Oi!/Skampilation – Review


by Scott Hefflon

This compilation, recorded live at the Grand in NY in May ’94, covers skankin’ and slammin’ from the ska, punk, and hardcore scenes. All unified by a love of energetic music and dancing the night away. Whether or not tracks 5-10 have anything to do with ska, many of us can enjoy both a little rough old-school stomping as well as the happy fun of pogoing to some up-tempo ska. Tracks by NY Citizens, Mephiskapheles, The Press, Oxblood, Blanks 77, The Wretched Ones, The Bouncing Souls, Faction Zero, The Scofflaws, Skavoovie & The Epitones, The Allstonians, The Slackers, Inspector 7, The Checkered Cabs, Spring-Heeled Jack, Agent 99, and The Insteps.