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RebelSkater
02-11-2011, 04:39 PM
I've been listening to ska for the passed couple months and I must say, I thoroughly enjoy it and was looking to broaden my list of ska bands to listen to even more so can you help me out? Suggest some ska bands and hell even share which is your favourite or who you're most into at the time.

dain84
02-11-2011, 04:47 PM
The Toasters
Mad Caddies
Streetlight Manifesto, even though it's not really ska per se
And check out "All Alone" by the band Left Alone.

I could recommend loads more probably. what ska banda are you in to?

dain84
02-11-2011, 04:49 PM
oh and another good Left Alone ska song is "Dead Red Roses"

unfun
02-11-2011, 04:59 PM
these are some of my favorite ska albums

arrogant sons of bitches - three cheers for disappointment
the insyderz - motor city ska
shootin's goon - spottside rocksteady
catch 22 - keasby nights (duh)
less than jake - pezcore
the rx bandits - those damn bandits
lookit - slapstick
the pietasters - willis


if i still listened to ska i'd have a much bigger list

RebelSkater
02-11-2011, 04:59 PM
Well I do listen to
Streetlight Manifesto
Aquabats
Big D and the Kids Table
Mustard Plug
The Pietasters
Bomb the Music Industry!
The Planetsmashers
etc.

RebelSkater
02-11-2011, 05:00 PM
these are some of my favorite ska albums

arrogant sons of bitches - three cheers for disappointment
the insyderz - motor city ska
shootin's goon - spottside rocksteady
catch 22 - keasby nights (duh)
less than jake - pezcore
the rx bandits - those damn bandits
lookit - slapstick
the pietasters - willis

*double post*
Thanks, I'll look into those, man.

Punkatoo
02-11-2011, 05:01 PM
Choking Victim/Leftover Crack/Evil Empire is all dark, cynical ska.

Voodoo Glow Skulls goes pretty hard in some songs, they're influenced by Mexican musics.

Save Ferris is pretty standard, but is really upbeat without being insanely cheesy.

Bomb The Music Industry isn't strictly ska, but they are really fuckin good. And free. Some songs have electronic drums.

The Dirty Heads is more "dubbish", but do a lot of hip-hop. It's a duo based on the SoCal sound of Sublime. Hip-hop beats on a rock drumset w/ a reggae riddim and an acoustic rhythm.



these are a few little ska niches. all are def. worth checking out.

dain84
02-11-2011, 05:02 PM
Well I do listen to
Streetlight Manifesto
Aquabats
Big D and the Kids Table
Mustard Plug
The Pietasters
Bomb the Music Industry!
The Planetsmashers
etc.
hmmm check out Five Iron Frenzy. They're a "christian" band but you might like them, they're pretty good and the songs aren't a bunch of Jesus crap. Holy shit, the Planetsmashers??? I forgot they even existed, but I remember liking them a few years ago.

dain84
02-11-2011, 05:04 PM
also check out the Mighty Mighty Bosstones.
And Point of View. (google their myspace, they're a ska/punk band from San Jose, I've had the pleasure of sharing the stage with them)

RebelSkater
02-11-2011, 05:05 PM
hmmm check out Five Iron Frenzy. They're a "christian" band but you might like them, they're pretty good and the songs aren't a bunch of Jesus crap. Holy shit, the Planetsmashers??? I forgot they even existed, but I remember liking them a few years ago.

I'll check them out! Thanks again.


Choking Victim/Leftover Crack/Evil Empire is all dark, cynical ska.

Voodoo Glow Skulls goes pretty hard in some songs, they're influenced by Mexican musics.

Save Ferris is pretty standard, but is really upbeat without being insanely cheesy.

Bomb The Music Industry isn't strictly ska, but they are really fuckin good. And free. Some songs have electronic drums.

The Dirty Heads is more "dubbish", but do a lot of hip-hop. It's a duo based on the SoCal sound of Sublime. Hip-hop beats on a rock drumset w/ a reggae riddim and an acoustic rhythm.



these are a few little ska niches. all are def. worth checking out.

I'm still a little unclear sometimes on what's considered ska and what isn't so bear with me sometimes hahah But thanks for the suggestions, I'll check them all out too.

dain84
02-11-2011, 05:07 PM
Choking Victim/Leftover Crack/Evil Empire is all dark, cynical ska.

Voodoo Glow Skulls goes pretty hard in some songs, they're influenced by Mexican musics.




these are a few little ska niches. all are def. worth checking out.


A band to add to the Crack Rock Steady list is Morning Glory. Good stuff.

If you like Voodoo Glow Skulls, check out Nino Zombi. i have also had the pelasure of playing with those guys.

Actually, if youl ike leftover crack and the like, also check out Nino Zombi. They tour with Stza from LoC in Mexico.

xninjadude03
02-11-2011, 05:08 PM
Judging by your list I'd assume you've already heard of them, but The Slackers and The Specials are both really good. In case they're new to you, The Slackers play jazz-influenced first/second wave, and The Specials are pretty much the essential second wave band.

Sorry my ska phase was so short. :x

RebelSkater
02-11-2011, 05:10 PM
Judging by your list I'd assume you've already heard of them, but The Slackers and The Specials are both really good. In case they're new to you, The Slackers play jazz-influenced first/second wave, and The Specials are pretty much the essential second wave band.

Sorry my ska phase was so short. :x

No problem man. I haven't heard of them so I'll be checking them out for sure. All suggestions are appreciated.

dain84
02-11-2011, 05:11 PM
Oh yeah, since I already indirectly mentioned it a couple times. Check out my band!
http://www.myspace.com/dissonancepunk/music (http://www.myspace.com/dissonancepunk/music)

Shit, does UnDeRgRoUnD NeTwOrK still post on these boards?? He had a band back in the day called Go Forth and Skank that was just sick.

xninjadude03
02-11-2011, 05:19 PM
No problem man. I haven't heard of them so I'll be checking them out for sure. All suggestions are appreciated.
In that case, every single song on this album is gold.
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/f/f0/Redlight.gif

dain84
02-11-2011, 05:21 PM
Yes, The Slackers are very good. Also check out Madness if you like them.

Punkatoo
02-11-2011, 06:40 PM
I'm still a little unclear sometimes on what's considered ska and what isn't so bear with me sometimes hahah But thanks for the suggestions, I'll check them all out too.
1st wave is purely jamaican. 2nd is ska mixed with punk from england, like the clash and the specials. 3rd wave is more punk and is from america.

the aquabats, RBF, and goldfinger are all 3rd wave. the crack rock style bands are heavier, but still have the chuck guitar and a riddim bass. a lot of people think that bands like sublime and skindred are ska/reggae, but when you listen to a lot of different kinds of music you start to recognize what is what. hybrid genres are where it's at, good stuff.

unfun
02-11-2011, 06:59 PM
1st wave is purely jamaican. 2nd is ska mixed with punk from england, like the clash and the specials. 3rd wave is more punk and is from america.

the aquabats, RBF, and goldfinger are all 3rd wave. the crack rock style bands are heavier, but still have the chuck guitar and a riddim bass. a lot of people think that bands like sublime and skindred are ska/reggae, but when you listen to a lot of different kinds of music you start to recognize what is what. hybrid genres are where it's at, good stuff.
i hate to be "that guy" but i think ska-punk shouldnt be grouped with third wave.

like reel big fish, less than jake, goldfinger, big d are ska punk
when i think of third wave i think of stuff like agent-99, ruder than you, mephiskapheles

you know?? like this kinda stuff YouTube - ‪Skavoovie and the Epitones - "Blood Red Sky"‬‏ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PuGsiOB7Ms8) its not ska-punk, but its not 2-tone either. its just third wave.

here are some more examples from my old youtube channel

YouTube - ‪Too Drunk to fuck (Ska cover)‬‏ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqkySxNhTMM)
YouTube - ‪Hey Jackie - J.C. Superska‬‏ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gnwDG1w5hs)
YouTube - ‪Hey Jackie - J.C. Superska‬‏ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gnwDG1w5hs)
YouTube - ‪William Shatner - The Scofflaws‬‏ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zeU8Hlk3970)
YouTube - ‪Shotgun Jimmy - The insteps‬‏ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRyRzttfZiM)

fuck i know i just posted a lot but i havent listened to these songs in years and i love them. you will you.

treflippers!
02-11-2011, 07:15 PM
Check out Mephiskapheles-Mighty-Ay White-Ay, probably my favourite ska album ever.


YouTube - ‪Social Theory - Mephiskapheles‬‏ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46enawYEqVI)

pinkeh
02-11-2011, 07:23 PM
i seriously fucking love the specials.

also, eastern standard time. also, the skoidats.

RebelSkater
02-12-2011, 11:15 AM
Looks like I'm going to have LOTS of searching to do ahahah Thanks everyone, I appreciate it. Also, thanks for clearing some of the wave stuff up for me.

the_unknown_soldier
02-12-2011, 12:30 PM
They're not very ska-y, but We Are The Union are pretty decent. And The Suicide Machines have a few ska songs, even though they're way more of a punk band.


Also, since you listen to Streetlight, I assume you're familiar with Catch 22 or Bandits Of The Acoustic Revolution? If not, check both of them out.

emerica69
02-12-2011, 12:55 PM
operation ivy and common rider

dain84
02-13-2011, 08:37 AM
common rider
fuck yes

dain84
02-13-2011, 08:38 AM
and I can't believe I almost forgot, Authority Zero's first album, A Passage in Time. Not strictly ska...but it is strictly good.

RebelSkater
02-13-2011, 07:20 PM
They're not very ska-y, but We Are The Union are pretty decent. And The Suicide Machines have a few ska songs, even though they're way more of a punk band.


Also, since you listen to Streetlight, I assume you're familiar with Catch 22 or Bandits Of The Acoustic Revolution? If not, check both of them out.

I'll make sure to check those bands out. I'm familiar with Catch 22 but not Bandits of the Acoustic Revolution, though.

Thanks for all the suggestions, everyone.

the_unknown_soldier
02-13-2011, 07:34 PM
I'll make sure to check those bands out. I'm familiar with Catch 22 but not Bandits of the Acoustic Revolution, though.

Thanks for all the suggestions, everyone.

BOTAR is just a side project of most of the Streetlight members. They only have one ep with five tracks, but it's definitely worth a listen.

RebelSkater
02-13-2011, 09:27 PM
BOTAR is just a side project of most of the Streetlight members. They only have one ep with five tracks, but it's definitely worth a listen.

Alright, man. Thanks. If I could posi, I'd posi every person in this thread. ahahah

the_unknown_soldier
02-14-2011, 09:31 AM
Haha, don't sweat it. I'm seeing Streetlight tonight, so I'm in the mood for discussing this shit, because fuck yeah!

RebelSkater
02-14-2011, 09:57 AM
Haha, don't sweat it. I'm seeing Streetlight tonight, so I'm in the mood for discussing this shit, because fuck yeah!

:O I'm jealous beyond belief. They're never in my general area. :(

the_unknown_soldier
02-14-2011, 10:12 AM
They're on a pretty big tour right now. Maybe they'll come by? Check out their site or something. They put on a damn good show.

drizzle
02-14-2011, 01:04 PM
i seriously fucking love the specials.

also, eastern standard time. also, the skoidats.


fuck. i was gonna post the specials and skoidats


skoidats are fucking awesome. check them out for SURE

YouTube - ‪The Skoidats : Last Night‬‏ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8upjrKvI_U&feature=related) (catchy ska punk song)

YouTube - ‪The Skoidats - Granted‬‏ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImAIo8KeUM0) (straight up ska... amazing)

RebelSkater
02-14-2011, 03:01 PM
fuck. i was gonna post the specials and skoidats


skoidats are fucking awesome. check them out for SURE

YouTube - ‪The Skoidats : Last Night‬‏ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8upjrKvI_U&feature=related)[/URL] (catchy ska punk song)

YouTube - ‪The Skoidats - Granted‬‏ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImAIo8KeUM0)[/URL] (straight up ska... amazing)

I truly enjoyed those songs alot. I'll look up some more osngs by them. Thanks, drizzle.

treflippers!
02-15-2011, 05:01 PM
oh these guys are really good too.

YouTube - ‪The Slackers - Sing Your Song‬‏ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBVTeGFtm6M)

YouTube - ‪The Slackers Wasted Days‬‏ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jInfVlaZ_DE&feature=related)

skateEmerica69
02-15-2011, 06:00 PM
YouTube - ‪The Flaming Tsunamis - Refuse To Die‬‏ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9TGJ5zSdj8&playnext=1&list=PL1D40C7E3FB6336D6)

emerica69
02-16-2011, 12:15 AM
oh and against all authority if you haven't considered them yet