“Skapara tōjō”, the first TSPO longplay, with one of the band’s earliest hits, “Monster Rock”, was issued in 1990 by Epic Records. And on the occasion of the jubilee, the Japanese have prepared a special release for their fans.
The founders of New York’s Daptone Records have an ear for soul music. And because it pulsates all over Southern California, that’s where they launched the new imprint – Penrose Records.
When you want to release a record that sounds too soul for some and too reggae for others, you don’t have many options. You can opt out and switch to black metal, try some DIY methods or start your own label. The creators of Badasonic Records decided on the third option.
A week ago, nine years after shooting, “Short Movie About Skanking” had its premiere. What piece of work is that? – you might ask. Collaboration of Polish pioneer of punk rock and reggae, Robert Brylewski and cinema first of all brings to mind “Polskie gówno” (“Polish shit”) from 2014. Meanwhile, around 2010, Robert left his mark on musical and, as it turns out, also cinematic climate of Sosnowiec, city known for its dynamic ska and reggae scene.
In 1979, Jerry Dammers from The Specials founded 2 Tone Records, the label which name was to become the name of the entire musical genre. Its first single was “Gangsters” by The Special AKA with the self-titled song by The Selecter on side B.
Tom Robinson, host of Now Playing program at BBC Radio 6 celebrated label’s 40th anniversary with Pauline Black (The Selecter) and Horace Panter (The Specials). You can listen to the podcast on the BBC website until the 4th of June.
When you’re passing by a ligthened up reindeer while going to work, you’re hearing “Last Christmas” for the fifth time this week, it’s a sign that it’s about time to get down to christmas gifts. If up till now you still didn’t have time to think about it, perhaps RudeMaker’s gift ideas will help you a little. These are the things that would make me or my partner happy, from stores I know and where I shop. Nothing in this article was sponsored (that’s a shame).
UNESCO, the cultural agency of the United Nations, annually adds new entries to its Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
Additional info to all you vinyl lovers out there: 2LP gatefold version is gonna be out on October 26th.
Do you know a documentary series by Marc-Aurèle Vecchione entitled “Capturing a culture”? The program was realised by Arte, a public Franco-German TV network that promotes programs in the areas of culture and the arts.