Boston, circa 1990, a city on the Eastern coast of the USA with one of the most thriving Ska scenes in the United States, a fact that wasn't lost to the Bostonian label Square Records, which took the opportunity to document this important scene by compiling "Mashin' Up The Nation", one of the definitive statements on American Ska that has ever been released.



  1. Bim Skala Bim - Diggin A Hole
  2. Les Miserables - Phoenix City
  3. Mighty Mighty Bosstones - Drums & Chicken
  4. Bop Harvey - Bread & Circuses
  5. Public Service - Bad Things
  6. Freedom Of Expression - Let Me Go
  7. Roland Alphonso & Bim Skala Bim - Groucho
  8. Gangster Fun - Mario's Hideout
  9. Let's Go Bowling - Let's Go Bowling
  10. Not Bob Marley - No Respect
  11. Oddly Enough - Faceless Expression
  12. The Now - Get Out
  13. Mighty Mighty Bosstones - Wallet
  14. The Urge - Dark Age
  15. Burma Jam - Outrage
  16. Galaxy Of Prizes - Ska Lip Soul
  17. Bim Skala Bim - Chief Inspector
  18. Crazy 8 - Find Myself A Sunny Spot
  19. The Upbeat - Oh No
  20. Ska'd For Life - Rebecca
  21. 6 Feet Under - Hormonial Inspiration
  22. Gangster Fun - I'd Buy A Gun

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Licensed from our buddies over at Square Records, this 22 song sampler, a tribute to the thriving ska scene of Boston in the early 1990s, has become the difinitive statement on Bostonian ska. Although long out of print, it is well worth looking for, containing such notable and now legendary acts as the Mighty Mighty Bosstones and Bim Skala Bim. 1700 made. Cover design for the Musical Tragedies version by noted cartoonist Harald Bauer.