I realize that it has been a little while since I last added an indie band’s discography to the site. Well, here you go…I have finished a discography for the engine that drove the 90’s DC indie scene: Tsunami. I had held off on this one for a while, in part because they have a pretty extensive discography of their own on the Simple Machines site. Half of the band, Jenny Toomey and Kristin Thomson, ran Simple Machines Records, which was a key indie label in the 90’s…I may add in the label’s whole discography at some point, but for now, enjoy my new Tsunami pages.
Happy New Year, true believers. Today, I bring to you a discography that I should have finished about five months ago, and yet…I am just presenting it now. This installment details the Pietasters, the greatest ska-soul band ever to invade our nation’s capital. I hope you find it enlightening.
So, I had always thought that the Hepcat Nigel 7″ existed solely on black vinyl. It is rare enough in that format. However, after I posted my Hepcat discography, someone clued me in to another version on clear vinyl. That message board discussion also led to the revelation that there were only 25 copies made on clear vinyl, and most of those were given to the band. I cannot confirm that part, but I can vouch for the fact that the clear vinyl version is excessively scarce. That said, the stars seem to have aligned, and I was able to get myself a copy. This one is either a record collector’s dream and nightmare. Thanks to Lawless for the heads up. The value I have placed on it is entirely speculative, but I am ballparking it at $80-100.
Alright, folks. This is a big one. I have added full discographies for Moon Records/Moon Ska Records. Really. There are many, many pages of skatastic fun for you here. There is an Album Index and a Single Index. I am proud of this one – it took a great deal of work, and I could never have done it without the trail blazed by Jeremy Patton of Megalith Records. So, here you go. Collect away.
Now we’re cookin’…just like that, Hepcat’s part of the discography site is now live! That was much easier. I need to do a few more like this…four albums, four singles, five comps. Good stuff. Enjoy. The “diskagraphies” are underway…
Well, that took a while. The Slackers pages are now live on the discog site. I think I should have chosen some shorter discogs for my first couple of ska-related bands. Instead, I went with Fishbone and the Slackers. Time to do some shorter ones before I get into something like the Toasters, don’tcha think?
Fishbone is RED HOT…and is now on Pette Discographies. I have completed albums, single, and compliation sections for them…and it took far longer than it should have. I am happy to bring you a (mostly) complete Fishbone discography.
For those of you who have not yet heard, Rick Kulwicki, guitarist for the Fluid, passed away this week at age 49. He will be missed. I only got to meet him once, but he lived up to all of the wonderful things that his friends have been saying about him.