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anyone into it? what are some good bands?

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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..

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Originally posted by OGBforMumia:

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..

 

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.

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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.

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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

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listen to some desmond dekker,the specials,and the english beat,instead of buying reel big fish records

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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.

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Originally posted by joewelcome:

i can't BELIEVE you mentioned Ska King Crab- they did a ska version of Take On Me first.

 

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.

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).]

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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.

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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!

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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)

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Guest unknown

anyone heard of Big D and the Kids Table?

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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.

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i was really into ska fer a few years, but the only "3rd wave" band i really ever liked was skankin pickle. the rest were just trendy. the old school shit is hot though. old ass jamaican ska is fuckin rad. an the whole euro invasion is cool too. i like watching the old ass videos w/ all them 70's/80's bands. so cool.

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derrick morgan

 

desmond decker

 

the slackers

 

nyc ska mob

 

stubborn all-stars

 

hepcat

 

rocker-t

 

ANYTHING with doreen schafer(sp)

skatalites... it was sad at the show for tommy mcCook(rip), all these old jamaican guys giving off a real morose vibe

 

Adjusters

 

bluebeats

 

...oh well, I like a whole lot of it, just not the stuff you guys mentioned...except that 2-tone shiznit.

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