Sunday, January 3, 2010

Duff Guide to Ska Best of 2009

Several Duff Guide to Ska readers have asked for me to come up with a summary of the "best ska releases for 2009," so please find my highly subjective list below. Please note that this is by no means comprehensive, as I'm sure there were ska albums and singles released last year that I never had a chance to hear. Having said that, everything on this list should be in your collection...

Duff Guide to Ska Fave New Releases in 2009

Across the Aisle: Change Nothing! EP (self-released)
The Amphetameanies: "Good One Go" b/w "Nothing's OK" 7" single (F&J Records/Rat Race Records)
The Bakesys: Return to the Planet of the Bakesys (Do the Dog)
Captain Black No Stars versus Rasta4Eyes: Boss Sounds of the Boom and Bust (Do the Dog)
Dendrites: Mountain Standard Time (Megalith Records)
The Drastics versus Michael Jackson: MJ A Rocker LP (bootleg)
The Forthrights/King Django: "Other People" b/w "Anywhere I Roam" 7" single (Stubborn Records)
Inspector: Inspector (Fonarte Latino)
Kid British: It Was This or Football (First Half) (Mercury Records)
Madness: The Liberty of Norton Folgate (Lucky Seven Records)
Rebelation: The Berlin Sessions (Do the Dog)
Resolution 242: Resolution 242 (Do the Dog)
Skaville UK: Devil Beat (N.1 Records)
The Stress: Muk! Muk! (Community Records)
Various Artists: 30 Years of Madness: A 30th Anniversary Tribute (Big 8 Records)

Duff Guide to Ska Fave 2009 Reissues

Jimmy Radway & The Fe Me Time All Stars: Dub I (Pressure Sounds)
King Tubby & The Clancy Eccles All Stars: Sound System International Dub (Pressure Sounds)
Laurel Aitken: The High Priest of Reggae (Cherry Red)
Laurel Aitken: Ska with Laurel (Cherry Red)
Laurel Aitken: Says Fire (Cherry Red)
Madness: One Step Beyond...(Salvo/Union Square Music)
Madness: Total Madness (Union Square Music)
Prince Buster: Sings His Hit Song "Ten Commandments" (Reel Music/Sony)
Various Artists: Every Mouth Must Be Fed, 1973 to 1976 (Pressure Sounds)

Duff Guide To Ska Fave 2009 Book

Terry Edwards: "One Step Beyond" (33 1/3 Series/Continuum Books)

Duff Guide to Ska Fave 2009 DVD

The Porkers: "Persistence is Futile" (Sound System)

Pick up all this stuff with your unused holiday gift cards!


Kames Jelly said...

glad to see that forthrights record on there, theyre definitely my favorite new band right now.

Steve from Moon said...


Thanks. I love their single (and will be posting a review of it very soon). If you dig The Forthrights, you gotta get The Stress' free EP, "Muk! Muk!" Info on how to download it is on their MySpace page.... Brilliant stuff!

Happy New Year!


Adam Coozer said...

Once again, Rush is snubbed.

Steve from Moon said...

D'oh! How could I ever forget them?

Add Rush's "Grace Under Pressure" to the list!

Adam Coozer said...

Thanks Steve!! :)

Nik said...

Good call on the 'meanies, another top release from them

Steve from Moon said...

Thanks for your comment, Nik!

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