Sunday, 31 March 2013

Bombskare's Reggae (and Stuff) March 31st 2013

Tonight we at Fusion were honoured to be able to preview the brand new album by the Scottish Ska Juggernaut that is Bombskare and the band kindly gave us a fistful of copies to give away. For my money Bombskare are the finest ska band in the world today. They produce ska of the highest quality infused with an irresistible humour and upbeat, brassy bounciness! I asked each of the band members to choose a track for me to play on the show and they duly obliged. To this I added two tracks from the album and the rest of the playlist was drawn from a selection of tunes that the band said were favourites of theirs. I can't argue with their choices - there isn't a track on this playlist that I didn't enjoy! 

1. The Upsetters - Jungle Lion
2. The Silvertones - It's Real
3. The Blues Busters - Soon You'll Be Gone
4. Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Dream Express
5. The Skatalites - Exodus
6. Bombskare - Catastrofuck
7. Jimmy Soul - If You Want To Be Happy
8. The Granville Williams Orchestra - Honky Tonk Ska
9. Byron Lee and the Dragonaires - Jamaica Ska
10. The Upsetters - Return of the Django
11. Toots and the Maytals - Living in the Ghetto
12. The Maytals - It's You
13. Jimmy Cliff - Miss Jamaica
14. Dave & Ansel Collins - Double Barrell
15. Desmond Dekker - Get Up Edina
16. Prince Buster - Linger On
17. Bombskare - The Day the Earth Stood Stupid
18. Bombskare - Triplet Fiasco

The album is called The Day The Earth Stood Stupid and is available on CD from April 1st. I can't recommend it highly enough and would urge anyone that loves bouncy, brassy ska with a traditional and humorous feel to get a copy - you won't regret it!

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