Friday, August 11, 2017

The Rebel Black Dot Song o' the Day: SKAugust

Reel Big Fish, "Take on Me" from BASEketball: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (The Last Angry Rude Boy)

Skammentary: Such was the rapacious desire of the moguls who run Hollywood to profit from the Summer of Ska (see: Reel Big Fish's "Sell Out") that not only did R.B.F. provide music for the BASEketball soundtrack (1998), but the band also appeared onscreen as live entertainment in the Milwaukee Beers' stadium.

"Take on Me" is the quintessential & most prominent example of a ska cover of a 1980s pop song.

Not coincidentally, tonight I am going to a minor-league baseball game.

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