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Old 11-18-2006, 04:38 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Less Than Jake are pretty good, but they're more of a combination with punk and ska. However they're still pretty good. My brother saw em in concert about a week ago, said they were awesome
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Old 11-18-2006, 11:20 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Check all these bands out


Less Than Jake
Reel Big Fish
The Mighty Mighty Bosstones
Voodoo Glow Skulls
Operation Ivy
Big D and the Kids Tables
The Specials
Mu330
Mustard Plug
Streetlight Manifesto
The Toasters
Catch 22
The Skalitites
Madness
The Bodysnatchers
The Hippos
Bad Manners
Forces of Evil
Mad Caddies
Five Iron Frenzy
The Aquabats
*old* Goldfinger
Ska P
Prince Buster
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Old 12-08-2006, 07:28 AM   #13 (permalink)
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i'd definately start with...

the specials
madness (or would you call these progressive ska? :/ either way they rock!)
the aquabats
reel big fish.
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Old 12-08-2006, 03:09 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Not yet mentioned and deserving of one...Suicide Bid.
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Old 12-09-2006, 02:57 PM   #15 (permalink)
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The Slackers
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Old 12-09-2006, 03:10 PM   #16 (permalink)
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fpr more modern ska music:
- Babyhead for something more experimental
- Capdown for something a little more mixed genre but with ska roots

However..

- Less Than Jake (as Alo suggested)
- Reel Big Fish
- Me First And The Gimme Gimme Gimme's
- Catch 22

are all fun lighted stuff!

Ska nowadays seems to have more inspiration from other genres like punk, rap, hip op, drum and bass and things like that now..

well.. enjoy!

Hope that helped you along your way!
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Old 12-10-2006, 05:22 AM   #17 (permalink)
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First Wave:

Prince Buster - Al Capone
Prince Buster - Madness
Desmond Dekker - The Isrealites
The Skatalites - Guns Of Navarone

Second Wave:

The Specials - Gangsters
The Specials - Too Much Too Young
The Specials - Ghost Town
The Beat - Mirror In The Bathroom
Madness - The Prince
Madness - Nightboat To Cairo
The Selecter - Three Minute Hero

Third Wave :

The Slackers - Married Girl
The Untouchables - Lebanon
The Untouchables - Stepping Stone
The Dead 60s - Ghostfaced Killer

Honestly, I think most modern ska is awful but those are a few ska tracks that are a good introduction.
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Old 02-02-2007, 09:18 AM   #18 (permalink)
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A punk-ska band that I would reccomend would be Operation Ivy.
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