Volume 96, Issue 99
Friday, April 4, 2003

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CD REVIEW: All-Skanadian Club 4: The Best in Canadian Ska

Skanadians strike back

Various Artists
All-Skanadian Club 4: The Best in Canadian Ska
Stomp Records



Rundown: If you think ska ended with the death of ska legends Slapstick, think again. After a five-year hiatus, the All-Skanadian Club is back with volume 4 in their series of ska compilations. Showcasing the best talents of the ska scene from all across Canada, the All-Skanadian Club is the biggest promoter of a scene that has been trying to break through for years.

Key Tracks: The first track, "Me and You" by The Afterbeat, is a perfect introduction to the album, with its extremely catchy instrumentals and great love-song lyrics. Spincracker's contribution of "Chocolate Factory" is a great song instrumentally. In addition, All-Skanadian Club veterans The Planet Smashers have a great new track, "Goin' Out," that is definitely worth hearing.

Sounds Like: Finally those high school band geeks found that they could use their talents to, for once, be cool by making some hip, white-man's reggae. All-Skanadian Club 4 is the perfect place to get a glimpse of our huge underground ska scene – a scene that most people don't even know exists in the great white north.

–Myles DeRosse

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