Staring at the Rude Boys: The British Ska Revival: Staring At The Rude Boys: The British Ska Revival 1979-1989 / Various

Staring at the Rude Boys: The British Ska Revival: Staring At The Rude Boys: The British Ska Revival 1979-1989 / Various

Staring at the Rude Boys: The British Ska Revival: Staring At The Rude Boys: The British Ska Revival 1979-1989 / Various

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Title: Staring At The Rude Boys: The British Ska Revival 1979-1989 / Various
Artist: Staring at the Rude Boys: The British Ska Revival
Label: Pressure Drop
UPC: 5013929682801
Genre: Rock

This 3 CD, 70 track compilation provides the most comprehensive release to date to cover the UK Ska Revival 1979-1989. From the 'Big 5' of The Specials, Madness, The Beat, Selecter and Bad Manners, through to 'one off' highly collectable rarities from the likes of The RB's, The Thrillers and The Gangsters and loads in between. Hit singles from the likes of The Lambrettas ('Poison Ivy') and The Piranhas ('Tom Hark'), 'comeback' recordings from original Ska pioneers Laurel Aitken, Rico and Desmond Dekker, 'novelty' 45's from the likes of The Burtons, The Charlie Parkas and Max Headroom and 'New Ska' sounds from late 80's outfits like The Deltones, The Hotknives and Maroon Town - this release has it all. Many of the bands and tracks featured acted as a 'launch-pad' for later more successful acts - Tears For Fears evolved from Graduate, The Mission's Wayne Hussey debuted in the Ded Byrds, Fine Young Cannibals Roland Gift can be found fronting The Akrylykz and the Reluctant Stereotypes laid the foundations for King. A near 10,000 word sleeve note provides info on each track in the fully illustrated 44 page booklet

1.1 Little Bitch – The Specials
1.2 Bed ; Breakfast Man – Madness
1.3 Give It To Me Now – The Merton Parkas
1.4 Rich And Nasty – Ded Byrds
1.5 Ska Fever – Judge Dread
1.6 Big Expense, Small Income – The Tigers
1.7 Ballad Of Robin Hood – The Charlie Parkas
1.8 Rough Rider – Diversion
1.9 Poison Ivy – The Lambrettas
1.10 Street Feeling – The Selecter
1.11 Phoenix City – Rockers Express
1.12 Mcarthur Park – The Burtons
1.13 Elvis Should Play Ska – Graduate
1.14 Don’t Panic – Max Headroom ; The Car “Parks”
1.15 Inner London Violence – Bad Manners
1.16 Play My Record –Arthur Kay’s Originals
1.17 Spyderman – The Akrylykz
1.18 Pied Piper – Red Roll-On
1.19 Modern Love – Indicators
1.20 We Are The Gangsters – The Gangsters
1.21 Shooting – The Thrillers
1.22 Lofaska – Reluctant Stereotypes
1.23 Let’s Do Rock Steady – The Bodysnatchers
1.24 South Coast Rumble – The South Coast Ska Stars
2.1 Big Fat Man – Laurel Aitken
2.2 Whine ; Grine / Stand Down Margaret – The Beat
2.3 I Was Wrong – The Rimshots
2.4 Accident – The Viewers
2.5 Stop That Boy – Wide Boys
2.6 Sea Cruise – Rico
2.7 Tom Hark – The Piranhas
2.8 Rude Boy Train – Desmond Dekker
2.9 Blue Lagoon – The Ammonites
2.10 Party Girl – The Skavengers
2.11 Housewives Choice – Mp’s
2.12 Jeanie – The Resistors
2.13 Breaking Up New Ground – The Parrots
2.14 The Odd Man Out – Teenage Filmstars
2.15 One More For The Road – The A.T.’S
2.16 Character Change – Machine
2.17 Pink Slippers – The Ak Band
2.18 Are You Wiv – Tich Turner’s Escalator
2.19 Never Gonna Lose Me – Sax Maniax
2.20 No One Like You – The Originals
2.21 Dread In My Bed – The Odds
2.22 Explain – The Rb’s
3.1 2-6-5-8-0 - Kim Wilde
3.2 My Favourite Band – The Lemons
3.3 Reggae On The Radio – The Papers
3.4 21 Guns – 21 Guns
3.5 Dambusters March – Jj Allstars
3.6 Ska’d For Life – The Ska-Dows
3.7 Mouth And Trousers – Splodge
3.8 Plastic Gangster (I Could Be So Good For You) – Plastic Gangsters
3.9 Oh – Case
3.10 Mad About You – Laurel Aitken ; The Potato 5
3.11 All Or Nothing Girl – The Larks
3.12 Forest Hill Ska – Forest Hill Billies
3.13 Sheila – Burial
3.14 Come Into My Parlour –Skin Deep
3.15 Skinhead Love Affair –Busters Allstars
3.16 King Hammond Shuffle – King Hammond
3.17 Skadansk – Mark Foggo’s Skasters
3.18 Dave And Mary – The Hotknives
3.19 Pound To The Dollar – Maroon Town
3.20 The Undertaker – The Loafers
3.21 Stay Where You Are – The Deltones
3.22 Blind Date – The Riffs
3.23 Rukumbine – Ska Boom
3.24 Rude Boy Shuffle – Rude Boys
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