Tag: Ska

1969, Music

This is Desmond Dekkar (1969) by Desmond Dekker and the Aces

So, the story goes that “007” was not only Dekker’s first international hit but also the first UK Top 20 hit to be recorded in Jamaica, thereby demonstrating the viability of Jamaican music in England. Other details about this album are harder to figure out. It appears to be Dekker’s international debut as there might …

1997, Music

Fabulosos Calavera (1997) by Los Fabulosos Cadillacs

In 1997, I fell in love with Grosse Pointe Blank, the only romantic comedy that was violent enough for my 15 year old soul to feel okay about liking. I liked it so much I went out and bought the soundtrack. (Well, the first soundtrack as there’s a Volume 2 I never purchased.) It was …

2012, Music

The Big Ups at the Horseshoe, June 9, 2012

Or: Nothing like seeing a bad bar band to put you off music and onto psychology. I went to The Big Ups’ show last night. I knew nothing about them. That’s not why I went. But went I did. I have nothing to say about them really, they were fine. Not my type of music. …

1999, Music

Greatest Hits by Sublime (MCA 1999)

It’s impossible to judge a band by a compilation, especially something like a clearly arbitrary “greatest hits” comp, but even worse when the arbitrary comp is this short (it is unbelievably short). That being said, I will do it anyway.