Ah the lovely Toasters. These guys should get a special ska doggie medal for persevering and spreading ska far and wide during some of the darkest days the music business has ever known. Run as an independent act from the start, every scrap of their success as earned one fan at a time on the road, when often as not, they played to ska-starved fans and puzzled onlookers in a roadhouse a’la The Blues Brothers. Here’s their anthem to one of the finest things in the world – that elusive and magnificent, tangible but invisible, immeasurably valuable stuff, Freedom. Hey that’s a lot of words for a ska doggie! But talk is cheap. And what price freedom? Download and enjoy and go see this band if you get the chance.
Buster the Ska Doggie was born on July 4th, 2008 when The Uptones released their epic Skankin' Foolz Unite! album. Jesse Michaels drew Buster for the record cover and Buster leaped off of it and started dancing around. Before long Buster had amassed a massive collection of ska records and friends and has been to every single ska show on earth, usually attending at least 100 around the world, all at the same time. Don't ask how he does it. Buster blogs at ska4u.com and you also can find him on FB and Twitter. W00f!