Only Three Lads - Classic Alternative Music Podcast

O3L is a lively podcast celebrating the Golden Age of Alternative Music from 1974-99.

E93 - Top 5 Ska Songs (with Musician/Author Marc Wasserman)

January 11th, 2022
Hey you! Don't listen to that, listen to THIS!
 
In our Season 3 premiere, we get even ruder and skankier than usual...and we totally mean that in the ska way, because we kick off the new year by counting down our Top 5 Ska Songs of the O3L era.
 
Our guest Lad this week is musician, author, blogger and podcaster Marc Wasserman. Wasserman's new book *SKA BOOM! An American Ska & Reggae Oral History* is the definitive chronicle of the history of ska and reggae in the U.S., as told through extensive interviews with some of the pivotal figures of the scene. It's an essential document for ska fans and alternative music buffs, available at https://www.diwulf.com.
 
Not only that, but Wasserman was an active participant in the history that he writes about, as the bassist and co-founder of the long-standing ska band Bigger Thomas and more recent projects such as Rude Boy George and Heavensbee. Marc knows his stuff, and we learned a ton from him.
 
So here's a message to you: Rudie can't fail...as long as he listens to O3L.  SKABOOM!
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