The Uptones – “Rude Boy (live)” mp3

The California ska pioneers’ ode to a rudie gone astray is a staple of this ska doggy’s mp3 diet. It was recorded live in the 80’s when Gilman was still a pup, and Uptones’ fellow Berkeleyans, Op Ivy, were just starting out. The Uptones Live @ Gilman CD is like a bridge between British Two-Tone and American 3rd wave ska. You can get it direct from the artist and I highly recommend it. This song changed my life.

UPDATE: This great track is no longer available here! I’m leaving this post up so you’s can goog it! Woof!

Buster the Ska Doggie

Buster the Ska Doggie

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 and you also can find him on FB and Twitter. W00f!

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