Hello! I want to wish any of the readers of this blog a belated Happy New Year! While I have neglected to post here regularly, its because I’ve signed a deal with DiWulf Publishing to write an oral history about the birth and origins of the American ska scene and its place in American sub-culture!The initial purpose of this blog was to collect stories and research the histories of well-known and overlooked American ska bands who helped lay the foundation for the explosion of the genre in the early 90’s and its ongoing popularity. My as-yet-untitled book will be told through the recollections and anecdotes of the people who lived it: the musicians who were heavily influenced by 2-Tone bands from the UK, the clubs and booking agents who supported the scene from its infancy, the bands that made music and toured relentlessly, and the fans who fell in love with the American counterpart of a beloved British subculture. Right now I’m in the earliest stages of gathering material and research
Marco On The Bass plays bass in Rude Boy George, and Buster is pretty sure that is the best band name in all of ever. Marco knows ska inside and out as a longtime touring and recording musician and fan of all things ska and ska related. Buster is proud to re-post snippets of his blog posts with links to the original posts. Read Marco On The Bass daily and your ska life will be enlightened!