FAQ: Ska (alt.music.ska) Frequently Asked Questions (Part 2 of 3)

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Tomas Charlie Willis

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FAQ for (news:alt.music.ska)
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 (news:alt.music.ska), and sundry emailings with helpful ska

*** [August 96]
The Hypertext Ska FAQ has moved to its final home! The new URL is
<a href="http://twillis.com/ska/">http://twillis.com/ska/</a>,
at the International House of Ska. This webified FAQ contains text, links
and graphics that don't fit here in alt.music.ska.

Please update your bookmarks!
This is part 2, $Revision: 1.1 $, posted to (news:alt.music.ska),
(news:rec.music.info), (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
rtfm.mit.edu as the file `pub/usenet/news.answers/music/ska-faq/part2'.

This FAQ file is on the Web as

Michael Cancilla (mailto:mcan...@polyslo.calpoly.edu) 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 (mailto:mfra...@ucs.indiana.edu) 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 (mailto:ska...@twillis.com)

Also, you can get at this document on the World Wide Web (WWW) at


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!


Subject: 2.3: Where can I hear ska on the radio?

Not enough radio shows play ska. Here are some (sorted by call

Ska radio shows in Australia

*Train to Skaville*
Hosted by Prince Andrew
2SER-FM, 107.3
Sydney, New South Wales
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
(near Brisbane)
WWW: http://www.gil.com.au/~skapig/
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, skip_v...@sbe.sudburyp.edu.on.ca.
CKLU-FM, 96.7
Laurentian University
935 Ramsey Lake Road
Sudbury, ON CANADA
P3E 2C6 10
Phone: (705)673-6538
Email: ck...@isys.ca, The station
Monday 1--2 pm

*Ska Sucks*
Monica Sharma
CHSR 97.9 FM
Box 4400
Fredericton, New Brunswick, E3B 5A3
Monday 8:00-9:30 p.m.
All ska music and part spoken-word (racism, sexism, homophobia

*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
Phone: 604-822-citr
11a - 12p Fridays

*Mods & Rockers*
Jeff Cohen
CIUT 89.5
Toronto, ON CANADA
10pm-12am moday nights

Lynn Fournier
CJMQ 88.9FM 103.9 Cable
Box 2135
Lennoxville, Qc
Wednesday 7-8 pm
Phone: (819) 822-1838
Email: lfo...@abacom.com

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, park...@algonquinc.on.ca.
CKDJ-FM, 96.9
Algonquin College
Ottawa,? CANADA
6--10pm, Monday
Live internet feed at http://ckdj.comnet.ca/ckdj.ram

*Rude Vibrations*
Dave Robertson
CKDU 97.5 FM
5984 Spring Garden Rd.
Halifax, NS, CANADA
B3H 1Y7
Tuesday, Midnight-2am

*The Last Resort*
Trent Radio, 92.7FM
461 Bolivar St.
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 4R3
Fridays, 10:00pm
Phone: (705) 748-1777
Email: OiG...@pipcom.com
WWW: http://www.worldchat.com/vic/resort

Ska radio shows in Mexico

Hosted by Pepe Serrano
Wednesday, 5--6 p.m.

Ska radio shows in Spain

*Stay Rude!*
Hosted by astrid.l...@bcn.servicom.es.
91.3-FM, Radio Contrabanda
Barcelona, SPAIN
Wednesday, 5--6 p.m.

Ska radio shows in the USA

Radio USA West

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
http://www.phlab.missouri.edu/~c639772/beatindex.html, for more info.

Hosted by Bosco, jbia...@cymbal.aix.calpoly.edu, 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: hra...@hawaii.edu
Email: bun...@hawaii.edu
Email: radio...@lava.net
WWW: http://www.lava.net/radio-free/

"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.
3504 Magnolia
St. Louis, MO 63118 USA
(314) 664-3955
Friday, 8 pm.
Email: The Show skasth...@kdhxfm88.org
Email: Paul stl...@stlnet.com
Email: Frostee HARD...@aol.com
WWW: http://home.stlnet.com/~stlska/ska.htm
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 dsrei...@ucdavis.edu.

Hosted by Scott Marek sam...@tam2k.tamu.edu.
KEOS-FM, 89.1
P.O. Box 78
College Station, TX 77844 USA
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: KMIH_...@misd.wednet.edu

*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
Portland State University
P.O. Box 344
Portland, OR 97207-0344

*Roots Revelation Show*
Hosted by Disco...@aol.com
KRCC-FM, 91.5
Colorado Springs, CO
Saturday and Sunday nights until 12, with reggae and ska.

Hosted by Huy Tran (huy...@aludra.usc.edu.)
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 (dmel...@ucsd.edu.)
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/HW...@sonoma.edu.) [punk, industrial and ska]
Sonoma State University
12--2am Wednesday

KTCL 93.3
Denver, CO
7-8pm fridays
Phone: (303)631-2933

Hosted by Jeremy U (Mostly punk, but some ska.)
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 (SKAP...@aol.com.)
(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 alt.music.ska 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)

PO Box D
Austin, TX 78713-7209 USA

2500 Whitis, Building C
Austin, TX 78705
Voice: 495-KVRX
Email: jedi...@mail.utexas.edu
Email: 6ftr...@mail.utexas.edu
WWW: http://www.utexas.edu/students/kvrx/.web/daze/sa7p.html
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

Jessica Rubin and Chris Brooks
KWVA 88.1 FM, Eugene OR(university of oregon)
every goddamn monday, 7-9pm
Phone: (541)346-0645
Email: tzi...@gladstone.uoregon.edu

*Lucky 7*
Hosted by Chi-Yu (Chewy) Li (ch...@cats.ucsc.edu.)
KZSC-FM, 88.1
Santa Cruz, CA USA
7:30--10pm, Sundays

Krazy Kelly, Wiggidy Wack Zach, Back Door April
KZSC, Santa Cruz. 88.1FM
every Sunday. 10pm to Midnight
Phone: (408)
Email: ibsn...@cats.ucsc.edu
WWW: www2.ucsc.edu/~kzsc

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 Bre...@imperium.net.
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*, jum...@mcs.com.
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!

Nora & Halle
101.5-FM WCWT
500 E. Franklin St.
Centerville, OH 45458
Sundays noon to 2 pm
Phone: (937)439-3557
Email: wc...@erinet.com
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 (Chez...@aol.com.)
WERU-FM, 89.9

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 (punk...@indy.net.)

*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 (bas...@ritvax.isc.rit.edu.)
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) http://copper.ucs.indiana.edu/~tgatkins
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: http://www.indiana.edu/~wius/wius.html
Monday, 12 midnight - 2am (Spring 1997)

Hosted by Ted Wargo (wa...@crtelco.com), Program Director
WIZZ-AM, 1250
P.O. Box 377
Streator, IL 61364
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: jack...@lafayette.edu
WWW: http://www.lafayette.edu/~jacksons/ska.html
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 smbl...@eos.ncsu.edu.
WKNC-FM, 88.1
Raleigh, NC USA
12-2am, Thursday

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 (nmar...@maine.maine.edu.)
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, sla...@twain.oit.umass.edu.
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, solo...@wam.umd.edu.
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 (plar...@colby.edu.)
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: wo...@terracom.net
WWW: http://ns1.netphoria.com/wort/index.html

*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: wo...@terracom.net
WWW: http://ns1.netphoria.com/wort/index.html

Reverend Velveteen
WORT-FM, 89.9
Madison, WI 53703
Station Email: wo...@terracom.net
WWW: http://ns1.netphoria.com/wort/index.html
8--11pm, Tuesday
Phone: (608) 256-2001

*What I Got*
Hosted by Juan Diniz
WOWL-FM, 91.7
Boca Raton, FL USA
WWW: http://www.fau.edu/wowl/wowlschd.html
12:00 - 2:00 PM Monday

*Skasaster Area*
Hosted by Suszy
WOWL-FM, 91.7
Boca Raton, FL USA
WWW: http://www.fau.edu/wowl/wowlschd.html
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: http://www.princeton.edu/~tompilla/radio.html,,,http://www.princeton.edu/~tompilla/radio.html
7--9 PM Wednesday

*The Ska-tastrophe Sound System*
Hosted by Jamie Bogner bog...@iag.net.
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, Ciagl...@quinnipiac.edu.
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.
1 WRCT Plaza
5000 Forbes Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
2-5pm Fridays
Phone: 412-621-WRCT
Email: yw...@andrew.cmu.edu
WWW: http://www.andrew.cmu.edu/~yw26/ska.html

"The Soundsystem"
Hosted by Chris Terry (terr...@uwosh.edu)
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 (poco...@moose.uvw.edu.) 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)

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: mcol...@zoo.uvm.edu
The focus of the show is on the first and seond waves.

Hosted by Riot Grrg (g...@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)
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA USA
9pm--1am, Sunday
(Ska, 60's through current, with some punk mixed in)

Hosted by Bob Stone
Westfield, MA USA

The Other Side
Hosted by Adam, as...@iop.com.
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, shar...@usa.pipeline.com.
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 shar...@usa.pipeline.com.
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 (ari...@hotmail.com) 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

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
Trenton State College
Trenton, New Jersey USA
Tuesday, 8pm

Hosted by Justin J Ziemba, j...@hopper.unh.edu.
WUNH-FM, 91.3
University of New Hampshire

*Chekkered X*
WUPX Radio X 91.5 Marquette
Wednesdays, 4am-6am
Phone: (906) 227-2348
Email: s...@nmu.edu

*Rude Vibrations*
Hosted by Scott Beacher (issa...@music.cc.uga.edu.)
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 (abr...@utk.edu)
WUTK-FM, 90.3
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville, TN USA
6-8pm, Tuesday
WWW: http://funnelweb.utcc.utk.edu/~abrams/
"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.
aceu...@alpha.utampa.edu, Andy Ceusters.

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: md...@cornell.edu
WWW: http://www.geocities.com/BourbonStreet/2932/

*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 (jsul...@eddie.yorkcol.edu.)
WVYC-FM, 88.1
York, PA
7--10pm, Saturday
Mostly reggae, but some ska.

*The Haile Selassi Happy Hour*
Hosted by Cat (sc...@panix.com.)
WWEB-FM, 89.9
Wallingford, CT
Thursday, 9--10pm

*Jump Jamaica Way*
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*
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

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 (rud...@rudenet.com)
"RealAudio" sounds files of recent and *live* Rudenet *ska*

*Ska's the Limit*
"KDHX on the Internet"
Attn: Paul Stark
3205 Pestalozzi Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63118
Email: Paul STL...@stlnet.com
Email: Frostee HARD...@aol.com
WWW: http://home.stlnet.com/~stlska/ska.htm
Friday 8pm Central U.S. time (01:00 GMT summer, 02:00 GMT winter)
KDHX broadcasts from http://www.kdhxfm88.org/live.htm 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, park...@algonquinc.on.ca.
CKDJ-FM, 96.9
Algonquin College
Ottawa,? CANADA
6--10pm, Monday
Live internet feed at http://ckdj.comnet.ca/ckdj.ram


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


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, high...@eskimo.com

Live Finland

Tampere (62 degrees North)

Tullikamari (old customs warehouse)
Laurel Aitken played here in 1997.

Live Germany


SO 36 Club


Carpe Noctem
Wesselstrasse 5
53113 Bonn

Roemerstrasse 26
53111 Bonn


Cafe Arche Noah
Scharhorststrasse 6
44787 Bochum
live reggae, bluebeat and ska every monday 20.00 CET until...


Buergerhaus Kalk


Louisenstr. 83
D-01099 Dresden
Ska, Rocksteady, Soul, Skinhead-Reggae, ...

For more information about Dresden-Ska-Scene see:


"Cafe Planet", Grosse Brunnenstrasse, every Thursday 21:00, DJs
play SKA and Rocksteady


Schwimmbad - Music Club
Tiergartenstrasse 13
69121 Heidelberg
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!


Karlstr .1372007
Tuebingen (0)7071-32743

Hechinger str.20372072
(the city council is constantly threatening to force the place toclose


Viehhofstrasse 125
42117 Wuppertal

Live Spain


La Gasca 120

Live Sweden


Uptown Skankin
Toaletterna, Odenplanopen
Each second Tuesday?

Live UK


The Dublin Castle
Camden, London, England.
(Tube station: Camden Town)


The Home Tavern
Southampton Road
Eastleigh, Hampshire, England


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, G.M...@shu.ac.uk

Live USA



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

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+

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+

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)

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)

Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., San Francisco, CA 94115 (All ages)

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)

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)

Maritime Hall, 450 Harrison St, S.F. (All ages) 415-974-0634

Paradise Lounge, 308 11th St., S.F. 21+ book 415-861-5121

Phoenix Theatre, 205 Washington Street, Petaluma (All ages)

Purple Onion, 140 Columbus, San Francisco (near Jackson) 21+

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



15 Minutes
15th Street, N.W. (between K & L)
Washington, DC

9:30 Club
930 'F' St.
Washington DC, 20003

The Black Cat
14th Street, N.W. (between S & T)
Washington, DC

Another listing of DC ska clubs is available here:



The Moto Lounge
Adam Street
Ska shows every couple of weeks



Two live bands and DJ Chuck Wren on the first Thursday of every month.

3830 North Clark
Chicago, IL
(312) 549-0203, voice.
(312) 409-2287, concertline



Gee Coffee
301 E. Santa Fe
Olathe, KS
(913) 768-4153
Email: geec...@mindless.com
WWW: http://www.angelfire.com/biz/geecoffee



Skankland Reggae Lounge
1151 N. High St.
Columbus, OH
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).



The Wreckroom

The Masquerade

Smithe's Olde Bar




Local 186
186 Harvard Avenue
Allston, MA


The Middle East
Cambridge, MA

More Boston clubs listed at
http://www.ziplink.net/~upsetter/clubland.html! Thanks Art!



The 8 x 10 Club
Baltimore, MD


Ann Arbor:

The Halfway Inn
East Quad
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(313) 764-8558 ask for Pete or Janine
Booking contact: Boba...@umich.edu


The Falcon Club



The Cooler

Downtown Lounge

The Garage

Ludlow St. Cafe



The Wetlands
(212) 966-4225


Chapel Hill:

Cats Cradle

Local 506
506 W. Franklin St.
Capel Hill NC 27514
(919) 942-5506


Somewhere Else
Greensboro, NC
(910) 292-5464

The Turtle
807 S. Aycock St
Greensboro, NC
(910) 272-0801


The Rock 'n Reggae Jamaican Cafe
Mission Valley Sopping Center
Avent Ferry Rd.
Raleigh, NC
(919) 832-3577


The Mad Monk


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


The Middle East
Between 1st and 2nd streets on Chestnut
Philadelphi, PAa



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
Madison, WI
(608) 265-3000

The Loft
504 E. Wilson Dr.
Madison, WI
(608) 256-1348


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
Victoria, 3185
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

A new video of Australian ska bands called `Dancecrasher' has just
been released - details to follow as they come in.



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,

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', 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',
http://us.imdb.com/M/urls?title+Harder+They+Come%2C+The+(1973), 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

`"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 kal...@community.net


`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.


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."


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

`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

`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
Email: STPb...@aol.com


Subject: 2.8: What are some ska-related 'zines (fan-created

Mike Fragassi, mfra...@ucs.indiana.edu, 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: http://www.zinebook.com/.

Active Zines

Here is the info I have: ([*Location*] indicated as appropriate.)

A Message to You

A Message to You
Box 834
12003 Arsta
*(In Swedish)*

All That's Good

All That's Good
c/o Julianna Robbins
3433 Spotsylvania Ct.
Marina CA 93933
Email: Julianna...@otter.monterey.edu.
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.


The first German SKA e-zine is on the web! (English language)

WWW: http://www.geocities.com/SunsetStrip/Club/6537/

Boots and Braces

Boots and Braces
Northern Rude Boys
P.O. Box 886
1780 AW Den Helder

"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: bori...@caribe.net
WWW: http://premium.caribe.net/~boricuas/

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

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

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

Want more Info? Contact 313...@qucon.queensu.ca, or
Chris Tharp, Th...@biol.gis.quessnu.ca.

Centurions Scooter Club/Tin Soldier Fanzine

Duncan Sanderson
Centurions Scooter Club/ Tin Soldier Fanzine
76 Collins Rd
WA 6155
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: http://www.mdtsoft.com/jdc
Email: j...@mdtsoft.com

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
Email: Cosmich...@geocities.com

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


c/o Javier Carmona
PO Box 33
18320 Santa-Fe, Granada
E-mail: x427...@fedro.ugr.es

*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


c/o Marc T
AP Co 19170
08080 Barcelona, Spain
$25 a year.

Flight 752

"Flight 752"
PO Box 8036
Prairie Village, KS 66208
Email: flig...@hotmail.com
WWW: http://www.rudenet.com/reviews/752/

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
flig...@hotmail.com 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


Calder Square
P.O. Box 10296
State College, PA 16805-0296 USA
jam...@psu.edu, or free...@gslink.com, 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: Nev...@hurworth.demon.co.uk
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


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
http://nervecore.com/e-zine/, 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.
vall...@pwa.acusd.edu, 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.


---------- 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, bri...@america.com.

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: Feeb...@aol.com.

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 Feeb...@aol.com.
Keep the scene alive.

-Mike Civins


"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
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: rub...@cwave.com.
... 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
Email: blac...@mailhost.uni-koblenz.de
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)

Tomasz Dziegielewski
ul.Plk. Dabka 189/14A
81-167 Gdynia
Email: rud...@polbox.com
Mariusz Sudol
ul. Benislawskiego 20/III/5
81-173 Gdynia


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 -

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 rud...@polbox.com

*Mordownia Oi! is in the Polish language.*

Move Your Car

"Move Your Car"
PO Box 649
Issaquah, WA 98027
Email: MYC...@juno.com
WWW: http://www.blarg.net/~melt/myc
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
Email: finn.be...@intsek.lu.se

`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



There's an independant Australian fanzine available:

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, ba...@lin.cbl.com.au.

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!


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
moo...@pipeline.com. 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' 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:
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
Email: RubUpAn...@hotmail.com
Email: Rud...@aol.com


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, hepc...@aol.com, 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
-- *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, sjb...@kaiwan.com.
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: http://www.geocities.com/CollegePark/6574/pink.html
Email: NR...@aol.com

"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."


Shallow End

SHALLOW END ska zine
P.O. Box 579011
Modesto, CA 95357-9011 USA
scap...@earthlink.net, 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 bj...@musicb.mcgill.ca.
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

Ska Mania

"Ska Mania"
8216 Cottage St.
Vienna, VA 22180
Email: Mott...@erols.com
WWW: http://members.tripod.com/~skamania/index.html
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;

- Mott...@erols.com

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
dj...@aol.com, and any music, bios, to the above address.
-- Andre, dj...@aol.com.


c/o Frederic Dornier
Edenhall N.H.
11 Lyndhurst Gardens,
London NW3 5NS, UK
$6 per issue.


Email: bel...@k2nesoft.com, Steve Porter.
WWW: http://www.rudenet.com/sfrp.

If you wanna subscribe to my email format version of the ezine
(comes out monthly), drop me a line at <bel...@k2nesoft.com>.


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 c/o Monica
P.O. Box 440381
Miami , FL 33144
Monica Brouwer

Email: Skah...@aol.com
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

c/o Joel Kuester
1509 Summit Ave.
Waukesha, WI 53188 USA
(414) 224-6193
Formerly *The Model Citizen*.


5352 Woodford Dr.
Birmingham AL 35242, USA


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 ZIMZU...@aol.com


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.


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
(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
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
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
Email: kao...@iol.it

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
jum...@mcs.com, 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.
sbh...@sover.net, Ed Sbardella.


c/o Brian Proust
PO Box 5447
Columbia, SC 29250 USA
Formerly the Rocksteady Columbia newsletter. See , for more


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.


Currently available, and electronically distributed is a skazine
called *RPM*. It has been posted to alt.skinhead, by David "Allroy"
Sarno sa...@titan.ucs.umass.edu, and is chock full of reviews from fans
from all over. Get it. You can also reach Allroy at:
P.O. Box 2771
Amherst, MA 01004

Skaville Times

The Skaville Times
2500 Flintridge Place
Fort Collins, CO 80521
According to Richard Atkinson, bfa...@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.


One skazine named `Zoot' apparently went out of business a few years



Subject: 2.10: What ska resources are on the Internet?

Thanks for much of the WWW information goes to Bill Tanner,


This three-part ska FAQ can anonymously ftp'ed from rtfm.mit.edu:




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, mail-...@rtfm.mit.edu, 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

For part 2, include the text: `send

For part 3, include the text: `send

For more info on FAQ file retrieval via email, send a message with
`HELP' in the body of the email to `mail-...@rtfm.mit.edu'.

Lyrics and pictures

Ska lyrics and pictures of ska performers can be found at the music
archives at `ftp.uwp.edu' and at its mirror sites, such as:

Also, check out http://www.luth.se/pub/sounds/songs/

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 `jammin.nosc.mil' site and the old
`orpheus.ucsd.edu' site to the new site at www.arrowweb.com/jammin

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 http://www.iuma.com Look at
http://www.iuma.com/IUMA-2.0/olas/genre/RG_001.html, 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! http://www.ubl.com/

"The DJ" Internet Music Radio, with RealAudio, or the new "TheDJ"
player. http://www.thedj.com/

"Musi-Cal", an online live music calendar Home Page

"Music Interactive", http://musicinteractive.com/
"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. http://www.siba.fi/Kulttuuripalvelut/music.html

"Soundz", "The Internet Music Nexus", http://www.soundz.com/ 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, http://www.kzoo.edu/~k087595/punk.html

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 ska...@twillis.com.

US Regional Links

"Alaska Ska Scene" http://www.alaska.net/~pdofak/aska.htm

"Bay Area Ska Page" http://www.geocities.com/SunsetStrip/Studio/7067/

"Ska SoCa", home page for southern California ska mailing list.

"Connecticut Punk/Ska Scene"

"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" http://pubweb.nwu.edu/~jts776/chi-ska.html

"The Florida Ska Web Page" http://www.floridaska.com

"Boston Ska Home Page" http://www.ziplink.net/~upsetter/ska/
Includes the interactive National Ska and Reggae Calendar,

"Detroit Ska" http://pilot.msu.edu/user/filaryjo/ska.htm

"Twin Cities Ska Page" http://www.webconn.com/~maiers/mplska/

"The Official Las Vegas Ska Page"

"Orange Street -- New Jersey Ska"

"Cinncinati Ska Page" http://www.eng.uc.edu/~jbohland/cincy.html
To join the "Cincy Ska Mailing List", send email to

"Cleveland Ska Page" http://www.en.com/users/plato/ska/cska

"Dayton Ska Page" http://www.angelfire.com/oh/phunky/index.html

"Oregon Ska Page" http://gladstone.uoregon.edu/~cschatz/ska/ska.html

"Philadelphia Ska Page"

"Pennsylvania Ska Web Page" http://www.epix.net/~batman/ska.html

"Deep in the Heart of Texas Ska Page"

"Northwest Ska Page"

"WiSKAnsin" http://www.skaville.com/wiskansin/

Worldwide Regional Links


"The Melbourne Ska Page"


"The Brazilian SkaPunkHardCore Scene" http://sphc.simplenet.com

"HC Scene Brazil" "... a page of HcpunkSka-related internet
resources." http://www.geocities.com/SoHo/Studios/4192/


"The Montreal Ska Page"

"Toronto Ska Page" http://www.orbonline.net/~mitch/ska.htm


"Ska & Punk de Costa Rica"


"Twirl", European Ska calendar. [In Dutch]


"The Japanese Ska Page", 22 bands, calendar in English and Japanese.

"European Ska Network" http://www.student.lu.se/~SMV95HEm/ESN.html


"Venezuelan Ska Page" http://www.ing.ula.ve/~rivash/skaven.html

"Ska de Venezuela" http://www.ing.ula.ve/~andes/ Andres Rafael
Reyes, and...@ing.ula.ve, says

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! http://www.skamusic.com.

"Brian's Guide to Ska",

"NetGuide to Ska", site reviews,

"Ska Paradise" http://www.susqu.edu/students/l/lesperan

"Austin Net-Abuse World O' Ska", home of "Rankin' Rankings", ska
music charts, based on radio playlists. http://net-abuse.org/ska/

"Hooked on Ska", http://www.lafayette.edu/~jacksons/ska.html

"Misfits of Ska", http://www.geocities.com/SunsetStrip/Towers/8225/

"The Land of Ska" http://www.unf.edu/~jspenc3/ska/ska.htm

"Rude Moods Ska Page"

"Ska Brewing Company", Hops and barley and ska, from Durango,
Colorado. http://www.skabrewing.com/

"Easy Skanking", Porter's Ska and Reggae page.

"Slug Boy and Bug Man's Ska Central"

"¡SKABLAM!", http://www.geocities.com/SunsetStrip/Club/7746/

"Saccharine Ska", from Earwig: lead article about ska, links, sounds.

"Ska World" "Punk or Rudeboy" (Why choose?)

"Skanky's Ska Page" http://www.angelfire.com/la/skanky/

Bueno ya que todos solo, buscamos y buscamos alrededor del
internet,en busca de grupos de SKA y punk, y hasta HardCore Latino.
http://members.tripod.com/~SKAmilo/skanol.html by Camilo B.
(skamilo...@usa.net) (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.
http://netdial.caribe.net/~elfred/ Email: elf...@caribe.net 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."
http://www.wpi.edu/~jaymo/ska/main.html -or-

"apoSKAlypse" http://www.geocities.com/SunsetStrip/Club/6537/ The
first German ska e-zine (in English), by Fred 2-Tone
(D_Be...@t-online.de). (The URL will probably change mid-summer 1997.)

"Skank the Night Away" http://free.websight.com/LINKSHALLER/ Punk
and ska links.

"The Skinternet" Ska, Oi! and Punk, for New York, New Jersey and the
'Net. http://www.intac.com/~avidday/index.html

"East Coast Ska" East-coast (US) Rudies - check out this new page:

"RiMSHOT" The Ska E-Zine http://www.andrew.cmu.edu/~yw26/rimshot

"All Mod Cons Ska Picture Gallery" Part 1:
http://www.jetlink.net/~lambreta/ska.html Part 2:
http://www.jetlink.net/~lambreta/ska2.html 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", http://www.rudenet.com, and radio show files at
http://www.audionet.com/music/shows/ska, from Matt Rubin,

"Women in Ska Page" http://www.phlab.missouri.edu/~c639772/women.html

First wave, historic ska - A Tribute to Black Swan

"Skankin' through the web."

"SKAngster Page" http://www.cluon.com/~moore/SKA/

"Skaddict's Funky Ska Links"

"Ska Reggae Dub Page" http://www.iaehv.nl/users/bas/srd.html

"Sasa's Home Page", featuring `cool and mixtured' music like ska:

"Derek Brown's Ska page" http://www.cloud9.net/~dab/ska.html.

"Rudy's Revenge Radio" http://www.colby.edu/wmhb/revenge/index.html

"Rudenet" http://www.rudenet.com, "Your source for ska on the
Internet". http://www.audionet.com/music/shows/ska, "The Rudenet Ska
SHOW!" Contact skaa...@rudenet.com, for adminstrative details.

"The Real Jamaica Ska" http://www.slip.net/~skajam, dedicated
*exclusively* to Jamaican ska.

"Ramone's Ska-Fe" http://huizen.dds.nl/~ramone/

"Plato's Skankin' Ska Page" http://www.en.com/users/plato/ska/

"One Step Beyond - Skankin' in Cyberspace"

"McTowel Home Page" http://www.x24all.nl/~hanou/, ska, reggae, and
rock from Marc of Longshot, with a Dutch spin. (see )

"Kurdt's Skanking Skapage" http://www.missouri.edu:80/~c639772

"The 4th Post" http://www.geocities.com/SunsetStrip/2015/ By A. J.
Sedlak, ajs...@psu.edu (*Formerly known as "Jester's Court"*)

"The Crash Bar" (Online Ska Zine) http://raven.cybercom.com/~nappy

"Boudicca's Ska and Punk Connexion" http://edbo.com/boudicca/

"Bill Tanner's Attempted Ska Page"

"American Ska Bandography" Reviews, pictures and sound files to many
American ska bands. http://www.newyorkers.com/ska/

---------- 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*

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: http://www.princeton.edu/~tompilla/ircska.html

For The Undernet: http://edbo.com/boudicca/irc.html

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
pl...@en.com 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 majo...@list1.channel1.com
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 majo...@list.pitt.edu with

subscribe skagroup

in the message body.

SkaBeat mailing list

Also, you can send email to Andre Prochaska (dj...@aol.com), 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.


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
alt.music.ska, check it out.

There are some fine reviews to be found at the Lash Out
ska/rocksteady/reggae review page,
http://www-personal.ksu.edu/~lashout/skar.hrml. 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: 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)

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'

`Pied Piper'
Rita Marley

`Lawless Street'
The Soul Brothers

`Skaing West'
Sir Lord Comic and his Cowboys

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.

Shenley Duffus.

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'

`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

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'

---------- 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

(You oughta know this already)

`007 Shanty Town'

Harry J All Stars

`Fire Corner'
Clancy Eccles and King Stitt

`Double Barrel'
Dave and Ansel Collins

`Birth Control'
Lloydie and the Lowbites

King Stitt

`Elizabethan Serenade'
Boris Gardner

`Return of Django'

`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

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,'
`Al Capone'
Prince Buster.

`Oh Carolina'
The Folkes Brothers.

`Message to You Rudie'

`Red Red Wine'
Tone Tribe.

Prince Buster.

`One Love'
Bob Marly and Wailers.

`Skinhead Moonstomp'

`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

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

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

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

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!

The Special AKA


`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

The Specials

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:
Venice Shoreline Chris

`Last Dance'

`What's the Name of That Cookie?'
Chio and the Hornets

`I am Queen'
Ocean 11

`I Won't Go'
Los Hooligans

`So Suspicious'

`Agent 13'
Undercover S.K.A.

`My Turn'

`Miracle Man'
Lone Raspberry

`Skandal Nite'

`Long, Long'
Mars Villa

`Kill The Profet'

`Tom Tom'
Melting Pot

Pocket Lent

`Under 21'
Save Ferris

`So What'
The Hippos


Out of Order

`Organ Man'

`CD Repo Man'

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.

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)

The Gobbletones (Seattle, Washington)

`Well You Needn't'
The Gobbletones (Seattle, Washington)

Easy Big Fella (Seattle, Washington)

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'

`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

(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

The Happy Campers

`The Cave'

`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'

`Francis Albert'

`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

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.

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
`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

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones

`Dark Age'
The Urge

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

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.
The Potato 5


`Jesse James'
Laurel Aitken

Shot Black and White

`Stand and Be Counted'
The International Beat

`Ska Hop'
The Latenotes

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


`Tous Les Matins'
Les Frelons

`Just The Other Day (F.B.D.)'
The Banditos

Maroon Town

`Blue Beat and Ska'
Natural Rhythm

`Belle of Snodland Town'
Judge Dread

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 ska...@twillis.com if you don't
see it here!)

The Shack

`The Shack', Bib Records, (1993). Compiled by Sean Flowerdew. The
Nutty Boys

`Dance Wid Me'

`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

Maroon Town

Lynval Golding and Neville Staples

`Golden Arm'
Bim Skala Bim

`But Not You'
The Club

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).

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'

`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?)

The Third Wave, Volume II

`Ska The Third Wave, Volume II', Beloved Recordings, Shanachie, USA

`Rodent Revolt'
Mock Turtle Soup

`Blind Justice'


`Rudy, Do You Know?'
Downbeat Rulers

Blind Spot

`Walkin' Shagbootie'

`Super Nice Guys'
Undercover S.K.A.

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


`Rude Girl'
Undercover S.K.A.

`The Bumble Bee Tuna Song'

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'


`The Long'

`Mork and Mindy Ska Parade Promo'
Conrad Janis

`Brass Man'
Meal Ticket

`The Best Of Love'
Ocean 11

`Hey Mr. T'

`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)'

`Skybolt X-66'

`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'

`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


No Sports

`One Way Ticket'
Mr. Review

`Too Old'

`I Want Justice'
Ruder Than You

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, rudeg...@aol.com.

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'

`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'

`Paraguyan Sun'
Bim Skala Bim

`Hello Everybody'
Ngobo Ngobo

`Foreskin Heads'
Square Roots

`Ca Recommence'

Too Hot

`Looking Glass'
Meal Ticket

`Loving Couple'

`Ska Guitar'

`Prisonero Del Vietcong'
Los Pies Negros

`Le Pouvoir'
Skamp Boys

`Glass Pants'

`Ballpark Skank'
Mustard Plug

---------- Footnotes ----------

(1) I think this is a typo: the chorus of the song sounds


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, http://www.dataweb.nl/~vanbreda/SkaIndex.HTML.

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 alt.music.ska 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!
(http://www.island.co.uk/staff/history/index.html, for Island Record
history, by Chris Blackwell.)

Also, check out http://edbo.com/boudicca/records.html, 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: SKAP...@aol.com
WWW: http://www.frontside.com/AtoY/main.html
WWW: http://www.rudenet.com/skaparade/

Another Planet

"Another Planet"
740 Broadway
New York, NY 10003 USA


Aldringenstraße 10
80639 Munchen, GERMANY

Asian Man Records

"Asian Man Records"
P.O. Box 35585
Monte Sereno, CA 95030-5585
Email: bruc...@pacbell.net
WWW: http://asianman.extremecom.com/

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: http://www.barleyrecords.com/index.htm

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

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
Email: blac...@mailhost.uni-koblenz.de
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: http://www.bibrecords.com

Bronco Bullfrog Records

Bronco Bullfrog Records
Apartado de Correos 1474
07800 Ibiza (Baleares)
Fax: +34 71 314199
Email: bull...@arrakis.es
WWW: http://www.arrakis.es/~bullfrog/record.htm

"We Are Always Looking for bands for future Oi!, Punk & Ska
compilations. "


Burning Heart Records

"Burning Heart Records"
Box 441
S-701 48 Örebro
Phone: +46-19-18 30 00
Fax: +46-19-18 30 34
E-mail: b...@heartcore.se.
WWW: http://www.cabal.se/burningheart/index.html.

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
(817) 418-1414
Email: chuf...@mail.startext.net

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
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: http://members.tripod.com/~fevered/index.html

Fight 12 Records

"Fight 12 Records"
131 W Pleasant
North Oaks MN 55127
Email: fig...@bitstream.net

Forty-Two Records

"Forty-Two Records"
PO Box 983
Levittown, PA 19058
Email: fort...@juno.com
Email: lo...@netcom.com
WWW: http://www.mk.net/~logik/

Fueld By Ramen

"Fueled by Ramen"
PO Box 12563
Gainesville, FL 32604
Email: joh...@grove.ufl.edu
WWW: http://www.dyve.com/fbr

Grover Records

"Grover Records"
P.O. Box 3072
48016 Muenster

Grub Records

"Grub Records"
c/o Franco Ortega
585 Akers West
East Lansing, MI 48845
Voice: (201)-285-9613
WWW: http://members.aol.com/devskunk/comp.html


Rounder Records
One Camp Street
Cambridge, MA 02140 USA
Phone: (617) 354-0700
WWW: http://www.rounder.com/heartbeat


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: in...@hopelessrecords.com
WWW: http://www.hopelessrecords.com/

Icon Records

"Icon Records"
P.O. Box 1746
Royal Oak, MI, 48068 USA

Immortal Records

"Immortal Records"
Los Angeles, CA USA
http://www.muzik.com/far/immortal, Immortal Records Online.

Island Records

Island Records
WWW: http://www.island.co.uk/ UK
WWW: http://www.islandlife.com/
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: jum...@mcs.com, Chuck Wren.
WWW: http://www.mcs.com/~jumpup/WWW/homepage.html

Kingpin Records

"Kingpin Records"
920 Tuscola
West Bend, WI 53095 USA
(414) 675-9092 (voice)

Leech Records

"Leech Records"
PO Box 154
8042 Zürich
EMail: t4ri...@twi.ch
WWW: http://www.twi.ch./~b5riedma/
(January 1997) Working hard on `Skampler 3' with a lot of foreign
bands and on an international Ska Compilation too.


P.O. Box 11374,
Berkeley, CA 94712 USA


"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
abag...@umich.edu - Amir Baghdadchi
rda...@engin.umich.edu - Randy Darden
ajm...@umich.edu - Allison MacLennan
padd...@umich.edu - Travis Paddock
sch...@umich.edu - 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.


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.)


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)


P.O. Box 9173
08023 Barcelona, SPAIN
(93) 418 73 46
Email: pro...@abaforum.es
WWW: http://www.geocities.com/CapitolHill/6185/propaganda.html, (In
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.


(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: rad...@idt.net
WWW: http://www.geocities.com/SunsetStrip/6271

Raj Records

"Raj Records"
321 South Main St.
Suite #4
Sebastopol, CA 95472 USA
WWW: http://www.sonic.net/~raj
Email: r...@sonic.net
*A ska-only label*.

Raw Energy Records

"Raw Energy Records"
65 Front St. West
Suite 0116-42
Toronto, Ontario M5J 1E6 CANADA
Email: raw...@passport.ca
WWW: http://rawenergy.passport.ca
(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


100 North Tryon
Charlotte, NC 28202
Email: hxs4...@caro.net

Rounder Records

"Rounder Records"
Cambridge, MA USA

Royal Flush Records

"Royal Flush Records"
PO Box 441955
Somerville, MA 02144
Email: zbr...@emerald.tufts.edu, for a catalog.
WWW: http://www.tufts.edu/~zbrooks Send two stamps for a printed
Royal Flush Records is *not-for-profit*, and reinvests in independent
and unsigned ska and punk bands.

Rude Girl Records

Rude Girl Records
Email: skae...@aol.com

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: sm...@map.com

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


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
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
stdy...@universe.digex.net, Luis Correa. WWW:
West Coast US traditional ska.


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: mhu...@octonline.com
WWW: http://www.octonline.com/usr/mhughes

Stubborn Records

"Stubborn Records"
504 Grand St. #F52
New York, NY 10002-4101 USA
Send S.A.S.E. for catalog and newsletter.
Email: stub...@interport.net WWW: http://www.interport.net/~stubborn/
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: cour...@erols.com
WWW: http://sys12.cs.jmu.edu/wwwhomes/goldhr/toohep/index.html
WWW: [With *Shockwave* extensions] http://sys12.cs.jmu.edu/wwwhomes/goldhr/toohep/shockindex.html

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

Trybute Reggae Records

"Trybute Reggae Records"
Voice: 00 44 1225 446638
Email: try...@clara.net
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
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
Email: mn...@ix.netcom.com

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


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 http://edbo.com/boudicca/places.html, for more


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
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)
FAX: +34 71 311064
Email: bull...@arrakis.es
WWW: http://www.arrakis.es/~bullfrog/catalog.htm

"For Skinheads, Punks & Rudies"



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


9823 Jefferson Ave
Newport News, VA 20505 USA
Voice: (757) 595-1259
FAX: (757) 595-2720
WWW: http://www.fantasyva.com/
Email: Fant...@aol.com
Straight Edge, Ska, Techno and Industrial music

The Flytrap Store

Flytrap, Inc
73 Ireland PL Suite 106
Amityville NY 11701
WWW: http://www.flytrap.net/thestore.htm
Home of One Groovy Coconut & the New York Ska Jazz ensemble.


Merchandising Dept.
280 Elizabeth Street
Suite A-109
Atlanta, GA 30307 USA
Contact hwo...@mindspring.com, or lin...@mindspring.com, to be placed
on the e-mail list and check out
http://www.mindspring.com/~hworks/skatalog, for the latest t-shirts and
vinyl stickers. Wholesale info also available.


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: jam...@psu.edu
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.
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
WWW: http://www.roundflat.com/

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 fors...@wam.umd.edu


611 Broadway, Suite 411
New York, NY 10012 USA
(212) 477-0563.

Rotz Records

Rotz Records
2211 N. Elston Ave
Chicago, IL 60614-2900
Voice: (312) 862-6400
Email: ro...@rotz.com
WWW: http://www.rotz.com/catalog/skalist.htm
"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: ska...@aol.com
Email: ska_...@earthlink.net
WWW: http://home.earthlink.net/~ska_t_boy/
Write or email for a catalog.

Smash Records

"Smash Records"
M Street (at 32nd or 33rd)
Washington, DC USA

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



Yesterday and Today

"Yesterday and Today"
Rockville, MD
[great vinyl, rare ska singles] *[reported to be going/have gone out of

See section 1.12 (in part 1) for citations.


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