Music Banter

Go Back   Music Banter > The Music Forums > Reggae & Ska
Register Blogging Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Welcome to Music Banter Forum! Make sure to register - it's free and very quick! You have to register before you can post and participate in our discussions with over 70,000 other registered members. After you create your free account, you will be able to customize many options, you will have the full access to over 1,100,000 posts.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-22-2003, 10:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
Management
 
Rockafella Skank's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 609
Question Reel Big Fish?

Whatcha think of them? I like some of their stuff, but I'm still making up my mind. I know they have a strict following, but also a lot of people that don't like them. So do you love 'em, hate 'em, or just don't care?
Rockafella Skank is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-23-2003, 07:35 AM   #2 (permalink)
Muck Fusic
 
IamAlejo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Virginia Beach
Posts: 1,575
Default

Truly it depends on what song and what mood I'm in. Some is good and some is HORRID! But songs like "beer" and others are not bad in my book. Of course i'm not a huge ska/emo fan.
__________________
a man, a plan, a canal, panama
IamAlejo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-23-2003, 08:35 AM   #3 (permalink)
Punk Rocker
 
MobilizeTerror's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 317
Default

I'm not big on ska either, but they are pretty good. Good enough if they were at Warped Tour I would probably watch them, but I don't think I would go see just them, but who knows... But they are OK.
__________________
Everyone has music in them. Only the talented have the ability to share it with the rest of the world.
Here's a thought; let's stop labeling music and fighting over what genre a certain band is, and start listening to whatever pleases our ears no matter what anyone thinks of it! ;)
MobilizeTerror is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-23-2003, 09:17 PM   #4 (permalink)
Management
 
Rockafella Skank's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 609
Default

Did anyone buy their "Cheep Up" CD? Was it any good?
Rockafella Skank is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-23-2003, 10:12 PM   #5 (permalink)
Rocker
 
Xarius's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 267
Default

RBF is pretty good..I have a few songs on my computer...
Beer is good, and their cover of Brown Eyed Girl is one of my favourite covers ever.
Xarius is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2004, 07:48 AM   #6 (permalink)
Forum Fool
 
DJ_Jester's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Maryland
Posts: 125
Default

You're right, their covers are good. I love the version of Hungry Like the Wolf. I have tons of their stuff and yes, Rock, I have the Cheer Up cd and listened to it and nothing else for the first month I owned it. :-D
DJ_Jester is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2004, 08:18 AM   #7 (permalink)
Music Addict
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 86
Default

As a band, they're super (and super live, to boot). However, I would argue that they are not a Ska band, but are a Punk-With-Horns band (which is decidedly NOT the same thing). Most Reel Big Fish lacks the Ska beat, making it stylisticly much more Punk Rock than anything else. So musically, they're a great band - just not a great Ska band.
abakubub is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2004, 10:51 AM   #8 (permalink)
Forum Fool
 
DJ_Jester's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Maryland
Posts: 125
Default

Yeah, I've seen them plenty of times live and they definitely do rock. Last time I went they pulled someone out of the audience and let him play with them... actually not exactly. The guy had a sign saying that he wanted to play on stage to they made him play Boss DJ I think it was by himself... eventually the crowd got into and then the band came back on stage and did the song with him... it rocked.

All right as an aside. Save Ferris? Just wanted to know whether Alejo thought that was Ska or another Punk with Horns band. Any other opinions are welcome as well. I listen to tons of stuff but I really can't call my self knowledgable by a long shot... especially with categorizing music.
DJ_Jester is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2004, 11:45 AM   #9 (permalink)
Music Addict
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 201
Default

I would say Save Ferris is punk with horns band. I dont' really like ska(or punk with horns) altogether, just a few bands. Reel Big Fish is one of the bands i really like, along with Five Iron Frenzy, and Save Ferris is pretty good too. Less than Jake is ok, although the only cd of theirs that I really find myself liking is just Losing Streak. Great cd though.
banonbush is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2004, 01:04 PM   #10 (permalink)
Groupie
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Milton, Fla
Posts: 20
Default Hola,

Yes Reel Big fish are a very good ska band but i never heard of Save Ferris, i will have to check them out sometime.


Take Care,
BigSackOfNothing
BigSackOfNothing is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads



2003-2019 Advameg, Inc.

SEO by vBSEO 3.5.2 ©2010, Crawlability, Inc.