1. Rarin to go
2. Skankin with the Torreadores (12" Version)
3. The Saint (alternative mix)
6. Rawhide (remix)
7. Tell William (we said Cha)
10. Head em up, Move em out
12. Skankin' with the Torreadores (Part 2)
Click on the cover art to go to iTunes for the Rarin To Go album.
Ministry of Ska's Rarin' To Go abum is considered a Ska classic. Deleted 5 years ago it is now available from iTunes or from your favourite download store either as an album or as individual tracks. If you are after the CD itself please email us and we will see if we can track any down.
After a contribution to the Doc Martens album Generation to Generation they found themselves too busy with other projects to continue with the band. A rare solo track by Russell under the M.O.S. name called Ska Surfing at 5-0 is considered one of M.O.S.'s best tracks. Russell has been considering relaunching the band to do more recordings so watch this space. To hear tracks go to the Player below.
With the Rarin To Go project they were looking to 'put the smile back on the face of humanity and a twitch in the toe of the Pope', mixing classic 60's style ska with rude boy Judge Dread type humour. M.O.S. also decided to kick start the new genre of Ska Surf with twangy guitar and a chilled out beach ska sound.
Russell was then joined by Dick Crippen, formerly of million selling acts Tenpole Tudor and King Kurt. They released the track Skaty on the Get This album on Flat Records. After contributing popular ska tracks to many Future Legend Records Cult Themes albums they produced a ska album of their own, Rarin to Go.
M.O.S was the brainchild of record producer Russell C. Brennan (aka Russell C. Writer) who grew up to the sound of all night Ska parties in Brixton. It was his first time fronting a band after writing and producing for Mod Icon Eleanor Rigby. It started as a solo thing and the first track
'Skanking with The Torreadores' featured on the Ska Beats album with many household names from the world of Ska like Buster Bloodvessel (Bad Manners), Rankin Roger (The Beat), Maroon Town, The Rude Boys and Double Trouble & the Rebel MC.
MINISTRY OF SKA DISCOGRAPHY
1. Skanking with the Torreadores *(7” version) on Ska Beats album (Beechwood Records).
2. Skaty on Get This album (Flat Records).
3. The Saint on Themes From The 60’s Vol. 2 album (Future Legend Records)
4. Dangerman on Themes From The 60’s Vol. 2 album (Future Legend Records)
5. Rawhide on Themes from the 60’s Vol. 3 album (Future Legend Records)
6. Hawaii 5-0 on Themes from 70’s Vol. 1 album (Future Legend Records)
7. Green Onions on Generation to Generation album (Doc Martens Records)
8. Rarin To Go album (Future Legend Records)
9. Ska Surfing at 5-0 on That Instrumental Vibe album (Future Legend Records)
10. The Best of Ministry of Ska album (Future Legend Records: download only)
*The 12” version of Skanking with the Torreadores was due out on Big Wave Records but they went bust before it could be released.
Video Ska Surfin at 5-0.
Ska Surfin' single is now out on Download. Click image below.