~Ska~

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  1. FFXGuitar

    FFXGuitar Senior Member

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    This underated style of music needs to be brought out more. One could say its a music trend of the late 90's, but I find it as an extremely influencial genre. The mixing of Punk Rock and Reggae resulted in greats like these:

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfwsxoo_FL8&feature=related]YouTube - Goldfinger - Superman[/ame]

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrLJ6Saq7u4]YouTube - Sublime - Santeria[/ame]

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OhiAiSnosI]YouTube - Dirt Lip By Big D and The Kids Table[/ame]

    Added special: Ska remake of one of the cheesiest 80's songs you've ever heard:

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZ4S-UiNmzo]YouTube - Reel Big Fish - Take on Me[/ame]
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  2. G Man

    G Man Senior Member

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    actually, by the late 90s ska had been around for about 20 years or so. Ska really started in the 70s in jamaica. In the 80s ska began to become more popular with the likes of the english beat, the specials, selector and so on.
     
  3. Fuelish

    Fuelish Senior Member

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    Ska actually started in the late '50's/early '60's and pre-dated reggae...Prince Buster, Skatellites....Desmond Dekker scored a US hit in '68 with the ska song The Israelites .... but, yeah, for the most part, ska didn't really take off, at least in the US, until the late '70's, with the "second wave"/two-tone - Specials, Beat, Selecter, Madness (kind of, at times) etc. I love ska - was a kid when The Israelites came out, and love it to this day. [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWv9sraaCVA]YouTube - Desmond Dekker & the Aces - Israelites - 45 rpm[/ame]




    ....although nowadays, this might be considered reggae, but .... it's old-school ska :cool2:
     
  4. rickym

    rickym Senior Member

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    The first Trans-Atlantic hit - in 1964:

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCUcbRTB6Rs]YouTube - Millie Small - My Boy Lollipop[/ame]
     
  5. Mark H

    Mark H Senior Member

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    They wasn't no SKA in the USA untill Brad and the boys....maybe down in the warm water or in small boroughs of NYC ??/ but Sublime kicked it out!!!
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQBU8HC8PWM&feature=related]YouTube - Sublime Smoke Two Joints Live 1996[/ame]

    By this time he was "not on it" but in the prime HE GOT IT!!
     
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    rickym Senior Member

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    Actually, Sublime was part of the 3rd wave of ska but the first wave of the ska/punk genre along with No Doubt, Let's Go Bowling, The Toasters etc. There was a pretty good-sized ska/2 tone movement here in California from about '81 - '86. We had a few clubs that catered to the true ska/bluebeat as well as the Northern Soul sound.
     
  7. FFXGuitar

    FFXGuitar Senior Member

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    Yeah, I know its been around for a while, just saying it was a HUGE trend of the 90's
     
  8. rickym

    rickym Senior Member

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    True. What I failed to mention was that with each phase of ska, it introduces itself to people who might not have heard it before. I believe it's more than a trend if it can keep reviving itself every so often. Hope there's a 4th wave.:thumb:
     
  9. Harpozep

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    Hey, Let's not forget Christian Ska from the Early Eighties:D

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-NOZU2iPA8]YouTube - Jesus Is My Friend by Sonseed[/ame]
     
  10. Fuelish

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    Harpo man, that is just wrong on so many levels.
     
  12. Alligatorbling

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    never been a big fan of ska... however there are a few songs i do like... i really love the chorus/breakdown in this one near the end... if you dont wanna hear the whole song skip to 2:27

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tg8e1FiskCI]YouTube - Catch 22-Keasbey Nights[/ame]
     
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    harpo... im tempted to whore this video out... i think i am... hope you dont mind. :laugh2:
     
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    Unfortunately, playing in the club scene with a 100 straight edge ,ex-drumline members dressed as the Bosstones ruined ska for me permanently.
     
  15. Harpozep

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    Yeah, that one makes the rounds here. Enjoy, there's another non lip synced on out on Youtube with a funner "Zap" moment as it were.....:D

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    Bling, it should be your new Elgun/Bumfight vid!:D:laugh2:
     
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    These guys have been doin since the 80's and are still truckin...

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ru6UaO8mPgY]YouTube - The Mighty Mighty Bosstones-A Jackknife To A Swan[/ame]

    And the classic Specials back in 1980

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOOUVH7oWcw]YouTube - The Specials - Hey little rich girl[/ame]
     

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