What is "ska?"

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  1. sixesandsevens

    sixesandsevens Member

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    This is the question I was hoping the OP was posing... Not just another thread bashing those not "in the know".

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    Ska is the music that played in your head when you as a 13 year old got extra mozzarella sticks.
     
  3. MattDawg5

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    Love it or hate it, it's hard to deny that some of the more modern ska bands (Less Than Jake, Bosstones, Reel Big Fish, etc.) have some killer bass players and horn sections. You're never going to get much more than some upstrokes on guitar, but the bass players are usually wearing it out!
     
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    Did I somehow miss The Mighty Mighty Bosstones in this thread? No ska thread is complete without them!

    I was borderline obsessed with this song at 11 years old when it came out:

     
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    Punk inspired reggae with horns is how I would summarize "Ska"
     
  7. dirk_benedict

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    How a ska thread goes 5 pages on TGP is something of a miracle.

    How a ska thread goes 5 pages on TGP without someone putting up some Slackers is a travesty!

    Vic is a severely underappreciated talent, and the band is an institution. Go see them if they come to your town. You'll enjoy the hell out of it, no matter your preconceptions on the genre.



     
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    I take exception to the word "bashing"...
     
  10. Jon Silberman

    Jon Silberman 10Q Jerry & Dickey Gold Supporting Member

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    Do statements like this win you many friends?

    Seriously, that guy you've mocked knows a think or two about something that you don't. So don't criticize - educate! :D
     
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    I don't care what you call it or where it came from - I like it, especially 2-tone. Love the beat - gets me moving.
    Listening to Too Much Pressure by The Selecter right now.
     
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    You're right...he DOES know things that I don't know about, and they're all from the 1970's. He just stopped at some point in the 1970's. He still makes comments about something Rodney Dangerfield said on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson...I mean, THAT'S his typical time frame for conversation, and I'm not kidding.

    As for educating him...I did, or...I tried, but he can't be bothered. I played a song by the Specials and one by The English Beat and it was like he couldn't get out of there fast enough.

    I remember another incident and I was playing something by a newer artist, Rihanna maybe and he actually just went outside...just no interest, and I literally can not understand that!

    And BTW I didn't "confront" him or anything. I did my best to get him to understand about ska. I posted about it here (1) to vent, and (2) just to get the opinions of others...

    Thanks!
     
  13. No_Stairway

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    Old Mighty Bosstones was ska, but all that compressed pop ska stuff was garbage... RBF, Mighty Bosstones were propably the most popular of that sound.

    Yes and no! If you go back to it's roots than no, if you go bybthe looser definition of ska from the 90's tha yes, a lot of 90's ska / punk sre hard to define.
     
  14. No_Stairway

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    You give him no respect, no respect I say
     
  15. ellis dee

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    never heard of Brave Saint Saturn... i'll have to check that out. my nephew plays guitar in five iron frenzy.
     
  16. Ejphotos

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    Didn't know FIF got back together. They had quite a few classics back in the day.
     
  17. Simon

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    I'm not 100% sure if it was to use it or own it?
     
  18. the_Chris

    the_Chris It's All Been Done Before Supporting Member

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    Like this?

     
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    It's the Nazi-est sound around.
     
  20. A-Bone

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    One Goose-step Beyond?
     

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