A Track A Day: Zillas On Acid

A Track A Day: Zillas On Acid

For LAGASTA’s ongoing series, we asked our friends to choose a favourite track or an album for these weird times, and share it with us along with a photo. A track a day keeps the bad vibes away. Today we welcome our beloved Philadelphia-based duo Zillas On Acid, comprised of Thomas Roland and James Weissinger, who continue to deliver acid-drenched dancefloor goodness. The pair share with us one of their favourite record’s, The Specials’ classic “Ghost Town” 12”.

In their own words: “We’re of the age where ska was a big thing at a certain point and, τwo Tone bands like the English Beat, the Selecter, and particularly the Specials were secret post-punk gateway drugs for us into a lot of other British music from the 80s. The first Specials LP is impeccable; the second one More Specials in all its weirdness might be even better (?!)… then there’s the Ghost Town 12”, which came out right before much of the band split to form Fun Boy Three. Ghost Town has always been a world-shattering track, but it has resonated for us in a new way during the pandemic for obvious reasons. The B-side is incredible too, though, with Lynval’s song “Why?” and Terry’s “Friday Night, Saturday Morning”–a favorite final song of the night for us for years, following the standard themes of a lot of Specials songs: going to a party, trying to meet someone, drinking too much, going home alone…”

Zillas On Acid recently contribute a great new track “Bruce Is Loose”, specially made for LAGASTA’s fundraising compilation “With Love”. Pick up your copy here.


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