Saturday, 14 October 2017
The Decatonics - Standards
The Decatonics are a Dorset based ska/mod band who formed in 2012 and feature a line up of Sals (lead vocals), Tyrone (vocals/guitar), Rowan (bass), Steve R (keys), Steve H (drums), Mike (tenor sax), Pete (alto sax), Kent (trumpet), and Steve D (trombone). They're influenced by numerous ska, rocksteady, reggae and soul acts such as Prince Buster, Laurel Aitkin, Skatalites, The Specials, Selecter, Secret Affair, Etta James, Bob Marley etc.... Ex Gonads drummer Steve Higgins has previously featured on here as a member of Kill The Colossi (http://justsomepunksongs.blogspot.co.uk/2016/12/kill-colossi-fuck-taxman.html).
You can find more info on the band, including upcoming live dates, here :
The song you'll find below is a Jam cover and it features on a charity compilation called Gifted which is a Jam tribute album set up by the Specialized Project : a worldwide music community that raises money for suffering teenagers and young adults that have difficult circumstances in their lives. You can find out more about the 70 track, 4 cd compilation here : http://www.specializedproject.co.uk/albumssingles/specialized-6-gifted/
This was originally on the 1977 album This Is The Modern World. As with all the best cover versions, The Decatonics have taken a great song and put their own unique spin on it, this is Standards....