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Yellow Cap -new album TOO FUCKED TO GO

Yellow Cap -new album TOO FUCKED TO GO

Just in time for their 20th anniversary YELLOW CAP give their fans a fulminant jubilee album: TOO FUCKED TO GO. The title track of the album, which has already been released as a single in April, proves that even at the age of 20 you do not have to be mature or reasonable. A small pub packed with people in high spirits, the music way too loud and nobody is thinking about - or even capable of - going home: you're just too fucked to go!
Founded back in 1998, the band not only pioneered ska in their hometown of Görlitz / Germany, but also spread their specific sound, which primarily ranges from British and 3rd wave ska to Jamaican influences, so far on five albums, various singles and countless gigs far beyond their home country and even to regular tours in Brazil.
The new album comes with 14 songs, recorded in the band's own LBUM Studio and in Berlin's Tonbrauerei. It presents a return to the origins of European ska in England, without missing the playfulness and openness also inherent in other styles of music. The sound has become rougher, more genuine - you can tell that many of the instruments were recorded live and together.
In terms of the lyrics the band makes a clear statement on cosmopolitanism in their refugee hymn "Safe & Sound", but also sing about love, boxing matches and, of course, parties. Already in the very first song "Better Man" hell is let loose and it makes you want to hear more. You'll find catchy tunes like "Too Fucked To Go" and "Rain Is Falling" next to other powerful uptempo tracks, some poppy or tradska-like songs or the wonderful reggae instrumental of the famous crime comedy "Thème de Fantomas" - even the excited Louis de Funes would chill out on this one.
The record cover was designed by the extraordinary Brazilian artist "Shiron the Iron", a friend of the band's, who also contrived the last single cover and spent time with the band during the 2018 tour of Brazil.
All in all, an outstanding and versatile anniversary album, available on CD and also in a strictly limited LP edition in a luxury foldable sleeve including a free mp3 download code. Buy here in our SHOP





Napoleon Solo - new iconic album OPEN CHANNEL D

Napoleon Solo - new iconic album OPEN CHANNEL D

With great pleasure we present here the new album of the exceptional Danish band NAPOLEON SOLO - a small eternity since their last album SHOT !, which already appeared on PORK PIE in 1989.The smart-styled Nutty Boys from Denmark with their unique mix of British 2Tone ska, Jamaican ska, R & B and a considerable amount of sixites-influenced soulsound as fresh as never before. Check it out - the CD and LP (with free download code) are available here at the shop

SKA IM TRANSIT - the german ska bible

SKA IM TRANSIT - the german ska bible

MAKE YOUR ORDER HERE !

The first and so far only book about the development of the Ska in Germany East and West before and after the change - reported by musicians and makers, who played a decisive role in shaping our scene.
Brimmed with interviews, portraits, anecdotes and lots of photos and illustrations from long forgotten
believed archives.

Interviews with:
Amedeo/Bluekilla
Baumi/The Frits
Bosso/El Bosso & die Ping Pongs
Franze/Tornados,FF-Dabei-Booking
Gerald Machner/ No Sports
JoeScholes/TheBraces
Karsten Riedel/Alpha Boy School
Kay/Yellow Cap, Mighty Sounds Festival
Leander/Messer Banzani
Marco/Michele Baresi
Marcus/Blechreiz
Meyer/Mothers Pride
Richie a.k.a. Dr. Ring Ding
Rogue/ Skatoon Syndikat Stanley Head/Johnny Belinda
Thomas Hellmich/Yellow Umbrella
Thomas Scholz/The Busters
Waki/Yebo
Mad Wolley/Skaos
Wowo a.k.a. Benson Mam/TheButlers

Emma Steel/Skintonic, Oi!Reka, Skin Up
Jörg Folta /Veranstalter This is Ska etc.
Klisch/Veranstalter Potsdam Ska Festival
Matzge/Pork Pie
Mirko/Edition No Name Merchandising,Skin Up
Mutti/ Muttis Booking
Ossi/GroverRecords/Moskito Promotion
THIS IS SKA - official festival anthem for This Is Ska Rosslau 2018 !

THIS IS SKA - official festival anthem for This Is Ska Rosslau 2018 !

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THIS IS SKA is the name of the official festival anthem of the 22nd edition of the same titled and world famous ska festival 2018, which takes place every year at the picturesque Wasserburg in Dessau / Rosslau. JOHNNY REGGAE RUB FOUNDATION have blossomed the year before with their debut album NO BAM BAM from an  insider tip to the "next big thing" in terms of kick ass urban ska and dirty reggae. The single also appears as a Special Edition 7 "with a sensual jewel in Judge Dread style called OI OI OI on the B-side.
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This Is Ska Rosslau 2018

This Is Ska Rosslau 2018

Das THIS IS SKA wird dieses Jahr wieder ein Traum ! Hier das Line-Up:


Johnny Reggae Rub Foundation - NO BAM BAM at THIS IS SKA 2017

Johnny Reggae Rub Foundation - NO BAM BAM at THIS IS SKA 2017

Nobody would buy a pig in a poke! But now you can check out yourself, how cool the album sounds. give it a listen at Spotify and then go and grag your linited vinyl edition of the album. One of the highlights at this years official THIS IS SKA festival stand.












Johnny Reggae Rub Foundation

Johnny Reggae Rub Foundation

The debut album NO BAM BAM recorded by that great ska band, featuring CHRISSY REGGAE - a brilliant singer and gifted boss sound organ player, JOHNNY SKA  - the one-man singer, songwriter, guitarist and mechanic drum player and ROLO TENG - a bass player with that deep bassy reggae sound, comes along with a unique mix of SKA, DIRTY REGGAE, ROCKSTEADY and PUNK & ROLL  at it's best. The music sounds warm and powerful, untamed with rough edges, amazing vocal arrangements, strong lyrics, all embedded in the sublime mix of VICTOR RICE that moves your mind and your feet.

Buy NO BAM BAM now!

Check out the title song NO BAM BAM:


This is Ska Festival 22.-24. Juni 2017

This is Ska Festival 22.-24. Juni 2017

Obsolete to say much about it: The most beutiful, coolest, hottest, tastiest, longest and vastest ska festival in the world.
Tippi-Top, Tippi-Top, Tippi-Top!

#rosslauska17
Dr. Ring Ding - Once A Year LP + Bonus 7"

Dr. Ring Ding - Once A Year LP + Bonus single

Here comes the ultimate XMAS present:

Brand new ans strictly LIMITED EDTION LP of the album ONCE A YEAR coming up with a 7"-bonus single incl. a german version of the "Christmas Song", free download code and e music sheet for keyboards and lyrics to sing along. Buy now here at the PORK PIE SHOP


Yellow Umbrella on tour with Hooligans Of Love

Yellow Umbrella on tour with Hooligans Of Love

COOL! Finally Yellow Umbrella come up with a brand new studio album :-)
This one is the ultimate master piece so far ! Available at the SHOP

SAVE THE DATE ! Watch out for the record release tour, where the band peresents their new album


10.11.2016 Rostock, Zwischenbau
11.11.2016 Schwerin, Angler II
12.11.2016 Hamburg, Monkeys Music Club
13.11.2016 Krefeld, Kulturrampe
15.11.2016 Dresden, Alter Schlachthof
16.11.2016 Prag (CZ), Klub Buben
17.11.2016 Berlin, Tommy Haus
18.11.2016 Leipzig, Werk 2
19.11.2016 Magdeburg, Moritzhof

THE FRITS live with MADNESS 3rd and 4th october!

THE FRITS live with MADNESS 3rd and 4th october!

MADNESS, WE CALL IT MADNESS ! THE FRITS spielen den Support-Slot den beiden MADNESS-Shows im Oktober. Wir platzen vor Stolz und freuen uns wie Bolle :-)
Dem nicht genug: die Posaune knutscht kein Geringerer, als unser guter Dr. Ring Ding. Also wer sich das entgehen läßt, ist wirklich mad in der Birne. Hier die Termine: 3. Oktober 2016 Berlin / Tempodrom
4. Oktober 2016 Bochum / RuhrCongress und am 29. Oktober 2016 beim kultigen Monkeys Club Ska Festival in Hamburg. Und die aktuelle CD THE GREATEST FRITS gibt' zum Sonderpreis im Pork Pie Shop.
Twenty years anniversary of theTHIS IS SKA festival !

Twenty years anniversary of theTHIS IS SKA festival !

Twenty years anniversary of theTHIS IS SKA - this has to be celebrated! Since the start in 1997 it became a gigantic open air party. With the lot of 22 tracks we have packed that Ska-"Madness" on a superb jubilee compilation. Well-known hits of DERRICK MORGAN, DOREEN SHAFFER, SKAOS and TOASTERS etc. match with contemporary  songs of Dr. RING DING, THE HOTKNIVES, BUSTER SHUFFLE, EL BOSSO & DIE PING PONGS, BUSTERS or MR. REVIEW and many others. A younger generation of bands like TALKS, DALLAX, UPSESSIONS, LEO & THE LINEUP or the SOUL RADICS make this festival remain exciting and diverse.

THE FRITS - new album THE GREATEST FRITS Release am 22. Januar 2016THE FRITS - neues Album THE GREATEST FRITS release THE FRITS - neues Album THE GREA

THE FRITS - new album THE GREATEST FRITS release 22nd january 2016

THE FRITS belong to the most outstanding ska bands from Germany. Due to their affinity to their idols from Coventry, they are  to date often called the "german SPECIALS". In 1993 the band had the fortune to record their "master piece" and last studio album NOT ENOUGH FOR YOU! in the 2Tone-Mekka Coventry by legendary ska producer ROGER LOMAS. On THE GREATEST FRITS we have assembled a hand picked selection of  songs from all of  their long time "out of stock" albums. With this collection you can delightfully pass in review the band history of this great ska band.