Cut the Chit Chat – 02 – Skinhead Reggae


These days, it seems like a most of the bands that had been releasing straight ska albums, several years ago, are now cutting their fair share of Skinhead Reggae tracks. Sure, the popularity of the Aggrolites has probably spurred this on, but maybe there’s a lot of folks like me, that don’t want a bible lesson every time they listen to Reggae.

This Rasta-free Reggae isn’t so much about social messages as it is about funky organs and foot stomping. This episode is exclusively Skinhead Reggae, and in keeping with this series’ theme, I’ll be interrupting the music as infrequently as possible.

The VulcansVulcan-ized
The AggrolitesMake it Reggae
Crazy BaldheadEye Jammy
Pama International feat Dave & Ansel Collins – It Ain’t Funny
Tim Armstrong feat. The AggrolitesAmong the Dead
The Moon InvadersDon’t Touch the Dog
The UpsessionsPharaoh’s Last Wish
The SkoidatsSmash Your Fucking Head
The Rhythm DoctorsMark’s Mood
Downbeat AlleyNobody but You
Westbound Train feat. Alex DesertSoul Revival
Monty Alexander and Ernest RanglinDouble Barrel
The Slackers feat. Glen AdamsLive Injection
The AggrolitesDon’t Let Me Down


Other links of interest:
-A lengthy but informative essay on the Skinhead/Reggae connection. link
-A brief bit on early Skinhead culture. link

Oh, and Nazi Punks can Fuck-Off.

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2 Comments

  1. Korova Says:

    Hi JJ,

    Great post, there’s not enough nuggets like that on the web, even the modern tunes.
    69′s a loooong way back…
    Mo’ Skinhead stuff would be great is the future.
    Keep up the good work.
    Cheers.

  2. JJ Loy Says:

    I’m not doing any Ska Blah Blah episodes, currently- they run in seasons. But I play a TON of it on my local radio show, Ska’s The Limit.

    You can dial up archived episodes (up to two weeks old) at kdhx.org.

    And thanks for stopping by!



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