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Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by LowThudd, Jan 24, 2018.
Just felt like listening to some Old School Ska. Post your favorites.
I first learned to play music (bass) mostly listening to Ska. It's not old school but I've always liked this cover, a timeless love song about a man and his malt liquor.
Big ska fan from way back.
I’m going to see The Selector and The Beat tomorrow night at the local opera house. Should be a blast. Will also get to see Bad Manners and Ruts DC in the next few weeks.
not a big fan of ska, but this is my favorite ska compilation.
Just went to The English Beat, or what qualifies as it, on Sat night. Always fun.
I grew up on 90’s ska. Love it to this day!!
I'm a huge English Beat fan, love some old ska, like my pal Dan up there I'm a 90s ska fan too, even though a great deal of it is utter trash at best. For me it's gotta have quality and not just the makeup, and I don't like gimmicky or overly commercial ska at all. One of my good friends and ex-bandmates is the drummer of a very prominent ska/punk band, and even some of their stuff gets a little goofy for me.
(terrible video, great song)
One of the funnest concerts I've ever been to was a Mustard Plug show in college, circa 2011 or so.
Ska had a pretty huge second wave around 96-97 in upstate New York where I went to college. I saw a lot of local Ska shows.
I didn't find a good video but one band I remember from the area was Shu. I saw them quite a few times. I might be mistaken but I vaguely remember we might have even had them play a party at our fraternity house, it was a lot of money for us to pay out IIRC for a band. And AFAICT the days of being able to afford a band and throw a party large enough for a band (without getting in very serious trouble) are long gone where I went to school.
I used to listen to the ska revival in 97/98. Every few weekends when I would hop the train from Monterey up to Sacramento to visit my girlfriend (soon to be wife) at the time, I had some Bosstones, Reel Big Fish, Less Than Jake, Rancid, etc... blasting on the portable CD player (I started to say iPod but those didn't come out till later).
I was a bit young for the original stuff (although, the first 45 I bought was Desmond Dekker's "Israelites"), but I've seen the English Beat several times, and saw The Specials in SF a couple of years ago at the Warfield. Amazing show!