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Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Ska Me Forever [LP]

$33.00

Tracklist Disc: 11. Damned - (Featuring FPM) 2. Horizon 3. Wake Up! - (Featuring Asian Kung-Fu Generation)4. Chance5. Tennessee Waltz Disc: 21. Eres 2. Down Beat Stomp3. Ska Me Crazy 4. Storm Rider Tokyo Ska...

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Tracklist

Disc: 1
1. Damned - (Featuring FPM) 
2. Horizon 
3. Wake Up! - (Featuring Asian Kung-Fu Generation)
4. Chance
5. Tennessee Waltz

Disc: 2
1. Eres 
2. Down Beat Stomp
3. Ska Me Crazy 
4. Storm Rider

Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra (Tōkyō Suka Paradaisu Ōkesutora?), commonly abbreviated by fans as Skapara or TSPO, is a Japanese ska and jazz band officially formed in 1988 by the percussionist Asa-Chang, and initially composed of over 10 veterans of Tokyo's underground scene. At the time, the band's sound was unlike that of any of its contemporaries in the then fledgling Japanese ska scene, and over the course of the past 21 years, their innovation has proved to have been very influential on Japanese music as a whole. Its sound, the product of the musical influences of its numerous members, is an eclectic mix of traditional ska, jazz, and rock. In the vein of many other more traditional ska acts, many of Skapara's songs are purely instrumental.

Since its inception, the band has gone on several nationwide tours of Japan, and have toured extensively worldwide. They have collaborated with several vocalists outside of their band, including Shiina Ringo, Akira Kobayashi, Kyōko Koizumi, Schadaraparr, PUFFY, Yoshie Nakano and Tamio Okuda. They also performed the Japanese theme song to the PlayStation 2 game Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus, entitled Black Jack, as well as numerous songs for the PlayStation game Incredible Crisis released in 1999.

In 2014, the band celebrated their 25th anniversary. For the release of "Ska Me Forever", the album featured guest vocals from 10-FEET, MONGOL800, and ASIAN KUNG-FU GENERATION.

One of the most amazing albums ever heard aside from their fantastic & flawless live shows.

An amazing LP and its a must in any vinyl enthusiasts collection.