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  1. kEVOgt350

    kEVOgt350 Like a flashlight on but lost, my energy's there b

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    I'm a big fan of ska. I like the history, attitude, and unique sound that it produces. The concerts are fun and the people are there to skank and have a good time. Although I think I've been exposed to a lot of good ska music, I'm always looking for more. I'll list some of my favorite bands to get things rolling, but feel free to discuss anything ska related. Post bands you like, what you think or like about the genre, anything!

    ibskasucks

    Favorites
    Big D and the Kids Table
    Catch 22
    Five Iron Frenzy
    Less Than Jake
    Stalking Roxy
    Streetlight Manifesto
    The Toasters
    Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra

    Worth Mentioning
    The Aquabats
    Goldfinger (more punk imo, but close enough and good band)
    MU330
    Mustard Plug
    Ore Ska Band (new 6 girl band from japan)
    Reel Big Fish (actually made it to radio :eek3: )
    Suburban Legends (entertaining)

    im sure there's a lot i forgot, so please fill in the blanks/add your own.
     
  2. johnny

    johnny shit, baby

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    Try some classics like The Skatalites or The Wailing Wailers.
     
  3. kEVOgt350

    kEVOgt350 Like a flashlight on but lost, my energy's there b

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    got some skatalites, not sure if i have any wailing wailers but ill check it out. thanks :cool:

    classics are always nice, but it's more difficult for me to get into it: music and movies in particular.
     
  4. Lock Jaw

    Lock Jaw Custom Title OT Supporter

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    I love Streetlight, they were awesome live. The Aquabats, Mad Caddies, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, and a local band - Angry Agency (www.myspace.com/angryagency) are also worth mentioning, especially the Caddies.
     
  5. kEVOgt350

    kEVOgt350 Like a flashlight on but lost, my energy's there b

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    yes, they were awesome live. i saw em once when i just started listening to them then all their equipment got jacked. i'd like to go again now that ive learned all the lyrics :hsd:

    mad caddies is good. im not a huge fan but macho nachos makes me :bowdown:
     
  6. smellslikeshitgoddam

    smellslikeshitgoddam Eat Shit

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    Not a fan of Ska too much, but im willing to give it a try
     
  7. kEVOgt350

    kEVOgt350 Like a flashlight on but lost, my energy's there b

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    if you're really interested i would recommend these albums.

    Big D and the Kids Table - Good Luck
    Catch 22 - Keasbey Nights

    Big D is one of the most popular ska bands around right now, and Good Luck is a great ska/punk album. They've come out with 2 full length albums since then, but the new ones are much harder to get into if you're not really into ska or big d yet.

    Keasbey Nights is considered by many as one of the best 3rd wave ska albums. Unfortunately Catch 22 has drastically changed as the lead singer and a couple other band members have now joined Streetlight Manifesto. Unlike big d, the other catch 22 albums sound similar to Keasbey Nights so feel free to try out songs on other albums. I would stay away from the album Dinosaur Sounds thou :hsugh:

    edit: i listed keasbey nights cus it's somewhat of a modern classic, but personally i like Washed Up and Through the Ringer better. each catch 22 album has at least a few good songs on em thou.
     
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  8. MmmmBeeeeer

    MmmmBeeeeer New Member

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    I like Reel Big Fish's live album. Seems like they put on a good and entertaining show
     
  9. kEVOgt350

    kEVOgt350 Like a flashlight on but lost, my energy's there b

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    yea, they do a pretty good job live. different bands have different things to offer.

    big d: dave really gets into it and puts a lot of feeling into his lyrics.
    less than jake: i love em, but they don't sound very good live. however they have a monkey and skeleton skanking on stage so who cares! :rofl: they also were the only ska band ive seen invest in confetti shooters, so you know they care about the fans.
    reel big fish: totally goofing off the whole time and loving it. fun to watch and the music sounded good.
    streetlight manifesto: very strong, serious vibe and very cool show.
    suburban legends: although very pop sounding and not one of my favorite bands they were VERY good live. fantastic quality from the horn section with stand-free mics so they can perform choreographed moves throughout the show.
    the toasters: if you ever go to one of their shows and don't skank you're fired. very laid back and fun. there was a 60 yo dude dancing in the pit :mamoru:
     
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    MmmmBeeeeer New Member

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    Oh, and I think "skanking" is probably the most alltime gayest thing I've ever seen done :mamoru:
     
  11. kEVOgt350

    kEVOgt350 Like a flashlight on but lost, my energy's there b

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    i have no idea what you're talking about...

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    :rofl:
     
  13. TheOnly1WithKFC

    TheOnly1WithKFC OT Supporter

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    <3 streetlight manifesto

    the only ska and kinda ska bands ive listened to are:
    sublime
    rancid
    streetlight
    big reel fish
    mighty mighty bosstones

    ive got sick of ska lately.. i feel like trumpets are abused n raped too much in ska :(
     
  14. johnny

    johnny shit, baby

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    Everyone in here is a Specials fan, right?

    Gotta ask, they haven't been mentioned.
     
  15. souljacker

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    Yeah, a ska thread that doesn't mention two-tone?

    Get some Specials, Madness, The Beat and Bad Manners.
     
  16. kEVOgt350

    kEVOgt350 Like a flashlight on but lost, my energy's there b

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    nobody in to any new or unique bands? ive taken note of a few i havent heard of already. im pretty sure we can agree on the historical and modern classics, but i'd like to expand the variety of my ska collection other than the obvious ones. :wiggle:

    on a side note: when do you think the 4th wave will hit or has it already? personally i consider everything now part of 3rd wave, but ska is definitely starting to break free from the punk/ska sound that a lot of 3rd wave has been swamped by. streetlight manifesto and some of the recent big d songs have a different feel than your normal 3rd wave band, and i'm thinking this may cause ska bands to grow in new directions and possibly start a new era.

    edit: i doubt a 4th wave will hit thou, unless it dies off and comes back in a new way. this will be hard to acheive since we live in an age where media is transfered so quickly. i think there will always be ska bands in some part of the world where anyone can hear it so instead of having a distinct 4th wave it will sort of morph into different things as time goes on.
     
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  17. johnny

    johnny shit, baby

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    No Doubt did some decent work, long before they were famous.
     
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    neb I'm a banana OT Supporter

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    Some to check out... (some of these might of already been mentioned)

    Bandits of the Acousitic Revolution
    Capdown
    Catch 22
    Common Rider
    Five Iron Frenzy
    Goldfinger
    Hepcat
    Leftover Crack
    Less Than Jake
    Link 80
    Mighty Mighty Bosstones
    MU330
    Mustard Plug
    Operation Ivy
    Pietasters
    River City Rebels
    Slightly Stoopid
    Streetlight Manifesto
    Sublime
     
  19. Lock Jaw

    Lock Jaw Custom Title OT Supporter

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    Last Friday (the 25th) my band opened for The Salads - www.myspace.com/thesalads - .. they're not HUGE but they're a big band in our area.. I suggest checking them out. Angry Agency (mentioned in a previous post) also played, as did Over The Top - www.myspace.com/overthetopska - It was an awesome show. The last two songs from our set are here if you're interested.
     
  20. kEVOgt350

    kEVOgt350 Like a flashlight on but lost, my energy's there b

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    sweet, ill look into the ones i don't have already. thanks :cool:
     
  21. faulkton

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    Ska sucks. Ska revival isn't cool you stupid fuck. The bands are only in it
    for ther bucks. If you don't belive me your a shmuck. But the trend will die
    out with any luck. Ya-Ho! Rudi, a message to Rudi... Fuck you Rudi! Ska sucks.
     
  22. disblohs

    disblohs I can't shake this little feeling I'll never get a

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    Propagandhi :bowdown:
     
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    How to clean everything played a prominent part in my freshman year.
     

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