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Yellow Card 07-13-2004 06:15 AM

Ska Bands
 
Hey whos everyones favourite ska bands?

Mines gotta be Less Than Jake, they are heaps rad!!!

LaxPaddy 07-13-2004 09:48 AM

yea less than jake is really cool. but mine is probably home grown. i saw them in concert last december with starting line and allister and some others and they were awesome. their most recent cd is good. kings of pop i think its called

Yellow Card 07-15-2004 07:36 PM

awesome, i'll have to go listen to em.
I love ska its so cool

Prince Burridge 07-21-2004 09:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Yellow Card
Hey whos everyones favourite ska bands?

Mines gotta be Less Than Jake, they are heaps rad!!!


I've only heard two Less Than Jake songs, and they both sounded like punk rather than ska.

Megzer 07-26-2004 08:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Prince Burridge
I've only heard two Less Than Jake songs, and they both sounded like punk rather than ska.

But you didnt sya what your favourite ska band is?
Mines the slackers

franceska 07-27-2004 03:49 AM

i prefer to listen to the original old ska bands, like Madness, Specials and Bad Manners

Prince Burridge 07-27-2004 07:35 AM

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Originally Posted by Megzer
But you didnt sya what your favourite ska band is?
Mines the slackers


I don't really have a favourite band. I judge each song as I hear it. At the moment, I like the Splitters (a UK band), and I'm getting into the Mighty Mighty Bosstones.

Prince Burridge 07-27-2004 07:37 AM

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Originally Posted by franceska
i prefer to listen to the original old ska bands, like Madness, Specials and Bad Manners


The bands you mentioned are not the originals. The originals were Jamaican artists from the 1960s such as Prince Buster, Laurel Aitken, the Skatalites, Don Drummond and so on.

skabucket5 08-09-2004 07:21 PM

i love the planet smashers they are the sickest ska band...and their from canada...so that makes them cool lol...save ferris is really good and i'm starting to get into Mustard Plug...there's soo many good ska bands...ooo meganoidi's really good too...and i dunno if sublime really counts as ska it's more regaeish but sublimes my fav band so yea

endless, nameless 08-26-2004 08:36 AM

i love madness, the specials, selecter....

Fido Fan 08-27-2004 03:11 PM

I like Bim Skala Bim.

2tonegator 08-27-2004 10:40 PM

favorite all time is bosstones. but i love skatalites, slackers, hepcat, pietasters, desmond dekker.

Entered 08-28-2004 07:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Prince Burridge
The bands you mentioned are not the originals. The originals were Jamaican artists from the 1960s such as Prince Buster, Laurel Aitken, the Skatalites, Don Drummond and so on.

Yea, But You Know What He Means, You Just Trying To Be Clever Now, Mine Has Gotta Be Less Than Jake Like Yellowcard

KeasbySlang 08-30-2004 01:39 PM

I love Less than Jake but you're right their alittle bit of punk alittle bit of ska in my opinion I guess. My oldest brother was into ska when he was in high school and being the youngest and only girl I remember stealing all his cds and listening to them, all my brothers liked ska at one point and one of them had an Aquabats cd, and I just found it again, has anyone listened to them?

Prince Burridge 09-06-2004 08:05 AM

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Originally Posted by Entered
Yea, But You Know What He Means, You Just Trying To Be Clever Now, Mine Has Gotta Be Less Than Jake Like Yellowcard

I'm not trying to be clever. I just strongly feel that the Jamaican roots of the music should never be forgotten. Ska did NOT start in late 1970s Britain (though all those bands were good and it was them that got me into ska). A lot of the modern so-called ska bands are more punk than ska. Nothing wrong with that, but it could lead people to think that ska is just punk with a horn section. Okay so I'm a traditionalist.

skaskaska 09-12-2004 11:47 AM

i totally agree with prince burridge. i meen untill recently i did think that ska was just punk with horns untill i started getting into reggae and ska and listened to bands liek the skatalites and early wailers.

the slackers are currently my favorite ska band

Skacore 09-23-2004 02:38 PM

Ska
 
OK Heres My List (well This weeks list)

Zenbaseballbat
Capdown
Harijan
Weapons Of Brass Destruction
Monkeytoast

Skankster 10-08-2004 12:38 PM

Catch 22 is my all time favorite. Streetlight Manifesto is good too. Oh, and good ol' Op Ivy.

smoke2joints 10-12-2004 05:03 PM

hmm well my list is pretty long
i love catch 22 n they are so good live... :yeah:
streetlight manifesto are amazing, technically accurate as well as just fun.
then thers the 2nd wave stuff, like the specials, the madness, bad manners, the toaster, they're all great.
hmmm n i can't forget Rx Bandits (going to see them in 14 days). :bowdown:
n obviously less than jake, such a fine band.
mad caddies are always good.
n my fav band ever are sublime altho thats more reggae, but still deserves a mention of corse! :clap:
:pimp:
~~skakid-el~~

eoamc 10-14-2004 05:15 PM

i love catch 22 they're awesome :)

sublime isn't reggae because they're strumming consist of fast up strokes thats ska. they're more like a blend of reggae rocksteady and ska.

sublime is just too sick.

All_Nite_Dinah 10-24-2004 12:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Prince Burridge
The bands you mentioned are not the originals. The originals were Jamaican artists from the 1960s such as Prince Buster, Laurel Aitken, the Skatalites, Don Drummond and so on.


Way to go. I hear 2tone bands listed as original ska bands much to often.. I think you and I are going to get along very well.

Anyway my favorite ska band would have to be The Skatalites, hands down. No one will ever match the original skatalites.

Kaaaaitlyn 11-16-2004 07:51 PM

I think I like 2tone the best... The Specials and English Beat the most, probably...

The Skatalites are very good too.

As for 3rd wave... Catch 22 and The Mad Caddies are pretty good, and I like The Toasters and The Slackers, and Reel Big Fish.

All_Nite_Dinah 11-16-2004 09:44 PM

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Originally Posted by Kaaaaitlyn

As for 3rd wave... Catch 22 and The Mad Caddies are pretty good, and I like The Toasters and The Slackers, and Reel Big Fish.


Catch 22,Mad caddies, and Reel Big Fish dont play ska. And the Toasters are a 2tone band

eViL 11-25-2004 05:20 AM

my favourite ska band are ska-p and banda bassotti. they're completely unknow in america but they're quite famous in spain and italy...specially ska-p ;)

N*SYNCisPUNK 11-27-2004 10:42 PM

Supertones!

98degrees_ispunk 11-27-2004 10:47 PM

Nsync Is The Best Reggae Band
Lance Bass Is So Hot

All_Nite_Dinah 11-28-2004 12:51 PM

Wow, that wasnt even funny.

XxPoetxOnxProzacxX 11-28-2004 09:05 PM

Less Than Jake or Spring Heeled Jack U.S.A. they're oldschool but awesome...

All_Nite_Dinah 11-29-2004 07:36 AM

He he old school.... This thread keeps getting better.

sleepy jack 12-13-2004 12:26 AM

These 6 are some of the best in my opinion.


Big D and the kids at the table
Sublime
Bad Manners
RX bandits
suicide machines
five iron frenzy

Invisible Spider 12-16-2004 03:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Yellow Card
Hey whos everyones favourite ska bands?

Mines gotta be Less Than Jake, they are heaps rad!!!


Less Than Jake are my favourite, but theres also Reel Big Fish

skankerindisguise 01-06-2005 02:45 AM

hey guys...check out matamoska. their my favorite!! www.matamoska.com

DarkPhoenix88 02-01-2005 05:02 PM

I love sublime

sleepy jack 02-03-2005 11:58 PM

Less than jake are more pop punk then ska thiers hardly horns in their music anymore.

burnmonkey 02-04-2005 07:45 PM

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Originally Posted by XxPoetxOnxProzacxX
Less Than Jake or Spring Heeled Jack U.S.A. they're oldschool but awesome...

If Spring heeled Jack is Old school, then Bob Marley is Moses!!!!!!

burnmonkey 02-04-2005 07:48 PM

And How about the NY cats like The Toasters, The Scofflaws, and mephiskaphales

hookers with machineguns 02-06-2005 05:35 PM

well none of these bands play traditional ska, it's alot easier when you use the punk/ska sound. only band I can think of that tries to play the traditional sound is Hepcat, and i dont even listen to them that much. I'm surprised no one mentioned the skatalites, that's like THE ska band. the only one for all i care. alot of this third wave stuff makes me sick sometimes. i dont mind the punk/ska-influenced sound, but i wouldnt call any of them 'ska.'

burnmonkey 02-06-2005 11:08 PM

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Originally Posted by hookers with machineguns
well none of these bands play traditional ska, it's alot easier when you use the punk/ska sound. only band I can think of that tries to play the traditional sound is Hepcat, and i dont even listen to them that much. I'm surprised no one mentioned the skatalites, that's like THE ska band. the only one for all i care. alot of this third wave stuff makes me sick sometimes. i dont mind the punk/ska-influenced sound, but i wouldnt call any of them 'ska.'

Yer right, Third Wave is really awful, the worst thing to happen to ska, and big props to Hepcat for keeping trad. ska alive. The Skatalites are still at it after all these years, and they're still AMAZING live. I really think that the style that's characteristic of NY ska scene/subgenre could hardly be considered easy even compare to trad jamaican ska. I feel the same about 2-tone to a lesser extent. They just arent so much my cup o' cake. I highly recommend checking out (if you havent already) The New York Ska-Jazz Ensemble. Its an all-star ensemble of musicians from The Toasters, The Scofflaws, and The Skatalites playing ska interpretations of great jazz standards & originals too. The 1st album features the 2 singers from Hepcat Cvering a Toots and the Maytals song.

All_Nite_Dinah 02-07-2005 07:35 AM

No one mentions the skatalites???? I think I've mentioned them in at least half my posts on the ska board. FOUNDATION SKA MY BROTHER! Hepcat is more of a rocksteady group but they are incredible whtever they play. Alex Deserts voice is just awe inspiring. I cant belive you mentioned the NY ska scene and didnt bring up the Slackers! Slackers destroy scoffaws in my book. But yea the NY Ska Jazz ensemble is really good, as is most the stuff on megalith or stubborn. Im excited I get to go see The toasters and westbound train for the second time the 18th. As for other good traditional ska acts Westbound train, 2 1/2 white guys, Chris Murray Combo, Eastern Standard time, aggrolites, and the allentons areall awsome bands.

Soundgardener 02-14-2005 09:16 PM

Skankin Pickle
The Skatalites
Toots and The Maytals
The Specials
The Slackers


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