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Download links and information about Universal by Bim Skala Bim. This album was released in 1997 and it belongs to Rock, Reggae, Ska genres. It contains 15 tracks with total duration of 38:06 minutes.

Artist: Bim Skala Bim
Release date: 1997
Genre: Rock, Reggae, Ska
Tracks: 15
Duration: 38:06
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No. Title Length
1. Pete Needs a Friend 3:28
2. Johnny O'Reilly 2:11
3. Red Eyes 2:53
4. Shakin' All Over 2:30
5. Not Natural 2:35
6. Skaloop 0:35
7. Freeman 2:01
8. Same Mistake 3:13
9. Rings of Saturn 3:05
10. Electrolux 2:04
11. Talk,Talk, and Talk 3:31
12. Skaloop, Pt. 2 0:24
13. Three Legged Dog 3:08
14. Going Back 3:33
15. Happy Weekend 2:55



The late 1990s saw quite a few bands combining ska and rock, and the alternative rock audience's acceptance of ska was beneficial for everyone from Reel Big Fish and the Mighty Mighty Bosstones to No Doubt. But the fusion of ska and rock didn't start with those bands; Madness and the Specials had combined the two during the punk and new wave explosions of the late 1970s and early 1980s. Bim Skala Bim came along in 1983, and the American ska-punkers still had a lot to say when they recorded Universal in early 1997. From high-energy originals like "Rings of Saturn," "Red Eyes" and "Freeman" to an inspired cover of "Shaking All Over" (first recorded in the 1960s by Johnny Kid & the Pirates and later popularized by the Who), Universal is a fine example of a band that hadn't lost any of its freshness after being together for 14 years. Another high point of Universal is "Electrolux," an instrumental that recalls the instrumental surf-rock of the 1960s (a la the Ventures) without sacrificing the ska beat. Fans of ska-rock shouldn't miss this CD.