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am i the only one that still listens to ska?

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by gfreshsushi, May 28, 2004.

  1. gfreshsushi

    gfreshsushi Senior Member

    Joined: Sep 21, 2003 Messages: 2,244 Likes Received: 1
    i've got a random playlist going on my computer right now, and a couple of ska songs have come up in a row, and it just got me thinking. seriously, am i the only one that still listens to their old ska albums? no more ska bands coming through on tour, no more local ska bands, no more ska kids.

    maybe they all just turned into hipsters.
     
  2. TheTruthHrtz

    TheTruthHrtz Junior Member

    Joined: Mar 30, 2003 Messages: 149 Likes Received: 0
    Yes. You are the only one.
     
  3. duh-rye-won

    duh-rye-won Member

    Joined: Aug 8, 2001 Messages: 580 Likes Received: 2
    i can handle some old op ive because it takes me back to the days of my skateboarding youth, but i gotta draw the line there. never a big ska fan.
     
  4. Kr430n5_666

    Kr430n5_666 Banned

    Joined: Oct 6, 2004 Messages: 19,229 Likes Received: 30
    there is nothing new to talk about.
     
  5. Spanish ska is an essential part of boat partying here in PR.

    I'm not partuclarly a fan, but I enjoy it greatly at the right moments.
     
  6. MurderSluts

    MurderSluts Junior Member

    Joined: May 6, 2004 Messages: 221 Likes Received: 1
    when i was younger with less of a brain i listened to ska. but now im an adult and i realize it sucks. except for op ivy. but i dont consider them ska. they're just good.
     
  7. seeking

    seeking Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: May 25, 2000 Messages: 32,277 Likes Received: 235
    ska is fucking terrible. it's nerd music for geeks. all that tutone shit is gay as hell. the music is stupid, the fans are stupid, doing the 'pogo' is stupid. seriously when i see people listening to ska, i honestly think they must be either incredibly dumb, or live in a sealed up vault, where it's 1992 all day, everyday.
    honestly man, put the ska away, now.

    **exceptions to this rule (no pun intended) are as follows:
    OPERATION IVY: op ivy are not ska, no matter how ska-ish some of their songs might be. it doesnt even matter. op-ivy is one of the greatest bands of our generation and that will never, ever change. no matter how bad of a mood im in, if i put on op ivy, i'm instantly 16 again.
    black ska from jamaica: i don't particularly care for it too much, but if you're real into the old school shit, that's fine. just make sure you know your stuff. this does not mean you can walk around and talk about ska, or dress in a ska-like manner though. it just means you can sit in your bedroom, listening to your own skatalites records, smoking ganja and being the fucking nerd that you are.
     
  8. ubejinxed

    ubejinxed Veteran Member

    Joined: Apr 12, 2001 Messages: 7,543 Likes Received: 3
    i like ska (some of it)

    i've been looking for my old cassettes but i think they're in tape heaven somewhere.


    i guess i'm just dumb then right?
     
  9. To clarify: I only listen to ska in boats, while insanely drunk. In other words, when I'm dumb. Which is unfortunately often.
     
  10. <KEY3>

    <KEY3> Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 24, 2004 Messages: 6,878 Likes Received: 2
    I have a big fat friend who despite being a very cool guy, still listend to ska.
    He even does the 'fat boy ska' dance. It's great!

    but his tastes span so much music that I know he's more than just a ska poser.
     
  11. im not witty

    im not witty Guest

    hahah this thread is hilarious.

    op ivy as has already been covered. i uses to like catch 22's first album alot but i havent heard that in probably 5 or 6 years.
     
  12. fethasmcgraw

    fethasmcgraw Junior Member

    Joined: Feb 9, 2004 Messages: 221 Likes Received: 0
    would choking victim be considered ska?
     
  13. heavyLox

    heavyLox Veteran Member

    Joined: Feb 2, 2002 Messages: 7,196 Likes Received: 17
    Ska is over, been over since before op-ivy or any of those trendy "dont call me punk" bands started stealing the upBeat.

    Ska:

    Skatalites, obiously
    Prince buster
    Roland alphanso
    Jackie Opel
    Jackie mitoe(sp)
    Justin Hinds and the Dominoes
    the ethiopians
    the list goes on to include anyone involved in reggae for over twenty5 years or so.
    all good ska music


    then theres the steelers of ska:

    bim skala bim
    madness
    this list goees on as well.
     
  14. kido

    kido Senior Member

    Joined: Apr 16, 2002 Messages: 1,463 Likes Received: 0
    If it sounds good I'll listen to it. I cant stand how some you can say you hate an entire genre of music.

    I like ska,


















    When Im loaded, it brings me back
     
  15. Devilush

    Devilush 12oz Legend

    Joined: Feb 1, 2001 Messages: 17,035 Likes Received: 2
    we're listening to ska this weekend for the bbq.
     
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