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The Toasters

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The Toasters

The Toasters was one of the first American bands in the third wave of ska, and is one of the longest active third wave ska bands.

They have released nine studio albums most of them on Moon Ska Records. The Toasters experienced a small degree of commercial success in the late 1990s due to the popularity of third wave ska in North America. Their song "Two-Tone Army" is also the theme song for the Nickelodeon show KaBlam! (credited as the Moon Ska Stompers) and they recorded background music in many TV commercials, including for America Online and Coca-Cola. Their song "Don't Let The Bastards Grind You Down" appeared in the pilot episode of the animated series Mission Hill. They still perform around the world, and in 2007 they celebrated their 25th Anniversary with a new studio album, One More Bullet.[1]

Discography

Studio albums

Year Album
1985 Recriminations (mini album)
1987 Skaboom!
1988 Thrill Me Up
1990 This Gun for Hire
1992 New York Fever
1994 Dub 56
1996 Hard Band for Dead
1997 Don't Let the Bastards Grind You Down
2002 Enemy of the System
2007 One More Bullet

Compilations

  • 1990: T-Time
  • 1995: Ska Killers
  • 1996: History Book
  • 1998: History Book 1987-1998'
  • 2000: The Best Of...
  • 2003: In Retrospect
  • 2007: Ska is Dead

Live albums

  • 1990: Frankenska
  • 1993: Live In LA
  • 1998: Live In London
  • 2003: Live In Brazil
  • 2003: en Caracas

Members

US Touring Crew

  • Hingley, Robert "Bucket" : Vocals, Guitar
  • Merritt, Thaddeus "Westbound" : Bass, Backing Vocals
  • Hayes, Jesse "The Void" : Drums, Backing Vocals
  • LaBarbera, Logan : Trombone
  • Johnson, Neil "Lonestar" : Saxophone

European Touring Crew

  • Hingley, Robert "Bucket" : Vocals, Guitar
  • Merritt, Thaddeus "Westbound" : Bass, Backing Vocals
  • Hayes, Jesse "The Void" : Drums, Backing Vocals
  • Bijleveld, Arjen "Rotterdam Ska-Jazz Foundation" : Trombone, Backing Vocals
  • Johnson, Neil "Lonestar" : Saxophone

Past

  • Jason "Jah-Son" Nwagbaraocha - Bass, Vocals
  • Dan "Duckie" Garrido - Drums
  • Jeff Richey - Saxophone (Alto and Baritone)
  • Mike "Philly" Armstrong - Tenor Saxophone
  • Lionel Bernard - Vocals
  • Adam "Prince Beaver" Birch - Trombone, Trumpet
  • Tim Champeau - Trumpet
  • John "Skoidat Sr." Chapman - Saxophone
  • Mark Darini - Bass
  • Sean Dinsmore - Vocals
  • John Degan - Saxophone
  • Brian Emrich - Bass
  • Gary Eye - Percussion (original member)
  • Rob Bucket Hingley
  • Rick "Chunk" Faulkner - Trombone
  • Paul "Spondoulix" Gephardt - Alto Saxophone
  • Donald "The Kid" Guillaume - Drums
  • Gregory D Grinnell - Trumpet (1985-1988), Bass (1988-1990)
  • Ann Hellandsjo - Trombone
  • Steve Hex - R.I.P - Keyboards (founding member)
  • Scot Jarvis - Drums (founding member)
  • Dan Jesselsohn - Bass
  • Danny Johnson - Drums
  • Tim Karns - Bass
  • Ivan Katz - Drums
  • Matt Malles - Bass
  • Johnnathan "JMac" McCain [1] - Drums
  • Kashu (Cashew) Miles - Vocals
  • Andrew "Jack Ruby Jr." Lindo - Vocals
  • Fred "Rock Steady Freddie" Reiter - Saxophone
  • Ron Ragona- Guitar, Vocals
  • Marcel Reginato - Alto Saxophone
  • Nilda Richards - Trombone
  • Mo Roberts - Drums
  • Vicky Rose - Bass, Vocals (founding member)
  • Jim Seely - Trumpet
  • Brian Sledge - Trumpet, Vocals
  • Eric E. "E-Man" Storkman - Trombone
  • Obi-Ajula "Coolie Ranx" Ugbomah - Vocals
  • Big Steve Carroll-Vocals
  • Dave Waldo - Keyboards, Vocals
  • Pablo D. "The Professor" Wright - Vocals
  • Chris Rhodes - Trombone
  • Ozzy "The Wiz" Cardona - Trumpet 1988-1990
  • Larry "Ace" Snell - Drums
  • Thadd Merritt - Bass
  • Logan Michael - Trombone
  • Steve "The Basement" Russo - Battery
  • Robbie "Fancy" LaFalce, Jr. - Drums
  • Carlos Manezes, Jr. - Sax, Trombone
  • Anthony Vito - Drums

References

  1. Huey, Steve. The Toasters. Allmusic. Retrieved on 23 October 2011.

External links

  • Official Toasters Website
  • Megalith Records Website : Home Of The Toasters
  • Moon Ska: The Toasters
  • [The Toasters at All Music Guide allmusic: The Toasters]
  • The Toasters collection at the Internet Archive's live music archive
  • The Toasters at KSET (Zagreb)
  • The Toasters at MusicBrainz
  • Trash the Stage interview with Bucket
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