The Skeletones

The Skeletones

 Riverside, California, USA
BandWorldPunk

Pure energy and production magic. "One of the most exciting and entertaining concerts that never gets old." The Skeletones have that star power.

Biography

THE SKELETONES

With a sound that resonates with the energy of rock and punk, the Caribbean "riddims" of reggae, ska, and dancehall as well as the rhythmic appeal of hip-hop funk and soul, "The Skeletones" deliver a fusion of sound that is as diverse as their Southern California roots... yet as easily accessible as a groove. It is with this distinction that they have commanded stage performances on 3 continents for nearly 20 years. Formed in 1986 by Paul "Prince Skeletone" Hampton, "The Skeletones" have honed their craft by playing alongside rock icons like No Doubt, Sublime, The Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Fishbone, Incubus, The Skatalites, Bad Religion, 311, The English Beat and countless others.

2009 was a very busy year for The Skeletones they started the year off performing at the Mt. High Ski Resorts, Annual King of The Hill Event (thousands attended) They also hit the Downtown Riverside Street Jam along with long time friends Voo Doo Glow Skulls and The Debonaires the streets of Riverside were rockin' and skankin' that night!! The Skeletones had a blast at UCR's annual Spring Splash as well as the this years Inland Empire Music Awards. Summer time was "bumpin" with shows like The 2009 Arizona Riverfest, The Las Vegas World Series of Poker Party, or simply Skankin it up at Club Mozambique in Laguna Beach... the Tones were busy!

2009 Ended with some GREAT SHOWS: THE ENGLISH BEAT and The SKELETONES on Halloween Night-"SKALLOWEEN 2009". And the guys finished up the year with the: First Annual "Rude and Crude"Music Festival and last, surely not least... was Club Sapphire's, Las Vegas - Annual XMAS Party.YES IT WAS A BUSY YEAR!!!
2010 already booking out- contact our awesome manager for booking inquiries.

Lyrics

Girl Like You

Written By: The Skeletones

Girl like you

Can’t seem to get you out of my mind baby girl
I seem to think about you all the time
Since I met you on the san
(Ocean waver crashing on the shore)
All my friends try to tell me it’s a summer time fling
Don’t get sprung just have some fun
But I don’t think they understand
(Never felt like this before)
Cause you looked over with diamonds in your eyes
The color so blue just like the sky
Girl you give me the run for the money and it’s burning deep inside
And now I just long for the passion of your sweet caress
And the smell of the perfume on your summer dress
Every moment with you is sunshine I must confess
And I just got to let you know
I never met girl like you
I never had a love so true
I never had anybody in my life
That make me feel the way you do
Hand in hand down at the beach
Feel that sand soft on her feet
We watched the sunset and the peaceful sea
Rolled to a party about 2 o clock
That’s when you put my mind in shock
The way that you were walking right through that door
Girl you making my eyes sore
Just like a movie scene
Lost track of everything
Music stopping jaw droppin
In your direction I caught my body hoppin
But it was what’s on the inside that really caught my soul
And now I long for the passion of your sweet caress
And the smell of the perfume on your summer dress
Every moment with you is sunshine I must confess
And I just got to let you know

Discography

1. BUMP - 2007
2. DO IT RIGHT - 2005 Rivercidal
3. 2K SOULUTION - 1999 Transmission
4. DR. BONES - 1996 DNA
5. THE RED ALBUM - 1992 MJC
6. INTRODUCING THE SKELETONES - 1988
Skelerecords

U.S. and U.K. Compilations
1. SKANKING AROUND THE WORLD II - 1988 Unicorn
2. CALIFORNIA SKA QUAKE - 1988 Moon
3. WE DON'T SCARE - 1990 Phaza
4. STEADY SOUNDS FROM THE UNDERGROUND
1994 Side One
5. X MUSIC - 1995 Reprise
6. ORANGE COUNTY vs LONG BEACH - 1996
7. WEST COAST SKAMPILATION - 1997
8. THIS IS SKA AND REGGAE ROOTS - 2005 Caroline
9. PRIMO SONIC RHYTHMS VOL. 2 V/A COMPILATION - 2005 Rivercidal
10. FOREVER FREE - 2006 Baseline Music

Set List

Make Up Your Mind
Reach The Top
Do It Right
Your Very Own Paradise
She's Alright
Seed - cover by Sublime
Special Bonus Track
The Truth
Ravers - cover by Steel Pulse
Dr. Bones
Razor Back