Over the past three years they have played festivals and shows around Asia including ‘Modswing’ Singapore, Semarang Ska Festival (with Mr.
You agree to not engage in the use, copying, or distribution of any of the Content, including any use, copying, or distribution of User-Submitted Content of third parties obtained through the website for any commercial purposes.Like his earlier solo records on Moon NYC and Asian Man, it was stripped down and raw, super authentic traditional 60s ska just within honrs.“BUCKLE UP” picks up where “WHY SO RUDE” left off…with the usual top-shelf songwriting backed by a simple and organic drum/bass/acoustic guitar reggae & ska vibe.Continue reading It’s hard to believe it’s been nearly 7 years since we released the second album from Indiana’s funky soul reggae ska masters, now they are a name known around the world! Though themes are of heartbreak, disappointment, and social worries, the end all be all is “don’t stop, keep moving.” From the Muddy Banks of the Wabash River comes the Soul Sonic, Blues Drenched, Sounds of Reggae and Ska that is the GRR. As leader of Toronto-based rock-pop-ska powerhouse King Apparatus, Chris developed the reputation as a dynamic frontman and one of the genre’s finest songwriters.
We were lucky enough to get one last small “dirty repress” from the original stampers (so don’t be picky if there’s a little crackle love! Their debut “HOOSIER HOMEGROWN” instantly had the ska scene taking notice. Hard workin and constantly touring, GRR quickly built up a solid fan base by playing shows big and small all across the USA, including stints with THE SLACKERS, MOON INVADERS, and AGGROLITES. The result is brilliant, 14 amazing tunes that capture the high-energy that GRR have had at their shows since day #1. Over the group’s eight year tenure, King Apparatus released two-full length albums, shot eight videos and toured coast to coast non-stop, sharing stages with virtually every top act including the Mighty Mighty Bosstones, and The Skatalites.
On this self titled second album, producer DAVE HILLAYRD enhances these powerful influences: Trojan Records, Studio one, Motown, Stax, NYC Ska, Toots & the Maytals, The Wailers, The Skatalites, Lee Perry/The Upsetters, The Slackers, The Aggrolites, Johnny Cash, James brown, Otis Redding & more. Green wax housed in a two sided full color (well, at least green! Two great THE TOASTERS albums reissued back on vinyl! Upon the band’s breakup, Murray relocated to Los Angeles and emerged as a solo artist, releasing his debut solo album “4 Track Adventures of Venice Shoreline Chris” on legendary imprint Moon Ska NYC.