It’s A Question Of Balance with Ruth Copland

Arts Interview: Ranking Roger
It’s A Question Of Balance 6 June 2015

Ruth Copland is British but lives in Santa Cruz, California and presents a radio show called It’s A Question of Balance on radio stations KSCO AM 1080 Santa Cruz and KOMY 1340 Watsonville. KSCO is the highest-listenership commercial Talk station in the area.  Thousands of listeners around the world listen also to the podcasts of the shows which appear on the website

Under The Influence: 2 Tone Ska

In the second episode of our series Under the Influence, we examine the late-70s ska revival in the UK, a movement built upon the fusion of punk rock and traditional ska. Led by the Specials, we look at how the cultural climate of the time period in the UK inspired the founding of 2 Tone…

“The Clash and The Police were the two bands which I enjoyed touring with” – Ranking Roger

Out of all of them, The Clash and The Police were the two bands which I enjoyed touring with the most. The Clash, because they were ‘the people’s band.’ They were so grounded and live the music was better than the records. I also liked The Police because I watched them change and becoming more serious and political. By the time The Police split up they were getting as political as The Beat. – Ranking Roger