As I said in the preamble to part one, ska seems to be one of those immortal musical genres. And like metal, goth, punk and a few others, ska has a rich, rich history that extends back decades. And while the music’s popularity is cyclical, it’s never gone away. In fact, ska occasionally roars back in a way that sometimes dominates our attention.
Part two of this not-so-brief history of ska will start with a quick recap of the Second Wave before moving into the Third Wave, a tsunami that’s still being felt today.
Songs on this show:
The Specials, Concrete Jungle
The Toasters, 2 Tone Army
Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Someday I Suppose
Gangster Fun, Wish You Were Here
The Untouchables, Twitch’n’Shake
Fishbone, Party at Ground Zero
Sublime, Date Rape
No Doubt, Just a Girl
Planet Smashers, Surfin’ in Tofino
Less Than Jake, All of My Best Friends are Metalheads
Want a playlist of all of the above? Eric Wilhite has taken care of that.
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The Ongoing History of New Music can be heard on the following stations:
- 102.1 The Edge/Toronto – Sunday night at 7
- Live 88-5/Ottawa
- 107.5 Dave-FM/Kitchener
- FM96/London – Sunday night at 7, Monday night at 11
- Power 97/Winnipeg (Sunday nights at 11)
- Rock 97.7/Grand Prairie – Sunday nights at 6.
- Sonic 102.9/Edmonton
- The Zone/Victoria
- The Fox/Vancouver
- Live 105/Halifax
- WAPS/WKTL The Summit/Arkon, Canton, Cleveland, Youngstown The show runs at 11 am Sunday. This, by the way, is a great option for American listeners who are prevented from listening to the show live because of geo-blocking,
We’re still looking for more affiliates in Calgary, Kamloops, Kelowna, Regina, Saskatoon, Brandon, Windsor, Montreal, Charlottetown, Moncton, Fredericton, and St John’s and anywhere else with a transmitter. If you’re in any of those markets and you want the show, lemme know and I’ll see what I can do.