Don’t call it a “COMEBACK” or “FOURTH WAVE”! Don’t believe what THE MEDIA tells you. SKA never died. Didn’t hear it on the radio much? Did the SKA SECTION disappear from your local store? Music industry CONSPIRACY! They wanted YOU to believe that SKA was a TREND, so they could discard it conveniently when a new “alternative poster-child” came along! If SKA was a TREND – why does it continue to thrive in 2003? Why has it existed since the early 60’s? Why has SKA music become a part of every youth culture across the world? LIES! The music industry has been telling you LIES! And you believed it! You Fool!
SKA MUSIC is STILL STANDING – this 88 BAND COMPILATION is the latest piece of hard evidence proving SKA’s strong UNDERGROUND presence. Hear new tracks from SKA veterans – discover the best new bands from across the USA and CANADA. Hear varied styles of the SKA, from old skool JAMAICAN grooves to up-tempo THIRD WAVE sounds and harder PUNK-SKA masterpieces!
DJ Chuck Wren of JUMP UP RECORDS and TOASTERS front-man BUCKET are the leaders of this recent uprising. They have rebuilt the SKA network – one band at a time. STILL STANDING is a call to arms – bands and fans are springing into action nationwide – organizing tours, concerts, websites, radio shows, and fanzines. Standard music industry practices are being challenged – “non-conventional” marketing and distribution has fueled this grass-roots movement from day one. With thousands of copies already committed via websites & bands, this is your one chance to align yourself with the SKA uprising. STILL STANDING is the most important North American SKA collection of all time. If you¹re not WITH us – you’re AGAINST us. You’ve been WARNED! Read our MANIFESTO – www.STILLSTANDINGSKA.com.
MULTI-MEDIA: Access a MEMBERS-ONLY web link for extra tracks, videos, films, screen-savers, and show listings that changes every month!
THE BANDS – 88 strong:
FORCES OF EVIL (Aaron from REEL BIG FISH sings with ex-JEFFRIES FAN CLUB), MIGHTY MIGHTY BOSSTONES, THE TOASTERS, THE SLACKERS, LET’S GO BOWLING, MUSTARD PLUG, BIG D & THE KIDS TABLE, DEAL’S GONE BAD, BIM SKALA BIM, KING DJANGO, MU330, THE KINGPINS, THE CHINKEES, THE INDEPENDENTS, NEW YOUR SKA JAZZ ENSEMBLE, PLANET SMASHERS , VOODOO GLOW SKULLS, FIRST GRADE CRUSH, SPITVALVES , BUCK-O-NINE, THE ISRAELITES, STALKING ROXY, THE PIETASTERS, MASS HYSTERIA, CHIRS MURRAY, AFTERBEAT, SECRET AGENT 8, THE STINGERS ATX, IRIE BEATS, GREEN ISLAND, LOS CABRIOLAS, ALSTONIANS, TRI STATE CONSPIRACY, HUB CITY STOMPERS (ex-INSPECTER 7), LOS MIASMICS, MRS SKANATTO, DONKEY PUNCH, JAYA THE CAT, KING MUSKAFA, STAMP’D, PLAN NINE USA, TAJ MOTEL TRIO, BUM RUCKUS, EASTERN STANDARD TIME, RUDY CREW , AFTERHOURS feat GREG LEE & ALEX DESERT, CONSCIOUS YOUTH, SPEAKEASIES, THE ZVOOKS, STEADY UPS, THE BARRYMORES, AGENT 00 ZERO, SUPERDOT, STRAIGHTER THAN PETE, OUT OF LINE, MONKEY GONE MAD, 12 CENTS FOR MARVIN, ADDICTS, STRANGEWAYS , KNOW HOW , INSATIABLE, ,THE PLAYERS, SKATOS, SPANISH BOMBS, BUFORD O’SULLIVAN, VICTOR RICE, ROCKSTEADY AT 8, GENERAL RUDIE, AKA RUDIE, BLACKOUTS, MACON BLUE BEAT COMBO, INDECISIVES, SUPERSPECS, THE TOAST, SKADADDYZ, SCORCHERS, WESTBOUND TRAIN, PRESSURE COOKER, ALLENTONS, MONKEY, VESSELS, MIKE MOWRY, COLD SPOT 8, ASHERMAN & DUB STREET ROCKERS, 2 1/2 WHITE GUYS, SKAPONE, RAGAMUFFIN, SCHEMATICS
THE LABELS: JUMP UP, MEGALITH, ASIAN MAN, SIDE ONE DUMMY, HELLCAT, HOPELESS, RESURECTION AD, FORK IN HAND, STOMP, STEADY BEAT, VICTORY
- Various Artists "Still Standing - North American SKA Uprising"
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