Although it's been 30 years since the Toasters' formation, Hingley still thinks of the genre as having a pure, rebellious spirit. "Ska music is one of the few forms of independent music that hasn't been totally exploited yet and destroyed by the mad chemist lab that the major label industry is," he says. "The future is a lot brighter than it is for a lot of other forms of independent music."

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