Enemy of the System

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Enemy of The System
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Studio album by The Toasters
Released 2002
Genre Ska
Length46:30
Label Megalith, Moon Ska Brasil, & Moon Ska Europe
Producer Robert "Bucket" Hingley
The Toasters chronology
Don't Let the Bastards Grind You Down
(2004)
Enemy of The System
(2002)
One More Bullet
(2007)
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Enemy of the System is the eighth studio album from the ska band The Toasters released in 2002. The album was the first Toasters release on Megalith Records and it was released 5 years after Don't Let the Bastards Grind You Down , due to the demise of ska label Moon Ska and, also, the decrease of third wave ska's mainstream popularity that saw the disappearance of a lot of ska bands some years before.

Ska is a music genre that originated in Jamaica in the late 1950s and was the precursor to rocksteady and reggae. It combined elements of Caribbean mento and calypso with American jazz and rhythm and blues. Ska is characterized by a walking bass line accented with rhythms on the off beat. It was developed in Jamaica in the 1960s when Prince Buster, Clement "Coxsone" Dodd, and Duke Reid formed sound systems to play American rhythm and blues and then began recording their own songs. In the early 1960s, ska was the dominant music genre of Jamaica and was popular with British mods. Later it became popular with many skinheads.

The Toasters band that plays punk rock

The Toasters are one of the original American second wave of ska bands. Founded in New York City in 1981, the band has released nine studio albums, primarily through Moon Ska Records.

Megalith Records

Megalith Records is a ska record label founded on August 22, 2002 and located in Norman, Oklahoma. It is owned by Robert "Bucket" Hingley of The Toasters and the defunct label Moon Ska Records, and managed by Jeremy Patton, current webmaster and graphic artist for the Toasters. Manufacturing duties are carried out by Brett of AtoZ Media Services, a CD pressing plant company based in New York City.

Track listing

  1. "Skafinger" – 2:44
  2. "Enemy of the System" – 3:03
  3. "Dog Eat Dog" – 4:19
  4. "Pirate Radio" – 3:52
  5. "Sweet Home Town Jamaica" – 4:12
  6. "Sitting on the Top of the World" – 3:07
  7. "Modern World America" (MP3) – 2:44
  8. "Why, Oh, Why?" – 4:23
  9. "Pendulum" – 3:04
  10. "Can I Get Another?" (MP3) – 2:41
  11. "Barney" – 3:29
  12. "If You Loved Me" – 2:49
  13. "Road to Rio" – 2:53
  14. "Social Security" – 3:04

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