Today’s song is “Suffer the Children” by Hub City Stompers.
This is a new update to an old song. “Suffer the Children” is an upbeat track with an important is about marginalized youth and youth, in general, being driven from (what is supposed to be) their homes by their bigoted families to only (hopefully) find a real family on the streets.
This track is available on the What Do You Know About Ska Punk? This Is Jersey, Not CA compilation. The album also features a bunch of great homegrown NJ Ska Punk bands.
About Hub CIty Stompers
Hub City Stompers hail from the “hub city” of New Brunswick, NJ. The band was founded and formed by Rev Sinister, former vocalist/frontman for NJ Ska band Inspecter 7. After i7 had gone into a dormant state in 2001, RevSin, still bloodthirsty for making and performing music, went on the hunt to form a new band and in the summer of 2002 HCS was born. In the wasteland of the seemingly “dead” ska scene of the time, these necromaniacs romanced ska’s rotted corpse, playing for the love of the music rather than the popularity of it, and formed a force to be reckoned with in the New Jersey music scene. Embracing various styles and eras of ska from the 60’s through the 80’s, and adding reggae, punk, oi!, hardcore, and even hip-hop, jazz and classical influences, they manage to avoid a typical, formulaic ska sound and steer clear of cliche poppy ska lyrics. Hub City Stompers’ line up consists of members & ex-members of bands such as Inspecter 7, Bigger Thomas, Professor Plum, Predator Dub Assassins, Bomb Town, and The Best Of The Worst. Proudly roaming the no-man’s-land between the popular ska-core world and the elitist trad-ska world, Hub City Stompers choose to entertain and offend everyone equally and stick to their underground roots. Allied with all in this underground, they share the stage with ska, reggae, oi!, punk, and hardcore bands alike.