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Staring At The Rude Boys - the best ska explosion compilation ever?

Have you ordered yours yet? The hotly anticipated ska explosion compilation from Cherry Red Records - don't think we didn't notice that CD + UK postage = £19.69 nice touch.

To me, this is my favourite time in ska history. Riding the 2-Tone wave after the media had left it for dead and the trendy kids had gone off to New Wave - this SKA EXPLOSION happened. There are a couple of tracks missing and do we really need the 2-Tone stuff on there again? I suppose you have to hook the punters in somehow, but great to see these tracks altogether. With the inclusion of The Deltones on there, one wonders (hopefully) if the second best all girl ska band will have their album re-released (please).


BUT WE STILL HAVE A MONTH TO WAIT!


It's a pretty sweet line-up, but my eye is drawn to disc 3!


DISC ONE: 1. LITTLE BITCH – The Specials 2. BED & BREAKFAST MAN – Madness 3. GIVE IT TO ME NOW – The Merton Parkas 4. RICH AND NASTY – Ded Byrds 5. SKA FEVER – Judge Dread 6. BIG EXPENSE, SMALL INCOME – The Tigers 7. BALLAD OF ROBIN HOOD – The Charlie Parkas 8. ROUGH RIDER – DiVersion 9. POISON IVY – The Lambrettas 10. STREET FEELING – The Selecter 11. PHOENIX CITY – Rockers Express 12. McARTHUR PARK – The Burtons 13. ELVIS SHOULD PLAY SKA – Graduate 14. DON’T PANIC – Max Headroom & The Car “Parks” 15. INNER LONDON VIOLENCE – Bad Manners 16. PLAY MY RECORD – Arthur Kay & The Originals 17. SPYDERMAN – The Akrylykz 18. PIED PIPER – Red Roll-On 19. MODERN LOVE – Indicators 20. WE ARE THE GANGSTERS – The Gangsters 21. SHOOTING – The Thrillers 22. LOFASKA – Reluctant Stereotypes 23. LET’S DO ROCK STEADY – The Bodysnatchers 24. SOUTH COAST RUMBLE – The South Coast Ska Stars


DISC TWO: 1. BIG FAT MAN – Laurel Aitken 2. WHINE & GRINE / STAND DOWN MARGARET – The Beat 3. I WAS WRONG – The Rimshots 4. ACCIDENT – The Viewers 5. STOP THAT BOY – Wide Boys 6. SEA CRUISE – Rico 7. TOM HARK – The Piranhas 8. RUDE BOY TRAIN – Desmond Dekker 9. BLUE LAGOON – The Ammonites 10. PARTY GIRL – The Skavengers 11. HOUSEWIVES CHOICE – MP’s 12. JEANIE – The Resistors 13. BREAKING UP NEW GROUND – The Parrots 14. THE ODD MAN OUT – Teenage Filmstars 15. ONE MORE FOR THE ROAD – The A.T.’s 16. CHARACTER CHANGE – Machine 17. PINK SLIPPERS – The AK Band 18. ARE YOU WIV – Tich Turner’s Escalator 19. NEVER GONNA LOSE ME – Sax Maniax 20. NO ONE LIKE YOU – The Originals 21. DREAD IN MY BED – The Odds 22. EXPLAIN – The RB’s


DISC THREE: 1. 2-6-5-8-0 – Kim Wilde 2. MY FAVOURITE BAND – The Lemons 3. REGGAE ON THE RADIO – The Papers 4. 21 GUNS – 21 Guns 5. DAMBUSTERS MARCH – JJ Allstars 6. SKA’D FOR LIFE – The Ska-Dows 7. MOUTH AND TROUSERS – Splodge 8. PLASTIC GANGSTER (I COULD BE SO GOOD FOR YOU) – Plastic Gangsters 9. OH – Case 10. MAD ABOUT YOU – Laurel Aitken & The Potato 5 11. ALL OR NOTHING GIRL – The Larks 12. FOREST HILL SKA – Forest Hill Billies 13. SHEILA – Burial 14. COME INTO MY PARLOUR – Skin Deep 15. SKINHEAD LOVE AFFAIR – Busters Allstars 16. KING HAMMOND SHUFFLE – King Hammond - Official Facebook Page. 17. SKADANSK – Mark Foggo’s Skasters 18. DAVE AND MARY – THE HOTKNIVES 19. POUND TO THE DOLLAR – Maroon Town 20. THE UNDERTAKER – The Loafers 21. STAY WHERE YOU ARE – The Deltones 22. BLIND DATE – The-Riffs England 23. RUKUMBINE – Ska Boom 24. RUDE BOY SHUFFLE – Rude Boys


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