CD REVIEW: All-Skanadian
Club 4: The Best in Canadian Ska
Skanadians strike back
All-Skanadian Club 4: The Best in Canadian Ska
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.