How cool The Ska Shrine and The Uptones!
I saw this amazing video done by Jake Small.
It’s of the The Uptones skanking at the Ska Shrine and I loved it!
Uptones, please don’t retire. I saw the show @ the Ashkenaz.
It was real.
All the band members are gr8 musicians in their own right.
But when you play together it’s magic!
The gr8 songs you perform have the same relevance they had when they were written. I realize the truth is not that popular these days in music, but it’s necessary. Many songs like “Radiation Boy” discuss a modern issue, so are many songs are truer today then when the Reagan era was the context of The Uptones song output. Our children have to see the power of music combos, and how songs can make a sophisticated statement. I’ve been fortunate to see great music talent and song truths that changed social behavior in my lifetime.
Today’s craven music business is trying to eliminate the voices of musicians they don’t control. That’s why The Uptones need to perform for today’s children, who need to know better. I’m not trying to turn back the hands of time for them. This is for enlightening the newest generation. I think the children of today need to see the music the earlier generations danced to.