Talk:The Toasters

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Third wave[edit]

What is the third wave era, and what makes them the first "true" band of it? Who are the many who consider them such? RickK 02:44, 14 Oct 2003 (UTC)

The "waves" of ska are pretty much a subjective term. First Wave came out of Jamaica in the 1960's; Second Wave from the UK in the late 1970's; and the Third Wave from the US beginning in the middle 1980's, ending in the late 1990's. The reason the Toasters are often credited with it is because they stayed with a more traditional style of ska and for a few years were the only "new" ska band with any real recognition. Another reason the Toasters are often sited is because of the record label that frontman Rob Bucket Hingley founded - Moon Ska. In 1986, Moon Ska released their first album - what is called by fans of the genre -the first third wave album, a compilation entitled, NY Beat: Hit and Run. I suppose the many would be considered "ska fans". vudu 16:06, 15 Oct 2003 (UTC)
Vudujava is correct in the explanation of "3rd wave ska" posted above. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:33, 17 June 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]


"They are also the official TO Band." - What the hell does that mean?

GameFAQs Toaster Oven board? I wouldn't be surprised if a person that frequents the board added that, although the fact not exactly noteworthy. -- Mik 03:52, 11 August 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]


I think that it should be included in this article that The Toasters wrote Two Tone Army which was used as the theme song for the cartoon show KaBlam, thanks --Charzar1 21:50, 26 April 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

---The Toasters wrote '2 Tone Army', but technically they didn't perform it. The 'KaBlam' theme was performed by Bucket, Fred Reiter, and Jonathan McCain of the Toasters, King Django on vocals, Victor Rice on bass and Cary Brown of the Skatalites on keyboards. Hence the name 'Moon Ska Stompers' instead of 'The Toasters' (as all the musicians were on Moon Ska Records). Apart from the theme, they also did various instrumental versions of 'Skaternity' and 'Speak Your Mind' (off Hard Band for Dead, 'Bye Bye Baby', 'Fire In My Soul', 'Daddy Cry', 'D.L.T.B.G.Y.D.', 'Spooky Graveyard' and 'Everything You Said Has Been A Lie' off of Don't Let the Bastards Grind You Down and the song 'Yeah Yeah' by the New York Ska-Jazz Ensemble. I'm just not sure how to put that into the article...Skibz777 (talk) 01:36, 12 September 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]


The Toasters have been around for nearly 3 decades and this article is only two paragraphs long. It should probably be marked as a stub and it could definitely use to be adopted. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 08:01, 24 October 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]