Celebrating the USA's longest running
Ska band 30th Anniversary release
30 years ago The Toasters ignited a spark on NYC's Lower East Side.
A spark that fired the imagination of the US music scene and had global
repercussions. They took Ska music, born in Jamaica, championed by the UK's
2-Tone movement, and re-created it in their own image. This unruly group of
ruffians synthesized the classic 70’s British sound with east side Punk. The
embers of the legacy bequeathed by The Specials, The Selecter, The Beat and
Madness were rekindled and the Toasters hit the road. 5000+ gigs later the sparks are still flying
and the band is ready to pick up the cudgels once again to celebrate their 30th
Anniversary with this 20 track collection of their finest moments.
The distinctive Toasters sound has recently been hallmarked as one
of CBGB’s 20 core bands (Clear Channel Radio) along with their personal heroes
The Ramones. Billboard, NY Times, Alternative Press, MTV and many others have
heaped praise on the band but they are more interested in playing for the fans.
To that end the group has undertaken missions across the globe, playing from
Siberia to Istanbul and back.
"Two nice reminders of why the Toasters are America's longest running ska band..." - 7/10, Andy Peart, Vive Le Rock, Jan/Feb 2013
Release Date: 1/10/2012
Our Price: £10.95
|1. LIFE IN A BUBBLE
2. 2TONE ARMY
3. PIRATE RADIO
4. ONE TRACK MIND
5. SOCIAL SECURITY
6. I'M RUNNING RIGHT THROUGH THE WORLD
7. GO GIRL
8. EAST SIDE BEAT
9. DOG EAT DOG
10. PLOUGHSHARES INTO GUNS
12. SITTING ON TOP OF THE WORLD
13. DECISION AT MIDNIGHT
14. RUN RUDY RUN REDUX
15. THRILL ME UP
16. WHAT A GWAN
17. HISTORY BOOK
18. WEEKEND IN L.A.
19. DON'T LET THE BASTARDS GRIND YOU DOWN
20. MATT DAVIS (LIVE)