A Prehistoric Bird’s Evolutionary Superiority Discussed In Song

The Uptones – “Bested By Pelicans”

A most unusual song topic, the pelican, makes this song truly unique. Songwriter, vocalist, and videographer, Paul Jackson, has produced a thought provoking song and video about his observations of pelicans.

Two-Tone Ska Classic “Missing Words?”

The Selecter – “Missing Words”

The first record I bought! 30 years after this song was released this record caught my eye at 1-2-3-4 GO Records in Oakland. My fellow band mates in The Uptones were always talking it up about some band named “The Selecter” and how they were the “IT” band of ska way back before I was around. I had to find out what this was all about! AND, with a lead super-cool chick singer? I’m IN! So I brought it home and listened to it nonstop. I still am! Here’s one my all time favorite songs.

Aliens Decipher Messages Using Music

The Uptones – “Not From Here”

“Not From Here” is a classic song about the feeling being of alienated in familiar surroundings. The Berkeley, California Ska band, The Uptones, have recorded a song that discusses just this. Their song “Not From Here” is perfect example of a thinking person’s song that really rocks.

Senate Lawmakers Found Making Sausages

The Uptones – “Laws and Sausage”

This Ska ditty is about how ugly making law has become. This thought-provoking song changed how I think about government. It might be easier not to think about where my hot dog came from.