Monday Video Flashback: Laurel Aitken “Skinhead”

Monday Video FlashbackLaurel Aitken is the godfather hands down. He should be considered the patron saint of ska and skinheads. The man recorded music from the 60’s until his death in 2005 with many hits to his credit. I had the chance to see him the few times he made stops in Southern California in the 90’s. He was always happy to talk and see the people that came out to his shows and the skinheads in general. Here’s a little clip of him performing “Skinheads” with The Pressure Tenants at Gaz’s Rockin Blues in 1989. Enjoy!

I've been involved in the Los Angeles music scene since at least 1995 going to shows, promoting, spinning records and running labels. Ska and Early Reggae are my passion among other things of course.