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the_offsprings_monkey
01-16-2006, 02:53 PM
Dose anyone here listen to Ska anymore and enjoy the Simply amazingness to it, with bands such as Madness, Band Manners and The Specials. Not only did you have the great music but there was the attire that went with it. (hence my avatar)

Little_Miss_1565
01-16-2006, 02:55 PM
LOL, ska is so 90's.

original_prankster
01-16-2006, 03:00 PM
I like Sublime, early Goldfinger and Big D And The Kids Table. And some Reel Big Fish and a couple of Less Than Jake songs...oh, and Operation Ivy, too...

Oh, and um, this topic should probably be moved before people start complaining.

Igniton
01-16-2006, 03:12 PM
probably Pezz (early Billy Talent)

>:->
01-16-2006, 03:16 PM
I've got an Operation Ivy CD. I listen to it occassionally.

Igniton
01-16-2006, 03:22 PM
i never really looked at operation ivy as ska...

coke_a_holic
01-16-2006, 03:30 PM
Ska rocks so hard.

I love Big D and the Kids Table, the Specials, the Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Operation Ivy, early Less than Jake, the Toasters, and some stuff by the Spitvalves. Mpre brass sections are needed in music.

the_offsprings_monkey
01-16-2006, 03:35 PM
LOL, ska is so 90's.
Acually it was 70s and early 80s.

original_prankster
01-16-2006, 03:48 PM
It got really popular in the mid 90's, though.

bd007h
01-16-2006, 03:49 PM
Reel Big Fish

the_offsprings_monkey
01-16-2006, 03:50 PM
It got really popular in the mid 90's, though.
Oh i thought she was referring to when all the good stuff was made. When we all know it's the 70s and 80s ;o

JoY
01-16-2006, 04:01 PM
this thread reminds me of No Doubt - Excuse me Mr. I love that song.

Nicole
01-16-2006, 07:47 PM
I'm not a ska person but Madness are excellent.

Drummerguy123
01-16-2006, 07:48 PM
The only ska I really got into was Sublime. Would 311 be considered ska?

Omni
01-16-2006, 07:59 PM
Smash Mouth's first 2 albums were pretty good. Agent Orange has some good ones.

yay
01-16-2006, 08:01 PM
Smash Mouth's first 2 albums were pretty good. Agent Orange has some good ones.I never thought Smash Mouth were Ska. They always reminded me of Green day, I don't know why.

Drummerguy123
01-16-2006, 08:27 PM
Smash Mouth's first 2 albums were pretty good. Agent Orange has some good ones.

I don't Have Fush Yu Mang (or whatever it's called) but Astro Lounge was definately not ska.

Chris
01-16-2006, 08:45 PM
I know pretty much the ins and outs of the genre, help running a quite successful ska site and write for a zine as well...its all about the UK scene for me

All About Eve
01-16-2006, 09:50 PM
Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Aquabats, Big D and the Kids' Table are the only ska I have at the moment on my computer... I've been meaning to get more, but just never in the mood when I go to buy CDs.

dain84
01-16-2006, 10:40 PM
I never thought Smash Mouth were Ska. They always reminded me of Green day, I don't know why.
Smash Mouth was ska on their first album on a lot of songs. But how was Agent Orange ska?

dain84
01-16-2006, 10:41 PM
I don't Have Fush Yu Mang (or whatever it's called) but Astro Lounge was definately not ska.
Fush Yu Mang is mostly ska. Listen to Nervous in the Alley. (Not the same song as the one by Less Than Jake)

All About Eve
01-16-2006, 10:42 PM
But how was Agent Orange ska?

They weren't. At all.

I like Rocket from the Crypt also, but don't have any of their skaish songs downloaded. I'm teh sadz.

StayInTheHouseCarl
01-16-2006, 11:19 PM
the mighty mighty bosstones
madness
the specials
the aquabats
save ferris
suburban legends
chase long beach...

Yatesy
01-17-2006, 02:16 AM
I'm not much of a ska person really, I can only Less Than Jake that I can think of.

Andy
01-17-2006, 02:44 AM
I feel that everyone needs at least some ska in their collection, to keep them sane. I love it, but sadly find it impossible to listen to unless it's summer.

Revolver-2005?
01-17-2006, 03:14 AM
The Specials
Big D and the Kids Table
The Toasters
Streetlight Manifesto

Some good bands there

TheUnholyNightbringer
01-17-2006, 03:33 AM
I'm not really into ska, but Madness and The Mighty Mighty Bosstones are ace.

Rocky-girl
01-17-2006, 05:40 AM
Yes I like ska. But I listen to russian bands I like it more because I think they are more cute, texts and music.

Chris
01-17-2006, 06:14 AM
They weren't. At all.

I like Rocket from the Crypt also, but don't have any of their skaish songs downloaded. I'm teh sadz.

hate to be pedantic but RFTC don't play any ska, regardless of having brass - it falls more under southern rock - proper good band nevertheless though

and yes, Smash Mouth's first album was actually pretty good and would probably class it under the popular moniker of 'ska punk', but all went drastically downhill from there

Little_Miss_1565
01-17-2006, 06:17 AM
Smash Mouth ska? At any point in their career?

No, my friend, all they have ever played is crap.

Chris
01-17-2006, 06:30 AM
believe it or not, they used to have a few good tunes many years ago, but ah well, im not fussed not being a fan of them anyway

dain84
01-17-2006, 06:41 AM
Smash Mouth ska? At any point in their career?

No, my friend, all they have ever played is crap.
Their first album in 1997 was ska except for two songs. Just listen to Nervous in the Alley.

Chris
01-17-2006, 06:47 AM
well, in the third wave sense, but obviously not proper ska (trad) or two tone...

Andy
01-17-2006, 06:49 AM
The closest thing I've heard lately to classic two-tone ska is stuff off the latest Ordinary Boys cd. Unfortunately, that sucked.

Chris
01-17-2006, 06:56 AM
yeah, there's quite a few of these NME-type bands doing the rounds at the moment who try to encompass a bit of two tone - dead 60's, hard-fi, ordinary boys...but there's so many more uk bands in the underground scene that deserve the limelight for actually sounding original and not trying to rip off the specials/the clash

Little_Miss_1565
01-17-2006, 07:47 AM
dead 60's, hard-fi

...what? Neither of those bands have any of the characteristics of two-tone. At all.

TheUnholyNightbringer
01-17-2006, 07:49 AM
Hard Fi?!

I'd like to speak for everyone when I say "wuttuff?"

nieh
01-17-2006, 07:53 AM
Smash Mouth ska? At any point in their career?

No, my friend, all they have ever played is crap.

Believe it! They used to be a shitty ska band!

Oddly enough, Astro Lounge is actually a rather enjoyable album, despite having some shit singles. It sounds almost like Beck.

the_offsprings_monkey
01-17-2006, 08:37 AM
Hard Fi?!

I'd like to speak for everyone when I say "wuttuff?"
You most certainly speak for me, how the fuck can Hard-fi be Ska? They may be shit, but they most certainly ain't ska. *spits on Chris*

Chimera512
01-17-2006, 08:45 AM
i definetly agree about some ska being essential to anyone's music collection, i need to get some more ska in there myself. It's all really awesome positive music, it's really hard for me not to simply be more happy after i've listened to some ska. good stuff, and a good ska show is massively entertaining with a good crowd.

the_offsprings_monkey
01-17-2006, 10:01 AM
Smash Mouth ska?
I only know one of their songs and that's the all star song, but I don't believe them to be Ska.

Chris
01-17-2006, 10:12 AM
to all you naysayers, here's a description off Amazon about the Dead 60's...

Product Description
The Dead 60's know that ska never died. In fact, these lads are about to usurp the reggae-meets-ska-meets-punk-funk throne that the late great Joe Strummer left behind. If you like Hard-fi, you’ll love the Dead 60’s.
Description
Debut album from Liverpudlian art rockers The Dead 60's. With a sound reminiscent of early 80's post-punk, this four-piece have already been compared to the likes of The Clash andThe Specials. The album was recorded in their hometown at The Ranch studios. The singles 'Loaded Gun' and 'Riot Radio' are included.

Little_Miss_1565
01-17-2006, 10:22 AM
Just because one retarded rock critic thinks that all angular guitar sounds mean ska doesn't mean it's true.

nieh
01-17-2006, 10:25 AM
More people were disagreeing with you over Hard Fi anyway.

Chris
01-17-2006, 10:29 AM
im not starting an arguement here, but as people seem quick to jump on my back, I think it's only fair to defend myself. Here's their bio from their own site!

The back story goes like this: formed in South Liverpool by two rival school bands (Charlie: “We consider ourselves a supergroup!”), the boys had been formulating musical ideas from an early age. Tracing their love of Jamaican ska, punk and dub via relatives’ record collections, they spent eight months in the studio “learning to play like the Wailers” before attracting the attention of eagle-eyed Deltasonic boss Alan Wills, who signed the band to the label barely a year after they’d formed.

If the spook-core skank of first single ‘You’re Not The Law’ first displayed their trademark ‘horrorshow ska’, it was Top 20 follow-up ’Riot Radio’ which suggested The ‘60s’ were set for, erm, ska-dom. Two minutes and twenty-two seconds of seriously infectious agit-pop. It wasn’t so much an incitement to violence as a celebration of drummer Bryan’s spoof phone calls to local radio legend Pete Price. As well as earning them an NME Single of the Week (“a slam bang-up-to-date rendering of ska, Franz Ferdinand and King Tubby”) it also brought the band to the attention of a certain Stephen Morrissey.

I can also paste from Hard Fi's official bio as well to prove the same point - anyway - would be nice just to carry on this thread in the way it was meant

Little_Miss_1565
01-17-2006, 10:42 AM
They may have been influenced by ska, but they still are not ska.

the_offsprings_monkey
01-17-2006, 10:42 AM
Just because they was influenced by Ska, don't mean they are Ska... You twat.

Chris
01-17-2006, 10:51 AM
I said they encompass two tone. But whatever.

Little_Miss_1565
01-17-2006, 11:05 AM
I said they encompass two tone. But whatever.

Which doesn't make much sense if you're not saying they are two tone...

Chris
01-17-2006, 11:15 AM
well I was merely arguing your point about saying that either band weren't ska (two tone) "at all". I didn't really expect this backlash as it seems pretty straightforward, arguing about genres can be vague at the best of times, but im sure I know what im talking about on this ocassion...anyway, im happy to leave this now

Megs
01-17-2006, 11:34 AM
*cue trumpets* "baggy trousers! baggy trousers!"






sorry.....

the_offsprings_monkey
01-17-2006, 11:36 AM
*cue trumpets* "baggy trousers! baggy trousers!"






sorry.....
That song you sent me, 'boys will be boys' that was Ska.

Megs
01-17-2006, 11:38 AM
i knowes...tis fun.....
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a87/MLloyd/bagtrsr.jpg

Little_Miss_1565
01-17-2006, 01:20 PM
well I was merely arguing your point about saying that either band weren't ska (two tone) "at all". I didn't really expect this backlash as it seems pretty straightforward, arguing about genres can be vague at the best of times, but im sure I know what im talking about on this ocassion...anyway, im happy to leave this now

Discussion and disagreement is not backlash. God, are you one of those people that cries out "help help I'm being oppressed!" if someone disagrees with you in a political discussion?

the_offsprings_monkey
01-18-2006, 02:13 PM
Atm I can't stop listening to Reel Big Fish.

Never Gonna Find Me
01-19-2006, 01:46 PM
Im seeing Reel Big Fish in 6 days and Less Than Jake in April.
I really love Operation Ivy as well.