8 episodes

A ska podcast with JJ Loy and Matt Wixson

Hornpod JJ Loy and Matt Wixson

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A ska podcast with JJ Loy and Matt Wixson

    007 - Soul Revival

    007 - Soul Revival

    JJ and Matt praise their favorite soulful ska and reggae singers throughout history.  Possible inductees into the Ska Cannon include two records from the soul-ska movement of the mid-2000s.


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    • 1 hr 1 min
    006 - Nobody is Special

    006 - Nobody is Special

    JJ and Matt take a close look at the Specials, a band that redefined ska for decades to come. Then they consider some Specials albums for the Ska Canon.


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    005 - Tighten Up

    005 - Tighten Up

    JJ and Matt head to the late 1960's to look at the earliest music of the emerging genre called reggae. What's the difference between this music and the Jamaican styles that came before and after it? Then your hosts debate some albums that defined the genre at the time.


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    • 55 min
    004 - Best of the Decade

    004 - Best of the Decade

    JJ and Matt look back at the 2010's and discuss which ska albums stand above the rest. Will any of these newer records be worthy of the Ska Canon?


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    • 58 min
    003 – Pick It Up!

    003 – Pick It Up!

    JJ and Matt discuss the new documentary Pick It Up!: Ska in the ‘90s, and in particular reevaluate their thoughts on the role of Reel Big Fish. Then they consider six – SIX! – big albums from the mid-‘90s for inclusion in the Ska Canon.


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    • 56 min
    002 – In The Mood for Ska

    002 – In The Mood for Ska

    JJ and Matt discuss how their respective spouses feel about the music they both love. Then they pit two Mephiskapheles albums against one another in a head-to-head showdown for Ska Canon glory: it’s God Bless Satan vs. Maximum Perversion.


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    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

Dennis Castro 13 ,

The tops!

New to ska? Old to ska? Listen to this podcast to put a smile on your face. Thanks JJ and Matt!

WallytheTroll ,

Great Guided Listening!

These guys give context to a wide variety of Ska and Ska affiliated recordings. I have thoroughly enjoyed listening or relistening to each album that they place in the “Ska Canon”

jape all ,

Hornpod is tha beezkneez!

classy tunes, great chatter, familiar names…all-in-all a good time. Thanks Matt and JJ!

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