What is "ska?"

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  1. kLyon

    kLyon Member

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    And don't forget mento, calypso, soca...
     
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  2. BobbyFudge

    BobbyFudge Supporting Member

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    One of my greatest memories was seeing him play in a trio in Jamaica 1990 .
     
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  3. Thumpalumpacus

    Thumpalumpacus Member

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    You can't spell "skank" without "ska". It don't mean a thank if you ain't got that skank.
     
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  4. ChipOnly

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    Is it... doubletime reggae?
     
  5. A-Bone

    A-Bone Montonero, MOY, Multitudes Gold Supporting Member

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    It is not.
     
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  6. Angeln

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    Is it . . . pork-pie hat reggae?
     
  7. vtakala

    vtakala Member

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    TLDR: Jamaican version of early US R&B -> Ska -> Rocksteady -> Reggae ->Various revivals.

    There's a flipped beat present here, for example (1955):
     
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  8. JessAnder91

    JessAnder91 Member

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    It's reggae inspired music made by punk rockers basically.
     
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    A couple months ago, my Jamaican colleague politely informed me that it doesn’t rhyme with “spa” but rather is pronounced like a shortened version of “scat”
     
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    But you can absolutely hear the similarities and commonalities.
    One of my bands used to do this one, and I just naturally skanked it up when we played it:


    I've always been amused and delighted at the ability of ska bands to interpret just about anything in the style.


    Eh, why not? I like when there's a lovely bubbling over of different genres, blues, funk, ska, etc.
     
  12. BlueRiff

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    Let’s not forget Ozzy’s contribution to the Ska genre.
     
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    You mean Elton wanted to use the song or own it outright?
     
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  14. A-Bone

    A-Bone Montonero, MOY, Multitudes Gold Supporting Member

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    It really isn't.
     
  15. crambone

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    I think I found my new bestest friend!

    I, too loved the 90's ska revival ("Third Wave"). Bosstones, Rancid, No Doubt's early stuff, OC Supertones, Less Than Jake, Dance Hall Crashers, all awesome in my book! Those times were my high school days (graduated in 2000) so they made a big impression on me and my early guitar playing as well.

    I finally got to see The Interrupters live a few months ago in Tampa. They just don't make it to Florida very often and the last time they were here was on the last Warped Tour and I had something with the wife going on that day. Awesome show, those guys absolutely rock. Great live band, tons of energy.
     
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    They've played a couple times around me and I've had to miss both. I'm really bummed I missed some festival they were playing on the beach here with a bunch of 90s punk bands like Pennywise and Rancid. They are on my short list for shows to go see
     
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  17. crambone

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    Do it. DO IT. At least you are near their home-base so you should be able to catch them before I get a chance to again.
     
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  18. centuryx3

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    I liked Annette Funicello when I was a child.
    I have played in ska and reggae bands.
    I have spent too much of my life on YouTube.
    That being said, I have never seen this performance, and don't know what to make of it.
     
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    Wish I could give this more than one thumbs up. Reese Roper is a national treasure, and the most underrated lyricist alive in my opinion. do you listen to Brave Saint Saturn also?
     
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  20. mabinogeon

    mabinogeon A really hoopy frood. Silver Supporting Member

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    Third wave ska/ska punk is the best music.






    A horn section makes everything better. Always.
     
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