Western727 From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 643 posts, RR: 4 Reply 4, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2706 times:
My friend (who played in a ska band) described it to me as "fast reggae, with a punk twist." I think it's right on.
Actually, both ska and reggae trace their roots to the old calypso stuff - you know, from the Carribean. Ska has actually been around for a long time, but the punk part is a modern addition. I've heard some swing bands do ska sounding songs. But other than that, swing and ska really have very little to do with each other, at least in lineage.
Trickijedi From United States of America, joined May 2001, 3266 posts, RR: 5 Reply 5, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2703 times:
Ska is kinda like a cross between raggae and dub. Here in Chicago there are lots of ska and dub clubs where you can really appreciate that type of sound. It definitely is an acquired taste. Friend of mine used to be in a ska band and that's how I got to know and enjoy the music.
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Lehpron From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 7028 posts, RR: 22 Reply 7, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2696 times:
Well it would be your standard alternative garage band with a trumpet, tubba or a synthesizer. Most don''t play hard, there's this sound that makes you fell like you've gone back in time, without the culture that reminded you of your parents.
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KROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 9, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2689 times:
Remember, reggae evolved from Ska music. I don't really consider No Doubt, Smashmouth, Reel Big Fish Ska bands, as there sound is not pure enough. Also, Ska has been broken down into 3 waves, first, second and third. I prefer the first 2, but there is some stuff worth while in the third wave as well. Good Ska bands that come to mind are The Skatilites, The Toasters, Skankin' Pickle, Hepcat, ect.....
Jm-airbus320 From Jamaica, joined Aug 2000, 304 posts, RR: 0 Reply 13, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2665 times:
"Ska" music was started in Jamaica in the 1960's and was and is still very popular here today. Indeed reggae did evolve from ska as they btoh share similar roots (that is from the ghetto's of Jamaica) Great music! don't you think?
KROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 18, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2634 times:
For a detailed look at SKA music, go to www.allmusic.com From there type in "SKA" in the search, and select 'styles' then search it. You will be taken to a screen where you can select 1.) Ska 2.) Ska-revival and 3.) Ska-Punk. Here is a great description of each style, as well as a list of key artists and albums. I highly recommend it.
Cedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 7804 posts, RR: 54 Reply 19, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2632 times:
Ska is sped up reggae. The punk thing is an American twist. The genre was big in the 80s in the UK, best known bands are Bad Manners and also people like The Selector and Madness. I think someone's wearing a Bad Manners t-shirt in a No Doubt video. They are the undisputed kings of the genre, at least in it's 'overground', commercial incarnation. (Maytals etc not so well known but more influential, and better too.)
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