Various – Max’s SKAnsas City


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Various – Max’s SKAnsas City

Recently unearthed ‘lost recordings’ from the early New York ska scene in 1980. When the NYC ska scene germinated in parallel to the UK Two-Tone movement, the Max’s Kansas City club was at the heart of it. The clubs pioneering record label, run by Max’s booker Peter Crowley, recorded a number of sessions in 1980, including with legendary Skatalites founder Roland Alfonso. But only two 7” singles, by San Francisco’s The Offs and NYC’s The Terrorists, ever got issued. Subsequently the NY ska scene exploded, with many bands achieving great success. Only now can these previously unreleased studio tracks by Roland Alphonso, The Terrorists and The Offs be heard. The album has 15 tracks, eleven of which are issued for the first time, and it comes with authoritative sleeve notes by ska writer and player Marco On The Bass.

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Various - Max's SKAnsas City album cover


A1 Roland Alphonso Tear Up
A2 Terrorists (2) Pressure and Slide
A3 Terrorists (2) Riis Park
A4 Roland Alphonso Musical Resurrection
A5 Terrorists (2) Justice
A6 The Offs You Fascinate Me
A7 Roland Alphonso Four Corners
B1 Terrorists (2) Working in a Coalmine
B2 Terrorists (2) Treat Her Right
B3 Roland Alphonso Sax Skandal
B4 The Offs My World
B5 Terrorists (2) Fade Away
B6 Roland Alphonso Bridge View
B7 The Offs Easier Said Than Done
B8 Terrorists (2) Take It Easy (Champs Elysee)

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