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Old 06-19-2003, 04:05 AM   #1
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Ska and Punk-Ska Appreciation Thread

when done right, it's really catchy and really great music. i tend to be more of a fan of punk ska, rather than real clean pure ska.

anyone else?



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I suppose Rudie Can't Fail doesn't count?

*needs to check out Op. Ivy*

(i also liked this really catchy song called 'superman' by goldfinger once. i don't know how 'punk' they are now, but damn that was pretty catchy)
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Ska is the worst music ever.
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Ska is the worst music ever.

Well your avatar is the worst ever.


I love ska, I was actually in a ska band in high school/college. We were pretty big in San Diego. Our name was Unsteady. We had a kick ass 4 piece horn section (2 trumpets, Sax, and Trombone). We didn't sound gay like Save Ferris or Reel Big Fish or Less Than Jake. More like a cross between Oingo Boingo and Elvis Costello, but totally ska'd out. I was really into the music then, actually I still listen to The English Beat all the time. I know you're prolly more into the newer stuff, but old school bands like The Specials, Madness, English Beat, The Selecter, Bodysnatchers, and of course early, early Bob Marley are still way classic today. So, yes IWB I love ska too!
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The Specials are fucking great.
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The Specials are fucking great.

"Where did you get that blank (blank!) expression on yoouuur face?!"

No Martha, you are fucking great!
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Specials and early Bob Marley
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ooh English Beat, I know one of their songs

save it for later
don't hit the deck you'll get found out
save it for later
don't run away run away and let me down...

catchy as heck
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ooh English Beat, I know one of their songs

save it for later
don't hit the deck you'll get found out
save it for later
don't run away run away and let me down...

catchy as heck
If you like their version, check out the cover by Harvey Danger. I like it more than the original for some reason.

The most ska sounding stuff I like is :

Operation Ivy
The Clash
The Specials


That's the extent of my knowledge of the genre.
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ooh English Beat, I know one of their songs

save it for later
don't hit the deck you'll get found out
save it for later
don't run away run away and let me down...

catchy as heck
That's one of their later songs. Check out Mirror in the Bathroom.
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No Martha, you are fucking great!



I saw them live, you know. Back when.
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We didn't sound gay like Save Ferris or Reel Big Fish or Less Than Jake.
You wanna rethink your choice of words there? Yes, I'm sure you do. And hurry.
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Sorry..sorry. What I meant was "lame"

Sincerest apologies. I'm an ass.
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The Specials

English Beat!

I can't think of the lead singer for EB right now, but he has been touring quite a bit for the last few years...doing quite a few EB songs.....great show.

There is a little coffee shop in St. Paul, Minn. called Rudie's - it is a SKA cofee shop.
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yes the specials are awesome. and the english beat too. i do like both those bands.

less than jake, reel big fish, save ferris. yes, they do suck. for a while i liked some less than jake stuff, but i listened to the new album last week and suddenly couldn't stand them anymore. never liked reel big fish or save ferris.

headonsticks, have you heard the spitvalves?

big d and the kids table are really cool (boston band).

i can't figure out if i like mustard plug or not...they kind of remind me of lagwagon if they had a horn section...i don't know how i feel about that, but the song "safe" is too catchy for me to hate it.

i remember reading an article about rancid from when they put out ...and out come the wolves and tim armstrong was talking about how he had really wanted "time bomb" to be a ska song, and that's what he was going for with the melody. i beleive the word he used to describe the kind of sound he was going for was 'infectious'
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