I was searching around on YouTube the other day for some Pirate-style Ska from Deal’s Gone Bad and The Parka Kings- I just played a few Pirate Ska tunes on Ska’s The Limit and I was hoping to find some video links to accompany the playlist- and I was surprised to find similar links for both bands.
What I found was an entire series of clips from an out-of-print Jump Up Records VHS called, Ska American Style. I remember the old Ska American Style cd compilation that Jump Up put out in the late 90′s, but these YouTube clips are the first I’ve heard of the VHS.
Not only does the video series show a couple of songs by DGB and The Parka Kings, it’s got great late 3rd wave acts like Skapone, The Eclectics, Gangster Fun and a few more. This is a nice little slice of the Midwest scene from 1998. Dig it:
Ska American Style – Part 1 – DEALS GONE BAD
Ska American Style – Part 2 – SKAPONE
Ska American Style – Part 3 – HOT STOVE JIMMY
Ska American Style – Part 4 – THE EXCEPTIONS
Ska American Style – Part 5 – THE PARKA KINGS
Ska American Style – Part 6 – THE ECLECTICS
Ska American Style – Part 7 – SUSPECT BILL
Ska American Style – Part 8 – GANGSTER FUN
Ska American Style – Part 9 – TELEGRAPH