Ska isn't dead

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  1. OrangeCuse44 macrumors 65816

    OrangeCuse44

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    I love Ska music, especially when I'm snowboarding. I'm always looking for new stuff - any ska fans out there? What are your favorite albums? Mine have to be:

    Streetlight Manifesto - Keasbey Nights
    Streetlight Manifesto - Somewhere In The Between
    The Barrymores - All Nighters
    Less Than Jake - Anthem
    RX Bandits - Progress
     
  2. MrCheeto macrumors 68030

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    And that's too bad for the rest of us =\

    hahahaha, only joking but that stuff is nuts. It's 2 degrees too nerdy for me.

    *leaves to get new D's for lightsaber*
     
  3. OrangeCuse44 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Ska is nerdy?
     
  4. mzd macrumors 6502a

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    my favorites are:
    the mighty mighty bosstones (ska-core)
    blue meanies (also ska-core)
    the invaders (friend's uncle is the singer)
    and i used to really like skankin' pickle.
     
  5. Yojiirill macrumors regular

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    I'm not a ska-freak or anything, but I liek Five Iron Frenzy :p
     
  6. Mattaut macrumors regular

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    And I guess you are mr cool guy lol



    Maybe it's not dead, but it is struggling, not many new ska bands are coming out, at least compared to the 90s.
    My all-time favorite band is The Slackers. Also love Sublime, Streetlight Manifesto, and Voodoo Glow Skulls.
    some other bands i listen to-
    mighty mighty bosstones
    hubcity stompers
    the toasters
    the specials
    the pilfers
    the cat empire
    arrogant sons of bitches(broken up now)
    super specs(pretty sure they're broken up now)
    five iron frenzy(broken up now)
     
  7. roadbloc macrumors G3

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    check out a band called [spunge]. they are excellent.
     
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    Sure it is, and you know it. It's just that you're not quite ready to admit it yet.
     
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    Wow, no one even bothered mentioning:
    Operation Ivy
    Mephiskapheles
    Catch 22
    Save Ferris
    Sublime
    the Porkers
    (and someone did mention) Skankin Pickle

    And yes, Ska is dead. Thanks to dumbass bands like the Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Reel Big Fish, and Less Than Jake who decided making millions from their two crappy songs each that were played on MTV was better than preserving the community of their music.

    Now, punk on the other hand....
     
  11. JurgenWigg macrumors 6502

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    Big D and the Kids Table!

    Ska isn't dead. Yeah, RBF and MMBTs messed up the mainstream image of ska to a lot of people, but guess what, f**k 'em. Ska has never been a mainstream genre and it does best as a small and largely "underground" movement to those in the know. Ska is alive and kickin' my friend, just not in your face.
     
  12. mac88 macrumors 6502

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    Just saw the Bosstones on the 26th at the House of Blues in Boston. It was their annual Home Town Throw Down. They still put on a great show.
     
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    Hej, I'm new on this Forum, But I'm a true 2tone lover.
     
  14. addaminsane macrumors member

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    of course there are alot of ska enthusiasts, but in a mainstream way, i would say that ska is dead
     
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    Just discovered Operation Ivy through Green Day, and they are AMAZING.
     
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    i'm not a fan, but a bunch of years back a friend of mine went to see the Mighty Mighty Bosstones. when the band came on the crowd all started jumping up and down and the floor of the venue partially collapsed. he came back with a piece of floorboard :)
     
  17. kawixsiyu macrumors member

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    ^I agree with this^ even though I love ska to death.
     
  18. DUSTmurph macrumors regular

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    Some of my favorite ska albums:
    Catch 22: Keasby Nights (better then the SM remake IMO)
    Operation Ivy: Energy
    Rancid: ...And Out Comes the Wolves
    Reel Big Fish: Cheer Up!
    Sublime: 40oz. to Freedom
    Mustard Plug: Yellow No. 5
    Bandits of the Acoustics Revolution: A Call to Arms (the guys from Catch 22 and Streetlight Manifesto)
     
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    I'm a big fan of Reel Big Fish, but also I recently heard a band called Victor's Lament. They are local around me but they played a great set. Can never go wrong with the mighty mighty bosstones. Operation Ivy is one of my new favorite bands, if you like Sca core. There are some others that I cant think of currently seeing as my memory is shot this late at night.
     
  20. spaceballl macrumors 68030

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    Goldfinger's "Hang Ups" album was pretty great and had a lot of ska rifs.

    And c'mon GOTTA have love for Reel Big Fish!

    Operation Ivy, definitely a classic....


    hmmm

    Link Eighty was good too..


    OOOH!

    JEFFRIES FAN CLUB!!!!!!!
     

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