This album helped establish third wave ska as a respectable genre and it brought the Mighty Mighty Bosstones mainstream success. The track "The impression that I get" reached number 1 on Billboard’s hot modern rock tracks in the summer of 1997.
This album features 14 tracks by many of the movement’s pioneering acts, including the Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Bim Skala Bim, and Not Bob Marley (who would later change their name to the Toasters). Mashin' up the nation is important because it captures ska in the transition from the second to third wave in the mid to late 1980s.
Masterpieces collects 19 classic Mustard Plug tracks from 1991 to 2002. The CD booklet includes testimonials about the band from Mike Park (founder of Asian Man Records), Dan Potthast (vocalist and guitarist for Mu330), and Robert Hingley (vocalist and guitarist for the Toasters). Additionally, the booklet includes a discography, rare photos, and annotations for each song written by members of the band.
This sampler includes 21 tracks from artists who have recorded for Robert Hingley’s seminal record label, Moon Ska Records. The CD booklet features a brief history of the label and a commentary on the state of ska in the late 1990s.
New York fever is the Toaster’s fourth studio album released on Moon Records (later to be renamed Moon Ska Records). Like many of the Toaster’s recordings, the songs featured on this album have a strong Two-Tone influence.
This CD is a reprint of Skankin’ Pickle’s classic album originally released on Dill Records in 1992. This is strictly third wave: blaring horns, speedy guitars and humorous lyrics all brought together with a tight rhythm section. The CD booklet features lyrics, illustrations, and rare photographs.
This ironically titled compilation includes 23 tracks from different artists who have appeared on the Ska is Dead tour, organized by Mike Park of Asian Man Records. As the booklet states, "[this] is a collection of music that both celebrates and documents, not only the current state of the genre, and a tour dedicated to it, but moreso, a community that has grown around it."
Reel Big Fish’s sophomore release, Turn the radio off launched the band, and subsequently ska, into the mainstream in the mid 1990s. The song "Sell out" received national radio airplay and its music video frequently aired on MTV. As with most of Reel Big Fish’s recordings, the music is energetic and the lyrics are jovial and humorous. The CD booklet contains lyrics and photos of the band.
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