Anybody here like/used to like Ska?

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  1. dorfsquest

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    I've always been partial to that genre, even though its pretty dead now. Went through a phase when I was fifteen when it was the only thing I ever listened to. I still like it today, but only every once and a while.

    Catch 22, Mustard Plug, Less Than Jake, Mad Caddies, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, The Specials, Five Iron Frenzy, The Aquabats, Streetlight Manifesto, the list goes on. All great bands.

    Anyone else like Ska? Or do you hate it with a passion like some of my friends?
     
  2. toma

    toma eskimo in disguise

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    oh yeah. i still listen to less than jake. their new album was pretty good. i saw five iron frenzy on their last tour before they broke up too. that was pretty cool.
     
  3. dorfsquest

    dorfsquest Bing B-Bing Bing!

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    Yeah same. Saw them on their Reno stop. Great show.
     
  4. TheDemonDzko

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    As much as I like new metal and junk, Ska is awsome! I love the friggen saxophones its just so awsome and upbeat
     
  5. Gigatron_2005

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    I will vouch for The Aquabats having some pretty awesome songs.
     
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    I'm always down for some ska. Close to half the music on my iPod is some form or ska.
     
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    I loves me some ska.
     
  8. Hobbes-timus Prime

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    I bought the album "Let's Face It" when Mighty Mighty Bosstones achieved that bit of main stream success in the 90s.

    I still listen to it, and everytime I do think about how I should investigate the Ska genre further, because I really like the album...but apathy always wins.
     
  9. inferno4565

    inferno4565 Master of Mudkips

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    I don't think I've heard Ska before...

    Do the Beatles do any Ska?

    (Please tell me someone knows this XD )
     
  10. dorfsquest

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    I don't believe the Beatles have ever done anything related to ska. Here is the article about the genre from wikipedia:

    Ska - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Most familar type of ska to most people is Ska-Punk.
     
  11. cobra zartan

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    An Amazing tv show :D 
     
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    You've just listed a load of my favourite bands :D  Add Reel Big Fish, Goldfinger (early stuff!), No Comply to that list :D  Loves me some ska!
     
  13. gil

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    When Ska got popular (or as popular as it had been), I just got into that age of going to concerts. It was an awesome time to be a teen. I got to see Dance Hall Crashers, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Hepcat, Buck-O-Nine and a bunch of local Ska groups. On top of that we got to see Rancid, Social Distortion, Pennywise, Nofx, and Guttermouth quite frequently. Rancid's album "Life Won't Wait" is my favorite and it's the most Ska of their albums. My favorite concert other then Social D has got to be Hepcat. Buck O Nine opened and there was the usual Slam Pit, like all the other Punk shows we go to. Then Hepcat hit's the stage, and the whole club is skanking. Fucking cool as shit. Those were the days....


    Funny now that I think about it. I went from liking Poison, Motley Crue, Skid Row to Metallica, Megadeth, Pantera, to Rancid, Social D, DHC and it stopped there. And now I'm like some old guy going "what the fuck is this shit on the radio these days"
     
  14. jorod74

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    This was about 12 years ago:
    living in Tuscaloosa and a neighbor girl asked me to go with her to a ska concert on the strip.
    there was a mosh pit and the band was up on stage- the trombone player wore an Alabama State Trooper uniform.
    they sounded great, but the best part was they had a 6 foot tall robot made of cardboard boxes and Wrapping paper tubes.
    During one of their songs, they tossed it into the pit and the audeinces shredded it, throwing the pieces back on stage.
    what the audience didn't know was the band stuffed the whole thing with Cheetoh's and when it came apart, Orange stuff flew everywhere.

    man, i wish i could recall the band's name... they were great.
     
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    Get trumpets the fuck out of my music, ska!
     
  16. shifty02

    shifty02 Greetings Programs

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    I'm big into SKA music. Oi Oi Oi
     
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    I like Madness a lot,and I kind of like RBF,Bosstones,and Save Ferris.
     
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    I first heard the Bosstone's "The Impression That I Get" on MTV when I was 11. I spent the next four years trying to figure out the name of the band and song, and I've been rocking out to ska ever since. FIF, LTJ, C22, SM, Goldfinger, Aquabats, RxB, etc etc.

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    I love ska :D 
     
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