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Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by unknown, Aug 23, 2001.

  1. unknown

    unknown Guest

    anyone into it? what are some good bands?
  2. OGBforMumia

    OGBforMumia Member

    Joined: Sep 23, 2000 Messages: 710 Likes Received: 0
    i like the specials. or the toasters. im not really into ska though. i heard buck o nine is pretty good...real big fish were bomb back in the day..
  3. OPIUM3

    OPIUM3 Senior Member

    Joined: Apr 14, 2001 Messages: 1,315 Likes Received: 0
    yeah those were some good bands. I don't know about Reel Big Fish being "back in the day" but i can sorta see why your saying that. But i like the English Beat, Ska King Crab, Dance Hall Crashers, AquaBats, The Selecter, Hepcat, Bad Manners, Pie Tasters, Lets Go Bowling, Specials, and a bunch of others i can't remember right now. But those are some good true ska sound peoples to start out with.
  4. jungle cat

    jungle cat Elite Member

    Joined: Dec 19, 2000 Messages: 3,453 Likes Received: 0
    the only ska i ever liked was 'the hippos' i never bought a cd/tape/record of thiers though. because i basically hate all other ska... well.. atleast everything i heard.
  5. tow up from tha flow up !

    tow up from tha flow up ! Member

    Joined: May 31, 2001 Messages: 878 Likes Received: 1
    save ferris, the go go rays, goldfinger <3 <3 <3
  6. dosoner

    dosoner Elite Member

    Joined: Jun 8, 2000 Messages: 3,735 Likes Received: 26
    i dont really listen to ska, but my dad does, i dunno any bands, but i like the stuff, alot of it has some good energy behind it

    CONTWO Member

    Joined: Apr 17, 2000 Messages: 829 Likes Received: 0
    listen to some desmond dekker,the specials,and the english beat,instead of buying reel big fish records
  8. imported_joewelcome

    imported_joewelcome Senior Member

    Joined: Jul 11, 2001 Messages: 1,690 Likes Received: 6
    i can't BELIEVE you mentioned Ska King Crab- they did a ska version of Take On Me first.

    all that No Doubt/Save Ferris/Aquabats/Hippos/later DHC/Goldfinger/Reel Big Fish bullshit is useless. bad watery pop bands trying to jock whatever trend they misunderstood.

    most people don't know/have never heard real ska music. in the late 70's/early 80's notable acts like the English Beat, Madness, The Specials, Selecter were reviving an old form of music from Jamaica (the precursor to reggae). and they injected a bit of punk to it in places. shit remained good until the mid 90's when shit just got dumb. ska tends to be a scene that grows, builds and collapses every 15-20 years. but none of what most people know of it comes close to the hallmarks of the style. there's too much history in it for people to half-ass the genre. everything bad associated with ska happened in the past 7 years, so look for stuff that came out in the mid 80's (the euro stuff is my favorite) and keep going back. if you reach far enough to be feeling the Skatalites original material, then you know you're there.
  9. Devilush

    Devilush 12oz Legend

    Joined: Feb 1, 2001 Messages: 17,035 Likes Received: 3
    yea fucking yea! that's what i'm talking about when it comes to the real ska. the bands that you listed before that are the watered down version. same goes with punk. but i really don't listen to much ska as of now. i have a bunch of cds and old tapes. whats funny is that the phillipines have their own ska bands too. shit rocks! it's not in the native tongue, so it's un english. they are called Put3Ska...for those of you who know some tagalog, that's a swear word. but the lead singer fucking rocks! anyone want a copy of that, let me know. oh here ya go! http://www.philmusic.com/zine/news/2000/08...ska/index.shtml

    [This message has been edited by Devilush (edited 08-24-2001).]
  10. fr8lover

    fr8lover Guest

    ska really, really, really sucks...(play song here)

    i admit though i was into the whole ska fad a few years back, but i never looked back.
  11. Frate_Raper

    Frate_Raper Veteran Member

    Joined: Aug 20, 2000 Messages: 7,973 Likes Received: 168
    I was soooo in to ska like 3 years ago......then I woke up onday grabbed anything ska related and sold it to homos at school.Fuck ska!
  12. jointhedotz

    jointhedotz Member

    Joined: Nov 28, 2000 Messages: 726 Likes Received: 0
    too true joe...i got into the 2-tone stuff years ago when i listened to a lot of punk, its still ok but doesnt compare to the original jamaican stuff...as for 3rd wave, most of that shit is a fuckin disgrace (op ivy are the only exception maybe)
  13. unknown

    unknown Guest

    anyone heard of Big D and the Kids Table?
  14. TRUE

    TRUE Member

    Joined: May 1, 2000 Messages: 530 Likes Received: 0
    I remember in one of the CKY videos Bam asks these kids if they like ska, they say yes, and then he proceeds to tell them that it's shit...
    Bam's the man.
  15. kid furie

    kid furie Senior Member

    Joined: Apr 25, 2000 Messages: 2,253 Likes Received: 0
    the "kings": operation ivy