Ska Fans?

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by LowThudd, Jan 24, 2018.

  1. HotRodSteve

    HotRodSteve Friend of Leo's

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    I'm sure that Livingstone dude was before The Specials. To be honest The Specials never seemed to be too special or innovative.
     
  2. LowThudd

    LowThudd Friend of Leo's

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    No, you were right the first time! Desmond was(is?) a time traveler, even bypassed the Grandfather paradox! In fact, the next time Ska becomes popular again, I predict he will once again go back in time and rip of some future top ten Ska/Rocksteady song. Mark my words. :D:D:lol:
     
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    Oh no, fourth wave ska! :eek:
     
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    I always thought their best stuff was a little less popular
     
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    wow some great ska posted...old and newer...i like most of it

     
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    Strange coincidence, today I was talking with a coworker on the drive back from a jobsite and I said "I miss ska". He nodded in solidarity.

     
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  8. fendertx

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    Love this band as well, they call their music "dirty reggae"


    Now for some Clash, because punk and ska were those cousins that went to the Jr Prom together


     
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    The Selecter just played Wellington Opera House. Next up The Beat!

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  10. Southpole

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    DA9D7B0F-4F7C-4844-8AD5-7456284FAC8C.jpeg Got a better pic of The Beat. They did an epic version of Rock the Casbah as well.
     
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  11. LowThudd

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    Awesome! Sounds like a great concert.
     
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  12. fendertx

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    I am seeing the English Beat in March. The venue capacity is 450, should make for a great setting. It looks like "The Beat" is Ranking Roger and "The English Beat" is Dave Wakeling. Shame they are not out together.
     
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    I think it would be loads of fun to get a ska/reggae band together down here. What could be better than that style of music in Galveston right on the beach?
     
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    Oi oi oi!
     
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    Saw them on Special Beat Service tour in the early eighties at The Kabuki in San Francisco. Great show. Saxa was still touring w them at that point but was not strong enough to play the whole set. Had a young guy come out and relieve him for a couple songs .
     
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    This is a great, great song, musically speaking. I am not a fan of Nelson Mandela, who I generally consider a terrorist, but you can't deny the music is great.


     
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  17. Telecasterless

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    I'm with you. I got into Ska in 1981, so I was part of the early (revival) movement. 90s ska just has no place for me, no offense to anyone who likes it, but I have no interest. I find myself sticking with the late 70s/80s ska and of course, probing the depths of the original music.

    This beat may be more rocksteady/reggae but early Wailers is always great....



    And if you ever wondered where Dave Wakeling and Ranking Roger got their inspiration, just check this out and ask yourself if it doesn't sound like an English Beat tune:

     
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    Allow me a moment to whine and shake my fist at the sky.

    The Show was last night, sadly I did not see it. I called the venue at 5:30 and was told doors were at 7, DJ spinning at 7:30, and the English Beat at 8:30.
    Got ready and drove the roughly 20 miles into Houston. After paying to park and make my way to the doors, the doorman is telling everyone approaching the band has pushed the set from 8:30 to 10:30. I decided to call it a night:(
    I could have made a late night work with a little planning. It's tough to change on the fly like that, especially on a work night.

    I get that a set time can get pushed, usually like 20-30 minutes. Two hours seemed extreme. The doorman said they warned the band not do it, but the talent gets the say so.
     
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