THE CROMBIES debut 7″ is out now! We debuted the single at July’s LATE BAR 2 TONE extravaganza – fans were dancing up such a storm that the DJ booth shook and made the record skip! That truly was a DANCE CRAZE! Niney The Observer’s “Blood & Fire” never sounded better, and it’s already the Chicago Fire’s new fight anthem! The flip is “Mad At The World” – a legendary tune from the early Deal’s Gone Bad days given new life! Pick up the 7″ for only $5 postage paid in the USA! Click on the image to buy! Look out for their full length on LP vinyl, CD, and Cassette this fall!
We’ve been releasing DEAL’S GONE BAD albums from the very beginning in 1998! Well technically, they graced our early compilations before we released “LARGE AND IN CHARGE” in 1998! Need to catch up and see the early roots of the band? We still make “WELCOME TO THE VAULT” 3xCD box set which includes “LARGE AND IN CHARGE”, “GUIDE TO BOAT DRINKS AND CRUISE COCKTAILS ” and “OVERBOARD” albums – all for only $12 = quite a great deal!
Deal’s Gone Bad has been many things to many people. Watching numerous waves of ska, rock steady, and reggae music rise and fall before them, this is the band you count on to keep going, despite all the odds, membership changes, trips in and out of substance dependence, marriages, and even the birth of a child. For 11 years, DEAL’S GONE BAD has been the reggae pride of sweet home Chicago, evolving with new personnel and new ideas, but never losing the love Jamaican and American soul music, piracy, and the art of intoxication. Read the rest of this entry »
Traditional ska/reagge bands like DEAL’S GONE BAD have had little trouble riding out the late-90′s commercial ska boom – they’ve been performing ORIGINAL Jamaican ska since 1995 (you know, way before major labels used their money to turn the punk-ska hybrid it into a quick commercial trend). There’s no doubt about it – DEAL’S GONE BAD have mastered their craft – catchy, soulful 60′s ska, Read the rest of this entry »
Deal’s Gone Bad charged onto the Chicago scene back in 1995, quickly establishing themselves as one the city’s top entertainers. Right from the beginning, DGB got the nod to open for such legendary reggae performers as Toots & The Maytals, The Skatalites, Justin Hinds, Yelloman, and Laurel Aitken, eventually moving on to high profile headlinig gigs at The Metro plus countless clubs across the city. Read the rest of this entry »
You’ve heard of Inspector 7 (Radical) and The Skoidats (Moon NYC), now step aside for this Chicago 8 piece! It’s been quite some time since skinheads across the world have had a record to be proud of….sure, there have been skinhead ska bands, but none that captures the true sound of Jamaica like Deal’s Gone Bad. Full of classic Leslie Kong style chuggin’ reggae riddims & soulful 60′s ska, this Read the rest of this entry »