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The Masita Sportswear Ska Show with Beefy, Mar 28th 2019 (1st Hour)

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Beefy brings you the World's Greatest Ska Radio Show every week (sponsored by Masita.com.au - the best sportswear in Australia) and this week sees us broadcast with a very heavy heart, as we pay tribute to the life and times of Ranking Roger of The Beat who passed away just a few days ago. Broadcast live from Melbourne to Australia and the rest of the world on 88.3 Southern FM, no other ska show boasts the diversity or the innovation of what Beefy brings to the Ska party! Beefy plays a load of tracks from The Beat and General Public and we preview the upcoming Ska Nation gig with The Allniters' Brett Pattinson, who are heading to Melbourne (apologies for the audio quality!), and headliners Area 7. Sydney skanksters Off The Shelf also get a bit of a run out! Check out The Ska Show with Beefy Facebook page for playlists and other fun stuff and check out Masita Australia for all you club's sportswear needs.

Y you wonderful scarlessness. I'm falling black. Allegedly, I am the Queen of Scar I'm here in Melbourne. You're listening to the scar show with basy and I've got him right beside me and I'm feeling it now. Don't watch DOTS, watch this. This is a heavy, heavy Munster Song, the Nazi songs, a road who shop the phone complete these days. This is job. This is job. Good evening, you know. Up until that, you can stand up if you want, because we are a dance that still you know. So if you want to dance, feel free. Must Lakes. Sometimes don't. Why would should so? For this to explain,...

...everybody ready. You're ready. See now you're ready to do to the music. I'll tea called the ranking. Full Stop. You know reading. Come...

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...mom, come on, your mom, the bathroom classes Selftin best gives you whisper, make sense to mental break the door. You think the sky glasses. Who Watch yourself. This is a gentleman. I'd like sweet juice, hot star Rankin Junior, winnimer. F If you look very closely, we've got the side boys. I'm miss is to young for blood. Man Take over. Who is the FAIRIES ON THEIR MIND? Mirror, mirror and they. While who is the fairies? Talent? Mira, mirror and me. While who is the fairies of them? Mir, Mirra and SI, come set me wrap her. While wis the ferries. I'm their my Mira, Mira, me Wi, the ferry tell ray, Wie. Who is the Paris on their mind? In the miracles, the right Junia, and I've moved down in the miracles are to the rerecord Judia, and I might take it once in them ire if I read it. I got and I might take it once. I'm empire. In my reading. I got IM in the mall pacosa to the wreck Judia, but I'm in the miracles to the rack of Julia. Ladies, thank you. See you get stronger generation. So all we've got to say to you is a real pleasure. Thanks a lot. Good afternoon and welcome to the Scott Show with me beefy's not a great week in all fairness, because we have to pay a tribute to the passing of the scar and to tone legend ranking Roger, lead man, the toll star of the beat, and we kicked off the show with a nice, juicy live set featuring some of the best of ranking Roger's work. We had save it for later. Ranking fallst up and then mirror in the bathroom. Absolute pleasure. We saw me last year when they did a joint headline. taught with the selector and as awesome as usual. and He puts in well, used to put in hundred percent on the stage. Left it all...

...out there. So we're to pay tribute to ranking Roger this week. It's just an absolute shock to the sister. After say genuine he genuinely go when I heard that news on, you know, Tuesday, Wednesday. Yep, still kind of yeah, fifty six, fifty six. I'm not that far away from there as well. I know a lot of a lot of our listeners are probably around that vintage as well. So we're absolute shame. So we're going to be playing a lot of the beat. We probably fit in some general public anything I can find. I've got an interview. Actually, that didn't December. I think it was news eve he did it. So not that far away and not that far after. You know, he was out here last year as well. So yeah, it's not, not great, but let's trying to celebrate the life, because scar is an upbeat kind of happy go lucky music and we celebrate the good stuff, not the bad, whereas it's politically charged sometimes, but try and make sure the world is right through the genre that we all love. Anyway, I got a couple of surprises as well. I'm going to play Sydney band in a second and then we're going to try and get one of the members on the phone because they've got a gig coming up in Melbourne, not too far away. They're part of scar nation, so let's jump straight into it. These are the online does. This was a worldwide hit. It is. Montego Bay, thanks for joining us the sky show with me, beefy, thanks to Messita. The best sports where in Australia will be in the driving you're letting me like a brother. I think I remember it's good like how so I lay still. Yes, Montego Bay, absolute belter, and I'm going to tell...

...you a story. But one thousand nine nine one, I reckon there was a tape going round. It was advertised on TV. was called this is scar and I bought that tape. I think it was about for quid, and that lived in my car for a whole long time. On that tape was the all nighter as Montego Bay and it is an absolute pleasure. I know they're coming down to Melbourne Friday April Nineteen Corner Hotel scart nation, you'll nighters. Does say here that is their last ever Melbourne Gig, but I'm convinced that if it goes well and the resurgence of scar around the world, I'm pretty sure we're going to squeeze a few more years out the old nightgers, as best we can anyway. And on the phone to preview everything and talk us through life in the all nighters and everything else is Brett patents and Brett thanks to join us on the show. So having me here, you go. No, what fair tell I'm listening to scar and I'm playing whatever I want to hear. So it's always a good Thursday afternoon when there, when you're on the scar show. would be fee but Brett, I just like I said, I'll see a note here, that last ever Melbourne show for the all nighters. Well, what's going on there? Well, I think, I think we're a bit like John Fun and really I'm coming back like a bad staying on a Saber slop, you know, in this cap, and just can't get rid of us. Yeah. Well, I like that theory, that it's the never ending farewell tour. We just keep running, you know, rolling out farewell tours. I love that angle. It's brilliant. You know, it could likely. They are like lots six of em. Chravisey, I was seeing in the all night and a fair bit older than the rest of us. When we met Travis in one thousand nine hundred and seventy nine, or its like seventy nine, early eighty, he was already twelve years ahead of us. So if you figure out I'm around about Thea he's twelve is older. This year is a big birthdays. Yes, it's not only long Sol anymore, but he swears that can't do it anymore. But he said that last time we're at and that in two thousand and six green. So you never know. You never know indeed, and I mean the great thing about is, like I said, I told that story that you know, I kind of grown up in the UK and I've got this tape with you all nighters on, which is quite amazing and it's great to know that you guys, you know, even though you don't play as regular as you used to, you still kind of been you're able to get together and still bang out the tunes. Yeah, you know, next year two thousand and twenty will be a forty of anniversary. Well, pretty big, mobster, and really I mean. But when we started, I don't think we saw with last part September. When we started in early September, I think we thought we'd come into two or three shows that of that. It wasn't to be. It was to be a career that stretched for fortys, which is pretty amazing. It is pretty amazing when you when you think about it, and hey, did life change after Montego Bay? Obviously, because that went round the world and people started taking notice of you. Yeah, it really change things, some for the good and some for not so good. You know, prior to Montego Bay, I guess for the frontline of the band, we'd had a bit of success with some of our other tracks. Hold on and a few other things, and so we're sort of getting recognized that. You know, when Montego Bay came out it it was number two here in Australia. We only got picked at the post pot boy sorde and color by numbers, how and so it did change us, change the you know, where we went, everywhere we went, people knew who we were. And it also had its downside it. You know, everybody sort of starts to get to an age problem in band and that that ultimately, I guess, cause you know, problems with in the band. Yeah, which was which is sad really, but on reflection now I think if we had the old head on younger shoulders, probably be a different scenario. Yeah, well, well, we can all look back in Hindson,...

...you know, the old sliding doors moments and all that. Yeah, but it's going to be fantastic to get you guys down in Melbourne. What a lineup it's going to be. I mean obviously your cells area seven, the resignator is lost, come from monkeys coming from Mexico and a reformation of Mr Coffee and Melbourne kind of staple diet of the mid two thousand. So it's just an unbelievable momentum, I guess, with scumis across the world and a minute and everyone kind of sees, you know, it's coming to the fall and his new bands popping up out of everywhere. But I mean I do hear the worst thing about obviously he's coordinating seven or eight piece bands and a horn section and everything else. That kind of keeps everything interesting, but it also makes it a bit more difficult to keep bands together. Like you say. Well, you know, for us this time there's it's going to be four then of us on stage. It's it's a huge logistical jargon or, you know, trying to coordinate frying cord and people down to Melbourne and everybody at the same time and the doing the accommodation, you know, not to mention the cost. It makes a difficult thing to undertake. I mean, you know, it's like I assume that Melbourne scale orchestra has a very similar problem. Yeah, they're you know, they're they're massive. Yeah, they're like two football teams. So so, yeah, I think that that does have a bearing on what happens with bands. I mean, the more people you have in a band for more chance you've better having ripped and disagreement and and so think a lot of scar bands come and go. But yeah, I think there's some great news stuff and there. I mean I think as the skins, when I think of new era, I just think that tremendous, a tremendous example of the next wave of what's going reggae is. Yeah, this is fantastic. I mean my son is sixteen, ALDS COMING DOWN BY TRUMPET WITH US This time. It's his first book. You did to give this big fish last year, but he's the new breath scar and reggae. Really yeah, it's great. A sick. Well, we've got the same situation with strange tenants day are these to two sons in the band now with with the tenants. So it's yeah, I like to hear what you say. It's we're passing on that, that legacy, but also the fact that there is a bit of momentum. There is a bit of people take a notice a scar bands again and I think that's it can only be a good thing to keep the interest going. Yeah, yeah, it's it's and that's great. It's really great. I'm really please that there's the next generation of scar and hopefully, you know, all it takes is is one of those bands to have a hit, you know, into nationally, and whole certain kicks off again. Now exam and I don't think we're far off. I don't think we're far away from something like that happening. It comes in waves, to be honest. I think that all of ourselves part and, like the all nights in the tenant, should give it a bloody grace and let the young people go. But people, people wanting to see this, which is we're really fortunate and grateful that people still want to come out and this and even the old times that of ouries. They're at the start every Gig we do. There's a whole bunch of them in the audience, though. Why that? The Harrington's are a little bit more stretched and it's just done to up. But it's now. But I know he's saying. I think what you refer to the new band's coming through. I think the Benny's are probably the closest to getting on that international stage and breaking Australia, and I mean I love the way they they've market themselves as a bit of a party band and scar as always being a bit of a party sound. So the way they go about it. I think that's the like you say, that's kind of the the new angle and where we're going to when we're going to get more and more kids into it. Yeah, I agree with it's totally. It's a people like the interrupters in the states. I mean that they've just had a number one in the states, which is kind of unheard of for the past well, since the bosstones, I guess, in when was that? Ninety sent so it's been a long time between drinks. It's is that to night? Yeah, exactly. I think that that that can only pay the way for new band. You know, it's just what we want to see. Yeah, no, exactly, how and then we can retire. There we go now. Obviously we we had some awful, awful news from the scar community this week. Ranking Rodger obs he passed away.

Now we are celebrating the life and times of ranking Roger and the beat. Now you guys must have played with the beat at some stage, either here in Australia or overseas. What was what was lifelike supporting the beat? Yeah, look, we did a couple of shows with them over the years. Look at real we got to play with international acts, whether it was here or overseas. True us it was a dream come true. You know it, whether it was the beat or the specials or madness or you before me, or any of those bands. For us, so far away from the UK s, it was like a dream country come true, you know. And the beat were one of my favorites. You know, it's been very sad week really. I even saying it now. I can feel myself getting a bit emotional about that Bi Cel. We get, I guess, the more often we see this happened, which is I guess it's life, but at the same time it doesn't doesn't get easier to take nice right. And you know, you just mentioned that you were on the upper side of fifty and obviously ranking Roger One only fifty six. Yeah's cut these under than me. Yeah, I was actually surprised. Must have done it hard. Everything looked old and they but yeah, he was. It was a great white gentleman, lovely, really friendly or yeah, happy. Tragic that he's the fat guy from the Star Roll, but I guess the one thing that happens he's on a better journey. And now that we also get a reflect back on what a great band they were and what great tunes I had. And you know the date. In the early days, ring the bars room handle. You know, where do you start? Where do you start? One of the best compilations. You know, you put the best of the beat together and you know there's probably fifteen twenty tracks there. That just awesome. And I mentioned the this is scar tape I had. I also had, you know, a big compilation which is just awesome and that that lived in the car for a long, long time too. Yeah, I think you'd we had pushed in what always am being, I guess in the UK and a little bit different, but the beating never reached the full potential worldwide. You know, as we know, madness deal in the special scheme that you know knows early days. I think they were equally you know, get shut down in plans for this that it's not better than madness and a special not that they's a better or best. I can imagine in one thousand nine hundred and eighty being at a big concert in the UK. I would have been just pop the chart. Agree with you there. Now we've lost a great man, unfortunately and hopefully. We talked about having sons in the band and ranking Rogers brought in his son into carrying on that legacy as well. So it is. You know, it's definitely a ready tree, isn't it? Yeah, it is. And you know, a couple of weeks ago now facebook page I posted this two songs from the the new hour or the other part of the boot, and I think it's a cracking album. The day wakeling version is new album. Yeah, yeah, it is. It's back. I mean that's sound. Is Back to early s like that. That what happened. Very similar to that. Now agree, we're totally they're still doing it just like us. Get exactly right. Well, Brett, it's going to be an absolute pleasure to see you down here Good Friday Corner Hotel. I was going to say I hope you come and had a few a rals with US backstage or deferent and I hope we see loads of old faces and new faces there. We're going to do our best to flow the roof offul joint. Excellent. Well, there is nothing else to do in Melbourne on Good Friday. I have that on good authority. So I need everyone to get to the Sky Nation at the Corner Hotel. We got area seven, we got the all nighters. The reason is lost Kung Fu, monkeys and Mr Coffee. is going to be an absolutely great night. Brett. I look forward to seeing you guys and the other thirteen members of the band down in Melbourne. It's going to be an absolute belter. I can't wait for it. But thanks for taking a bit of time out your day and we're seeing a couple of weeks. Times for the pleasure and thanks for having us. No worries at all. We're going to go out with a bit of a bird general public, and this is tenderness and just it's stay tuned because the beat stuff is going to keep flowing through the afternoon. I'm just going to pay a decent tribute to ranking Roger and everyone has been affected by...

...his music across the years. A side side and he's gone. He's a...

...rank up a window dress. But you, boozy, trying to start a fresh strong. Oh you guess what? That's area seven doing, himbo. That's a request actually for one of our biggest fans, rob in a Brisbane. So hello to ruby and MINX and Little Arch for us, rob. That would be great. Are is seven? Guess what? They're headlining scar nation. Good Friday we just taught a breat from the all night as they're playing as well. Or fourteen of them are is seven, I believe, maybe even an area eight on that night. By all accounts the resignators, they've probably got eight in the band. Mr Coffee could have wore six, seven possibly. Not sure how many of the monkeys are lost. CONTU monkey's not the monkeys. Obviously where they're coming out as well, if you're interested in the monkeys. I'm not sure how many of the Mexicans are coming. So tell you what, there's going to be more band members than people in the crowd because of the six hundred and eighty six performers. It's like a going to be a scary STEADFORD. Oh Hey, goods that I'm gonna Christen that the scar I steadford at the Corner Hotel. There's going to be awesome. It's gonna be a great night. Please, please, please, get your tickets to a search for scar nation or notice scar nation Melbourne featuring area. So I know that focus group musing and the guys from resonators and Connor from looney tunes who are putting it on. There's a load of other gigs all around Australia as well. Glong is the other one, Sunday April twenty...

...eight. That features strange tenants who we talked about Melbourne Scar Orchestra as well. There's two stages at that Geelong Gig and it's a going to be an absolute bumper crop down there. Can't wait for the second installing a scar nation. I've talked to Francis and connor quite regularly recently. We want to make this a kind of a staple diet in the scar world every year. Whether it's Good Friday, I don't see why it shouldn't be. There's nothing else. I mean Good Friday that's worth while. Don't worry about Ozzi rules or rugby league or wherever you are. This is where you need to be. So get your tickets for scar nation. is going to be an absolute belter and the more tickets we sell this year, the more committed we will to be. Making two thous and two thousand and twenty even better. Be Awesome. Can't wait. It really will be a good gig and, like I said, we had some other bad, bad news come through as well. The the original porker's drummer, passed away this week after a bit of illness, so that's not good. We'll probably play a bit of porkers are well, just to make pete feel happy because, yeah, it's a tough time. And obviously ranking Roger, which is an absolute shock to everyone around the world. My social media feeds the last couple of days. You know, you forget how loved these people are and it was absolutely awesome. It's made, you know, decent newspaper News and TV news in the UK, as it should, but everywhere love has been pouring out for rank and Roger. He was only he October last year. It's just phenomenal to think that, you know, it's gone pear shaped very, very quickly. Unfortunate. I've got an interview I'm going to play in the second hour of the show which which, like I said, I think it was done news eve last year. So that it's just incredible to think. Anyway, let's play a bit more of the beat. This is best friend. Listen to you. In my heart I wanted you, wanted everybody store. I wanted let's let yourself again. What doesn't anybody listen to you again? I again through you talk yourself again, you talk your let yourself away. You let yourself again,...

Tom Tell me to go away. Situation Day. Nice to talk to, talk to, yeah, the Bait too, nice to talk to before that best friend. Now stay tuned for the second hour of the show. We're going to be Damn I usual, fun couple of covers. There's going to be an interview with ranking Roger and a lot by the fun because we are one step closer to the weekend. If you fancy a curry, though, what about some Dr Raju with off the shelf? Stay tune, will be back pick up. Let me, please your your age. Just give me...

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