Restocked! THE BANDULUS “Love A Woman” LP (random color vinyl)

Portland’s top traditional ska/reggae/soul powerhouse released “Love A Woman” back in 2019 on random colored vinyl, and we finally have it back in stock due to popular demand! In recent years the band has traveled to Europe for Germany’s Freedom Sounds festival, and lead singer Jeremy Pena will be part of this year’s London International Ska Festival.  The album features additional mix and overdubs by THE SLACKERS’ Agent Jay Nugent, and is produced by Curtis Irie and Jeremy Pena!  Features a guest appearance by CHRIS MURRAY.      Tracklisting:  A1 Stop Playin’ With My Heart   A2 Break The Ice  A3 Dear Lord  A4 Am I A Good Man?  A5 Mr. Bad Luck  A6 Flash Flood  A7 Stay True
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CASSETTE WEEK 2023 is October 15-21! We have six tapes!

We’re back for a new Cassette Week! This year our SIX new releases are available exclusively here AND at Tapehead City, all very limited so don’t delay if you RESPECT THE TAPE! This year we have released for the first time on cassette classics from THE SCOFFLAWS & THE PIETASTERS, our latest Jump Up label sampler and the all 80’s Rude Girls mix (originally as a bonus CD with the Rude Girls book), plus latest albums by EASTERN STANDARD TIME and THE PRIZEFIGHTERS! Get more tapes and save! After making your purchase below send your choices to

2024 Cassette Week Releases:

THE PIETASTERS “All Day”  /  EASTERN STANDARD TIME “Clockwork” /  THE PRIZEFIGHTERS “Punch Up” / THE SCOFFLAWS “Ska In Hi Fi” /  Various “Real Ska For People Who Feel Ska”  /  Various “Rude Girls 80s Mixtape”


J Roots Jamaican Timeline Puzzle – just a couple left!

And remember that free poster we gave out at June’s Record Store Day? We MADE A PUZZLE of the J-ROOTS Jamaican Music Timeline!!! It’s 16″ x 20″ and 221 pieces – not only is this a fun challenge for any puzzle fan but it’s a GREAT educational tool. Want to teach your kids the rich history of the music you love? Sit down and do this puzzle with them – we guarantee all the musical pieces will start to connect!  Add the puzzle to any LP order for only an additional $15 from the cart below.

Grover Restocks from Jamaican Legends: RICO RODRIGUEZ & WINSTON FRANCIS

We thought it would be fun to get some of these Grover Germany classics back in stock for the summer! RICO RODRIGUEZ sadly left us a few years ago, but his legacy of big trombone anthems lives on with “GET UP YOUR FOOT”, twelve amazing ska & reggae tracks released in 2000 with his top notch band! This was one of his last studio albums as he became quite busy as a part of JOOLS HOLLAND’s band! WINSTON FRANCIS is a soul ska/reggae legend, his voice is MAGIC. A STUDIO ONE veteran we had the pleasure of booking here in Chicago in 2014. That same year “MR FIX IT” released a new album backed by RUDE RICH & THE HIGHNOTES full of classics redone is true vintage style. Such a great set on clear vinyl:

A1 A Little More Oil in My Lamp  A2 Dancing Mood  A3 Love I Can Feel  A4 Only A Smile  A5 Your No Good  A6 Love Me Forever  A7 Breaking Up  A8 Love And Affection  B1 My Number One  B2 My Jamaican Girl  B3 Sukiyaki  B4 On The Beach  B5 Guilty  B6 Turn Your Lamp Down Low  B7 Never Love Again  B8 Girl I Got a Date  B9 A Little More Oil (Binghi Version)


RSD 2022: TOO HECTIC: Ska Punk Goes International 2xLP set [SOLD OUT]

[Sorry, we are now sold out. Check with our European partner Grover Records / Moskito Mailorder for last remaining copies] Following up on the hugely successful Too Hectic! California Ska Punk compilation, our joint venture PAY ATTENTION label is back with the sequel – this time going worldwide! Too Hectic! Ska Punk Goes International – a vinyl-only release – uncovers 30 of the best Ska Punk bands from 16 different countries, with each band excited to share their own unique take on the classic Jamaican sound. The compilation highlights both new and legendary bands from around the world today, with a healthy representation of current Ska hot spots like Mexico, Japan, Brazil, Canada and the UK. Compilation mastermind Philip Lucas-Smith (Ska Punk Daily, home of the biggest Ska social media presence online) leveraged his decades of ska experience to select not only bands putting out high quality music, but those that celebrate and reflect the cultural diversity of their home countries. The compilation features a generous amount of unreleased music and first time on vinyl tracks, it’s an incredible listen front to back and guaranteed to bring joy to fans worldwide! Pay Attention Records is a new Ska Punk label, featuring a partnership with two veterans/friends from the Ska scene, Philip Lucas-Smith (Ska Punk Daily/Ska Against Racism Compilation producer) and Chuck Wren (Jump Up Records). Our goal is simple: to celebrate and promote the best Ska Punk/Ska from around the world. Limited edition two record set, 700 copies on orange vinyl. Check out the track listing below! BONUS FLASH DEAL:  add our recent LPs from HALF PAST TWO or STEP DAUGHTERS to your order for only $15 each!

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It’s finally here! The “best of” collection from Mexico’s incredible big band 2-Tone act – 13 tracks hand picked across their 6+ year career including collaborations with NEVILLE STAPLE of THE SPECIALS, Japan’s ORESKABAND, South Korea’s KINGSTON RUDIESKA, MIMI MAURA, KING HAMMOND and LOS FURIOS!  OUT OF CONTROL ARMY was formed in March 2915 by JOSE (aka DEALS) OLAN, who has toured with THE TOASTERS and BAD MANNERS. An incredible sound with a HUGE horn section, songs range from ska orchestra instrumentals, and hi-octane vocal 2-Tone gems, and crooner swing skankers ! A must for fans of WESTERN STANDARD TIME, THE TOASTERS and more! Limited edition of 500 on white and black vinyl! Check Youtube for videos on most of these tracks:  Cat Nation / Unity / El Chulo / Skandon / Just A Gigolo / One Note Samba / My Darling / Lilith / We Do The Ska / Papa Ama El Ska / Global Ska / Tenor Madness / Regresa


Limited edition cassettes to play on that old skool boombox! THE PRIZEFIGHTERS “Get Ready” TAPE is a collection of rarities, demos, out takes, and live recordings previously buried deep in the vaults!  GREEN ROOM ROCKERS “Parkway Sessions” TAPE was recorded “live in studio” and features all your favorites plus covers you hear them do live! Finally, we can’t believe the 2001 album “ACTION CLAW vs GORILLA SUIT” from Detroit ska jazzers is finally seeing light of day! Produced by JOE FERRY and shelved when the band went on a permanent hiatus, this tape is a must have for fans of their lone Moon Ska classic “Flip F’ Real”.  All tapes are super limited and a a great bargain. With so many new tape decks and tape boomboxes once again available in shops there’s no excuse not to rock tapes in 2021 – we have released over 50 to date!

REPRESS: MEPHISKAPHELES “God Bless Satan” LP (red vinyl)

Red vinyl REPRESS  has arrived limited to 250 copies! Debut 1994 album from New York City satanic ska punk band, produced by Bill Laswell. Thirteen upbeat skankers, flush with brass, drenched with irresistible melodies and infectious choruses. Originally self released, the album soon went global after being licensed by Moon Ska Records. Far beyond 2-Tone with a slight nod to Jamaica’s originators, Mephiskapheles birthed their own ska-based niche. Go SATAN! Go SKA!  We also released the cassette tape for Cassette Store Day 2017, add one for the collection only 150 made!  Their second album “Maximum Perversion” is also available on vinyl and tape from us!

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SKA BOOM! promotional 80’s mix CD tracklist announcement!

Did you pre-order Marc Wasserman’s book on 80’s American ska and get the cool mix CD we curated? Has not knowing the track listing driven you bonkers? Wait no longer, it’s now listed below – and check out our Instagram page to see a flip video of all the album jackets!  If  you didn’t get a CD with your book (missed the pre-order deadline) you can still get one simply by placing a mail order with us and asking nicely for a free CD! We saved a stash here in Chicago to hook up Jump Up stragglers, just place an order and ask for one at  Still need to pick up the book? Go to

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