Stubborn All-Stars

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Stubborn All-Stars
Origin U.S. flag New York City, New York, United States
Genres Ska
Years active 1994–present

Stubborn All-Stars are a New York City ska band led by King Django, front man of Skinnerbox and owner of Stubborn Records.

By early 1994, Django's original ska roots began to tug at him, and he assembled Stubborn All-Stars for a studio session which resulted in the 4-song Old's Cool 7" EP. Choosing musicians very carefully from the large pool of New York ska bands such as Skinnerbox, The Insteps, The Slackers, The Scofflaws, and Agent 99, for their familiarity with and ability to play traditional Jamaican ska. Django hit upon the sound he was looking for: ska in a very traditional Jamaican style, reconnected with its own roots in American Rhythm & Blues.

They released their debut Open Season in September 1995, featuring guest appearances by Roland Alphonso of the Skatalites, Chris Dowd (ex-Fishbone), and Robert "Bucket" Hingley of the Toasters.

Their second album, Back With a New Batch, was released in 1997. The video for the single Pick Yourself Up went into heavy rotation on MTV, and Alternative Press reviewed it as "the best reggae album of 1997".

Their third album, Nex Music, was released in 1999.

The band also collaborated with famous punk band Rancid on the song 'I Wanna Riot' for the Beavis and Butt-Head Do America soundtrack.

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