The Pietasters are an American seven-piece ska/soul band hailing from Washington, D.C., with additional members from Maryland and Virginia.
In 1990, a group of friends were attending college at Virginia Tech in the mountains of Virginia. Among them were Stephen Jackson and Chris Watt who had previously dabbled in playing punk rock covers.
Soon after, a mutual friend, Tal Bayer, began attending nearby Radford University. He was interested in ska, reggae and rugby and suggested that they form a ska band. After recruiting a high school friend, Tom Goodin, and an Architecture classmate, Ben Gauslin, The Slugs were born. Soon, they were skipping classes, melding ska, reggae, R & B and punk rock while practicing for hours to learn songs by Madness, The Specials, Bad Manners, the Mighty Mighty Bosstones, The Burial, The Skatalites, The Business, The Four Skins and others. Unfortunately, the name The Slugs was alreadyЧитать далее в Википедии...
Альбомы и синглы:
- The Pietasters [1993, альбом]
- Oolooloo [1995, альбом]
- Willis [1997, альбом]
- Awesome Mix Tape #6 [20.07.1999, альбом]
- Turbo [06.08.2002, альбом]
- All Day [21.08.2007, альбом]
- Strapped Live! [30.04.1996]
- Comply [1996, сборник]
- The Pietasters 1992-1996 [04.2003, сборник]