UK ska band The Talks rock a blend of old school Jamaica ska infused with Two-Tone sensibilities and a refreshing lack of 3rd wave spaz. “Can Stand The Rain” is a single following up their album “Live Now Pay Later.” The combo playing is excellent. This manages to be an uplifting number, while dealing with some of the dismal realities of these times. A classic ska thing to do. The B-Side, “Why Did You Bring It Up?” is hot too. Two paws up!
Radio Noise’s kick ass punky ska number, “Save All Your Sadness For Me” has more valuable relationship advice stuffed into a few hot minutes than you might spend thousands of dollars and hours on in a fancy therapy office. Quality post-modern neurosis with a catchy chorus and some really funny lines.
Two paws up.
“Save All Your Sadness For Me” (play/download mp3)
Buy the album here.
Band website here.
Here’s a swell article from Marco On The Bass reviewing the music and hijinks of NYC’s The Steadys. The band was founded by a 17-year old Rob Gainfort in early 1989, after he was told by Rob Hingley of The Toasters that he was too young to audition as a lead singer! Marco conducts a lively interview with a grow’d up Mr. Gainfort, and there are some excellent mp3s in the post to enjoy as well. If, like this ska doggie, you missed The Steadys when they were together, you can still enjoy ‘em today thanks to the wonders of thee Interwebs. Two paws up.