lubcha132
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How Do You Describe "ska"?

Mon Oct 15, 2001 10:28 am

What words would you use to describe "ska", the genre of music. Here are some examples if you need them:
"sell out" reel big fish
"keasbey nights" catch 22

 
Ralgha
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RE: How Do You Describe "ska"?

Mon Oct 15, 2001 11:30 am

I would descibe "ska" as "an incredibly BAD attempt at imitating swing music."

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PANYNJ
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RE: How Do You Describe "ska"?

Mon Oct 15, 2001 12:45 pm

I think RBF is awesome and "Turn the Radio Off" is a first rate album.

Ska is sort of punk with big band brass sounds.
 
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RE: How Do You Describe "ska"?

Mon Oct 15, 2001 1:06 pm

Hmm...how about "so 4 years ago." Big grin

PANYNJ pretty much has it correctly in his description of ska. When it was popular here, I liked Buck O' Nine, and the Mighty Mighty Bosstones.

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Western727
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RE: How Do You Describe "ska"?

Mon Oct 15, 2001 1:24 pm

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.
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RE: How Do You Describe "ska"?

Mon Oct 15, 2001 1:33 pm

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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RE: How Do You Describe "ska"?

Mon Oct 15, 2001 3:31 pm

You guys should listen to some classic reggae and ska!
Try the Maytals or The Ethiopians. Enjoy!
 
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RE: How Do You Describe "ska"?

Mon Oct 15, 2001 3:46 pm

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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RE: How Do You Describe "ska"?

Mon Oct 15, 2001 6:23 pm

smoke&enjoy  Smile
For me, the greatest ska band are The Agents
some stuff about'em

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KROC
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RE: How Do You Describe "ska"?

Mon Oct 15, 2001 7:59 pm

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.....
 
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RE: How Do You Describe "ska"?

Mon Oct 15, 2001 11:09 pm

I'm a trumpet player who's never heard of it  Confused
I don't know, so this is my signature.
 
KROC
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RE: How Do You Describe "ska"?

Mon Oct 15, 2001 11:26 pm

Really SSTjumbo? It's kind of an onscure form of music now. It was prominent in the 60's I believe. That was the first wave.
 
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RE: How Do You Describe "ska"?

Tue Oct 16, 2001 2:19 am

Simply the Best!  Big thumbs up

I like to say mix between ROck and Jazz...but thats not really all that accurate...but it works for non-musical people like me.
 
jm-airbus320
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RE: How Do You Describe "ska"?

Tue Oct 16, 2001 2:30 am

"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?

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RE: How Do You Describe "ska"?

Tue Oct 16, 2001 4:32 am

Ska? C'mon, that's old fashioned!
Listen to Kylie, Nelly Furtado, Train, Travis, Madonna and all the other modern musicians, but ska...
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lubcha132
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RE: How Do You Describe "ska"?

Tue Oct 16, 2001 4:58 am

How can you not like ska? its so upbeat and fun!
 
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RE: How Do You Describe "ska"?

Tue Oct 16, 2001 4:50 pm

I'm not offending anyone, it's just a question of taste.
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che
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RE: How Do You Describe "ska"?

Wed Oct 17, 2001 1:39 am

I dont really know how to describe ska. All I know is that i like it. Bands like LTJ and ReelBigFish are my faves.

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KROC
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RE: How Do You Describe "ska"?

Wed Oct 17, 2001 1:49 am

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.

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RE: How Do You Describe "ska"?

Wed Oct 17, 2001 2:10 am

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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che
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RE: How Do You Describe "ska"?

Wed Oct 17, 2001 9:34 am

thanks KROC i will have to check it out.
Most ska i listen too is ska-punk

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