Minneapolis, MN USA 10am--noon, Saturday *The Beat Goes On* Hosted by Tom and Amy D. KCOU-FM, 88.1 11 p.m.--2a.m. Friday, for more info. *Skaboom!* Hosted by Bosco,, and Sudarishu. Once hosted by Michael Cancilla and ``Uncle'' Larry Rodenborn California Polytechnic KCPR-FM, 91.3 Graphic Arts, Room 201 San Luis Obispo, CA, 93407 USA (805) 756-KCPR(5277) 5--7pm, Wednesday *The Ska Train* DJ Ska-rry & Noey KDEO-FM, 102.7 Radio Free Hawaii 94-1088 Farrington Hwy Waipahu HI 96797 USA Wed. 10--12pm (Off the air, temporarily) Phone: (808)296-1027 Email: Email: Email: WWW: "Radio Free Hawaii is off the air, but the Radio Revolution lives on in the hearts of many." *Ska's the Limit* Hosted by Nicole Lapusan, Frostee and Paul Stark. KDHX 3504 Magnolia St. Louis, MO 63118 USA (314) 664-3955 Friday, 8 pm. Email: The Show Email: Paul Email: Frostee WWW: Friday 8pm Central U.S. time (01:00 GMT summer, 02:00 GMT winter) Also, on the Internet (see )! *Ska Hour (Melrose Sucks)* Host: John LaStoskie KDVS-FM, 90.3 14 Lower Freeborn Hall Davis, CA USA 95616 you can email c/o *Skadgepadge* Hosted by Scott Marek KEOS-FM, 89.1 P.O. Box 78 College Station, TX 77844 USA (409)779-5367 11pm--1am, Wednesday Ska, jazz and punk (mostly ska) *The Ska Review* Hosted by Dan and The Oldest Living Ska DeJay KKUP-FM 91.5 Cupertino, CA USA 6--9 pm, every 4th Saturday of each month KMIH-FM, 104.5 Radio Music Director: Dave Stern 9100 SE 42nd St Mercer Island, WA 98040-4107 Email: *Jamaica Gold* Hosted by Paul Kaupilla KOOP-FM, 91.7 Austin, TX USA 5--6, Sunday *Rude Boy's Revenge and Coffee Hour* Hosted by DJ Simmerdown KPSU-FM Portland State University P.O. Box 344 Portland, OR 97207-0344 *Roots Revelation Show* Hosted by KRCC-FM, 91.5 Colorado Springs, CO Saturday and Sunday nights until 12, with reggae and ska. *Skaboom!* Hosted by Huy Tran ( KSCR-FM, 104.7 3131 McClintock Avenue E542 Los Angeles, CA 90007 12 pm -- 2 am Sunday *Third World Airwaves* KSJS-FM, 90.7 San Jose, CA USA KSJS-FM, 90.7 4--6pm, Wednesday Reggae/Ska/World Beat Hosted by Dan Melendez ( KSDT UCSD La Jolla, California 92093 USA *The Rude Review* KSPC-FM, 88.7 340 N. College Ave. Claremont, CA 91711 4--7pm Saturday *Ital Hours* Hosted by Rishon KSPC-FM, 88.7 340 N. College Ave. Claremont, CA 91711 2--4pm, Friday Primarily roots - some ska, dancehall & hip-hop *Arm the Insane* Hosted by Father Tom (SOUT/ [punk, industrial and ska] KSUN Sonoma State University CA USA 12--2am Wednesday *SkaTCL* Matty KTCL 93.3 Denver, CO 7-8pm fridays Phone: (303)631-2933 Hosted by Jeremy U (Mostly punk, but some ska.) KTSB Austin, TX USA *The Attempted Ska Show* KTRU-FM, 91.7 Rice University Houston, TX USA 10--1am Wednesday *The Ska Show* KTRU-FM, 91.7 Rice University Houston, TX USA 10--11pm Thursday *The Ska Parade Radio Show* Hosted by Tazy Phyllipz ( (was hosted by Bradford J. Stein) KUCI-FM, 88.9 Irvine, CA USA 12am--3pm, Saturday featuring live on-air shows (714) 824-KUCI for requests and ticket giveaways See , for more information about the KUCI benefit CD. For Southern California and sometimes beyond concert listings go to `THE SKA PARADE - UpCOMING CONCERTS' found under in the Usenet group WWW: *Skankin' Round The World* KUSF-FM, 90.3 Los Altos, CA USA 3--5pm every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month *Bevo Skanks* Hosted by Rob Gacutan (Jedi master) and Miguel Harvey (Jedi knight) 91.7-FM Mail: PO Box D Austin, TX 78713-7209 USA UPS: 2500 Whitis, Building C Austin, TX 78705 Voice: 495-KVRX Email: Email: WWW: 1 am--2:30 am on sunday nights/monday mornings "Nothing but high quality ska." - Rob ... feel free to send any and all to "bevo skanks" at the addresses listed above. *Amber Waves of Ska* Hosted by Amber O'Neill KWHL-FM, 106.5 Anchorage, AK 8:00--9:00 pm Sunday *Shantytown* Jessica Rubin and Chris Brooks KWVA 88.1 FM, Eugene OR(university of oregon) every goddamn monday, 7-9pm Phone: (541)346-0645 Email: *Lucky 7* Hosted by Chi-Yu (Chewy) Li ( KZSC-FM, 88.1 Santa Cruz, CA USA 7:30--10pm, Sundays *Skarumptious* Krazy Kelly, Wiggidy Wack Zach, Back Door April KZSC, Santa Cruz. 88.1FM every Sunday. 10pm to Midnight Phone: (408) Email: WWW: Hosted by Jimmy KZSU-FM, 09.1 Stanford, CA USA 12am--3pm, Monday Radio USA East .............. *Ska All Over the World* Hosted by Keith Stults WAPS-FM, 91.3 65 Steiner Ave. Akron, OH 44301 Saturdays 9 - 10 PM *Screaming at A Wall* Hosted by dave and Mike WBFH-FM, 88.1 Detroit, MI USA Wednesdays 3:30 PM *Everything Off-Beat* *Hosted by Chuck Wren*, WCBR-FM, 92.7 Chicago, IL USA 10 pm--12 midnight, Monday (*Now, two hours long!*) See , for info about this show and other "Jump Up!" projects. Chuck is pivotal to the Midwest ska scene! *BrunchSka* Nora & Halle 101.5-FM WCWT 500 E. Franklin St. Centerville, OH 45458 Sundays noon to 2 pm Phone: (937)439-3557 Email: We play the best of all ska from rocksteady to skacore. Prizes every week! Live interviews! All this AND MORE! *What's this ska thing i keep hearing about* WEFT-FM, 90.1 Champaign, IL USA *Red Stripe Countdown* Hosted by Jorge Polo Auburn, AL WEGL-FM, 91.1 10pm--12am, Sunday Reggae/Ska/Calypso/African and Caribbean *Party @ Ground Zero* Hosted by Scrubba ( WERU-FM, 89.9 Maine ** Hosted by WEVL-FM 89.9 P.O. Box 40952 Memphis, TN 38174 USA *Train to Skaville* WHAR 89.7 Cable FM PO Box 16452 Indianapolis, IN 46216 USA (317) 635-4407 Saturday mornings Also, <quote> were we play ska and chart bands as well (i.e. we don't keep them trapped in ska shows only.)</quote> --Sid ( *Shuffling on Bond Street* Hosted by Salim Chicago, IL USA WHPK-FM, 88.5 4--5 pm, Tuesdays *On My Radio* Hosted by Lil' Davey Formerly hosted by Ben ( WITR-FM, 89.7 Henrietta, NY USA (716) 428-0321 10pm--12midnight, Tuesday They hope to have a newsletter out soon. Hosted by the Badger (Thom Atkinson) WIUS-AM, 1570 Indiana University 815 East 8th Street Bloomington, IN 47408 USA Request Line: (812) 855-WIUS Business Office: (812) 855-7862 Music Related Calls: (812) 855-6552 Fax Line: (812) 855-1073 WWW: Monday, 12 midnight - 2am (Spring 1997) Hosted by Ted Wargo (, Program Director WIZZ-AM, 1250 P.O. Box 377 Streator, IL 61364 USA Voice: (815) 672-2947 (between 11a-6p M-F CST) FAX: (815) 673-1833, or "Hooked on Ska" Hosted by Action Jackson WJRH-FM, 104.9 Layfeyette, LA (610) 559-5316 Email: WWW: 3:00-5:00 pm Thursdays Hosted by Eric Loyack WKDU-FM, 91.7 Drexel University Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA 6--9:30pm, Tuesday The Big Ska Show Hosted by Scott Moore Blackwell WKNC-FM, 88.1 Raleigh, NC USA 12-2am, Thursday ska/punk/rocksteady/reggae/surf/jazz Hosted by Peter "Tigger" Lunney WMCN-FM, 91.7 Macalester College 1600 Grand Ave. St. Paul, MN 55105 USA *Formerly, The Dougly Show* Hosted by Nate March ( WMEB-FM, 91.9 P.O. Box 336 Orono, ME 04473 USA 9pm--12am, Wednesday, or new, Fall 1995 time slot *This is Ska* Hosted by Michael Toole, WMUA-FM, 91.1 102 Campus Center, University of Massachusetts Amherst, MA 01003 USA Make requests at 413-545-3691 11:30pm-2:00am, Fridays Hosted by Josh, WMUC-FM, 88.1 University of Maryland College Park, Maryland 20742-8431 USA Friday, 9pm--midnight Ska, Punk and Hardcore *The Steve and Buster Ska Show* WMUC-FM, 88.1 University of Maryland College Park, Maryland 20742-8431 USA Friday, 9am--noon *Roots Explosion* WMUC-FM, 88.1 University of Maryland College Park, Maryland 20742-8431 USA Wednesday, noon--3pm *More Ska Than You Can Shake A Stick At* Barry & J.P. WNSU 92.9 Ca FM Nova Southeastern University Davie, FL Wed. 8:00-10:00 PM Phone: (954) 262-8460 *Super Ska '90s* Hosted by Mark B WNUR-FM, 89.3 Chicago, IL USA 10--11:30 pm, Sundays *Rudy's Revenge* Hosted by Padgett Arango ( WMHB-FM, 90.5 Colby College Waterville, ME 04901 USA 4--6pm, Thursday *Tropical Rhythms, Part 1* Hosted by Frank Perry WORT-FM, 89.9 Madison, WI USA Saturday, 12--2 pm Mostly reggae, some ska and rocksteady. (Part 2 plays African, Afro-carribean music.) Station Email: WWW: *Songs of Safety and Manners* Hosted by Ted Offensive WORT-FM, 89.9 Madison, WI USA Friday, 2--5 pm Punk, ska, hardcore and other loud music. Station Email: WWW: *Psychoacoustics* Reverend Velveteen WORT-FM, 89.9 Madison, WI 53703 Station Email: WWW: 8--11pm, Tuesday Phone: (608) 256-2001 *What I Got* Hosted by Juan Diniz WOWL-FM, 91.7 Boca Raton, FL USA WWW: 12:00 - 2:00 PM Monday *Skasaster Area* Hosted by Suszy WOWL-FM, 91.7 Boca Raton, FL USA WWW: 12:00 - 1:30 PM Wednesday *Whipping the Prince* Hosted by Tom "Skooly" Pilla WPRB-FM, 103.3 Princeton, NJ Voice: (609) 258-1033 (studio request line) WWW:,,, 7--9 PM Wednesday *The Ska-tastrophe Sound System* Hosted by Jamie Bogner WPRK-FM, 91.5 P.O. Box 2102 Winter Park, FL 32790-2102 USA (407) 647-5098 (phone and fax) 2--5pm, Saturday Skanken Daves Superska! show Hosted by David Ciaglia, WQAQ 98.1 Hamden CT Quinnipiac College 3--6 PM, Saturday Mostly 3rd Wave but the occasional 2-Tone and traditional song can be heard. WQFS-FM, 90.9 Guilford College *Skank No More!* Hosted by Yuzo W. WRCT 88.3FM 1 WRCT Plaza 5000 Forbes Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15213 2-5pm Fridays Phone: 412-621-WRCT Email: WWW: "The Soundsystem" Hosted by Chris Terry ( WRST-FM, 90.3 Oshkosh, Wisconsin USA Tues. 2-5 am, Sat. 7-10 pm Going into syndication the summer of 1997. Hosted by Pat O'Connor ( and others WRUV-FM, 90.1 University of Vermont Burlington, VT 05405 USA Saturday Mornings 9:30-12, Sundays 6-8PM (Half ska/half punk) *PermaSKAgrin* Dr. Zarchoff & SKA Lisa WRUV-FM, 90.1 University of Vermont Billings Student Center Burlington VT 05405 Wednesday 8pm - llpm Phone: 802 656 4399 Email: The focus of the show is on the first and seond waves. Hosted by Riot Grrg (gdl@po.CWRU.Edu (Gregory D. Lyle)) WRUW-FM, 91.1 Cleveland, OH USA 3--5 Friday Hosted by Bradley Simon (ultra-punk title to be determined) WPTS 92.1-FM University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, PA USA 9pm--1am, Sunday (Ska, 60's through current, with some punk mixed in) Hosted by Bob Stone WSKB Westfield, MA USA The Other Side Hosted by Adam, WSOU-FM, 89.5 Seton Hall University Seton Hall, NJ 8--11pm, Thursday Punk Oi Ska *The Ska Hour* Hosted by Todd Strauss and Steve Ensdorf WSPN-FM, 91.1 Skidmore College Saratoga Springs, NY USA 12--1 am Wednesdays Hosted by Kevin VanWieren, WSPN-FM, 91.1 Skidmore College Saratoga Springs, NY USA (518) 584-5770 Ska, reggae, plus a bit of old school punk, hardcore, and OI! music. *Antisocial Personality Disorder Live - Maximum Rock and Roll Ska Show* Hosted by Kevin WSPN-FM, 91.1 Skidmore College Saratoga Springs, NY USA 6--9 pm Fridays punk, pop-punk, oi, and ska *Double Ugly* Hosted by Aaron, Nick and Dan WSPN-FM, 91.1 Skidmore College Saratoga Springs, NY USA 9pm--12 am Fridays Oi, grind-core, death metal, speed metal and ska Hosted by Arianna Gounis ( and Paul WTAN-AM, 1340 NM Publishing c/o Arianna 3061 Alt. 19 N. Palm Harbor, FL 34683 8--9 pm, Saturday Ska, punk, and reggae WTUL New Orleans, LA USA Every other Saturday *Rhymes with Orange* Hosted by Wendy Hamilton and Colin Hamilton WTPC-FM, 105.3 Principia College Elsah, IL 62028 USA 7--10 pm Monday (618) 374-4365. *One Step Beyond* Hosted by Randy Now WTSR Trenton State College Trenton, New Jersey USA Tuesday, 8pm Hosted by Justin J Ziemba, WUNH-FM, 91.3 University of New Hampshire Thursdays *Chekkered X* Seth WUPX Radio X 91.5 Marquette Wednesdays, 4am-6am Phone: (906) 227-2348 Email: *Rude Vibrations* Hosted by Scott Beacher ( WUOG-FM, 90.5 University of Georgia Box 2065 Tate Student Center Athens, GA 30602-3401 USA (706) 542-7100 8pm--10pm Fridays *Rude Awakening* Hosted by Keri Abrams ( WUTK-FM, 90.3 University of Tennessee, Knoxville Knoxville, TN USA 6-8pm, Tuesday WWW: "1st/2nd/3rd wave w/ traditional & rocksteady flavors" *Skaco Bell, the Brian and Andy Show* WUTZ-AM, 1075 University of Tampa Tampa, FL USA Wednesday, 8--10 pm. Email:, Andy Ceusters. *IthaSKA* Mike and John WVBR-FM Ithaca 93.5 227 Linden Avenue Ithaca, NY 14850 9 to Midnight Each and every wonderful Saturday Night Phone: (607)273-2121 Email: WWW: *Alas Babylon* Hosted by Gravy Train WVFS-FM, 89.7 Florida State University Tallahassee, Florida (904) 644-1837 12midnight--2am Sunday/Monday *Soda Shop/Punk Ska Night* Various hosts 90.5 FM WVUM at Miami, Florida Tuesday, 10 *Saturday Sunsplash Special* Hosted by John A. Sullivan ( WVYC-FM, 88.1 York, PA 7--10pm, Saturday Mostly reggae, but some ska. *The Haile Selassi Happy Hour* Hosted by Cat ( WWEB-FM, 89.9 Wallingford, CT Thursday, 9--10pm *Jump Jamaica Way* WWOZ-FM New Orleans, LA USA WYBC-FM, 94.3 New Haven, CT USA Tuesday, 9pm. Old and new school ska. Radio USA - Other ................. It's called the Wednesday Night Skank Hosted by Mike Savage X107, 107.1-FM Westchester County/northern New York City area. 12 midnight to whenever With local concert info, songs by bands from the Toasters to Spring Heeled Jack a CT ska-band, and occasional interviews. *Ska on Boston College Radio* 90.3-FM Boston, MA USA 5--6pm, Thursday (during the school year) *Kickin' Skalistics* Hosted by Jesse Miner Macalester College (?) St. Paul, MN USA Hosted by Lindsey Close Mount Holyoke College P.O. Box 1579 South Hadley, MA 01075 USA *Train to Skaville* Hosted by Brian Thomsic 88.3 FM University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI USA 7--8pm, Tuesday *Old School* 89.5 FM Winona State University Winona, MN USA 9--10pm, Friday All punk and ska *Reggae Soundsystems* Hosted by Steve Masters 105.3 FM San Fransisco,Ca Sundays 9-10pm Phone: (415) 478-5483 *Yell Oi! 4 Ska* 90.1 FM Stanford University Palo Alto, CA USA 3-6 PM, Wednesday Traditional Ska, 2-tone, 3rd wave, and Oi! *All Ska Show* Timothy Shaw 90.7 FM Williamsburg, Virginia 23186 Tuesdays, 10pm-12am Phone: 221-EATU Impact 88.9 East Lansing, MI College station Sundays 6-8pm "Skatunes" San Diego, CA USA Midnight Saturday Internet Radio -------------- *Skank for the Masses* Hosted by Matt Rubin CRUX, Internet Radio c/o Marion Foundation, Inc. 14682 North 74th Street Scottsdale, Arizona 85260 (602) 991-0289 FAX: (602) 991-5744 "RealAudio" sounds files of recent and *live* CRUX *ska* shows. "Rudenet Ska Show" Hosted by Matt Rubin ( "RealAudio" sounds files of recent and *live* Rudenet *ska* shows. *Ska's the Limit* "KDHX on the Internet" Attn: Paul Stark 3205 Pestalozzi Ave. St. Louis, MO 63118 USA Email: Paul Email: Frostee WWW: Friday 8pm Central U.S. time (01:00 GMT summer, 02:00 GMT winter) KDHX broadcasts from You need a FREE "Streamworks" plug-in from Xing Technologies, instead of RealAudio. *Skaville, Canada* (was *Capital City Ska* and *One Step Beyond/Radio Free Ska*) Hosted by Karm Parker a.k.a Kingpin, CKDJ-FM, 96.9 Algonquin College Ottawa,? CANADA 6--10pm, Monday Live internet feed at Live ==== Subject: 2.4: *Where can I hear ska live?* Some clubs and other venues have quite a few ska shows. Some of these are (sorted by country, state and city) Come on, I know there are more places out there! How come none of you Dutch folks have sent anything in? Live Jamaica ------------ Kingston: Constant Springs Road "there is a new club in uptown Kingston on Constant Springs Road that features oldies acts - so far they have presented Ken Boothe, John Holt, The Heptones, and many other artists ... something to check out if you are visiting Kingston." Allen Kaatz, Live Finland ------------ Tampere (62 degrees North) .......................... Tullikamari (old customs warehouse) Laurel Aitken played here in 1997. Live Germany ------------ Berlin: ....... SO 36 Club Bonn: ..... Carpe Noctem Wesselstrasse 5 53113 Bonn (0)228-657971 Bazooka Roemerstrasse 26 53111 Bonn (0)228-631094 Bochum: ....... Cafe Arche Noah Scharhorststrasse 6 44787 Bochum 0234-12394 live reggae, bluebeat and ska every monday 20.00 CET until... Cologne: ........ Buergerhaus Kalk Dresden: ........ MADNESS Music-Pub Louisenstr. 83 D-01099 Dresden Ska, Rocksteady, Soul, Skinhead-Reggae, ... For more information about Dresden-Ska-Scene see: Hamburg: ........ "Cafe Planet", Grosse Brunnenstrasse, every Thursday 21:00, DJs play SKA and Rocksteady Heidelberg: ........... Schwimmbad - Music Club Tiergartenstrasse 13 69121 Heidelberg Germany Mon and Thu 20:00 - 02:00 Fri and Sat 20:00 - 03:00 A club wich has at least one ska-concert in a month. Even Desmond Dekker played there! Tuebingen: .......... Epplehaus Karlstr .1372007 Tuebingen (0)7071-32743 Sudhaus Hechinger str.20372072 Tuebingen (the city council is constantly threatening to force the place toclose down!!!) Wuppertal: .......... Boerse Viehhofstrasse 125 42117 Wuppertal (0)202-243220 Live Spain ---------- Madrid: ....... Rastatoo La Gasca 120 Madrid Live Sweden ----------- Stockholm: .......... Uptown Skankin Toaletterna, Odenplanopen Each second Tuesday? Live UK ------- Camden: ....... The Dublin Castle Camden, London, England. (Tube station: Camden Town) Eastleigh: .......... The Home Tavern Southampton Road Eastleigh, Hampshire, England Nottingham: ........... The Meadow Club in Nottingham, England, often have live ska and mod bands and music, under the name "The Connection". Recently, for example, the Selecter and Ska-Boom have played there. The club is in the Meadows area, right next to the football ground. Gareth Gee, Live USA -------- (CA) .... Corona: Showcase Theatre Los Angeles Area: Alligator Lounge 3321 Pico Bl Santa Monica (310) 449-1844 Dizzy Debbies Cafe 467 S. La Brea San Diego: World Beat Center San Francisco Area: Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Avenue (near Gilman), Berkeley a/a 510-525-5054 The Basement, 706 3rd Street, Santa Cruz (All ages) (private house) Berkeley Square, 1333 University, Berkeley (All ages) 510-841-6555 Big Heart City 836 Mission St. (between 4th and 5th) San Francisco, CA Bimbo's 365 Club, 1025 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, 21+ 415-474-0365 Boomerang, 1840 Haight St., San Francisco 21+ 415-387-2996 Boarderline Wharehouse on Hiway 108, Sonora (All ages) ($2 membership) 209-588-1204 Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th Street, S.F. (All ages) 21+ 415-626-4455 Cactus Club, 417 S. First, San Jose 18+ Chameleon, 853 Valencia Street, San Francisco 415-821-1891 Cocodrie, 1024 Kearny Street, San Francisco 18+ 415-986-6678 Davis Teen Center, 303 Third Street at B Street, Davis (All ages) 916-757-2065 Edge, 260 California Av., Palo Alto, (All ages) 415-324-EDGE Edinburgh Castle, 950 Geary at Larkin, San Francisco 21+ 415-885-4074 Elbo Room, Valencia near 17th Street, San Francisco 21+ 415-552-7788 El Rio, 3158 Mission Street, San Francisco 21+ 415-282-3325 Epicenter, 475 Valencia Street, S.F. (near 16th & Mission BART) 415-431-2725 Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., San Francisco, CA 94115 (All ages) 415-346-6000 Gilman Street, 924 Gilman St. (corner of 8th & Gilman), Berkeley (All ages) 510-525-9926 Great American Music Hall, 859 O'Farrell, SF 94109 415-885-0750 Inn of the Beginning, 8201 Old Redwood Hwy, Cotati (All ages) 707-778-8637 Kilowatt, 3160 16th St., San Francisco 21+ 415-861-2595 Komotion, 2779 16th Street, San Francisco (All ages) Lindee's Bar & Grill, 2765 Clayton, Concord 21+ ((All ages) wed) 510-676-7272 Maritime Hall, 450 Harrison St, S.F. (All ages) 415-974-0634 Paradise Lounge, 308 11th St., S.F. 21+ book 415-861-5121 415-861-6906 Phoenix Theatre, 205 Washington Street, Petaluma (All ages) 707-762-3565 Purple Onion, 140 Columbus, San Francisco (near Jackson) 21+ 415-398-8415 Slim's, 333 11th St., SF, (All ages) 415-522-0333 Starry Plough, 3101 Shattuck, Berkeley 21+ 510-841-2082 Stork Club, 380 12th Street, Oakland 21+ 510-444-6174 Transmission Theater, 214 11th Street, San Francisco (next to Paradise) 21+ Trocadero, 520 4th, SF (All ages) 415-995-4600 Veterans Hall, 846 Front Street, Santa Cruz (All ages) 408-454-0478 Warfield, 982 Market Street, San Francisco, (All ages) 415-775-7722 (DC) .... Washington: 15 Minutes 15th Street, N.W. (between K & L) Washington, DC 9:30 Club 930 'F' St. Washington DC, 20003 (202)393-0930 The Black Cat 14th Street, N.W. (between S & T) Washington, DC Another listing of DC ska clubs is available here: (FL) .... Jacksonville: The Moto Lounge Adam Street Ska shows every couple of weeks (IL) .... Chicago: Crobar Two live bands and DJ Chuck Wren on the first Thursday of every month. Metro 3830 North Clark Chicago, IL (312) 549-0203, voice. (312) 409-2287, concertline (KS) .... Olathe: Gee Coffee 301 E. Santa Fe Olathe, KS (913) 768-4153 Email: WWW: (OH) .... Columbus: Skankland Reggae Lounge 1151 N. High St. Columbus, OH (614-299-6896) The only(?) all-reggae venue between NYC and Chicago. Skankland also offers the finest Jamaican cuisine daily in "New Jamaican and Carribean Restaurant" (restraunt phone: (614) 299-1099). RAW members with ID admitted free (except for national shows). (GA) .... Atlanta: The Wreckroom The Masquerade Smithe's Olde Bar Dottie's (MA) .... Allston: Local 186 186 Harvard Avenue Allston, MA Cambridge: The Middle East Cambridge, MA More Boston clubs listed at! Thanks Art! (MD) .... Baltimore: The 8 x 10 Club Baltimore, MD (MI) .... Ann Arbor: The Halfway Inn East Quad Ann Arbor, MI 48104 (313) 764-8558 ask for Pete or Janine Booking contact: Detroit: The Falcon Club (NY) .... Metropolis: The Cooler Downtown Lounge The Garage Ludlow St. Cafe SOB's Tramps The Wetlands 61 HUDSON STREET (212) 966-4225 (NC) .... Chapel Hill: Cats Cradle Local 506 506 W. Franklin St. Capel Hill NC 27514 (919) 942-5506 Greensboro: Somewhere Else Greensboro, NC (910) 292-5464 The Turtle 807 S. Aycock St Greensboro, NC (910) 272-0801 Raleigh: The Rock 'n Reggae Jamaican Cafe Mission Valley Sopping Center Avent Ferry Rd. Raleigh, NC (919) 832-3577 Willmington: The Mad Monk (OH) .... Rebound Lounge 3376 E. 55th - 1 Block South of Broadway Cleveland, OH USA (216) 271-9720 Best in Cleveland ska. Doors open at 7 pm; music at 8 pm. For Booking Info: Contact Trevor Rebound Promotions (216) 441-0345 (PA) .... The Middle East Between 1st and 2nd streets on Chestnut Philadelphi, PAa 922-1003 (WI) .... Madison: Sadly, two of the clubs in Madison that have historically played a lot of ska (The Paramount and The Chamber) have closed this year (1996). Club DeWash 636 W. Washington Ave. Madison, WI (608) 256-3302 The Memorial Union UW-Madison Madison, WI (608) 265-3000 The Loft 504 E. Wilson Dr. Madison, WI (608) 256-1348 Video ===== Subject: 2.5: Is anyone doing ska video? Yes. Bradford Stein has finished a West Coast ska-umentary called `The Ska Parade'. The 30 minute video includes interviews and performances of Let's Go Bowling, Donkey Show, Skeletones and Jump With Joey. [RPM] Contact him at "A to Y Productions" c/o Tazy Phyllipz P.O. Box 5766 Irvine, CA 92716-5766 USA Recently, Aldis Strazdins started a new ska documentary, focusing on six Midwestern (US) ska bands, called `Last Train: Ska in the Heartland'. The bands are Mustard Plug, Exceptions, Gangster Fun, Weaker Youth Ensemble, MU330 and High Ball Holiday. *News! The film is now in post-production.* More news as it develops. A video *has been* produced for Rude Buoy Enterprises by Kane Docker, containing many of Australia's current ska bands in live and video-style performances. It is available as of January 1997. For details on this new video, please contact: Kane Docker - Rude Buoy Enterprises PO Box 54 Elsternwick Victoria, 3185 Australia Ph/Fax (03) 9531 2891 See . Two Tone released a video called `Two Tone Presents the SPECIAL AKA On Film' (Chrysalis), which is now out of print. More titles, less information: `The Specials/Specials AKA'. `English Beat', with live clips and videos. `Madness - Complete & Utter'. `Madness - Madstock', with concert footage. `Madness - Take It Or Leave It'. `Ska Parade', with California bands including See . `Ska Explosion', with 80's British bands like Potato 5. `The Amazing Skatalites', Japanese import, available at Tower Records. A new video of Australian ska bands called `Dancecrasher' has just been released - details to follow as they come in. ----------------------------- Movies ====== Subject: 2.6: Are there any feature-length ska movies? What other movies did ska influence. What about TV shows? Yes, there are feature-length ska documentaries, exemplified by `Dance Craze'. These include: Other movies where ska plays an important role include: TV shows where ska plays an important role include: Dance Craze ----------- There is a great concert film by Joe Massot about ska in 1980 Britain called `Dance Craze'. It features live footage of Bad Manners, The (English) Beat, The Bodysnatchers, Madness, The Specials, The Selecter. Rico Rodriques, trombonist from the Skatalites, plays horns with The Specials. You can order the video from See , 3022 W. 12 Mile Rd., Berkely, MI, 48072 USA, (313) 544-2485 (and probably other places, too). Take It Or Leave It ------------------- `Take it or leave it' is the Madness film - starring the seven members of north London ska band See , the 1982 film traces the roots of the group, beginning in 1976 or thereabouts. Very amateurish in places, and also very funny. Although lead singer Suggs went on to do some acting in films, one of the band members (drummer Daniel Woodgate) said of `Take It Or Leave It', "it was the beginning and end of my acting career". Available on Virgin Video in the UK. -Gareth Gee Back to the Beach ----------------- In the beach-blanket revival film with Annette Funicello, `Back to the Beach', Fishbone backs Annette singing "Jamaican Ska (Do the Ska)" and the beach crowd skanks away (sort of). Bang ---- `Bang', from Eagle Eye Films. ... reviewed by Siskel and Ebert on their nationally syndicated show (the verdict: one thumb up, one thumb down) and they ran a clip that featured The Slackers' "Run Away." The soundtrack for "Bang" is now available from Moon Ska Records and features all sorts of cool ska and ska dub from acts like The Toasters, Skavoovie & The Epitones, Isaac Green & The Skalars, NY Ska Jazz Ensemble, The Articles, Dr. Ring Ding & HP Setter, Ocean 11 and many more! - shamelessly clipped from `Moon Ska Records News Update (9/26/97)' The Harder They Come -------------------- For real rude boy action, check out `The Harder They Come',, Jimmy Cliff. This is the seminal feature film from Jamaica. This is essentially a true story, about Martin Riggin. The excellent soundtrack showcases Jamaican popular music -- ska, rocksteady and reggae. `"You Can Get It If You Really Want"' By Jimmy Cliff Composed by Jimmy Cliff `"Hold Your Brakes"' By Scotty Composed by D Harriot/O Scott `"Pressure Drop"' By Maytals Composed by Fredric "Toots" Hibbert `"Many Rivers To Cross"' By Jimmy Cliff Composed by Jimmy Cliff `"Johnny Too Bad"' By The Slickers `"007 Shanty Town"' By Desmond Decker Composed by O Orres `"Sweet and Candy"' By Maytals Composed by Fredric Hibbert `"The Harder They Fall"' By Jimmy Cliff Composed by Jimmy Cliff `"By The River at Babylon"' By Melodiana Composed by B Dows `"Sitting Here In Limbo"' By Jimmy Cliff Composed by Jimmy Cliff Marked For Death ---------------- Not only is there ska being played, but Jimmy Cliff himself is in the movie. Another interesting thing to note is that Steve Segal co-wrote a song with Jimmy Cliff. The songs in the credits are: "Roots and Culture" (Shabba Ranks) "No Justice" (Jimmy Cliff) "John Crow" (Jimmy Cliff, Steven Segal and the Oneness Band) "Rebel in Me" (Jimmy Cliff) "Steppin' Razor" (Peter Tosh) -Andrew Bauer Quadraphenia ------------ `Quadrophenia - A Way Of Life' by The Who Films, filmed in 1979 and set in London and Brighton of 1964. Although more accurately described as a "mod" film, this brilliant youth cult movie includes some ska background music here and there (I think it's the Upsetters) as well as some American soul (Booker T, etc.). It also shows how important young black Jamaicans (the sons and daughters of 1950's immigrants) were to the mod scene. 'Birdie' supplies drugs ('uppers', 'purple hearts', amphetamine, etc.) to the mod crowd, but he also supplies *style*. (It was the Jamaican rudeboy style that led to many white "mods" becoming "skinheads" at the end of the 60's, adopting the music and clothing of the young British West Indian community). Also stars Sting as "the ace face" and includes music by the Who, Kinks, etc. The film was massive in 1980, as it coincided with the mod/ska revival and the appearance of the 2-Tone label. The central star of the film, Phil Daniels, recently did the vocals on Blur's mod-inspired `Parklife' single (1994). `Quadrophenia' is available on Polygram Video in the UK. -Gareth Gee Scandal (1989) -------------- Lovely ska music swells the soundtrack of Scandal (1989), the story of the 1963 Profumo affair in the UK. The soundtrack was released as `Scandal SKA'. Fashion tips abound for the trendy rudie or mod. Kablaam ------- Theme song by All-Stars Police Squad ------------ There was a brief mention of ska in a humorous moment on `Police Squad' when Dick Clark asked the informant Johnny the shoeshine man what ska music was. The informant suggested that ska would never catch on, misrepresenting it as "nothing but a modern offshoot of reggae, with white rock influences". The Young Ones -------------- M.E. Hoetjes reports that "Madness played a couple of times in `The Young Ones' and The Selecter played there as well." Books ===== Subject: 2.7: Are there any books about ska? *N.B.* There is some overlap with See , and See . (Thanks to Brian Rosenthal, and Matt Comeau, for some of this information! Additional information was provided by S.T. Publishing.) Here are some mentioned on the net. [The info is sketchy, so if you have more complete infomation, please send it to me. Tomas.] `Bad Manners', the unauthorized story of Fatty from 2Tone. `Boss Sounds Classic Skinhead Reggae', Marc Griffiths. It is available through ST Publishing, PO Box 12, Lockerbie, Dumfries, DG113B2, Scotland. This book is the first ever referencew guide to reggae from 1967 to 1972. Includes loads on ska and ska artists too. `Total Madness' is about the band Madness. (Available from Moon Records or Taang!.) It's by George Marshall and traces the history of the band from their very early days to their reunion concerts. Includes full discography and colour photos. `The Complete Richard Allen Volume One & Two', Richard Allen, S.T. Publishing. (Novels with skinheads/rudies as characters.) `The History of Rock' series dedicated an issue to Two-Tone ska. `Saturdays Heroes', by Joe Mitchell. Fiction about soccer hooliganism. `SKA '80', which covered Two-Tone bands and associated bands like Dexy's Midnite Runners. `Skinheads', has some info on ska. An American printing from 1986 was mentioned. `Skinhead Nation' George Marshall's follow up to Spirit Of '69, again with plenty of ska references. `Spirit of 69 -- A Skinhead Bible', by George Marshall, S.T. Publishing. Traces the history of the skinhead cult from the Sixties right up to today. So there's plenty of ska in it, plus a chapter on 2 Tone. `The Two Tone Book For Rude Boys', Omnibus. Out of print. About the 1979-1981 British ska scene. `The Two Tone Story', George Marshall, S.T. Publications. (Available from Moon Records and Taang!.) About the rise and fall of Two Tone. This is George Marshall's first book, but it has just been revised and published again. Loads of info on The Specials, The Selecter, The English Beat and so on. `Watching the Rich Kids', Arthur Kay, S.T. Publishing. (Autobiography of his days with the ska band the Originals and the OI! band Last Resort.) `You're Wondering Now -- A History Of The Specials', by Paul Williams. A history of the Specials and 2Tone. Also, Campbell recommends the two-part series called `Blue Beat and Ska', Melody Maker, May 12 and May 19, 1979, London. [RAR] Many of these books are available from S.T. Publishing in Scotland. Write to S.T. Publishing P.O. Box 12 Lockerbie, Dumfriesshire DG11 3BW SCOTLAND Email: Zines ===== Subject: 2.8: What are some ska-related 'zines (fan-created magazines)? Mike Fragassi,, who supplied much of the original info in this section, advises (circa 1994): I have personally not yet tried any of these, except for the WNUR newsletter, from which I have gotten the addresses of all of the rest. Some of these seem to be info-sheets for a given band. Others are more comprehensive ("Rude" and "F.B.I.", for instance, are highly recommended). All zines should be assumed to be written in the language of the country they come from. Prices are the most recent info, again obtained from Chuck Wren's newsletter; neither me nor he nor anyone who handed you a copy of this FAQ are responsible for mail screw-ups or unreturned money; if in doubt, send a business size (Size 10 US or DL international) SASE first. More Internet 'zines are indexed in the CRAM index, at this URL: An excellent general 'zine reference is: Active Zines ------------ Here is the info I have: ([*Location*] indicated as appropriate.) A Message to You ................ A Message to You Box 834 12003 Arsta SWEDEN *(In Swedish)* All That's Good ............... All That's Good c/o Julianna Robbins 3433 Spotsylvania Ct. Marina CA 93933 Email: A zine dedicated to ska, rocksteady, reggae, and soul. This is Julianna's fourth zine and has been getting a lot of mail from all over the states and a good deal from the rest of the world too. apoSKAlypse ........... The first German SKA e-zine is on the web! (English language) WWW: Boots and Braces ................ Boots and Braces Northern Rude Boys P.O. Box 886 1780 AW Den Helder Holland "Boricuas Bestiales 'Zine" Boricuas Bestiales comes out every three months and is centered around the ska, punk and oi! scenes from Puerto Rico and thw whole world. It features interviews with bands, reviews, articles, 'zines, etc. Cost is $2 USA ppd anywhere in the world. The adress is below. Here's the info in spanish, which is how we do the 'zine: Boricuas Bestiales es un fanzine de ska, punk y oi! hecho en Puerto Rico. Se publica cada tres meses e incluye entrevistas, artículos, reseñas, contactos, etc. Puedes obtenerlo enviando $2 USA a nuestra dirección: Boricuas Bestiales 'Zine c/o Javier calle Interamericana #250 University Gardens Río Piedras, PR 00927 USA E-mail: WWW: Boricuas Bestiales is a ska-punk-oi 'zine straight outta Puerto Rico. If anyone out there speaks spanish or is interested, single copies are $1 + 2 stamps or $2. Subscriptions are $6 USA / $7 world. THE FIRST 25 PEOPLE TO SUBSCRIBE WILL GET A FREE TODOS TUS MUERTOS LIMITED EDITION 7". Issue #5 features: Los Crudos (USA), Los Hijos de Caín (PR), Dr. Calypso (spain), Skatala (Spain) and Dr. Raju (Australia). Issue #4 features: Mexico's Maldita Vecindad, Argentina's Todos tus Muertos, Spain's the Pleasure Fuckers and more... Issue #3 features: the Toasters, Mephiskapheles, Blanks '77, and the local bands Los Pies Negros, Lopo Drido and Burning Face. BANDS AND LABELS: please send your records for review. Everything we get will be included on our next issue. 'ZINES: please let us know if you would like to trade ADS: write for info. Boss Ska ........ Boss Ska, the Canadian ska zine by Ian Hodkinson. Availble from: Ska Goes North c/o Ian Hodkinson 10 Burton Ave. Montreal, Quebec H3Z 1J7 CANADA To get your copy: In Canada, send 1 $0.71 stamp In the USA send 1 IRC Overseas, send 2 IRCs Carla Ronci Scooter Zine ........................ Carla Ronci Scooter Zine Chris Tharp sent me the following note about this new zine: You see, me and R.S. (resident skinhead) have begun a scooter zine that is chalk full of ska stuff like interviews with the skatterbrains and King Apparatus. Our main focus is on scooters; however, ska is an essential component of the Carla Ronci Scooter Zine (who's Carla Ronci? she may become the patron saint of the scooter). Want more Info? Contact, or Chris Tharp, Centurions Scooter Club/Tin Soldier Fanzine ........................................... Duncan Sanderson Centurions Scooter Club/ Tin Soldier Fanzine 76 Collins Rd Willetton WA 6155 AUSTRALIA Ph (09) 457 8705 The only fanzine I know about dealing with Ska/Mods/etc. Com' Out Swinging ................. "Com' Out Swinging", *Atlanta's Online Ska Magazine*. Javier Cerdas, Chief Editor. Com Out Swinging WWW: Email: Contact Modzine ............... "Contact Modzine" c/o Desiree Kiss 412 S. Home Park Ridge, IL 60068 Cosmic Haystack ............... Cosmic Haystack PO Box 15945-149 Lenexa, KS 66285-5945 U.S.A. Email: 32 pages newsprint, colour cover. Latest issue features interviews with The Skatalites, Spring Heeled Jack, Sto Svirat, The Peacocks, and more. Informative articles and editorials from the editor, Noah Wildman, Anthony Torres, John Feldmann, and others. And don't forget the *killer* ska crossword contest! Send $10 for a 1 year subscription. -Evan North, Editor, Cosmic Haystack Crawl Magazine .............. Crawl Magazine P.O. Box 31282 6503 CG Nijmegen Holland Dancecrasher ............ "DANCECRASHER" c/o Javier Carmona PO Box 33 18320 Santa-Fe, Granada SPAIN. E-mail: *Ska, Soul* ... We are interesting in traditional ska 90's, 60's soul and skinhead reggae. Write if you are interesting or interested. Free advertesing space. Trades are welcoming. Send us your list of your favourites soul 60's & skinhead reggae songs. - Javier Carmona The Denver Skabeat .................. The Denver Skabeat 1200 Madison Box 507 Denver, CO 80206 USA $2.00 each. Issue 7 will be out in late August '96 and will feature interviews with Mephiskapheles, the Pietasters, the Scofflaws, Less Than Jake, the Aquabats and the Blue Meanies. Also a huge listing of zine reviews, music reviews, editorials, ska comics. Dub Catcher International ......................... Dub Catcher International PO Box 4203 Highland Park, NJ 08904 (908) 545-1830 FBI ... F.B.I. c/o Marc T AP Co 19170 08080 Barcelona, Spain $25 a year. Flight 752 .......... "Flight 752" PO Box 8036 Prairie Village, KS 66208 USA Email: WWW: Issue 2 has interviews with hepcat, the gadjits, and mobtown. and issue 2 is free. if you live in boston, kansas city, lawrence, or san francisco you can pick it up at your favorite record store. if you live somewhere else, you can still get a copy. just email or mail 2 stamps with your address to flight 752, po box 8036, prairie village ks, 66208. if you can't find 2 stamps, don't worry about it. we're printing 500 copies of issue 2, so you won't miss it. sign up on the mailing list by emailing flight752 with your home address. - the crew of 752: ruth.mike.roscoe.julie Freefall ........ Freefall Calder Square P.O. Box 10296 State College, PA 16805-0296 USA, or, jeremy freefall. Issue #7 - out now (Fall 1996)! the stubborn all-stars, mu330 and an review/ interview with the scofflaws. T-shirts - Stickers - For an issue, send two stamps to the address above. Word! The Gathering ............. A ska/punk/oi zine, in issue #4 26 Dec 1995. The Gathering c/o The Skabox P.O. Box 14056 Norfolk, VA 23518 $1/issue or 3 (US) stamps Gone Wise Crackers .................. Gone Wise Crackers c/o Neville R. Hurworth Email: Ska and punk. Hot Shot ........ Hot Shot c/o Dudley 86 Ninian Road Roath, Cardiff CF2 5EP, UK The Incognito Review .................... The Incognito Review The Incognito Review, P.O. Box 1091, Palatine, IL 60078 Within the USA: $2/issue, $8/year Outside the USA: $3/issue, $12/year. Mike F. sez: About 24 pages of text & pictures, well laid out. Good reviews section. Radio show, zine, and band addresses; lots of band interviews. INTRRRNRRRD E-Zine .................. Home of NRRRDNET, based right now in Michigan. Containsmonthly columns from writers across the world, as well as potential space for visual, audio, and literary *punk rawwwwwk* masterpieces. Check out, for mostly punk but some ska, too. It's All Me ........... It's All Me Garbage Dog Press 3965 Normal St. San Diego, CA 92130 USA Each issue is $1 plus 2 stamps, for twenty to thirty 8.5 x 11" double-sided pages., Allison. Issue #1 has interviews with UnSteady, the Dancehall Crashers, The Process, and the Selecter. There is also info on Rancid, Rocket from the Crypt, G-Spot and more. Issue #2 has interviews with Hepcat, the sKeletones, Squirtgun, Supernova, and Swindle, plus info on UnSteady, Mobtown, Chris Murray, and a special on the scootering scene in SAn Diego. Issue #3 (out soon!)(1) is going to be a split with the Canadian Punk zine, Evil Beavers, and my half is going to have interviews with Mobtown, Los Hooligans, the Hippos, and 10 days Late. All zines also contain the standard music and zine reviews, plus columns, stories, comix, restaurant reviews and much more. -Allison ---------- Footnotes ---------- (1) As of August 1996. - Ed. The Jabsco Journal .................. The Jabsco Journal c/o Brian Rosenthal 901 Orange Grove Dr. #2 Ormond Beach,Fl 32174 USA Send business size (Size 10 US or DL international) SASE for hardcopy. Dedicated to following the evolution of Ska Music and Culture. We take no advertisers and post no concert dates ... just history of ska music and culture ... Past articles include: *From Shanty Town: Desmond Dekker (Biography)*, *Rude, Not Racist: Facts, lyrics, quotes to dissolve racism*. CD, Video Reviews, Interviews, Discographies, Band Family Trees/Relationships, etc. Contributions welcomed ... -- Brian, James Bond .......... James Bond c/o Apartado de Correos 1106 08204 Sabadell, Spain Knuckleboy Press ................ Knuckleboy Press c/o Mike's Basement 6 Balmoral Lane Scotch Plains, NJ 07076-2203 USA Email: Cheers! Looking for a zine to satisfy your ska, punk, Oi!, hardcore, reggae, psychobilly, rockabilly-craving tastebuds. The zine is Knuckleboy Press and we're up to issue number 4!! With 5 just rolling around the corner. In the past we've had interviews from the likes of the Busienss, Skankin' Pickle, Allstonians, Insteps, Public Alley, Sicko, Mr. Evan Dorkin, Mealticket, And the Exceptions. If that's not enough, this issue has some ragin' rants about the media conspiracy and why to hate the Olympics, some great reviews, Mike H.'s newsbriefs, and some in-depth interviews with some great bands such as the SLACKERS, H20, Kid with man head, and The SUICIDE MACHINES. Face it, you can't beat that. Killer art from our friends Dave and Andy McCabe and from some great movies. Future interviews include Inspecter 7 and the BOSSTONES, but that's for later. Still interested, just send 2 bucks (ppd) Make all checks, money orders, well concealed cash to MIKE CIVINS-NOT Knuckleboy Press. Contributions are also welcome-we have low standards so send in columns, pictures, photos, reviews, rants, raves, interviews, scene reports to my e-mail address preferbly. ALL credit is given of course, no sexist, racist or fascist material. We also are offering low ad rates for distributors, zines, record clubs, stores, etc.Inquire at the same address or for a quicker response e-mail me at Keep the scene alive. -Mike Civins KYTZYLzine .......... "KYTZYLzine". n. a rad ska/punk zine that was conceived on a little island in the middle of the Pacific but is destined to become a world power by the year 2067. a sort of combo perzine, fanzine, and funzine. worth all $1 of it. endorsed by Kraft Dinners and G.I. Joe. #2 out now! (German) -noey! po box 474 haleiwa, HI 96712 Lioncity Skazine ................ "Lioncity Skinzine" c/o Helmi Blk 661 Yishun Ave 4 #04-419 SINGAPURA 760661 Oi!, punk rock and ska, in Singapore and the world. On its way to a second issue (March 1997). Send $2US or a trade. Mad Planet .......... Mad Planet (by Sarah Dyer) New York 543 Van Duzer Street Staten Island, NY 10304 $1, approximately tri-monthly Melt Ska Zine ............. Melt Ska Zine 27712 Golondrina Mission Viejo, CA 92692 USA Mighty Rhythm ............. Mighty Rhythm 3959 Edensone Rd. NW Calgary, AB, CANADA T3A 3Z7 Email: ... about ska/rocksteady/reggae and all else fun. Oh, and it's free. In Canada/USA: Stamps or 1 IRC or $1 Elsewhere: 1 IRC or $1 (If sending money - only US or Canadian funds) Millwall Brick .............. "Millwall Brick" c/o Jan Kroll Pf 1105 56155 Bendorf GERMANY Email: A traditional Skinhead fanzine, dealing mainly with Skinhead Reggae, soccer, style, Soul and Sixties Ska. MOO Juice ......... MOO Juice P.O. Box 11619, Chicago, IL 60611-0619 USA Send $3 for a sample issue. MOO juice megazine comes out quarterly and amongst other things features ska reviews and interviews with ska groups. Our latest issue is a comics spectacular, so there aren't too many ska fetures, but we have an interview with The Jumpstarts and we are working on one with Arizona's Kongo Shock coming up in our next issue (out in a couple months or so). -Britton, Publisher and editor. [8-Oct-96] Moon Records Newsletter ....................... Moon Records Newsletter Moon Records of NYC has a newsletter/catalog. Send a business size (Size 10 US or DL international) SASE for the newsletter to: Moon Records P.O. Box 1412 Cooper Station New York, NY 10276 USA Mordownia Oi! ............. "MORDOWNIA Oi!" (street punk/Oi!/ska zine) Contact: Tomasz Dziegielewski ul.Plk. Dabka 189/14A 81-167 Gdynia POLAND Email: or Mariusz Sudol ul. Benislawskiego 20/III/5 81-173 Gdynia POLAND Oi! SKINS, PUNKS and RUDIES I`m going to do CD-ROM with skins, punks, rudies photos and drawings. So if you want be in this CD send to me your photos, drawing with informations (name, country) (address, email, note - optional). Bands!!! Send to me photos, drawings, covers, history, discography etc, etc. ... I also look for photos from gigs, football matches etc, etc ... (don`t send me graphics files in email, because my email is too small) Cheers. - Tomasz Dziegielewski *Mordownia Oi! is in the Polish language.* Move Your Car ............. "Move Your Car" PO Box 649 Issaquah, WA 98027 USA Email: WWW: Available for $1 The Nutcase ........... The Nutcase Another 'zine that I have only sketchy info about is: The Nutcase c/o Lecureuil Paskal 61 Rue Des Forges 44330 Vallet, France - write for info, include business size (Size 10 US or DL international) SASE. One Step Beyond ............... Niklas Bergstrand/One Step Beyond Sofiaparken 2F 222 41 Lund SWEDEN Email: `One Step Beyond' is a 100% ska-fanzine based in Sweden, but written in English. So far two issues have been published and no.3 will be out in August 97. That issue will feature Johnny Socko, Brixton Academy festival, Skanksters, the Uptown Skankin' club, Roskilde festival, notices, Lithuania ska-scene report, reviews etc. To order send 3 bucks well-concealed cash to Niklas Bergstrand/One Step Beyond Sofiaparken 2F 222 41 Lund Oz-Ska-Lia .......... Oz-Ska-Lia There's an independant Australian fanzine available: OZ-SKA-LIA c/o Ivan Downey PO Box 54 Elsternwick, VIC 3185 AUSTRALIA The guys who run this fanzine have put their whole heart into it they just love ska heaps. There's also heaps of info about how you can get bands CD's and heaps of other stuff. They'd probably get this on the 'net some how (if they knew how !!). If you want to know more just e-mail me. -Graeme Stables, The People's Ska Annual ....................... (Formerly `One Man's Ska Annual' and `One Man's Ska Thing'.) It is 16 pages magazine style on newsprint, its full of editorial on the state of ska, interviews with *Heavy Manners* and *Mother's Pride*, a piece connecting `Beavis and Butthead' with ska, a history of 3rd wave ska co-written with Rob 'Buck' Hingley and a butt-load of reviews. Additionally, there's a contest to win SIX HOURS OF SKA VIDEO including the Specials live 1980, Selecter live 1993, clips of Madness and the Specials on `Saturday Night Live', and vintage TV appearances by Millie Small. Best of all, its FREE!!! Just send one large SASE with 1 first class stamp to: TPSA c/o Noah Wildman 65 Nassau St (8C) NYC, NY 10038 You'll be glad ya did! -Noah PS - It's available at the See , and the See Hear in NYC. I will be sending bunches of copies to select zine people across the nation to hand out, use as toilet paper, etc. If you think you could help me unload some of these 3000 copies, feel free to e-mail me at Please put 'TPSA' in the subject or I may not read it! Pirate Corp$ ............ Pirate Corp$ `Pirate Corp$' is the one and only ska comic book, by Evan Dorkin ( Polka Music ........... Polka Music 1678 Pinefield Way Atlanta, GA 30066 USA The only zine that gives ya' everything EXCEPT Polka! (If you could send us a stamp, we'd love ya' like a puppy,cause' we're not made of money, you know...) *** If you live in the Atlanta area, you can pick it up at CRIMINAL RECORDS in Little Five Points for about a buck. - The folks at Polka Music Pulp .... `Pulp' is the new and improved hardcopy version of `RPM,' by Dave "Allroy" Sarno. `Pulp' will remain based on ska, but will expand to cover a wider variety of music. He is also offering a 7" ska record club. You can reach Allroy at: PULP P.O. Box 2771 Amherst, MA 01004 Also, he has started a "Ska Hotline". The number is (413) 253-4831. You can also leave me a message about shows in your area, and he will incorporate them. Punk Uber Alles ............... Punk Uber Alles 3612 16th Ave W Bradenton, FL 34205 They review zines and music, accept trades. Send $1 for punk rock, political activism, anarchy, ska, and whatever. Rub Up & Push Up ................ "Rub Up & Push Up", the only zine devoted to early Jamaican music (ska, rocksteady, and early reggae) and its contemporaries. Issue #1 is out now [July 1997], and #2 is due in August/September 1997. Send $2 + 2 stamps for a 44 page zine to: Rub Up & Push Up 10609 S. Drew Chicago, IL 60643 USA Email: Email: Rude .... Rude 26a Craven Rd Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 5NE, UK - $10 USA for 5 issues Rude Chronicles ............... Chris/Rude Chronicles 289 Primrose Circle Chesterton, IN 46304 Hepcat69,, writes: Hello ska fiends. A friend of mine has done a zine called Rude Chronicles. He hasn't had much luck selling them so I wanted to post this so you all can order his zine that he worked so hard on. He is a thirteen year old Rude Boy. Come on, help out a fellow Rudy. Interviews with Skapone, Parka Kings, and the Pacers. It also has reviews and more. Get four issues for $5 or write to him about sample issues. Rude Review ........... Rude Review 2340 Craine Kalamazoo, MI 49001 USA Rudies Revenge .............. *California's premier skazine*. The premier issue features reviews, a calendar section with the latest California dates, culture reviews, more, and more ... anyways. It's ten pages long and will be available at California music and clothing stores and wherever. -- *Rudies Revenge* Rudies Revenge Skazine James Fitzgerald, Editor-in-Chief 5210 East 25th Street Long Beach, CA 90815 (310) 597-5056 or, email Sally Brown, The staff of "Rudies Revenge" ask: Also, if you're in a band or in the know about one, send us your press kit/demo and we'll guarantee a review. We'd also greatly appreciate it if you sent us your upcoming tour dates in California. The deadline for the April issue is March 20th. We also welcome your articles/reviews/whatever, though our focus is ska in California (as far as culture/happenings are concerned. Global in music, obviously.) The Pink Poodle ............... The Pink Poodle c/o Nick Ruva 2803-B Americana Ave Tampa, FL. 33613 Voice: (813) 975-1496 WWW: Email: "The Pink Poodle is a montlhy punk and ska fanzine. Every issue is full of CD reviews, Tour info, and a bunch of other crap you don't care about." -PP Shallow End ........... SHALLOW END ska zine P.O. Box 579011 Modesto, CA 95357-9011 USA, Marc Johnson. The Ska Flame ............. The Ska Flame Unit 7 Cable St. Wook Cable St. Notham, Southampton, Hants, SO1 1RJ, UK Ska Goes North .............. Ska Goes North 10 Burton St. Montreal, Quebec H3Z 1J7, Canada (Send an IRC for your own copy) or, e-mail Ian at If you're looking for a cool zine check out the third issue of Ska Goes North. It's very well done. Hats off once again! Ska Mania ......... "Ska Mania" 8216 Cottage St. Vienna, VA 22180 USA Email: WWW: For your FREE copies of issues 2 and 3 write to or email with your address, but please enlose 2 stamps for postage. "Ska Mania is a free DCSka fanzine. There is always at least one interview, and other articles such as CD, zine, webpage, and show reviews, editorals, columns, news, and stories to make you laugh; hopefully." - SkaBeat - The SkaEzine ...................... SkaBeat - The SkaEzine Andre Prochaska 742 SW 13th Street Corvallis, OR 97333 (Send some stamps) This is one body's misc. ramblings on Ska and the scene. SkaBeat's primary goal is to spead the word without paper, but a no-frills print version is available to/for bands, labels, and people not on any online system. There is also a tour date Email on a regular basis. So send any dates or correspondence to, and any music, bios, to the above address. -- Andre, Skactualities ............. Skactualities c/o Frederic Dornier Edenhall N.H. 11 Lyndhurst Gardens, London NW3 5NS, UK $6 per issue. SkaFunkRastaPunk ................ SkaFunkRastaPunk Email:, Steve Porter. WWW: If you wanna subscribe to my email format version of the ezine (comes out monthly), drop me a line at <>. ... Oh yeah, SkaFunkRastaPunk is my monthly (about) ezine which is a music fanzine with some ramblings thrown in amongst the satire. It covers mainly ska and punk music but I have an eclectic tooth or two, so there is various other elements of music thrown in for good measure. Later - Steve Porter SKAholic ........ SKAholic c/o Monica P.O. Box 440381 Miami , FL 33144 Monica Brouwer Email: fax: (305) 264-9183 A new 'zine dedicated to SKA. Looking for writers to contribute ANYTHING on ska, oi, punk, hard-core and so on. *ALL* submitted work will be printed. Model Citizen ............. Skaleidoscope c/o Joel Kuester 1509 Summit Ave. Waukesha, WI 53188 USA (414) 224-6193 Formerly *The Model Citizen*. Skalicious .......... Skalicious 5352 Woodford Dr. Birmingham AL 35242, USA Skankersore ........... Skankersore 96 Woodhill Rd Newtown, PA 19840, USA Skanking For Fun and Profit --------------------------- Skanking For Fun and Profit c/o Nate Nick 407 Deerfield Rd. Camp Hill PA, 17011 E-mail Skanktime ......... Skanktime c/o Seth Michaels 186 View Drive RR#3 Pittsfield, MA 01201 USA Skanktime zine is now available. Interviews, record reviews and more. They are looking for contributors for future issues. Issue #1 is $1.00 or 3 stamps. Skansas ....... For a copy, send a check for $1US to: Skansas Zine c/o Matt 12512 King Overland Park, KS 66213 USA Skinhead Times .............. Skinhead Times S.T. Publishing P.O. Box 12, Dunoon, Argyll.PA23 7BQ Scotland (Send $10 cash for 5 issues.) By George Marshall. $1.00. Also available from "Moon Records". The Sunshine State Skanker .......................... The Sunshine State Skanker Tampa, Florida (address unknown) Mostly Concert Dates Talk Is Cheap ............. The ska/punk fanzine of the Ska Trek radio show. (see ) If people want a copy they should send $2 US (concealed) or a copy of their zine to ... "Talk is Cheap fanzine" P.O. Box 7147 East Brisbane QLD 4169 Australia The first issue (Fall 1997) features: Rude Bones, Ben from Blowhard & Godnose, Bruce Lee Band, Ska Brewing Company, Vicious Circle Tighten Up .......... Tighten Up c/o Udo Vogt Haupstr 144 W-5102 Wurselen GERMANY Subscription costs $4 and 2 International Reply Coupons A ska and Oi "skinzine" United Colours of Punk ...................... United Colours of Punk PO Box 241 c/o MBE via della Moscova 13 20121 Milano ITALY Email: Watch Your Step ............... Watch Your Step Get Smart Productions 191 Fifth Ave, apt 2-L Brooklyn, NY 11217 - uncertain schedule Searching (For Ska), The Jump Up! Ska Newsletter ................................................ (formerly "WNUR Ska Newsletter") Searching (for Ska) Jump Up! Ska Newsletter c/o DJ Chuck Wren, 4409 1/2 Greenview #2W Chicago, IL 60640 USA FAX 1-708-295-1277, Chuck Wren. - Price: Free. Outside of the USA, send a few business size (Size 10 US or DL international) SASE's. This skazine has no set schedule and it comes out about bimonthly, since 1989! It is at least 2 *dense* pages of new release and reissue information, plus concert news for the Chicago area and beyond. Distributed to over 2000 people worldwide. Send $2.00 for all of the back issues. (Number 26 came out January 1997.) Work Rest and Play .................. Work Rest and Play 1 Clonard Road, Sandyford Road Dublin 16, Ireland - 5 pounds for some (?) issues The Yellow Press ................ Brattleboro VT's first ska, punk, jazz zine. We are in the process of producing our first issue. We would appreciate it if people would send CDs, tapes etc for us to review. You could also send us an ad that we will print for free or anything else you would like to submit. We are also looking for contributions from people to print in our zine. This is a good chance for your band or label to be exposed to southern VT and other surrounding areas. If anybody has anything to contribute or wants a free issue, please write for more information., Ed Sbardella. Zipgun ...... Zipgun c/o Brian Proust PO Box 5447 Columbia, SC 29250 USA Formerly the Rocksteady Columbia newsletter. See , for more information. ----------------------------- Defunct Zines ------------- It's a Rude World ................. It's a Rude World c/o Ryan James White 5379 Butterfield St. Camarillo, CA 93012 Send $1 ppd Model Citizen ............. The Model Citizen c/o Joel Kuester 1509 Summit Ave. Waukesha, WI 53188 USA (414) 224-6193 The Model Citizen is Milwaukee's fine cold-filtered Ska-zine. It is 20+ full pages dedicated to Ska music in 7"x8.5" format. We do news, reviews, interviews and whatever we think will interest you. Our first issue is already out and includes an interview with the Invaders. The next issue is due for mid-March and will contain an interview with Hi Ball Holiday, a whole bunch of stuff on the American Ska-thic 2 party, the incredible true life story of what happened to Mista Mina, and lot's of other cool things. We clearly recommend that you order your copy today ... you will not be dissapointed. The cost is one dollar or 3 stamps. Always looking to print interviews, news, opinions and whatnot! Also, we have come for your advertising! Anyone looking to put an ad in our zine is welcome to. Our policy is as follows; ads directly relating to Ska get it free. Otherwise: full page = $25, half page =$10, and quarter page = $5. Wouldn't you like to expose other people to something you're selling?! Please make checks and money orders to Joel Kuester ... NOT The Model Citizen! Now in its 5th issue, The Model Citizen will be renamed "SKALEIDOSCOPE" as of issue six. See , for more information. Monkey Man .......... Monkey Man (See the the next section!) Rocksteady Columbia Newsletter .............................. Rocksteady Columbia Newsletter 1035 Comanchee Trail, Apt. K-2, W. Columbia, SC 29169 This is the newsletter of the WUSC ska show of Robbie Van Winkle & Roland Bonner. Now known as "Zipgun". See , for more information. RPM ... Currently available, and electronically distributed is a skazine called *RPM*. It has been posted to alt.skinhead, by David "Allroy" Sarno, and is chock full of reviews from fans from all over. Get it. You can also reach Allroy at: RPM P.O. Box 2771 Amherst, MA 01004 Skaville Times .............. The Skaville Times 2500 Flintridge Place Fort Collins, CO 80521 According to Richard Atkinson, bfargo@lamar.ColoState.EDU, you can get the the Skaville Times by sending a 29c stamp or IRC coupon to the address above. The April (94,95?) edition will go to press on Wednesday, March 23rd and be mailed on Monday, March 28th. The newspaper consists of one 11x17" broadsheet with ska and scooter news from around the country, and one 8.5x11" insert with a full-page illustration and show dates. Zoot .... One skazine named `Zoot' apparently went out of business a few years ago. ----------------------------- WWW === Subject: 2.10: What ska resources are on the Internet? Thanks for much of the WWW information goes to Bill Tanner, The FAQ ------- This three-part ska FAQ can anonymously ftp'ed from It is also available on the World Wide Web (WWW) via HotJava, IBrowse, Lynx, Mosiac, Netscape or another WWW browser at: *or* The Ohio State FAQ archives, *or* *better still* the *expanded* "hypertext" Ska FAQ You can even get the FAQ files emailed to you. Send email to the RTFM mail server,, with one or more `send' commands in the body of the mail, depending on which part you want. Please do this instead of asking me to email the files to you! For part 1, include the text: `send usenet/news.answers/music/ska-faq/part1' For part 2, include the text: `send usenet/news.answers/music/ska-faq/part2' For part 3, include the text: `send usenet/news.answers/music/ska-faq/part3' For more info on FAQ file retrieval via email, send a message with `HELP' in the body of the email to `'. Lyrics and pictures ------------------- Ska lyrics and pictures of ska performers can be found at the music archives at `' and at its mirror sites, such as: Also, check out Lyrics to some Specials songs can be found at Also, some lyrics can be found at the "Jammin reggae archives", which has *moved* from the older `' site and the old `' site to the new site at Some ska and reggae sounds can be found on the very cool Internet Underground Music Archive (IUMA) site: "The IUMA Home page", chock full of hi-fi music, is found at Look at, for the Doctors of Dub, "One Drop Clanger". More are available at the Jamming reggae archive: For `.au' files, ftp reggae au files For `.wav' files, ftp reggae au files General WWW Music Pages ----------------------- "The Ultimate Band List", wow! "The DJ" Internet Music Radio, with RealAudio, or the new "TheDJ" player. "Musi-Cal", an online live music calendar Home Page "Music Interactive", "Music Interactive's web site for musicians was first launched in early 1996 as an information resource for professional and aspiring musicians and music industry professionals. Today, Music Interactive has well over 60,000 members." "The Sibilius Academy" A comprehensive index of music resources on the web. "Soundz", "The Internet Music Nexus", A great undertaking by dedicated music fans, with bold design and good content, including sheet music and guitar/bass tablatures. Great articles and interviews, too. Concert listings, record and concert reviews for the Kalamazoo area covering punk and ska music, Regional WWW Ska Pages ---------------------- There are a ton of regional pages from the US, and many from around the world. I hope to find more from outside the US - send me your links, to US Regional Links ................. "Alaska Ska Scene" "Bay Area Ska Page" "Ska SoCa", home page for southern California ska mailing list. "Connecticut Punk/Ska Scene" Http:// "DC Ska! Page" "The DCSka! home page was created to give ska fans a source of Ska information in and around the Washington, DC/Baltimore/Philadelphia areas and beyond. " "Chairman Mao is a Punk Rocker" "... D.C. areas newest punk-ska information authority." "Phat Girl Fat Footin'" "Chicago Ska Page" "The Florida Ska Web Page" "Boston Ska Home Page" Includes the interactive National Ska and Reggae Calendar, "Detroit Ska" "Twin Cities Ska Page" "The Official Las Vegas Ska Page" "Orange Street -- New Jersey Ska" "Cinncinati Ska Page" To join the "Cincy Ska Mailing List", send email to "Cleveland Ska Page" "Dayton Ska Page" "Oregon Ska Page" "Philadelphia Ska Page" "Pennsylvania Ska Web Page" "Deep in the Heart of Texas Ska Page" "Northwest Ska Page" "WiSKAnsin" Worldwide Regional Links ........................ "AUSTRALIA:" "The Melbourne Ska Page" "BRAZIL:" "The Brazilian SkaPunkHardCore Scene" "HC Scene Brazil" "... a page of HcpunkSka-related internet resources." "CANADA:" "The Montreal Ska Page" "Toronto Ska Page" "COSTA RICA:" "Ska & Punk de Costa Rica" "EUROPE:" "Twirl", European Ska calendar. [In Dutch] "JAPAN:" "The Japanese Ska Page", 22 bands, calendar in English and Japanese. "European Ska Network" "VENEZUELA:" "Venezuelan Ska Page" "Ska de Venezuela" Andres Rafael Reyes,, says Hola Si quieres puedes visitar mi homepage donde encontraras informacion de bandas de ska de Venezuela Hasta pronto!!! So, check it out. General WWW Ska Pages --------------------- *New Links*(1) "SkaMusic.Com", great ska site! "Brian's Guide to Ska", "NetGuide to Ska", site reviews, "Ska Paradise" "Austin Net-Abuse World O' Ska", home of "Rankin' Rankings", ska music charts, based on radio playlists. "Hooked on Ska", "Misfits of Ska", "The Land of Ska" "Rude Moods Ska Page" "Ska Brewing Company", Hops and barley and ska, from Durango, Colorado. "Easy Skanking", Porter's Ska and Reggae page. "Slug Boy and Bug Man's Ska Central" "¡SKABLAM!", "Saccharine Ska", from Earwig: lead article about ska, links, sounds. "Ska World" "Punk or Rudeboy" (Why choose?) "Skanky's Ska Page" "Ska-ñol" Bueno ya que todos solo, buscamos y buscamos alrededor del internet,en busca de grupos de SKA y punk, y hasta HardCore Latino. by Camilo B. ( (en Español) "SKAtland Yard" "This page is dedicated to that rankin', skankin', get up and jump music, SKA!" "What's Ska Page" Ska from Puerto Rico. Great local bands page. Email: In English and Español. "History of Ska" "The page was designed by Jason Moreau as part of a music sufficiency paper written by Jason Moreau for the Department of Music at Worcester Polytechnic Institute." -or- "apoSKAlypse" The first German ska e-zine (in English), by Fred 2-Tone ( (The URL will probably change mid-summer 1997.) "Skank the Night Away" Punk and ska links. "The Skinternet" Ska, Oi! and Punk, for New York, New Jersey and the 'Net. "East Coast Ska" East-coast (US) Rudies - check out this new page: "RiMSHOT" The Ska E-Zine "All Mod Cons Ska Picture Gallery" Part 1: Part 2: Part 3: "Baltimore/Washington Calendar for Ska, Soccer and Scooter Events" "Secret Agent 008's tribute to Jamaican Ska" "Super Ska Links" *Good Old Links* "Rudenet Ska",, and radio show files at, from Matt Rubin, "Women in Ska Page" First wave, historic ska - A Tribute to Black Swan "Skankin' through the web." "SKAngster Page" "Skaddict's Funky Ska Links" "Ska Reggae Dub Page" "Sasa's Home Page", featuring `cool and mixtured' music like ska: "Derek Brown's Ska page" "Rudy's Revenge Radio" "Rudenet", "Your source for ska on the Internet"., "The Rudenet Ska SHOW!" Contact, for adminstrative details. "The Real Jamaica Ska", dedicated *exclusively* to Jamaican ska. "Ramone's Ska-Fe" "Plato's Skankin' Ska Page" "One Step Beyond - Skankin' in Cyberspace" "McTowel Home Page", ska, reggae, and rock from Marc of Longshot, with a Dutch spin. (see ) "Kurdt's Skanking Skapage" "The 4th Post" By A. J. Sedlak, (*Formerly known as "Jester's Court"*) "The Crash Bar" (Online Ska Zine) "Boudicca's Ska and Punk Connexion" "Bill Tanner's Attempted Ska Page" "American Ska Bandography" Reviews, pictures and sound files to many American ska bands. ---------- Footnotes ---------- (1) These are just coming in a chronological order, until I get a chance to organize them logically. -Editor Ska Web Rings ------------- An innovative concept in web-to-web linkage is the "web ring", wherein a number of web sites link one to the next, in a big daisy-chained ring. There are several ska web rings, including: *The Official IRC #Ska Webring* *Official RudeBoy Ska Ring* *Punk and Ska Ring* *Skankin' SKA-Ring* *The Skinhead Webring*;random Internet Relay Chat (IRC) ------------------------- There is an IRC channel called `#ska', on The Undernet and on Efnet, for those interested in real-time chat. Hey, the IRC channel has a WWW page or two! Include bios of `#ska' locals and more. For Efnet: For The Undernet: Mailing Lists ------------- Subject: 2.9: How do I get a ska email-based mailing list? What are other ska resources on the Internet? (Some of this material is a wee bit dated. I will try to get to this ASAP. -Editor) There are a few options. Cleveland Ska Concert Mailing List .................................. To join the "Cleveland Ska Concert Mailing List", send email to to subscribe. Cincy Ska Mailing List ...................... To join the "Cincy Ska Mailing List", send email to SoCal Ska list .............. It's for the Southern California Ska scene, although not exclusively. You can join by sending mail to with the contents `"SUBSCRIBE SKASOCA"'. Digest Version is optional with the contents `"SUBSCRIBE SKASOCA-DIGEST"' There's 200+ subscribers so your mailbox might get full. `Monkey Man', The EMail Ska Distribution list, is available from Skagroup mailing list ..................... There is also a ska mailing list group, "Skagroup", that runs like a listserv (all posts are automagically mailed to all members of the list). To subscribe, just send email to with subscribe skagroup in the message body. SkaBeat mailing list .................... Also, you can send email to Andre Prochaska (, to get onto the See , mailing list, as described in See . Usenet Newsgroups ----------------- "Usenet news" is a huge computer bulletin board system with world-wide distribution covering thousands and thousands of topics. Ska is discussed on a few of them. `' This is the central spot for discussing ska on Usenet. `' This is a band new group for discussing ska-core on Usenet, without flame wars with fans of traditional ska. `' Not a support group for insanity, this group focuses on the *nutty* music and antics of the British group Madness and its spin-offs. `' The mellow grandchild of ska and some topics of Jamaican and Rastafarian interest are discussed in the vibrant reggae newsgroup. Albums ====== Subject: 2.11: *Can anyone recommend some good ska albums for someone who has absolutely no clue about ska?* Here are a few choice titles, with an emphasis on compilations, so that you can get a feeling for a lot of artists all at once. Thanks to Evan M. Corcoran [EC], for some of this info. Evan also maintains a more comprehensive list of ska albums that is aperiodially posted to, check it out. There are some fine reviews to be found at the Lash Out ska/rocksteady/reggae review page, Others can be found at . The *SKA'mpilations* page has more info, at Also, the `American Skathic' series, on "Jump Up!", offers an excellent taste of Midwestern ska. If I can only find my copy, I'll add it to the list above. Celebration ----------- `Celebration: Twenty Five Years Of Trojan Records', *various artists*, Trojan Records, `CDTRD 413', (1991). Club Ska 67 ----------- `Club Ska '67', Mango Records, (1980). The contents: `Guns of Navarone' The Skatalites `Phoenix City' Rolando and the Soul Brothers `007 (Shanty Town)' Desmond Dekker `Broadway Jungle' The Maytals (as the Flames) `Contact' Roy Richards with Baba Brooks `Guns Fever' Baba Brooks `Rub Up, Push Up' Justin Hines and the Dominoes `Dancing Mood' Delroy Wilson `Stop Making Love' Gaylads `Pied Piper' Rita Marley `Lawless Street' The Soul Brothers `Skaing West' Sir Lord Comic and his Cowboys `Copasetic' The Rulers The History of Ska ------------------ `The History of Ska, Blue Beat and Reggae', *various artists*, Esoldun S.A.R.L./Blue Beat, `REG 101', (1992). Intensified Original Ska ------------------------ `Intensified! Original Ska 1962-66', *various artists*, Mango Records, `ZCM 9524'. The contents: `El Pussy Cat,"' Roland Alphonso. `Solomon Gundie' Eric Morris. `Teenage Ska' Baba Brooks. `Carry Go Bring Come' The Charms. `Duck Soup' Baba Brooks. `Rukumbine' Shenley Duffus. `Stampede' Don Drummond + Drumbago. `Independent Anniversary Ska(1) Beatles's `I Should Have Known Better'' The Skatalites. `John + James' The Maytals. `Rocket Ship' Tommy McCook. `We Are Rolling' Stranger Cole. `James Bond' Roland Alphonso. `Housewife's Choice' Derrick + Patsy. `University Goes Ska' Don Drummond. `Penny Reel' Eric Morris. `The Higher The Monkey Climbs' Justin Hines. ---------- Footnotes ---------- (1) `Independent Anniversary Ska' is really a cover of the More Intensified ---------------- `More Intensified', Mango Records, (1980). The contents: `Six and Seven Books of Moses' The Maytals (as the Vikings) `Dr. Kildare' The Skatalites `Congo War' Lord Brynner and The Sheiks `Woman Come' Marguerita `Man in the Street' Don Drummond `What a Man Doeth' Eric Morris `Lucky Seven' The Skatalites `Miss Ska-culation(1)' Roland Al and the Soul Brothers `Dr. Ring-a-Ding' Roland Al and the Soul Brothers `Run Joe' Stranger Cole `Sucu-Sucu' The Skatalites `The Great Wuga Wuga' Sir Lord Comic `Dick Tracy' The Skatalites `Mount Zion' Desmond Dekker and the Four Aces `Marcus Junior' The Soul Brothers `Train to Skaville' Ethiopians ---------- Footnotes ---------- (1) Really the surf tune `Pipeline' Monkey Business --------------- `Monkey Business', Trojan Records (1980). A *skinhead reggae* compilation that contains: `Tighten Up' Lee Perry/The Untouchables (may be upsetters) `Fatty Fatty' Clancy Eccles `54-36' (You oughta know this already) `007 Shanty Town' (likewise) `Liquidator' Harry J All Stars `Fire Corner' Clancy Eccles and King Stitt `Double Barrel' Dave and Ansel Collins `Birth Control' Lloydie and the Lowbites `Herbsman' King Stitt `Elizabethan Serenade' Boris Gardner `Return of Django' Upsetters `Monkey Spanner' Dave and Ansel Collins `Young Gifted and Black' Bob and Marcia `Long Shot' The pioneers `Monkey Man' The Maytals `Dollar in the Teeth' The Upsetters `Barbwire' Nora Dean `Shocks of Mighty' The Upsetters `Them Laugh and Kiki' The Soulmates `Cherry Oh! Baby' Eric Donaldson One Original Step Beyond ------------------------ `One Original Step Beyond', *various artists*, Castle Communications `CTVCD 115' (cd), `CTVMC 115' (cassette), `CTVLP 115' (lp). The contents include: `One Step Beyond' `Judge Dread,' `Madness' `Al Capone' Prince Buster. `Oh Carolina' The Folkes Brothers. `Message to You Rudie' Dandy. `Red Red Wine' Tone Tribe. `Madness' Prince Buster. `One Love' Bob Marly and Wailers. `Skinhead Moonstomp' Symarip. `Guns of Navarone' The Skatalites. `OK Fred' John Holts. `Easy Snappin'' Theophilus Beckford. The Real Jamaica - SKA ---------------------- `The Real Jamaica - SKA', *various artists*, Epic Records, `EK 52724'. The contents: `Ska All Over the World' Jimmy Cliff `Little Miss Princess' Lord Creator `You Are the One' Winston Samuel `No One' The Techniques `Golden Love' Lord Creator `Angela' Winston Samuel `Man to Man' Lord Creator `Time After Time' The Charmers `Don't Stay Out Late' Lord Creator `Remember I Told You' The Techniques `Trust No Man' Jimmy Cliff `Misery' The Charmers Ska Bonanza - The Studio One Years ---------------------------------- `Ska Bonanza: The Studio One Years', *various artists*, Heartbeat CD, `HB 86/87', (1992). `Nimble Foot Ska' The Skatalites `Spred Satin' The Skatalites `Arte Bella' Ken Boothe and Stranger Cole `Streets Of Gold' Roland Alphonso + The Soul Vendors `A De Pon Dem' Rita Marley + The Wailers `Black Sunday' The Skatalites `Don't Want Your Loving' Cornell Campbell `Old Fowl Ska' Roland Alphonso `Enna Bella' Eric "Monty" Morris `Jezebel' Owen Grey with Clue J + His Blues Blasters `Always On A Sunday' Frank Anderson + Tommy McCook `Sugar Bag' Lee Perry `Settle Down' Lester Sterling, Johnnie Moore, and Tommy McCook `Turn Me On' The Checkmates `When The Well Runs Dry' Bunny and Skitter `Wheel And Turn' Frank Anderson + Tommy McCook `Oceans 11' Cecil Lloyd + Roland Alphonso `Over The River' The Jiving Juniors `My Heaven' Alton Ellis + Eddie Parkins with Aubrey Adams + The Dewdroppers `Set Back (Just Cool)' Roland Alphonso + Carroll McLaughlin `Du Du Wap' Chuck Josephs + Dobby Dobson with Aubrey Adams `Don Cosmic' Don Drummond + His Group `Man In The Street' Don Drummond `Simmer Down' Bob Marley + The Wailers `Shining Light' Toots + The Maytals `Push Wood' Jackie Opel `Wonder No More' Andy + Joey `Bongo Tango' Roland Alphonso `Sucu Sucu' Roland Alphonso `20.75' Roland Alphonso `Stop Making Love' The Gaylads `How Many Times (Do You Remember)' Bob Marley + The Wailers `Roll On Sweet Don (Heaven And Hell)' Don Drummond + `Sit Down Servant' Jackie Opel `Go Jimmy Go' Bob Marley + The Wailers `Stew Peas And Cornflakes' Aubrey Adams + Rico Rodriguez `Answer Me My Darling' Derrick Harriot `River Jordan' Clancy Eccles with Hersang + The City Slickers `Salt Lane Shuffle' Clue J + His Blues Blasters `Jeannie Girl' The Charmers `Lonely Moments' Lascelles Perkins with Clue J + His Blues The Story of Jamaican Music --------------------------- ` The Story of Jamaican Music - Tougher Than Tough'. This is a 4-CD numbered box set. The first CD is all ska, the second CD is rocksteady, the third CD is reggae, and the fourth is dance hall. Dance Craze - The Best of British Ska ... Live! ----------------------------------------------- This is the soundtrack of the excellent ska film `Dance Craze'. (see ) `Dance Craze - The Best of British Ska ... Live!', *various artists*,(1) Chrysalis Records, `F2 21783'. This is one must-have Two-Tone era album. `Concrete Jungle' The Specials `Mirror in the Bathroom' The English Beat `Lip Up Fatty' Bad Manners `Too Much Too Young' The Special A.K.A. `Three Minute Hero' The Selecter `Easy Life' The Bodysnatchers `Big Shot' The English Beat `Man at C&A' The Specials `Missing Words' The Selecter `Ranking Full Stop' The English Beat `Carry Go Bring Come' The Selecter `Inner London Violence' Bad Manners `Guns of Navarone' The Special A.K.A. `Too Much Pressure' The Selecter `Nite Club' The Specials `Skinhead Symphony (Longshot Kick the Bucket/Liquidator/Skinhead Moonstomp)' The Special A.K.A. ---------- Footnotes ---------- (1) Legal matters forced the deletion of Madness's three tracks that are in the movie `Dance Craze'. They are replaced by the contents of the Speacial A.K.A. 1980 live EP plus the Selecter version of `Carry Go Bring Come'. This Are 2 Tone --------------- `This Are 2 Tone', *various artists*, Chrysalis Records. Special thanks to Jon Gherardini for sending me the songlist! `' `Gangsters' The Special AKA `Madness' Madness `On My Radio' The Selecter `The Tears of a Clown' The Beat `Rudy, A Message To You' The Specials `Too Much Pressure' The Selector `Too Experienced' The Body Snatchers `Ranking Full Stop' The Beat `Too Much Too Young' The Specials `The Selector' The Selector `Stereotype' The Specials `Mantovani' The Swinging Cats `Do Nothing' The Specials `Jungle Music' Rico & The Special AKA `The Boiler' Rhoda Dakar & The Special AKA `Ghost Town' The Specials California Skaquake 2 The Aftershock ------------------------------------ `California Skaquake 2 The Aftershock', Moon Ska Records and Steady Beat Recordings, MR078CD, (1996). The contents: `Ex-Darling' Venice Shoreline Chris `Last Dance' Seespot `What's the Name of That Cookie?' Chio and the Hornets `I am Queen' Ocean 11 `I Won't Go' Los Hooligans `So Suspicious' Checkmate `Agent 13' Undercover S.K.A. `My Turn' Skiptooth `Miracle Man' Lone Raspberry `Skandal Nite' Crawdaddy `Long, Long' Mars Villa `Kill The Profet' Filibuster `Tom Tom' Melting Pot `Skatch' Pocket Lent `Under 21' Save Ferris `So What' The Hippos `Bliss' Mealticket `Retribution' Out of Order `Organ Man' G-Spot `CD Repo Man' Aquabats `OH OK' Janitors Against Apartheid Land Of The Bigfoot Ska: Ska From Bigfoot Country ------------------------------------------------- `Land Of The Bigfoot Ska: Ska From Bigfoot Country' features various artists from the North American Pacific Northwest, by Simmerdown Productions, 1996. `Diego' Franceska (Portland, Oregon) `Would You Be Mine?' Franceska (Portland, Oregon) `What Have We Done?' The Feds (Vancouver, Washington) `Evil Twin' The Investigators (Tacoma, Washington) `I Don't Wanna' The Investigators (Tacoma, Washington) `Beer Commercial World' Funny Bone (Seattle, Washington) `Cosa Nostra' Cherry Poppin' Daddies (Eugene, Oregon) `Rude Boy's Gun' Code 26 (Renton, Washington) `Perdido' The Gobbletones (Seattle, Washington) `Well You Needn't' The Gobbletones (Seattle, Washington) `Rumpshaker' Easy Big Fella (Seattle, Washington) `Barretta' Easy Big Fella (Seattle, Washington) `Peanuts & Corn' The Soilers (Seattle, Washington) `Casual Dave' The Soilers (Seattle, Washington) `Livin' A Lie' Engine 54 (Olympia, Washington) `Skinhead Train' The Scandals (Eugene, Oregon) `Berry Chokin' Robin' The Scandals (Eugene, Oregon) `Mr. Roustabout' Something Ska (Vancouver, British Columbia) `Lion Tamer' Two Tonne Bowlers (Penticton, British Columbia) `Fresh Cut' The Readymen (Eugene, Oregon) `Show Hall Bound' The Readymen (Eugene, Oregon) Let's Ska Again --------------- `Let's Ska Again', either Charly Records or New Cross Records, (1989). The contents: `Let's Dance Again (1)' The Ska Boys `Struggling Man (2)' The Maroons `The Scorcher (3)' The Prophets (featuring Rico) `Kung Fu Fighting' The Cimarons `It's Too Late' Laurel Aitken `Skaing South' Des All Stars (featuring Rico) `Hat Trick' U-Roy `Hoot to Skaville(4)' The Ska Boys `I'm a Natural Man' The Ska Boys `You Got To Move' The Ska Boys `I'll Take You There (5)' The Deltones `Reggae Woman (6)' Pat Rohden `Night Food' Freddy Notes `Do It (7)' Dizzy Ranks ---------- Footnotes ---------- (1) A cover of `Let's Twist Again'. (2) The Jimmy Cliff song. (3) The bassline sounds similar to the Prince Buster song of the same name, but the melody is different. (4) The Ethiopians song with some new lyrics. (5) The Staple Singers song that used the bassline from `Liquidator'. (6) the Stevie Wonder song, `Boogie On, Reggae Woman'. (7) Yep, the disco hit from the seventies. -EC Mash It Up ---------- `Mash It Up', Razorbeat Records, 1986. "These are Boston's Crucial Rhythms!" -EC Contents include: `Veil of Sadness' Bim Skala Bim `Picture This' Mission Impossible `In Your Heart' Plate O' Shrimp `Steal Away' Shy Five `Snappy Jump' Mission Impossible `I Took a Fall' Bim Skala Bim `Immorality Act' Plate O' Shrimp `Theives Market' Class Action `Tell Me' Bim Skala Bim `Rain' The Happy Campers `The Cave' Bosstones `Lost Artifact' Shy Five `Mercy of the D.J.' Oddly Enough Mash It Up 93 ------------- `Mash It Up '93', DVS Media, (1993). "More Ska and Bluebeat - Boston Style" -EC `Time Will Tell' Steady Earnest `Ring of Fire' Mr. Cranky `Let's Get Better' The Incredible Casuals `Do Something' Thumper `Francis Albert' Santa `She's My' The Hi-Hats `Switch #64' Dig This `Man from Wareka' Les Miserables Brass Band `Time is not Money' Beat Soup `Tequila Moon' Mr. Cranky `Manamana' Who Be Dat `Anxious Hunger' Seven League Boots `Take it Easy' Steady Earnest `Step it Up' The Incredible Casuals `No Way Out' The Hi-Hats `B-Train to Allston' The Allstonians Of these bands, only Steady E, Mr. C, Thumper, the Hi-Hats, Beat Soup and the Allstonians are "full-fledged" ska bands. -EC Mashin Up the Nation -------------------- `Mashin' Up The Nation', Harvard Square Records, (1989). This was the first volume of US ska compiled by Dan Vitale of Bim Skala Bim. This vinyl release features two songs that weren't included on the later CD. `Diggin' a Hole' Bim Skala Bim `Phoenix City' Les Miserables `Drums and Chicken' The Mighty Mighty Bosstones `Bread and Circuses' Bop (Harvey) `Bad Things' Public Service `Let Me Go' Freedom of Expression `Groucho (Dub)' Roland Alphonso and Bim Skala Bim `Rude Girls' The N.Y. Citizens `Mario's Hideout' Gangster Fun `Let's Go Bowling' Let's Go Bowling `No Respect' Not Bob Marley `Out of my Mind' Plate O' Shrimp `Direction of a Faceless Expression' Oddly Enough `Get Out' The Now `Mashin' Up the Nation, Volumes I and II', *various artists*, Square Records, `SQR 74001-2', (1992). This includes all of Volume I except the NY Citizens track and the Plate o' Shrimp track. The full contents are: `Diggin' a Hole' Bim Skala Bim `Phoenix City' Les Miserables `Drums and Chicken' The Mighty Mighty Bosstones `Bread and Circuses' Bop (Harvey) `Bad Things' Public Service `Let Me Go' Freedom of Expression `Groucho (Dub)' Roland Alphonso and Bim Skala Bim `Mario's Hideout' Gangster Fun `Let's Go Bowling' Let's Go Bowling `No Respect' Not Bob Marley `Direction of a Faceless Expression' Oddly Enough `Get Out' The Now `Wallet' The Mighty Mighty Bosstones `Dark Age' The Urge `Outrage' Burma Jam `Ska Lip Soul' Galaxy of Prizes `Chief Inspector' Bim Skala Bim `Find Myself a Sunny Spot' Crazy 8's `Oh No' The Upbeats `Rebecca' Ska'd For Life `Hormonial Inspiration' Six Feet Under `I'd Buy a Gun' Gangster Fun Max the Dog ----------- `Max the Dog Says "Do The Ska"', Dojo Records, UK. `Hijack' The Potato 5 `Hitman' Trenchtown `Jesse James' Laurel Aitken `Rebuild' Shot Black and White `Stand and Be Counted' The International Beat `Ska Hop' The Latenotes `Sheila' The Burial `She's Too Much' The Loafers `Limehouse Lady' Arthur Kay and the Originals `Every Day Another Day' Mr. Review `My Little Girly' Mark Foggo's Skasters `These Boots Were Made For Stomping' Spy Eye `Walking In The Sunshine' Bad Manners `Sister' Skaboom `Tous Les Matins' Les Frelons `Just The Other Day (F.B.D.)' The Banditos `Fire' Maroon Town `Blue Beat and Ska' Natural Rhythm `Belle of Snodland Town' Judge Dread `Darling' The Riffs `Hair Tonic' Let's Go Bowling `Double Barrel' The Hotknives `Temper Temper' The Allsorts Misfits of Ska -------------- `Misfits of Ska', Asian Man Records, (1996). Performers include: Sublime, Voodoo Glow Skulls, Less Than Jake, Skankin' Pickle, Reel Big Fish, The Suicide Machines, MU330. (Playlist coming soon! Email it to if you don't see it here!) The Shack --------- `The Shack', Bib Records, (1993). Compiled by Sean Flowerdew. The contents: `People' Nutty Boys `Dance Wid Me' Hepcat `Ghetto Charged' See No Evil `Rude Boy Dream' Laurel Aitken `Social Security' The Toasters `Wear You To The Ball' Lynval Golding and Neville Staples (featuring Finny) `Animated Violence' The Bakesys `Wandering Soul' Bim Skala Bim `I Don't Think So' Loonie Tunes `Nostalgia' Maroon Town `Why?' Lynval Golding and Neville Staples `Golden Arm' Bim Skala Bim `But Not You' The Club `Hypocrite' Special Beat `Dave and Mary' The Hotknives `Pound To The Dollar' Maroon Town `Magical Feeling' International Beat `Get Some Peace' Ruder Than You `Magic Carpet' Nutty Boys `Peace is Wonder' Messer Banzani `Rude Boy De Ponporbation (007)' Neville Staples aka Judge Roughneck This is definitely my favorite "modern" ska comp. Virtually every song is great, and there's a great cross-section of ska, from the more traditional Hepcat through the "freestyle" hip-hop influenced ska of See No Evil, Maroon Town and Messer Banzani (It's interesting that the hip-hop ska thing never caught on in America). -EC Ska Beats 1 - Freestyle Ska --------------------------- `Ska Beats 1 (Freestyle Ska)'. The contents: `Mental Ska' Longsy D `Just Keep Rockin'' Double Trouble and the Rebel MC `Force 10 from Navarone' Roughneck `Musical Scorcha' Rockit All-Star `Resolution '99' Maroon Town `Rock to Dis' Jamaica Meantime `We Play Ska' Children of the Night with Ranking Roger `This is Ska' Longsy D with Buster Bloodvessel `Skainking with the Toreadors' Ministry of Ska `The Rude Boy Shuffle' The Rude Boys `The Swingin' Thing' Flowers Ltd. and BMG This is all the so-called "Freestyle Ska", which is very hip-hop influenced. Never caught on in the US (too black?) -EC The Third Wave, Volume II ------------------------- `Ska The Third Wave, Volume II', Beloved Recordings, Shanachie, USA (1996). `Rodent Revolt' Mock Turtle Soup `Blind Justice' Thumper `Coffee' AWOL `Rudy, Do You Know?' Downbeat Rulers `Maude' Blind Spot `Walkin' Shagbootie' Insatiable `Super Nice Guys' Undercover S.K.A. `Misskaculation' Ruder Than You `Mission Aborted' The Planet Smashers `Inspector Gadget' Ska King Crab `Liquor Store' Less Than Jake `Same Old Story' Downbeat Rulers `Someone To Cling To' Regatta Sixty-Nine `GPC's' Insatiable `Rude Girl' Undercover S.K.A. `The Bumble Bee Tuna Song' Mephiskapheles Step On It ---------- `Step On It: The Best Of The Ska Parade Radio Show', A to Y Productions, USA (1995). `The Ska Parade Metal Theme' One Eye Open `Badminton On A Rope (The Ska Parade Theme Song)' Let's Go Bowling `item Game Show' Suburban Rhythm `Turning Japanese' Sparker `Martha' Unsteady `The Long' C.F.B. `Mork and Mindy Ska Parade Promo' Conrad Janis `Brass Man' Meal Ticket `The Best Of Love' Ocean 11 `Hey Mr. T' Eden `Dirty Rats' The Voodoo Glow Skulls `Double Dutch Bus Ska Intro' Frankie "The Frogman" Smith `Double Dutch Bus Ska' Albino Brown All-Star Ska Coalition `Date Rape (live version)' Sublime `Skybolt X-66' Ne'er-Do-Wells `The Ska Parade Polka' The Schmedleys `Mr. Pitiful' The Skeletones `Solid As A Rock' Ocean 11 `Mantando El Diablo' The Tremors `Shot In The Dark' Jump With Joey `Don't Buy The Swag Bag' The Mudsharks `Club Ska Parade Theme' See Spot `Heart And Soul' See Spot `Ice Cube, Korea Wants A Word With You' Skankin' Pickle `Longshot Kick De Bucket (an encore to Mr. Pitiful)' The Skeletones `The Ska Parade Promo' The Jerky Boys `Dub Medley' Sublime `Ska Parade Promo' Roland Alphonso (of The Skatalites) `Marie Elena' Roland Alphonso (of The Skatalites) `Ska Parade' Doctor Madd Vibe A portion of the proceeds this CD raises benefit college radio station KUCI 88.9FM Irvine, CA (see ). (It also includes a 12 page bonus booklet with an article entitled `The Quintessential, Definitive Article on 3rd Wave Ska!') United Colors of Ska -------------------- `United Colors of Ska', Pork Pie Records marketed by Vielklang Musikproduktion, Berlin. The contents: `Mambo/Ska No. 8' Bad Manners `Hooligans' Hepcat `Five' No Sports `One Way Ticket' Mr. Review `Too Old' Skarface `I Want Justice' Ruder Than You `Talk' The Busters `Slow Boat To Trinidad' Dr. Calypso `Ska de Aca' Desorden Publico `Soulful Lover' Small Axe `I Don't Want To Live Alone' The Frits `He Wants Me Back' Dance Hall Crashers `New Leader' Arthur Kay and the Originals `Oh She Is A Big Girl Now' Judge Dread `Esta Noche' Let's Go Bowling `Des's Humble Pie' The Porkers `Non Stop Drinking' King Apparatus `New Shoes' Mark Foggo's Skasters `Rudy's Back' The Scofflaws `New York Fever' The Toasters Recommended by Rudegirl23, We Don't Skare -------------- `We Don't Skare', by "Le Silence de la Rue", France, (1994). No record label info *per se* indicated on the album. Distributed by Semaphore Productions (Holland). The contents: `Jill Victoria' Skeletones `C. Johnson's Clothes' Hoodlum Empire `Singluar I' Steady Earnest `Nomeansno (1) like they're singing "Hide and Seek". Oh well. -EC' Engine 54 `Smoking Barrel' Six Feet Deep `No Idea' Skaface `Paraguyan Sun' Bim Skala Bim `Hello Everybody' Ngobo Ngobo `Foreskin Heads' Square Roots `Ca Recommence' Skarface `Grandad' Too Hot `Looking Glass' Meal Ticket `Loving Couple' Blechreiz `Ska Guitar' Invaders `Prisonero Del Vietcong' Los Pies Negros `Le Pouvoir' Skamp Boys `Glass Pants' Skunks `Ballpark Skank' Mustard Plug ---------- Footnotes ---------- (1) I think this is a typo: the chorus of the song sounds Labels ====== Subject: 2.12: *What are addresses of some record labels producing ska discs?* The legendary ska labels of the past -- "Black Swan", "Blue Beat", "Clandisc", "Coxsone", "Nubeat", "Pyramid", "Ska Beat", and "Studio One" -- are gone now, although they are remembered in Louis Van Breda's excellent website, Today we look to the following active labels for the ska. The following list is by no means exhaustive, merely based on the things lying about my house, recent postings to and emails I have received. I have not made many efforts to verify these addresses. The Ska FAQ is overjoyed to welcome "Island Records" back to the ska fold, after an overlong absense! (, for Island Record history, by Chris Blackwell.) Also, check out, for more record labels. A to Y Productions ------------------ "A to Y Productions" c/o Tazy Phyllipz P.O. Box 5766 Irvine, CA 92716-5766 USA Email: WWW: WWW: Another Planet -------------- "Another Planet" 740 Broadway New York, NY 10003 USA Artysan ------- "Artysan" Aldringenstraße 10 80639 Munchen, GERMANY Asian Man Records ----------------- "Asian Man Records" P.O. Box 35585 Monte Sereno, CA 95030-5585 USA Email: WWW: Barley Records -------------- "Barley Records" 2550 Shattuck Ave Suite 86 Berkeley, CA, 94704 Phone1: 510-452-1158 Phone2: 510-835-3902 Fax: 510-251-2757 WWW: Beach Rec --------- "Beach Rec" 1230 Market Street, Suite 135 San Francisco, CA 94102 USA Beat Hotel Records ------------------ "Beat Hotel Records" 3022 W. 12 Mile Road Berkley, MI 40872 USA (313) 544-2485 Beloved Entertainment Group/Beloved Recordings ---------------------------------------------- BELOVED ENTERTAINMENT GROUP, LLC 201 Monroe Avenue, Suite 45D Maitland, FL 32751-6646 Voice:(407) 539-2998 FAX: (407) 539-3930 Black Pearl Records ------------------- Black Pearl Records c/o Jan Kroll PF 1105 56155 Bendorf GERMANY Email: A traditional Ska, Reggae and Rocksteady label from Germany. Black Pearl has released singles by *Intensified*, *Ska Trek*, *Ferrymen* and *In Citers*. The next singles will be by *Ocean 11* and *The Jumpstarts* and Black Pearl will also be putting together a ska compilation called `Boss Sounds', due out in September 1997. Bondage International --------------------- "Bondage International" 17, Rue de Montreuil 75011 Paris FRANCE *A French record label that carries* ska music, *alor!* (Hey, if you got here looking for something else, relax and check out the origins of "ska" music, See .) BIB Records ----------- "BIB Records" c/o Bim Skala Bim P.O. Box 441606 Somerville, MA 02144 USA WWW: Bronco Bullfrog Records ----------------------- Bronco Bullfrog Records Apartado de Correos 1474 07800 Ibiza (Baleares) SPAIN Fax: +34 71 314199 Email: WWW: "We Are Always Looking for bands for future Oi!, Punk & Ska compilations. " -BBR Burning Heart Records --------------------- "Burning Heart Records" Box 441 S-701 48 Örebro SWEDEN Phone: +46-19-18 30 00 Fax: +46-19-18 30 34 E-mail: WWW: Capità Swing ------------ "Capità Swing" Post Box 28101 08080 Barcelona, SPAIN Ska and punk from Spain. Capitol/EMI Latin ----------------- "Capitol/EMI Latin" (Several of the South American/Spanish groups can be found in the "Latin" or "World" music sections of larger record stores, released by this label.) Check Records ------------- "Check Records" P.O. Box 3042 London NW5 1EQ UK Tel 071-281-5690 Continuum Special Projects -------------------------- "Continuum Special Projects" Attn. Ska: The Third Wave 380 Ludlow Avenue Cranford, NJ 07016 (908) 709-0011 (800) 709-9991, for orders Sadly, Continuum has folded. Cousin Eddy Records ------------------- "Cousin Eddy Records" c/o Chad Huffman 1021 Willow Creek Burleson, TX 76028 USA (817) 418-1414 Email: Crash Records and Productions ----------------------------- "Crash Records and Productions" PO Box 10091 Bainbridge Island, WA 98110 USA (Home of The Skandals) Dill Records ------------ "Dill Records" PO Box 35585 Monte Sereno, CA 95030-5585 USA Dojo Limited (UK) ----------------- "Dojo Limited (UK)" PO Box 281 Canterbury Kent, CT1 2BB UK (Modern European ska compilations; recent releases of Desmond Dekker; bluebeat compilations; remastering Prince Buster; Judge Dread; more) DVS Media --------- "DVS Media" 321 South Huntington Ave. #1 Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 Elevator Music -------------- "Elevator Music" New Haven, CT USA (203) 772-4310 Far Out ------- "Far Out" P.O. Box 14361 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33302 USA Fevered Pitch Records --------------------- "Fevered Pitch Records" WWW: Fight 12 Records ---------------- "Fight 12 Records" 131 W Pleasant North Oaks MN 55127 612-484-1147 Email: Forty-Two Records ----------------- "Forty-Two Records" PO Box 983 Levittown, PA 19058 USA Email: Email: WWW: Fueld By Ramen -------------- "Fueled by Ramen" PO Box 12563 Gainesville, FL 32604 Email: WWW: Grover Records -------------- "Grover Records" P.O. Box 3072 48016 Muenster GERMANY Grub Records ------------ "Grub Records" c/o Franco Ortega 585 Akers West East Lansing, MI 48845 USA Voice: (201)-285-9613 WWW: Heartbeat --------- "Heartbeat" Rounder Records One Camp Street Cambridge, MA 02140 USA Phone: (617) 354-0700 WWW: HEATWAVE -------- "HEATWAVE" Christian Fritsch/Thorsten Rehahn Heidelbergerstraße 46 69221 Dossenheim, GERMANY (49) 6222-860164 Hopeless Records ---------------- Hopeless Records PO Box 7495 Van Nuys, CA 91409-7495 Fax: (818) 997-6445 Email: WWW: Icon Records ------------ "Icon Records" P.O. Box 1746 Royal Oak, MI, 48068 USA Immortal Records ---------------- "Immortal Records" Los Angeles, CA USA, Immortal Records Online. Island Records -------------- Island Records WWW: UK WWW: Returning to its ska roots in 1997! JoCo Ska Records ---------------- "JoCo Ska Records" Attn: Jamie 12614 Overbrook Leawood, KS 66209 Jump Up! Records ---------------- "Jump Up! Records" c/o Chuck Wren 4409 1/2 Greenview Suite 2W Chicago, IL 60640 USA Email:, Chuck Wren. WWW: Kingpin Records --------------- "Kingpin Records" 920 Tuscola West Bend, WI 53095 USA (414) 675-9092 (voice) Leech Records ------------- "Leech Records" PO Box 154 8042 Zürich SWITZERLAND EMail: WWW: (January 1997) Working hard on `Skampler 3' with a lot of foreign bands and on an international Ska Compilation too. Lookout ------- "Lookout" P.O. Box 11374, Berkeley, CA 94712 USA Mango ----- "Mango" (UK/US - a division of Island) (Has many Jamaican ska compilations, and some recent albums from the "old school", like Toots Hibbert. Like Capitol/EMI Latin, this label should be easily found in the reggae section of any large record store.) MercuroChrome Records --------------------- "MercuroChrome Records" c/o Pete Levin 1109 Ann St. Ann Arbor, MI 48104 USA - Amir Baghdadchi - Randy Darden - Allison MacLennan - Travis Paddock - Andy Schlegel Moon Ska Records ---------------- "Moon Ska Records" P.O. Box 1412 Cooper Station New York, NY 10276 USA (212) 673-5538 FAX: (212) 673-5571 All hail Moon for keeping ska on the books through the lean years of the late Eighties and for pumping it up today. Nat --- "Nat" Shinmei Building 3F 7-33 Nishi-Shinjuku 7 Shinjuku, Tokyo-180 JAPAN Neat Guy Records ---------------- "Neat Guy Records" P.O. Box 2322 St. Louis, MO 63114 USA Next Step --------- "Next Step" (UK - formerly Rhythm Foundation) 15 Trilleck Ave. Hereford, HR2 7HX UK (Modern - including Japan's Ska Flames - and classics compilations.) Phalanx ------- "Phalanx" 2-3 Kanda Awajicho Chiyoda-Ku, Tokyo 101, JAPAN (Punx ska) Pinche Gringo ------------- "Pinche Gringo" P.O. Box 49956 Austin, TX 78765 USA Pork Pie Records/Vieklang ------------------------- "Pork Pie Records/Vieklang" Forster Straße 4/5 D-10999 Berlin, GERMANY (No Sports, Fun Republic, The Frits, other German & European bands) Propaganda ---------- "Propaganda" P.O. Box 9173 08023 Barcelona, SPAIN (93) 418 73 46 Email: WWW:, (In Spanish) Una nova distribuidora anticomercial, principalment musical, que recolza totes les possibles iniciatives de caire alternatiu i centra el seu funcionament en l'autonomia i l'autogestió, plantejant la distribució i edició de material no comercial com un arma contra el capitalisme. Ska, Oi! and punk. Quattro ------- "Quattro" JAPAN (Jump With Joey) *I'd love some more info. -TCWN* Radical Records --------------- "Radical Records" 77 Bleecker St New York, NY 10012 USA Voice: 212-475-1111 Fax: 212-475-3676 Email: WWW: Raj Records ----------- "Raj Records" 321 South Main St. Suite #4 Sebastopol, CA 95472 USA WWW: Email: *A ska-only label*. Raw Energy Records ------------------ "Raw Energy Records" 65 Front St. West Suite 0116-42 Toronto, Ontario M5J 1E6 CANADA Email: WWW: (Public Service, King Apparatus) Redrum Compact Discs -------------------- "Redrum Compact Discs" P.O. Box 1084 Beaverton OR 97075 (Crazy 8's) Reptilian Records ----------------- "Reptilian Records" c/o Chris X 403 S. Broadway Baltimore, MD 21231 USA (410) 327-6853 (daily - Noon till 7 pm) Rhino Records ------------- "Rhino Records" Toll-free number: 1-800-432-0020 rIOrARErECORDS -------------- "rIOrARErECORDS" 100 North Tryon Suite-B-220-175 Charlotte, NC 28202 USA Email: Rounder Records --------------- "Rounder Records" Cambridge, MA USA Royal Flush Records ------------------- "Royal Flush Records" PO Box 441955 Somerville, MA 02144 Email:, for a catalog. WWW: Send two stamps for a printed catalog. Royal Flush Records is *not-for-profit*, and reinvests in independent and unsigned ska and punk bands. Rude Girl Records ----------------- Rude Girl Records Email: WWW: Sandbox Records --------------- "Sandbox Records" c/o Alan Quick Box 6175 Wesleyan Station Middletown, CT 06459 USA Shining Path Records -------------------- "Shining Path Records" P.O. Box 2170 Westfield, MA 01085 E-mail: Signal Sound System Records --------------------------- "Signal Sound System Records" c/o Greg McWhorter P.O. Box 1861 Victorville, CA 92392 USA (carries Voodoo Glow Skulls) Silver Girl Records ------------------- "Silver Girl Records" P.O. Box 161024 San Diego, CA 92176 USA (619) 282-9843 (voice) Simmerdown Productions ---------------------- "Simmerdown Productions" c/o Matt Griffin P.O. Box 344 Portland, OR 97207-0344 USA Sirius ------ "Sirius" PO Box 245 South Yarra, Victoria AUSTRALIA 3141 Son of Beserkley Records ------------------------ "Son of Beserkley Records" Berkeley, CA 94710 USA Sound System ------------ "Sound System" P.O. Box A566 Sydney South New South Wales, 2000 AUSTRALIA Ph: +61 2 9264 8992 Fax: +61 2 9267 5242 Square Records -------------- "Square Records" P.O. Box 1926 Harvard Square Station Cambridge, MA 02238 USA Steady Beat Recordings ---------------------- "Steady Beat Recordings" P.O. Box 1141 Wilmington, CA 90748-1141 USA (310) 669-4917, Luis Correa. WWW: West Coast US traditional ska. Step-1 ------ "Step-1" P.O. Box 201 Talding, Kent ME18 6HF UK Stockholm Records ----------------- "Stockholm Records" Stockholm, SWEDEN Stomp records ------------- "Stomp Records" 370 Putney St Lambert, Quebec J4P B36 CANADA Email: WWW: Stubborn Records ---------------- "Stubborn Records" 504 Grand St. #F52 New York, NY 10002-4101 USA Send S.A.S.E. for catalog and newsletter. Email: WWW: Sun Shot -------- "Sun Shot" 15 Trilleck Avenue Herford, HR2 7HX, UK Third World International ------------------------- "Third World International" Too Hep Productions ------------------- "Too Hep Productions" PO Box 331 Fairfax Station, VA 22039-0331 Phone: (703) 978-GUYS Fax: (703) 764-2059 Email: WWW: WWW: [With *Shockwave* extensions] Trojan (UK) ----------- "Trojan (UK)" Iwyman House 34 39 Camden Road London NW1 91E UK FAX: 171 267 6746 (A *classic* blue beat label, still going strong today. Send SASE for catalog.) Trybute Reggae Records ---------------------- "Trybute Reggae Records" UK Voice: 00 44 1225 446638 Email: Re-issuing classic ska, rocksteady and reggae (Rico and Laurel Aitken) and new releases by bands like the Ska Dynamics. Tudor Rock ---------- "Tudor Rock" Badenerstrasse 531 CH-8048 Zurich SWITZERLAND 01-491 72 50 FAX: 01-493 45 74 Ultralight Records ------------------ "Ultralight Records" c/o Andrew Baker 30172 Branding Iron Rd San Juan Capo., CA 92675 USA Email: Unicorn Records and CDs ----------------------- "Unicorn Records and CDs" c/o Plastic Head Dist. Units 15 & 15A, Bushell Trading Est. Hithercroft, Wallingford, Oxfordshire OX10 9DD United Kingdom Tel: 44+(0)491-825 029 / 44+(0)491-826 233 (Unicorn is *not* defunct.) Weser Label ----------- "Weser Label" Postfach 15 02 31 D-28092 Bremen, GERMANY Stores ====== Subject: 2.13: *Are there some record stores that carry ska?* Some record stores that specialize in ska or at least have a decent stock: (Many of these stores will do mail order. Call or send a business size (Size 10 US or DL international) SASE first.) Also, check out, for more stores. ----------------------------- B-Side Compact Discs and Tapes ------------------------------ "B-Side Compact Discs and Tapes" 436 State Street Madison, WI 53703 USA (608) 255-1977 Beat Hotel Records ------------------ "Beat Hotel Records" 3022 W. 12 Mile Road Berkley, MI 40872 USA (313) 544-2485 Better Days Records ------------------- "Better Days Records" 1591 Bardstown Rd. Louisville, KY 40205 USA (502) 456-2394 Brighton Wholesale and Distributing ----------------------------------- "Brighton Wholesale and Distributing" 3002 Gardenia Lane 15-203 Tumwater, Washington 98512 USA 206-705-2228 They deal with the public and wholesale to retailers. They have 7"s and videos not available anywhere, including some bands not available from Moon. Bronco Bullfrog --------------- Bronco Bullfrog Mail Order Marcos Mari Brown Apartado de Correos 1474 07800 Ibiza (Baleares) SPAIN. FAX: +34 71 311064 Email: WWW: "For Skinheads, Punks & Rudies" -BB Boudisque --------- "Boudisque" Amsterdam (The NETHERLANDS) CD Bar ------ "CD Bar" Toronto, Ontario CANADA (800) 663-1616 Does lots of mail order business. CD Research ----------- "CD Research" 407 G St. Davis, CA USA [Carries quite a bit of ska and will special order anything. You can also listen to a CD before you buy it.] The Clubhouse ------------- "The Clubhouse" 3728 N Clark St Chicago, IL USA (773) 549-2325 No service charge on Metro tickets. (For more info on The Metro, See .) "Chicago's largest selection of ska. Tons of punk and Oi." Coxsone's Music City -------------------- "Coxsone's Music City" 3135 Fulton St. Brooklyn, NY 11208 USA Phone: (718) 277-4166 [Clement `Coxsone' Dodd is the original ska producer. They seem to keep ska behind the counter, so you will have to ask for it.] Crash and Burn -------------- "Crash and Burn" 1891 Drew Street Clearwater, FL USA (813) 449-BURN [Skinhead and ska] Daddy Kool ---------- "Daddy Kool" 9 Berwick Street London W1v 3rg UK Tel 071-437-3535 Dr. Strange Records ------------------- "Dr. Strange Records" P.O. Box 7000-117 Alta Loma, CA 91701 USA (Lots of hardcore, punk and thrash, some ska) The Face -------- "The Face" 24 Granton Street London W1V 1LA UK Tel 071 734-5868 Fax 071 2878723 Fantasy ------- Fantasy 9823 Jefferson Ave Newport News, VA 20505 USA Voice: (757) 595-1259 FAX: (757) 595-2720 WWW: Email: Straight Edge, Ska, Techno and Industrial music The Flytrap Store ----------------- Flytrap, Inc 73 Ireland PL Suite 106 Amityville NY 11701 USA WWW: Home of One Groovy Coconut & the New York Ska Jazz ensemble. HIRSCHWORKS ----------- "HIRSCHWORKS" Merchandising Dept. 280 Elizabeth Street Suite A-109 Atlanta, GA 30307 USA Contact, or, to be placed on the e-mail list and check out, for the latest t-shirts and vinyl stickers. Wholesale info also available. iNFINITY nETWORK ---------------- "iNFINITY nETWORK" c/o Backstreet Abortions P.O. Box 51465 Raedene 2124, Johannesburg SOUTH AFRICA (These guys are mail-order only. They carry hardcore bands with [anti-fasist] political content to their lyrics, and some ska-core.) Jump Start Records ------------------ "Jump Start Records" Calder Square P.O. Box 10296 State College, PA 16805-0296 USA (814) 867-9255 Email: Just In Case Records -------------------- "Just In Case Records" P.O. Box 944 Canton, CT 06019-0944 USA Send a buck or a copy of your zine for a catalog Moon Ska Records ---------------- "Moon Ska Records" P.O. Box 1412 Cooper Station New York, NY 10276 USA (212) 673-5538 FAX: (212) 673-5571 [Moon also does mail order business. Send a business size (Size 10 US or DL international) SASE for catalog/newsletter. These guys just started carrying more German stuff and are working on getting exciting old Jamaican wax from Coxsone!] New storefront location: 150 East 2nd Street New York City, NC 10009 Ask for Noah. Planet Music ------------ "Planet Music" Route 40 Cationsville, MD Phantom Records --------------- "Phantom Records" 375 Pitt St. Sydney, AUSTRALIA Ph: (02) 9264 8992 Fax: (02) 9267 5242 RAS Records Mailorder --------------------- "RAS Records Mailorder" P.O. Box 42517 Washington DC 20015 USA (301) 588-5135 [RAS records has a big catalog with ska and rock-steady: Ask for Charlie or Smitty.] The Razor Room -------------- "The Razor Room" 406 S. Park Street Madison, WI 53703 USA Specializing in techno, punk, gothic, ska, industrial, trance, ... Reckless Records ---------------- "Reckless Records" old location: 3157 N Broadway Chicago, IL USA (312) 404-5080 new location: 2055 W North Ave Chicago, IL USA (312) 235-3727 "Lots of ska and punk." Buy and sell used CDs, tapes, records, videos and laserdiscs. Reptilian Records ----------------- "Reptilian Records" Baltimore, MD USA [good vinyl, great prices; Ask for Chris X] Round Flat Records ------------------ "Round Flat Records" PO Box 1676-N Amherst, NY 14226 USA WWW: Rhythm Records -------------- "Rhythm Records" Camden Town London, UK *... a great selection of ska, rocksteady, and early seventies reggae. Also browse the flea markets of the Camden Towm market on the weekend ...* - Harry May ROIR ---- "ROIR" 611 Broadway, Suite 411 New York, NY 10012 USA (212) 477-0563. Rotz Records ------------ Rotz Records 2211 N. Elston Ave Chicago, IL 60614-2900 USA Voice: (312) 862-6400 Email: WWW: "We've got over 6000 Punk, SKA and Hardcore Titles plus over 250 T-Shirts in stock. For SKA T-Shirts and stickers listing or current pricing, call the Rude Boy in our Mail Order Dept. at (312)862-6400." Roundup Records --------------- "Roundup Records" P.O. Box 154, Dept. HB N. Cambridge, MA 02140 USA (800) 44-DISCS [Carries Heartbeat titles and maybe more.] Ska-T Boy Discs --------------- "Ska-T Boy Discs" P.O. Box 5193 Bellmont, CA 94002 USA Email: Email: WWW: Write or email for a catalog. Smash Records ------------- "Smash Records" M Street (at 32nd or 33rd) Georgetown Washington, DC USA (202)337-6274 Streetlink Music Ltd -------------------- "Streetlink Music Ltd" PO Box 157 Sittingbourne, Kent England Me10 3SD (0795) 424843 Stubborn Records ---------------- "Stubborn Records" 504 Grand St. #F52 New York, NY 10002 Taaang Records -------------- "Taaang Records" Cambridge, MA USA (great selection, but pricey) Taang Records ------------- "Taang Records" PO Box 51 Auburndale, MA 02166 (617) 876-2411 Threshold Records ----------------- "Threshold Records" 7901 w 159th St Tinley Park, IL 60477 USA (708) 429-0220 "Huge ska section ... and tons of used vinyl" Vinyl Ink --------- "Vinyl Ink" Silver Spring, MD USA Wax Trax (Denver) ----------------- "Wax Trax (Denver)" Denver, Colorado USA WOM --- "WOM" Munich, GERMANY Yesterday and Today ------------------- "Yesterday and Today" Rockville, MD [great vinyl, rare ska singles] *[reported to be going/have gone out of business]* See section 1.12 (in part 1) for citations. ------------------------------ End of FAQ: Ska ( Frequently Asked Questions: Part 2 ******************************************************************

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