The All-Skanadian Club Vol. 5
(Fundamentals, Rude City Riot, Planet Smashers, Beatdown, Skavenjah, Los Furios, Hangers, Subb)
Released on August 9, 2011
It’s been over 10 years since the last installment of The All-Skanadian series and nearly 20 years since the first All-Skanadian Club showed the world that the Canadian ska scene is one of the strongest and most diverse in the world.
Now, after more than a decade, Volume 5 is set to knock the world on its ass and send a huge middle finger to every silly bastard who said that the genre was dead. This time around Stomp Records teamed up with the good folks from the Victoria and Montreal Ska Festivals to not only strengthen the scene but also seek out bands from far and wide.
When Stomp Records put out the call for submissions, nearly 50 bands immediately sent in tracks; which made the selection process extremely difficult to say the least. When the dust finally settled, twenty two stellar bands made the cut rounding out 69+ minutes of the very best ska jams around. From punky to 2tone to reggae to trad and back, there is something here for everyone.
Nearly every province is represented from coast to coast. Some of the bands are brand spanking new and some are grizzled veterans of the scene (including a never before heard tack from the mighty Planet Smashers!). Just take a look at the track listing for proof positive that ska music is more than alive and well in Canada. I double dog dare you to listen to this comp and not shake your ass.