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Ska Ska Black Sheep

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If you don't know by now, Hub City Stompers are kings of the NJ ska scene and a force to be reckoned with on the east coast in general. Frontman and chief songwriter Travis Nelson, formerly of skinhead ska heroes Inspecter 7, has an uncanny knack of fusing clever, witty, even hysterically funny lyrics about often very serious subjects with super catchy melodies. HCS have a truly unique sound built mainly off of 2-Tone, old-school hardcore punk rock and Jamaican flavors. This is skinhead hooligan party ska punk rock at its finest.

Ska Ska Black Sheep, their first Stubborn Records release, features 6 new originals and 6 mind-bending dub mixes of tracks from their previous outings.

Ska Ska Black Sheep represents the Hub City Stompers' fourth recording session with producer/engineer King Django at his Version City studio, and their first release on the Stubborn Records label. It features 7 new originals and 5 mind-bending dub mixes of tracks from their previous outings.

HCS have a truly unique sound built mainly off of 2-Tone, old-school hardcore punk rock and Jamaican flavors. This is skinhead hooligan party ska punk rock reggae at its finest-- clever, witty, even hysterically funny lyrics about often very serious subjects delivered via infectious grooves and super catchy melodies.

Named for New Jersey s Hub City of New Brunswick, the Stompers formed in the summer of 2002 under the direction of fearless leader Travis Nelson (ex-Inpecter 7). In the wasteland of the seemingly "dead" New Jersey scene, these necromaniacs romanced ska's rotted corpse, playing for the love of the music rather than the popularity of it. Through countless performances at all-ages venues and local bars, HCS rapidly became a force to be reckoned with in the East Coast music scene.

Proudly roaming the no-man's-land between the popular ska-core world and the elitist trad-ska world, Hub City Stompers choose to entertain and offend everyone equally as they stick to their underground roots. Allied with all in this underground, they share the stage with ska, reggae, oi!, punk, and hardcore bands alike.

Embracing various styles and eras of ska from the 60's through the 80's, and adding reggae, punk, oi!, hardcore, jazz and even classical influences, Hub City Stompers avoid a typical, formulaic ska sound and steer clear of cliche poppy ska lyrics.

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released July 6, 2009

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Hub City Stompers New Brunswick, New Jersey

Formed and founded in 2002 and hailing from the "hub city" of New Brunswick, NJ, Hub City Stompers embraces various styles of ska from the 60's thru the 80's, and adds reggae, punk, oi!, hardcore, hip-hop, jazz and even classical influences, managing to avoid a typical, formulaic ska sound and steer clear of cliche poppy ska lyrics.
4 CD's, national/international tours down, and ready for more.
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