Ska-Line A Round Up Of The Global Ska News 11th April 2021
Morning all - first off, today is the birthday of the Original Rude Boy, Dr Neville Staple. Neville Staple found fame with the Specials lending his memorable toasting to the legendary 2 Tone band. Originally a roadie with the Coventry Automatics, he soon became a defining part of their sound - Bernie Rhodes Knows Don't Argue was the first voice we heard on 2-Tone!
After the band separated, he went on to be part of Fun Boy 3 and then Special Beat. He now fronts his own band '' and tours prolifically - pretty good for 65. Bless up sir.
BDR news - we have secured further licenses for Portugal, Panama, Uruguay and Paraguay and are over half way funded!
The Mighty Mighty BossTones thrilled us with their 3rd release of the year The Killing Of Georgie (Part 3), taken from the forthcoming album 'When God Was Great' which releases May 3rd on Tim Armstrong's Hellcat Records. A mid paced track which wouldn't sound out of place on Question the Answers.
American ska/pop/punk outfit Bite Me Bambi brought their infectious bubblegum skanking sound to the fore this week with their fantastic tune 'Like That'.
Upbeat and damned catchy with a vocal reminiscent of Imelda May - twinned with a really entertaining video - this is the whole package.