So I was going to write about Dax Riggs this week, but <a href="http://www.bemorewithless.com/2010/10-ways-to-simplify-your-music/">after reading this article</a> I was inspired to 1st clean up my iTunes library a little bit, you know just for about an hour or so. Well 3 hours later I had reached Art of Noise and I was exhausted; fatigued from rating, renaming, categorizing & deleting files. Dax was gonna have to wait.
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
The Skofflaws - William Shatner
Think about it, do you realize how many albums Aphex Twin has?
To cleanse my pallet a bit and switch tasks around the house I started importing a few old CD's and came across The Scofflaws - Ska in Hi-Fi.
I was never a hugh Ska fan, I came up during the 3rd wave of the Ska movement which was more Ska-punk than ska, but I still to this day have a soft spot for those ska groups that were more of the classic 1st wave Calypso meets R&B meets Jazz vibe and 2nd wave 2 Tone vibe. The Scofflaws fit somewhere between that 1st and 2nd wave.
A lot of their songs are pretty goofy, Including William Shatner, but they feature great musicianship and are lot of fun to listen to. I saw the band live once in '95 or '96 and I remember a lot of the kids not getting it. Their sound wasn't punk enough, but the Ska purists, they got it and loved it.
More on the Scofflaws: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Scofflaws