Ska isn't dead

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
 

mzd

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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.
 

Mattaut

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It's 2 degrees too nerdy for me.
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)
 

roadbloc

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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
check out a band called [spunge]. they are excellent.
 

XNine

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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....
 

JurgenWigg

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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.
 

mac88

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Aug 7, 2008
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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.

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.
 

Ambrose Chapel

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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 :)
 

DUSTmurph

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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)
 

Telp

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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.
 

spaceballl

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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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