Blue Beat Party

Strange Tenants

First released on vinyl on their own Blue Beat label back in 1984, the Blue Beat Party album is the definitive 'Aussie' ska album, with Strange Tenants giving their fans what they want - up tempo songs to skank to.

First released on vinyl on their own Blue Beat label back in 1984, the Blue Beat Party album is the definitive 'Aussie' ska album, with Strange Tenants giving their fans what they wanted - up tempo songs to skank to. Full of classic ska tracks, exhibiting their brilliant song-writing and musicianship, the Blue Beat Party album has become an iconic album in the history of Australian ska. Now in digital form, the world has a chance to share the power ska sound that is Strange Tenants.

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Rude Celebration

Strange Tenants

Classy and stylistically original ska and reggae bases music.

First released on CD in 2006 to celebrate Strange Tenants' 25th anniversary, this album showcases the power, passion, song-writing talent and brilliant musicianship of this legendary Australian ska band.

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Ska'd for Life

Strange Tenants

Strange Tenants (the Godfathers of Australian Ska) classic ska compilation 1982 to 1995

Strange Tenants have been one of the most successful live Australian bands since the early 1980s. Formed in Melbourne by brothers, Bruce and Ian Hearn, they delivered around 1200 power packed performances between 1981 and 1986 and toured with international acts including U2, Style Council and UB40. Paul Weller once described them as “Australia’s hardest working band” and musically they are unique, combining the soul of The Specials and the power of The Clash.

Renowned for their strident independence and uncompromising commitment to their music and powerful social commentary, Strange Tenants have steadfastly ignored fads, hip trends, and the music ‘industry’. The loyalty of their fans, ‘the Tenants army’, over 3 decades, has helped maintain their legendary status, almost unparalleled in the history of Australian alternative music.

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Who Mines the Riches?

Strange Tenants

Ska and reggae with a hard edge and lyrics full of social commentary

Strange Tenants, the undisputed godfathers of Australian ska, dedicate this song to mineworkers, their families and communities the world over. With a driving unique ska/reggae beat 'Who mines the riches?' is another in a long line of classic songs full of social commentary from this legendary alternative band from Australia.

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