Before the Bosstones were Mighty Mighty, before Mephiskapheles signed a pact with Satan, and back when Skankin' Pickle was just a cucumber and the Skalars were undergrads at Two-Tone University, the Toasters were laying the foundation for a new wave of ska music in America. Formed in 1982, after English-born vocalist Rob "Bucket" Hingley relocated to New York, the Toasters fought the conventional "wisdom" of a record industry that said ska music just wouldn't fly in the States. So Hingley took matters into his own hands, forming his own label, Moon Ska Records, which eventually paved the way for the huge ska revival boom of the late '90s. But ska's newfound popularity in the U.S. attracted many who weren't in it for the long haul, just... More >>>