Ska music is so distinctive with its catchy style of walking base lines and off beat rhythms. Its a music designed to be danced to and if you listen to it you almost cant help yourself. In today’s episode we discuss the Jamaican roots of ska, rocksteady and reggae.
Amanda from The Smizokes!
Mentioned in this Episode:
The Ska aesthetic
Mighty Mighty Bosstones’ Full-Time Dancer
The History of Jamaican Music 1959-1973
SKA, ROCK STEADY & REGGAE – A BRIEF HISTORY
The History of Ska
Three Waves Of Ska
Rock Steady’s Beginnings
So You Want to be a Rude Boy?
SKINHEAD: THE EVOLUTION OF A SUBCULTURE AND SOCIETY’S VIEW THEREOF
There are numbers that just seem to pop up over and over again. Twenty Seven is one of these. It’s in the moon and stars. It’s the atomic number of cobalt. It forms a perfect cube. When adding the integers between 2 and 7 they add up to 27. 2+3+4+5+6+7=27 Twenty seven shows up heavily in numerology and doomsday conspiracies. Then of course there is the infamous “27 Club”.
Our guests this episode are Ray Wroten and Don Selner.
Rock and roll has a sorted history but no one can touch the lows and highs of G.G.Allin. He is an extremely polarizing figure in Punk rock. Sometimes worshiped, sometimes hated and mostly misunderstood, he blazed his own path through this world. Chris, Joe and long time contributor Darin “Dangerous D” Malfi discuss the life and times of G.G.Allin: The good, bad and the ugly.
Warning: This episode deals with graphic content: listener discretion is advised!