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Kithkin
05-25-2004, 12:46 AM
Alright, I think this should settle some questions

First, a link to my explanation of the Ska Waves that people seem to have constant questions about: The Waves (http://www.musicianforums.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=71269)

Now, here is a big list of newer Ska bands and why they are worth listening to. Bands in bold but not underlined are by Jas. Band italicized with names in bold are by individual users credited in the post.


[Spunge] - A band from the United Kingdom. Generic but fun. Kicking Pigeons in the Park and Lyrical Content got me onto this band. The rest of their songs aren't bad but don't hit as hard as those two do. You can listen to clips on their website (http://www.spunge.co.uk/music.htm#)… just remember they’re just clips…

3DayBenda - Another local band, one of Valley’s favorites, they blend ska, rock, emo, and a metal, and it comes up trumps! They've got better since I first saw them, and make you want to dance. Listen to some songs on purevolume (http://www.purevolume.com/3daybenda) or myspace ( http://www.myspace.com/threedaybenda)

Against All Authority - Skacore band from Florida. If you like Choking Victim you will like this band (and vice versa) but personally I think this band is much better. The music can be hit or miss, and the vocals aren’t to easy on the ears but they’re worth listening to for the lyrics. Skate or Die isn’t really their best song, but it really shows off what make the skacore genre different from skapunk. When the ska part comes in there is a slowing of the beat which is what makes a breakdown a breakdown. Their myspace (http://www.myspace.com/againstallauthority) and purevolume (www.purevolume.com/againstallauthority).

- - EXTRA SONGS: All Fall Down (http://www.hopelessrecords.com/mp3/hr626.mp3), Dinkas When I Close My Eyes (http://www.hopelessrecords.com/mp3/hr642.mp3), Just an Obstruction (http://www.subcity.net/mp3/sc017.mp3)

- - They recently released a split with Common Rider and you can listen to a song on purevolume (http://www.purevolume.com/aaacr)

APB - Based in Leeds and around since 1998, these guys make sweet ska/dub. Lots of horns, you get the impression that the music is really important. Recently had quite a large line-up change, and "re-formed" though they never split. From their label website ( http://www.dothedog.com/bands.htm): “APB’s sound is an eclectic mix of 2 tone ska, reggae & dub flavourings underpinned by strongly anti-establishment lyrics & incredible bubbling reggae keyboards.”

Area 7 - A band from Australia. I found out about them because they did some horn work for The Living End. Like [Sponge], a lot of their stuff can be a bit generic. But they are good and I imagine fun to see. Nothing wrong with their music, just nothing that really stands out, but worth checking out if you really like all things ska. They don’t seem to have anything available for download or streaming, but you can go to their website (http://www.area7.com.au/)

Arrogant Sons of Bitches - Or ASOB. Amazing Live band. They recently released a new album that had been in the works since 2003. Their music has always been great, but their singer has only recently become understandable. The music and lyrics are frenetic and aggressive and almost surprisingly good. Their website is down, but their myspace (myspace.com/arrogantsonsofbitches) has a few songs.

- - Their side project Bomb the Music Industry (http://www.bombthemusicindustry.com/) is great too. It’s not quite ska, but it does have that same energy. All of BtMI's songs are free for download on their site. The idea behind BtMI is to make music that never makes any money. So far I think they’re doing pretty well with that.

Bandits of the Acoustic Revolution/Streetlight Manifesto/early Catch 22 - I'm lumping these bands together because the driving force behind all three bands is the same. Thomas. The Singer/Guitarist/Songwriter. The lyrics are just amazing. No one does breakneck lyrics like him. Then there’s the music which is usually just as fast. He gets the best musicians to play with him and it shows. Anyone would like these bands, not just people who like ska. Also, he has an extreme diy mentality. The reason Streetlight doesn't tour as much as most people would like is that they won't play venues that aren't all ages.

- - All songs from the BOTAR ep A Call To Arms were initially free on their website. They ran out of bandwidth and now they can be found here (http://www.skachilles.com/music/botar/). There is also some misc Streetlight stuff in the parent directory.

Big D and the Kids Table - From Boston. Good all around band. Lyrics a bit immature at points but still very good. The singer has a unique but strong voice. They are fun as hell live and Good Luck is a "must own" album for the skapunk genre.

- - A few songs off of How it Goes are on their myspace (http://www.myspace.com/bigdandthekidstable)

- - EXTRA SONGS: Myself (http://www.asianmanrecords.com/media/Big_D_And_The_Kids_Table-Myself.mp3) The Difference (http://www.unionlabelgroup.com/Avid/MP3/05%20-%20Big%20D%20&%20The%20Kids%20Table%20-%20The%20Difference.MP3)

Blame It On Edd - One of the best pop-punk/punkska bands (without horns) that I've seen successfully play ska. They've played with big bands to come through, including Rx Bandits. They have a myspace (http://www.myspace.com/bioe) and make some very good music.

The Blue Meanies - A sick sick band. Unfortunatly... They aren’t really together anymore. Kiss Your Ass Goodbye is a fucking crazy album. Imagine polka and ska and techno synth speed horns. Confused? Get it and find out. Their other albums aren't (in my opinion) nearly as good as KYAG, but full throttle is often listed as their groundbreaking work. So if you like the KYAG, get Full Throttle and decide for yourself.

- - A SONG: Acceleration 5000 (http://www.asianmanrecords.com/media/Blue_Meanies-Acceleration_5000.mp3)

Capdown - Another UK band that makes sick music. One of the resons I don't really listen to them is that in most of their songs I can't understand the lyrics at all. They’re a skacore band with some ridiculous sax playing that reminds me of guitar solos. Songs are on their purevolume (http://www.purevolume.com/capdownuk) or myspace (http://www.myspace.com/capdown)

Catch 22 (post Keasby Nights) - Just because Thomas Left, doesn’t mean you should ignore Catch 22. They are still a very talented band; unfortunately their lyrics took a pretty serious hit. In Alone in a Crowd they tried to sound like they did when Thomas was around and kind of succeeded. It’s still a pretty good album because the singer that replaced Thomas was a good singer and a good lyricist. In Dinosaur Sounds they stopped trying to sound like old Catch 22 and have another new singer. The new music is good in its own right so long as you don't compare it to old Catch 22. You can listen to Wine Stained Lips on purevolume (http://www.purevolume.com/catch22)

Catch-It Kebabs - Now legendary renowned local heroes of the Ilkley/Leeds area, Kebabs are a 10-piece with the recent addition of Beefy. They play jazz/ska/punk but don't pigeonhole them! Their combination of excellence and loveliness means they make friends and tour almost constantly, even though they're still in college/uni. Amazing. See their purevolume (http://www.purevolume.com/catchitkebabsuk) or their myspace (http://www.myspace.com/catchitkebabs)

Choking Victem – I don’t really like this band, but so many people like them that I have to give them a mention. The recording quality is, for the most part, poor, the vocals bad and music only decent… for the most part. The major exception is Crack Rock Steady, which may be one of the best songs every written. Some of the other songs are still god awful, but there is stuff worth listening to too. 500 channels isn’t bad, and it’s on purevolume (http://www.purevolume.com/chokingvictim)

Chris Murray - The closest thing I have to an Idol. He used to front a band called King Apparatus but they broke up and he went solo. He records all of his music by himself and owns (or runs [or works at]) a club in California and performs there quite often. His voice is great and he has guest vocaled for some amazing bands. I'll leave you with this website (http://www.chrismurray.net/)… just click on the listen link. You can also look at his myspace (http://www.myspace.com/chrismurray) but the Chris Murray purevolume page is some guy from Dublin, not the one I know and love

- - EXTRA SONGS: One Everything (http://www.asianmanrecords.com/media/Chris_Murray-One_Everything.mp3) We Do the Ska (http://www.unionlabelgroup.com/Avid/MP3/07%20-%20Chris%20Murray%20-%20We%20Do%20The%20Ska%20(Venice%20Shoreline).MP3)

Kithkin
05-25-2004, 12:47 AM
Common Rider - What Operation Ivy should have become. This is the Singer from Op Ivy's newer band. Unfortunately they broke up a while ago. But the music is still amazing. What you loved about Operation Ivy is here (brilliant lyrics and good basslines and great ska influenced music). The band is full of good musicians. They aren’t amazing but they’re good. The guitar work is simple but catchy, the bass lines are good but not overdone and the lyrics are what you would expect from an Operation Ivy songwriter.

- - You can get some songs off of this website (http://www.lookoutrecords.com/sounds/index.php3?bnd_id=273&sd=218509379) and this website (http://www.mp3.com/common-rider/artists/338238/summary.html)

- - They recently released a split with Against All Authority and you can listen to a song on purevolume (http://www.purevolume.com/aaacr)

Dance Hall Crashers – A group lead by 2 female singers and good musicians. The girls can really sing but the music gets a bit repetitive. Since there really aren't many other female fronted ska bands that is generally ok. Their old stuff is closer to two tone, and their newer stuff is a lot poppier. They don’t really tour anymore, but they do have a myspace (http://www.myspace.com/dancehallcrashers).

Daycare Swindlers – A punk band that has some really good skapunk songs. They’re broken up now but they were supposed to be a very good live act. From their website: “80's influenced melodic hardcore punk rock with some ska-influenced songs.” They have some mp3s on their website (http://www.dcswindlers.com/news.htm).

Distorted Penguins - Ska/Alternative/Rap – Zappa introduced them to me, but they are kind of local to me (ie within 3 or 4 hours). Their debut cd was good and their new cd is even better. They have a lot of talent and potential. They also have a myspace (http://www.myspace.com/distortedpenguins) and a purevolume (http://www.purevolume.com/distortedpenguins).

The Filaments - British punk band, mostly play punk, but when they play ska they do it bloody well. There's a new ska track in the works which is amazing, let's hope it's on the next album! They have a myspace (http://www.myspace.com/thefilaments) but they aren’t together anymore.

Fishbone – They sometimes play ska. Usually they play so many genres that you can’t define what they are. Very talented and diverse. They've drifted from ska since their earlier stuff into more experimental and varied stuff, but its all very good. You can watch a video for their cover of sublime’s date rape on their myspace (http://www.myspace.com/fishboneisredhot) assuming it works on your computer…

Five Hours by Ska Pirate - Five Hours are a pop punk band with a ska flavor (no horns), from Louisville, Kentucky. They wrote extremely catchy songs such as "Peanut Butter and Jelly" and "No racist soul". The bass lines will blow you away, and it's just the kind of music that will have you dancing and singing along - if you can keep up. They broke up in either 2001 or 2002, and everyone is still waiting for a reunion show. They have a purevolume (http://www.purevolume.com/fivehours) and a few songs for download (http://music.download.com/fivehours/3600-8721_32-100367378.html) and a Myspace (http://www.myspace.com/fivehours)

Five Iron Frenzy - Whats that? A listenable Christian band? Yeah, there are going to be a total of two on this list (well, technically Chris Murray and the Slackers have songs that mention god but I mean ones that have songs directed at youth group kids). In any case, they’ve broke up a while ago. The guys voice is amazing though. The band is pretty good too. You can listen to a few songs at their myspace (http://www.myspace.com/fiveironfrenzy).

The Forces of Evil - the singer from Reel Big Fish's side project. They are really good pop ska band. Poppy yes, but the songs are more like early Reel Big Fish, only the singer's voice has gotten astronomically better. These guys are probably fun as balls live. They have a bunch of free songs on their site... here: Angry Anthem (http://www.theforcesofevil-ska.com/fofmp3s/Angry%20Anthem.mp3), Go To Hell (http://www.theforcesofevil-ska.com/fofmp3s/Go%20To%20Hell.mp3), Maybe Im Wrong (http://www.theforcesofevil-ska.com/fofmp3s/Maybe%20I%27m%20worong.mp3), Mistake (http://www.theforcesofevil-ska.com/fofmp3s/Mistake.mp3). And if you want to see a myspace (http://www.myspace.com/forcesofevil) page, you can:)

Game Show Host - They call themselves ska-dub-reggae-core, and they are pretty much veterans of the local (Portsmouth) scene now. I really really liked them when I saw them, they seem really laid back and the saxophone player used to work at the bar at the venue. I haven't seen them play anywhere for ages, I can only assume they're on some kind of hiatus, hopefully not permanent! Download Segregate, DHF, and A Change Is As Good As A Rest from purevolume (http://www.purevolume.com/gameshowhost).

Harpoon Larsen - Ska-punk stuff, sometimes reminiscent of Big D. I haven't brought a proper copy of their new EP yet, but I'm hoping it's better recording quality than the last. They've only been around a year, but they've been on nearly every ska bill in the area since (a combination of luck and judgement), and also the guitarist seems to be everywhere I go - even when I'm in London or at Reading! They have a purevolume (http://www.purevolume.com/harpoonlarsen) and a myspace (http://www.myspace.com/harpoonlarsen). They’re unfortunately breaking up soon.

The Hippos – The Hippos are one of my favorite bands. The Hippos fit the ska sound, sort of, but I wouldn’t call them a ska band. Their first album was ska, then they went all moogy. They made beautiful synthy music and had some great lyrics. You might be able to listen to We’re Here here (http://www.fanscape.com/Music/Punk/The-Hippos/32014.aspx) on Fanscape

The Impossibles – This is skemo, that is, ska and emo. Some of the most creative and imaginative lyrics sung and screamed over great ska and pop-punk riffs. Anthology is one of my favorite albums ever.

- - EXTRA SONGS: Widowmaker (http://www.fueledbyramen.com/mp3/the_impossibles-widowmaker.mp3) and Enter, Return (http://www.fueledbyramen.com/mp3/the_impossibles-enterreturn.mp3)

Jaya the Cat - I don't really know what it is about them. Their lyrics are really good, but other than that, all the music is pretty simple. It just sounds so good together. They are probably my third favorite band on here. See what I mean by visiting their myspace (http://www.myspace.com/jayathecat)

The Junglists - Another band that Kith can testify for, they're ska-ish with a violin. They are lovely guys, and are climbing the ladder of scene-ness fast. Either go to their myspace (http://www.myspace.com/thejunglists) or their purevolume (http://www.purevolume.com/thejunglists/music) to get a better understanding.

King Apparatus - Chris Murray's old band. I could not find these online so I broke down and bought them without hearing anything by them except a song on an Asian Man VHS tape. Those albums are easily two of my favorite albums. King Apparatus is a top example of the post RBF poppy skapunk sound. At least on the first album. On the second one the influence is more Elvis Costello and does some really interesting things with ska. This song is more of an example of their first album: Michael and Anne (http://www.asianmanrecords.com/media/King_Apparatus-Michael_And_Anne.mp3)

King Prawn - More rap than ska at times, they sound different than most things. But great. They are unfortunatly broken up... too many of the great bands are... but they are still great to listen to. You can sample songs here (http://www.kingprawn.co.uk/) by clicking on multimedia->sounds

Less than Jake - A starter ska band. A lot of people really like them and claim to love ska. But their ska stuff is really bad. Now that they’ve switched to Pop-punk and their singer has learned how to sing and write good lyrics, they’re actually pretty good. They have a myspace (http://www.myspace.com/lessthanjake) and a purevolume (http://www.purevolume.com/lessthanjake). I will say, The Science of Selling Yourself Short is a pretty good ska song.

Link 80 by Peter (ihatecelebrities): Asian Man Records skacore straight out of the famous East Bay. The band is currently on hiatus and has been since 2002, but most fans anxiously await their return. Link 80, although having one name, is basically two bands- Nick Traina Link 80 and Ryan Noble Link 80. Same band, two very different sounds, yet always played that good ol' skacore. Punk vocals and hardcore breakdowns with an occasional ska riff and many catchy horn lines. RIP NICK. Download songs from Asian Man Records (http://asianmanrecords.com/media/Link_80-Intolerance.mp3) or go to their myspace (http://www.myspace.com/linkeighty)

Mad Caddies - Great band. Trumpeter is probably the best in ska, though the rest of their horns are nothing special. Their musical variety is only matched by Fishbone. Monkeys is a crazy song that captures the trumpeter at his best, but their songs are typically great. They have a few songs on their myspace (http://www.myspace.com/mad_caddies) including Monkeys.

Kithkin
05-25-2004, 12:47 AM
Milk2Sugars - Ska-punk band, you might also recognise the legendary Matty Pee who helped out with TheSka and PunkerMentality (he's pretty smart at internet design things). You can look at their purevolume (http://www.purevolume.com/m2s/) and find a few songs.

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones - The Originators of Skacore. They know how to do ska and put on an amazing show. They are on Hiatus (code for broken up) and were probably the best of the bands that succeeded during the skaboom of the early 90's. They are also probably a starter ska band but don't put them in the same category as LTJ and RBF because they are on a different level. These guys are pretty easy to find music just look in the dollar bin of your local music store for Lets Face It. They do have a myspace now (http://www.myspace.com/themightymightybosstones)

Mu330 - Chumps on Parade is an amazing album. They do some unique stuff for a ska band. The guys voice is... different. I can't guarantee you will like it because it could just grate on you. The music behind the voice is top notch and they are a blast live. You can find a bunch of songs if you go to their website (http://www.mu330.com) and click on music.

- - EXTRA SONG: Favorite Show (http://www.asianmanrecords.com/media/MU330-Favorite_Show.mp3)

Mustard Plug - My definition of a Generic Ska band. Their tempo doesn't really change. That doesnt mean that they aren't fun live, because they are, but I don't really listen to them outside of the car ride to one of their shows. If you really like ska you will probably like them, otherwise start somewhere else, like with the Bosstones. As far as I can tell, the only reason they are as big as they are is that they have been around for a long time and never changed their style of playing when a lot of bands went pop punk (see Less than Jake or The Berlin Project). They have a myspace (http://www.myspace.com/mustardplug) so you can listen to a few songs.

New York Ska Jazz Ensamble - I'm only going to mention these guys because I don't listen to them enough. It should be enough to say that it has members from the Toasters and Skatalites and they rock. I only don't listen to them because at the end of the day they were just a side project and I'll never get to see them live. They have a few song samples on their website (http://www.nysje.com/sound.php?EchoAdmin=f589b5586ecb85aa05ab95b1b914ed fd).

No Doubt (Pre Trajic Kingdom) - No Doubt, even today, is a really good band. Just no longer a ska band. Losing Eric Stephani to the Simpsons killed the last ska influence in the band. But before that they made amazing Ska/Funk albums. The whole band was very talented. Gwen used to use her voice with emotion and threw it all over the place. Its sad to hear her controls it now. Their first three albums are great.

Operation Ivy - The definitive Skapunk band. The Specials started ska punk but OpIvy defined how we know it today. They spawned Rancid and Common Rider and way too many knock-off bands (or not enough… depending on how you look at it). Incompetent drums, bad guitar, catchy basslines, intelligent social lyrics shouted into a mic are what made Op Ivy so great.

- - Various Bootleg Downloadables (http://www.operationivy.com/mp3.php?PHPSESSID=59ff77a4a78bf42197fc3fab03347447 )

The Pietasters - The Pietasters are great live but I don’t really listen to them. They have a very light punk influence but they’re closer to the Slackers and Chris Murray than any other skapunk band. They’re very talented and have a loyal following. They also have a myspace (http://www.myspace.com/thepietasters) and a purevolume (http://www.purevolume.com/thepietasters) site.

- - Other free song - Malmo (http://www.fueledbyramen.com/mp3/the_pietasters-malmo.mp3)

The Planet Smashers - Another one of those Generic Ska bands. But they are from Canada which is a plus in my book. On one hand, they have Explosive, which is a great song. Then they have the Coolest Guy in the World, which is a terrible song. On their myspace (http://www.myspace.com/planetsmashers) they have 3 pretty good songs

- - Explosive(Featuring Neville Stales of the Specials) (http://www.unionlabelgroup.com/Avid/MP3/02_PlanetSmashers_Explosive_Feat_NevilleStaples.MP 3)

Reel Big Fish – One of those starter ska bands. Their single songs give the impression that they are pretty generic, but that’s not true. They actually release pretty solid albums with pretty good variety. They sometimes play rock, sometimes play ska, and usually try to have depressing fun. For a while they went Jam bandish and that sucked, but they seem to be back. The Fire off of their new album is probably one of the best songs they’ve ever released. You can listen to it on their myspace (http://www.myspace.com/thereelbigfish).

The Rudiments by Peter (ihatecelebrities): Another Asian Man Records band, also from the East Bay, that I like to describe as Fishbone meets Operation Ivy. They are pretty crazy in their songs, and have silly/funny lyrics. Most of their ska can be found on the album Circle Our Empire, but you can also hear some great punk on their album Bitch Bitch Bitch. Find songs at Asian Man Records (http://asianmanrecords.com/media/The_Rudiments-Wailing_Paddle.mp3)

Skanking Pickle - Fronted by Mike Park, the operator of Asian Man records, which is probably one of the best labels around. Anyway, the band. The band is pretty crazy and off beat. The music is usually pretty good. I don’t like Park’s voice, but a lot of people don’t care. The lyrics are usually pretty silly. They have a myspace (http://www.myspace.com/singalongwithskankinpick) with a few songs.

Spitvalves - Band from Florida. I actually bought one of their albums but regretted it. It said on the inside "Thanks for buying our album and not ruining the music industry by pirating" which made me laugh because I never would have bought the album if I hadn't downloaded a bunch of their music beforehand. So, in order to not ruin the music industry by pirating I'm not going to post one of their mp3's. Im sure that the band will thank me. They are a solid skapunk band though. Think the Suicide Machines, only not as good.

The Stray Bullets – One of my favorite bands. They play fast, simple skapunk with breakneck political lyrics. Like Jaya the Cat, there isn’t anything complicated about what they play and yet they are one of my favorite bands. They have a myspace (http://www.myspace.com/straybullets) and a purevolume (http://www.purevolume.com/StrayBullets) with 2 great songs.

Sublime - You know sublime. I don't need to tell you that they were amazing. Now you can see either the bassist or the drummer in the Long Beach Short Bus... but I don't really recomend it.

The Suburban Legends - Choreographed Dance Moves! Anyway, other than that they are a solid band with an amazing live show. If you’re looking for a serious band, look elsewhere. This is a group of very talented musicians making some of the most enjoyable music you’ve ever heard. Listen and understands by going to myspace (http://www.myspace.com/suburbanlegends) or purevolume (http://www.purevolume.com/suburbanlegends).

Suicide Machines - This is a band that knows how to do live shows and how to play punk and ska. They don’t usually blend them together, but their ska songs are good and the punk songs are great. They’ve been around for a long time and keep getting better. You can see some newer songs on their purevolume (http://www.purevolume.com/thesuicidemachines) or myspace (http://www.myspace.com/thesuicidemachines).

Kithkin
05-25-2004, 12:48 AM
The Supertones – Another Christian band. They’re pretty good though. Well, when they’re not praising Jesus they’re pretty good. See, they have worship songs which are long and boring… then they have other songs which are either about reforming the church or not about god at all, and those songs are usually really good. They have a myspace (http://www.myspace.com/ocsupertones).

The Slackers - Third wave band that sounds like a 1st wave one. They don’t make bad songs. The singer can really sing. They used to have a lot of songs on their website, but now they just have one on their myspace (http://www.myspace.com/theslackers)

The Toasters - These guys filled the space between the second and third wave. But very good and important to the ska scene in new york. Moon ska, started by them, hosted most of the big east coast ska bands at one point or another. These guys have toured with pretty much everybody. And they make great music. You can listen to a shitload of their music on their flash website here (http://www.toasters.org/flash/toasters.html) that I can’t directly link to. EXTRA SONG: Pendulum (http://www.asianmanrecords.com/media/The_Toasters-Pendulum.mp3)

The W’s – More Christian ska. Kind of 3rd wave traditional. These guys are hard to find on the peer to peer channels. I don’t know if I would download them if I didn’t like 3rd wave traditional or Christian ska. If you seen their album for 3 dollars like I did, you should check it out...

Weapons Of Brass Destruction - This band is out of the westcountry, but is now based near me as well. They describe themselves as "Beachball skacore" and they're just ace. They're fun, a little unlucky, and they know how to work hard at making a name for themselves. They'll be getting bigger. You can find songs at their purevolume (http://www.purevolume.com/weaponsofbrassdestruction) or myspace (http://www.myspace.com/wobd)

Zero Consent - Another skapunk band, they seem really nice and they gig a lot with bands who come through, and also Harpoon Larsen. I saw them advertise for a trumpet player once on Mx. They have a purevolume (http://www.purevolume.com/zeroconsent) and a myspace (http://www.myspace.com/zeroconsent)


If you wan't anymore information about the following bands, let me know here and I'll do my best to tell you about them and find some music or host it or someone else will:


20 Fast
Aquabats
Assorted Jellybeands song: Not Time (http://kungfurecords.com/mp3/notime.mp3), The Rythem (http://kungfurecords.com/mp3/therhythm.mp3), Deadnabore (http://kungfurecords.com/mp3/deadnabore.mp3)
Beres Hammond
Bob Marley
Buck o Nine
Cerephesis
Cheap Suits
Desmond Dekker
Ernest Ranglin
Frefory Isaac
Hepcat
Leftover Crack
Lets Go Bowling song: Oatmeal for X-mas (http://www.asianmanrecords.com/media/Lets_Go_Bowling-Oatmeal_For_X-Mas.mp3)
Littlest Man Band
Madness
Mike Mowry
Mike Park song: Challenging Me (http://www.asianmanrecords.com/media/Mike_Park-Challenging_Me.mp3), On that Stage (http://www.subcity.net/mp3/sc024.mp3)
Pot Shot song: Radio (http://www.asianmanrecords.com/media/Potshot_Radio.mp3)
Prince Buster
Ruder than You
Rx Bandits
Save Ferris
SGR
Ska Boys and Guests
The Skatalites
Slapstick song: Theres A Metalhead (http://www.asianmanrecords.com/media/Slapstick-Theres_A_Metalhead.mp3)
Slow Gerhkin song: Trapped Like Rats (http://www.asianmanrecords.com/media/Slow_Gherkin-Trapped_Like_Rats.mp3)
Slightly Stoopid
The Chinkees song Big World (http://www.asianmanrecords.com/media/The_Chinkees-Big_World.mp3)
The Clash
The Filaments
The Rudiments song: Wailing Paddle (http://www.asianmanrecords.com/media/The_Rudiments-Wailing_Paddle.mp3)
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra
The Toots and the maytals
Treephort
Uncle Brian
Voodoo Glow Skulls
The Smooths
The Specials
Unsteady Tokyo (http://www.asianmanrecords.com/media/Unsteady_Tokyo.mp3)
Howards Alias
The Porkers
Farse
King Django
Skaos
Selecter
Route 215
Les Cameleons
Splitters
Lightyear
NoComply
Chemical Reaction
Rebelation
Pez Stomp
My Dad Is Big
The Know How
Shootin' Goon
Kenisia
Orangetree
Racer Ten
Citizen Fish
Lubby Nugget
General Rudie song: Roadtrip LowQ (http://www.unionlabelgroup.com/Avid/MP3/14%20-%20General%20Rudie%20-%20Roadtrip.MP3)
Strike 59

Kithkin
05-25-2004, 12:51 AM
Hired Geeks? – A crazy ska band that reminds people of Mu330 only with a better singer. The first song on their myspace (http://www.myspace.com/hiredgeeks) isn’t very good but the other two are sick. One of the best new bands I’ve listened to in a long while.

The Scrub – A ska band out of the UK that plays fun music with really cool horn lines and good vocal play. They’ve got a local following which probably shouldn’t be a surprise. They’re confident musicians and know what they’re doing. They have a myspace (http://www.myspace.com/thescrub) which I’m sure is a big surprise to nobody.

Skylar – Skylar is/was a sideproject of the singer of Howard’s Alias. It’s a bit slower than Howard’s Alias, but the voice will be very familiar if you’ve ever heard HA. Where HA moved towards the rock end of things towards the end of their career, Skylar focuses on the ska. The technical ability is still obviously there though… in case you were worried. There’s even a myspace (http://www.myspace.com/skylark).

$up - $up is a skacore band out of the UK with some very catchy horn lines and a pretty good singer. They’re very hard to find online because of their stupid name but they have a website (www.supsite.co.uk) and you can download some songs off of their label’s website (http://www.totalselloutrecords.com/).

Aquabats – The Aquabats are a silly silly band. If you like Blink 182’s way with lyrics, you’ll probably like them. I don’t listen to them much, mostly because I hate the singer’s voice. They’re supposed to have an amazing live show. You can listen to them on their myspace (http://www.myspace.com/theaquabats) or purevolume (http://www.purevolume.com/theaquabats)

Ska P – A Spanish ska band out of… somewhere. They play some of the most entertaining music outside of the Suburban Legends. Sure, I can’t understand most of what they’re saying but the horn lines, the vocal melodies, the backing music is all so good that you can listen to it anyway. Their live album is ridiculous. Listen to some songs on this fan’s myspace (http://www.myspace.com/skapdejuarez)

The Rx Bandits – A prog-rock ska band. That doesn’t really make sense until you listen to them. Progress is considered a must own album up there with Big D’s Good Luck and Catch 22’s Keasby Nights. I think I like The Resignation better, but the do move a little further away from Skapunk on that album. They are a very socially conscious band and that’s reflected in the lyrics, which are about media images, drugs, corporations and education inequality. Their singer may be one of the most talented singers in the skapunk genre. They have a bunch of songs on their purevolume (http://www.purevolume.com/rxbandits) and their myspace (http://www.myspace.com/rxbandits)

Howards Alias – Howard’s Alias is a UK band that is very talented. They play a prog-rock ska along the lines of newer Rx Bandits. The singer’s voice is very unique and I love it, but my roommate doesn’t. Their first two albums are two thoroughly entertaining albums and The Chameleon Script is one of the best debut albums outside of Catch 22. You can listen to songs by going to their [/url=http://www.myspace.com/howardsalias]myspace[/url]

Sonic Boom Six – A ska-hop band from the UK. I love this band. The lyrics are unabashedly political and at least even with Streetlight Manifesto’s, if not faster. The singers are a girl and a guy and their interplay makes for a completely interesting listening experience. Sounds to Consume is a great album all the way through (though the dub tracks on the Champion Edition aren’t their best work). Listen to some songs on their myspace (http://www.myspace.com/sonicboomsix) or purevolume (http://www.purevolume.com/sonicboomsix)

A Billion Ernies – A hardcore ska band. I guess. Their new album is called Stop Calling Us Ska… so maybe they don’t want to ska. Their singer can’t scream but does anyway. When he isn’t screaming he sounds pretty damn good. The musicians are pretty talented. They have a myspace (http://www.myspace.com/abillionernies) and a bunch of songs on their purevolume (http://www.purevolume.com/abillionernies).

A Girl Named Craig – A Girl Named Craig are a very popular band and I don’t quite know why. They sound a bit like early Reel Big Fish but not quite as good. Too much rock, not enough ska. You can listen to some songs on purevolume (http://www.purevolume.com/agirlnamedcraig)

Adequate Seven – Not quite a ska band, but they would probably appeal to most ska fans. Big on the Funk big on the Punk and big on the Horns. They are overtly political and know how to make really catchy music. They have a myspace (http://www.myspace.com/adequateseven) and a purevolume (http://www.purevolume.com/adequateseven)

Bonkaponxz – A German band. Don’t worry though, they sing in English. They’re pretty good. They aren’t the Ska-P of Germany, but they’re more than competent. They have quick, interesting horn lines, a great vocalist, and a heavier sound than most foreign skapunk bands. You can download a few songs off of their website (http://bopx.ch/index_1.htm)

The Menzingers – A Ska band that is probably kind of local to me. It’s ex members of Bob and the Sagets and some other band. What’s surprising is how good they are. They call themselves indie/reggae/punk on myspace (http://www.myspace.com/THEMENZINGERS) and that’s pretty accurate.

The Cat Empire – An Australian Latin/Hiphop/Reggae band. If that isn’t enough to interest you, I don’t know what would be. They manage to pull it off to. There’s some ska and some jazz in there too. And some Cake influence on the singer. See for yourself on myspace (http://www.myspace.com/thecatempire)

Catch-It Kebabs – A UK skapunk band with a great horn section and quick lyrics. From their label’s website (http://www.dothedog.com/bands.htm), “The Catch-It Kebabs’ sound ranges from blazing ska/punk & peppy 2 tone to surging 3rd wave ska & sassy swingcore.” They have a myspace (http://www.myspace.com/catchitkebabs) where you can hear that first hand.

Daly's Gone Wrong – A skacore band that sometimes strays into emo. They are a bit too hardcore for me, but they play what they want and they are good at what they do. Their new stuff strays a bit too close to emo and doesn’t see to have much to do with ska anymore. But The Fourth Wave is a pretty good album that has a decent Big D influence. You can listen to some of their songs on their myspace (http://www.myspace.com/dalysgonewrong) or their purevolume (http://www.purevolume.com/dalysgonewrong)

Dogged Skankers – This band is a French band that I have 6 songs of and love them to death. They make extremely skankable music with a good touch of rock, catchy horn lines and a great singer. You can download one song off of whatever this (http://doggedskankers.propagande.org/) is. I can’t stop myself from whistling along while they play.

Dregtones – Before there was At the Drive in, there was the Dregtones. They’re an ok ska band though the EP I have is pretty poorly recorded. They had a lot of potential, though I’m guessing that if they had stuck to ska they wouldn’t have made it anywhere.

Duff Muffin – A UK skapunk band with quick licks and quick lyrics. The singer reminds me of Big D and the Kids Table though the rest of the music isn’t that complicated. Simple and solid and probably a lot of fun to see. They have a good ability to switch between quick and slow ska riffs. Listen at their myspace (http://www.myspace.com/duffmuffin)

Pama International – Pama International is a very chill UK ska band. They play a blend of ska, dub and reggae and know what they’re doing. The dub influence is a bit too heavy for me, but they’ll probably appeal to you if you like a bit of dub. You can listen to two full songs and two samples on their myspace (http://www.myspace.com/pamainternational).

Rebelation – Another UK ska/dub/reggae band. They are very rooted in first wave ska. If the Skatalites are your thing, this band will probably appeal to you. You can listen to them at their myspace (http://www.myspace.com/rebelationuk)

Monkey Jacket – From their website “Monkey Jacket is a Pop-Punk Screamo band from Denver, Colorado. Their hardcore influences dominate the local scene with pure pizzaz, along with pizzas.” I’ve only actually listened to the stuff on their myspace (http://www.myspace.com/monkeyjacket), and those are very good. They also have a lot of support from 21deadmonkeys (http://www.21deadmonkeys.com) which is where I heard of them in the first place. They also have a purevolume (http://www.purevolume.com/monkeyjacket)

Kithkin
05-25-2004, 01:24 AM
Elvis Jackson – From their website “Elvis Jackson are finest ska punk hard core reggae metal band with great live show and positive attitude.” And that’s actually pretty true. Maybe not the finest, but they sound great on album and probably do a pretty good job live. I think they’re from Slovenia but they sing in English. They’re probably my favorite new band (at least, new to me – they formed in ‘97) and are worth checking out. You can download some songs off of their Website (http://www.elvisjackson.com/content.php?content=discography). The first album is just minute long samples, but some of the other albums have full songs for download.

Manic Sewing Circle – A young skapunk band with vocals reminiscent of Big D and the Kids Table. They have a purevolume (http://www.purevolume.com/manicsewingcircle) and a
myspace (http://www.myspace.com/manicsewingcircle) but purevolume is the only one that has a full song with lyrics. That song is pretty good though.

Flavio y la Mandinga – Flavio. as you might be able to tell, are a Spanish language band that give Ska-P a run for their money as the best Spanish language band. In fact, they give most bands a run for their money. They combine ska and latin music in a way that makes it so you can’t help but get up and move. Go to their website (http://www.flaviomandinga.com/radiokriminal.htm) and you can listen to a lot of songs in their flash player. It’s not the easiest way to listen to music, but it’s worth it.

Fuzigish – A South African political ska punk band. They’re a bit heavier on the punk than on the ska, but they do both pretty well. The lyrics are quick and consistent and the basslines are simple but effective. There is a definite sublime influence. Have a listen at their purevolume (http://www.purevolume.com/fuzigish)

Go Jimmy Go – Go Jimmy Go are a traditional ska band with some Hawaiian influence. If you like the Toasters or the Slackers, you’ll like these guys. They have a myspace (http://www.myspace.com/gojimmygo) where you can become their e-friends!

High School Football Heroes – A ska-rock band with energetic vocals and a good backing band. They feel a bit like the Arrogant Sons of Bitches. At times they stray into the punk with horns area, but they’re still worth a listen. They have a purevolume (http://www.purevolume.com/highschoolfootballheroes) and the told me they want to be friends with you on myspace (http://www.myspace.com/hsfh)

Hot Stove Jimmy – From AMG “Hot Stove Jimmy are a power ska band in every sense. They combine fast ska riffs with a punk feeling, rough vocals, a pounding rhythm section, and a very tight and bright horn section.” To add to that, this band is from the same area as the Blue Meanies are obviously influenced by them. Unfortunately they broke up a while ago and I can’t find anything for you to sample for free.

Hub City Stompers – Hub City Stompers are made up of ex-members of Inspecter 7 and Tri State Conspiracy and a few other bands. Their experience shows in their masterful combination of ska, punk and reggae. Listen to a few songs on their myspace (http://www.myspace.com/hubcitystompers).

The Super Pineapples – The Super Pineapples are a band out of California with a great sound. They’ve been around since 98ish and it shows. Strong horns, catchy riffs and a talented singer ad up to one band that will not get out of your head. Listen at their myspace (http://www.myspace.com/thesuperpineapples) or purevolume (http://www.purevolume.com/thesuperpineapples).

King Django – King Django is a force in the Ska world. He may be the single most influential person aside from the lead singer of the Toasters in the American ska scene. He has produced countless albums, collaborated with too many bands to count, he owns Stubborn Records and has a quite a few releases under his belt. He play’s nearly any kind of ska you’ve heard of and it all sounds pretty good damn good. He has a few of his songs on his myspace (http://www.myspace.com/kingdjango). Just listen to Reason and try not to move.

Offbeat in Suburbia – Offbeat in Suburbia are a Jersey Ska band and you know what that means. If you don’t, it basically means that they know what they’re doing. Quick gang vocals, the slightest hint of hardcore thourghouly entertaining horn lines and guitar riffs and the ability to capture an energetic sound make this reletivly new band worth checking out either by purevolume (http://www.purevolume.com/offbeatinsuburbia) or by myspace (http://www.myspace.com/offbeatinsuburbia).

Pain – Pain is a poppy ska band with amusing lyrics and an amazing horn section. They play some pop punk and some funk and have a sound that I can only describe as fun. One of their songs is midgets with Guns. They're in your mouth and they shoot your teeth causing so much pain and the only way to kill them is with a girls tounge. They have an endorsed (http://www.myspace.com/painantidote) myspace and some other (http://www.myspace.com/paintheband) myspace.

Satori – Satori is a ska band on Asian Man Records. That’s it’s first plus. It’s made up of members of the RxBandits and features guest spots by Chris Murray and the Exit. It would take a lot to screw that up. A chill blend of soul, ska and reggae that will appeal to you if you like any one of the three. You can listen at their myspace (http://www.myspace.com/satorimusic) or they stream songs on their website (http://www.satoriband.net/)

Solabeat Alliance – Previously known as Spankboy, this band brings together Calypso Ska and Punk Rock. And Energy. Lots of Energy. You can feel it on all throughout the album from the slower Calypso tracks to the harsh punk breaks. You can download two tracks, Heroes (http://www.moonska.net/mp3/solabeat_heroes.mp3) and Set it Off (http://www.moonska.net/mp3/spankboy.mp3), from Moon Ska Europe.

Kithkin
05-25-2004, 12:04 PM
Alright, I think I found a place to host the songs I want to... I should have them up tonight if everything goes smoothly.

bajt_73
05-25-2004, 01:08 PM
[sponge] is actually spelt = [spunge] go on www.spunge.co.uk ;)

Pete
05-25-2004, 01:15 PM
You sick, sick man! :eek: You never mentioned Streetlight Manifesto! :eek:

For shame...

EDIT: Oh... You did :p You lumped them together with Catch 22 though. Pretty shameful in itself ;)

superpeer
05-25-2004, 02:27 PM
Great job writing all that !

I learned some new things today. :cool:

captainguitarist
05-25-2004, 02:28 PM
this thread rules

SkaRobotArmy
05-25-2004, 03:56 PM
phenomenal job man, you are definatly king of all things ska. i think streetlight deserved a little more cred though. i'd be interested in learning more about assorted jelly beans, i heard their song on the tony hawk underground and i liked it alot but cant seem to find anything else by them...

Rockar
05-25-2004, 04:55 PM
Thanks alot dude this thread helped me find some cool bands, im only new to ska but im getting into it rappidly.

pedro durruti
05-25-2004, 05:14 PM
That is very good, a few bands I have yet to listen to but will after reading this.

pedro durruti
05-25-2004, 07:19 PM
Alright, just in case anyone wants to know...

Link 80: A skacore/punk band out of East Bay. Their first main vocalist was Nick Traina who unfortunately died a month after he left Link 80 to join Knowledge. Link 80 eventually picked up a new singer that changed their sound quite a bit, maybe even for the better. They have a very punk sound and use distortion a lot. Some really good songs are... Nowhere Fast, Verbal Kint, Peril After Peril and Unbroken

Oh yeah and you Capdown fans might like them, they went on tour with them in the UK awhile ago and did a split with them which I plan on purchasing soon. But they don't sound very similiar so that last sentence was kind of useless. Just check them out

lynch_me
05-25-2004, 07:40 PM
Wow how long did it take you to right that? Heh you should listen to some more Planet smashers.

SuicidalForLife
05-25-2004, 08:53 PM
:eek:
*Screws golden idol of Kithkin*

skankinbassplayer
05-25-2004, 08:57 PM
Hey, recently saw the "Ska is Dead" tour with Big D and the Kids Table they were awesome! Planet Smashers and Mustard Plug were also there I was just wondering if you knew which of the bands had a song about port-a-potties I can't remember? Anyway your right Less Than Jake is really changing there first albums were really good now the new one is okay but could have been better...I still like them though...

Nataroo
05-25-2004, 09:43 PM
dudedude, awesome list but Howards Alias, No comply and strike of 59 should really be on there somewhere.

KingNothing300
05-25-2004, 10:38 PM
Kithkin that was the greatest post I've ever read on mx. Very informative! Thank you.

Kithkin
05-25-2004, 11:02 PM
Ah, i forgot Howards Alias because I just have their cd, no music on my computer... which reminds me that I also forgot the porkers.

I don't know strike 59

And No Comply sound like a bad Chocking Victem to me... so :p

brycey
05-26-2004, 03:22 AM
Thanks for that list Kithkin. I'm going to listen to some of these bands more constantly now. :thumb:

Kithkin
05-26-2004, 11:02 PM
I am slowly uploading the songs. But it is taking longer than I thought. Bare with me:)

slim thugga
05-28-2004, 09:59 AM
The first link "The Waves" doesn't work.

Excellent job.

Vietnow
05-28-2004, 08:42 PM
Your right, Big D, is amazing live.

Big Tube
05-28-2004, 09:16 PM
Amazing, I like Choking Victim quite a lot though.

Kithkin
05-28-2004, 11:45 PM
The first link "The Waves" doesn't work.

Excellent job.

I think when Mx updated vbullitain it screwed with the links...

I'll fix it.

http://www.musicianforums.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=71269

Also, I will add:

Howards Alias
The Porkers
Farse
King Django
Skaos
Selecter


and start fleshing out the Second and First wave band information and adding information for some of the bands in that end list.


Eventually...

guitar, bass, sax
05-29-2004, 02:20 AM
The Impossibles - I backstabfor4d6dmg and KommieKanada's band. I miss them. The band isn't to shabby either. Emoska if you will believe it. Figures they would be broken up, I would be curious to see which genre dominated the stage show. In any case, If one of them comes back they can explain what is so amazing about this band cause I can't do it justice. EXTRA SONGS: Widowmaker (http://www.fueledbyramen.com/mp3/the_impossibles-widowmaker.mp3) and Enter, Return (http://www.fueledbyramen.com/mp3/the_impossibles-enterreturn.mp3)
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Ehh, when you say their band, you mean... Ferrealz? I had no idea.

asdf
05-29-2004, 07:54 AM
thanks for this thread kithkin, i'm trying to listen to more ska. i pretty much know mustard plug, and i've been to a few of their shows so i also know bands like the planet smashers and big D and the kids table. i also used to go to a lot of local shows. but other then that i'm very new to ska.

but i do really like the ska i've heard. i really like the bass lines. this thread is very informative. the only ska band that i know that wasn't mentioned was the english beat, but my guess is that they were never that well known.

the-UK-ska-scene
05-29-2004, 10:37 AM
need more. there's a couple there i didn't know before, but still definitely need more.

RIPJoeStrummer
05-29-2004, 11:04 AM
I love ska but I never really got into many bands and I'm kicking myself for it. Great list, I need to check out a bunch of those.

I'll add one.

Mad Bomber Society (Link (http://www.madbombersociety.com)) - They're an awesome Canadian band. I saw them last summer at this crappy all ages show they played for free and they were amazing. One of the best live bands I've ever seen. If you can check them out, I advise you do.

Ganondorf
05-29-2004, 11:27 AM
I think when Mx updated vbullitain it screwed with the links...

I'll fix it.

http://www.musicianforums.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=71269

Also, I will add:

Howards Alias
The Porkers
Farse
King Django
Skaos
Selecter


and start fleshing out the Second and First wave band information and adding information for some of the bands in that end list.


Eventually...

Farse have broken up, by the way :p

Kithkin
05-29-2004, 02:06 PM
need more. there's a couple there i didn't know before, but still definitely need more.


Well yeah:p I didn't really intend to inform you or Swedeboy

Kithkin
05-29-2004, 02:26 PM
Ehh, when you say their band, you mean... Ferrealz? I had no idea.


Heh, no. But they both loved the band

the-UK-ska-scene
05-29-2004, 06:28 PM
Well yeah:p I didn't really intend to inform you or Swedeboy

:upset:

i no longer feel special

Kithkin
05-29-2004, 08:37 PM
:) I meant that as a compliment

pedro durruti
05-29-2004, 09:09 PM
Kithkin, add General Rudie to the list, they're a really good third wave band (two-tone sound) and download these songs from http://www.skapages.com/generalrudie/sounds.html but make sure to download Empire of Crime and The Jig is up on whatever you use to download.

the-UK-ska-scene
05-30-2004, 12:09 PM
:) I meant that as a compliment

aw ok that's better. cheers man

a few more i'm sorry i don't know if they're on the list already:

Less Than Jake
Reel Big Fish

haha no i'm kidding here it is really:

MU330
The Porkers
Route 215
Les Cameleons
Splitters
The Chinkees
Lightyear
NoComply
Chemical Reaction
Rebelation
Pez Stomp
My Dad Is Big
The Know How
Shootin' Goon
Kenisia
Orangetree
Racer Ten
Citizen Fish
Lubby Nugget

ok there's a few to keep you going ;)

Kithkin
05-30-2004, 04:07 PM
Well... I don't really know much about those bands (save Mu330, Chinkees and The Porkers) so if you want to write up a little thing like I did, Ill add them to the archive:)

That goes for any of you out there.

the-UK-ska-scene
05-30-2004, 04:08 PM
i don't really know much about some of them, i just heard their stuff.

i will try for the ones i know (but they'll be shorter than yours)

the-UK-ska-scene
05-30-2004, 04:25 PM
ok, these are taken from promo garbage write-up things as i'm un-original:

The Porkers - The Porkers story starts in 1985, in the East coast Australian city of Newcastle, 2 rude boys, Pete and Sean decide in a drunken stupor, after the demise of some of their favourite Australian ska bands, that they would start a band. The fact that neither of them could play an instrument didn't seem like an obstacle, and they set out to find local musicians to back their all-singing, all-dancing show.

Lightyear - LIGHTYEAR have been kicking up a fuss for about 3 years with their 7-piece carnival of melodic up-beat ska chaos, pop tunes and the most dangerous brass section on the planet.
Not your typical ska-punk band, Lightyear inject punk, hardcore and pop influences into their songs and have rapidly become one of the most dynamic, enjoyable and unpredictable bands around.

The Lightyear live experience is a bouncing, energy driven orgy of jumping brass, diving vocalists, more than frequent nakedness, quite astonishingly stupid tattoos but underpinning all this are the infectious tunes that leaves every foot tapping.

NoComply - Hailing from Plymouth, six piece ska-core act No Comply joined the Deck Cheese roster in the summer of 2002 & released their highly acclaimed debut EP 'Your Life (Is Your Direction). One of the hardest gigging bands in the UK right now they have completed numorous tours with the likes of MU330, Lightyear, RX Bandits & Nerf Herder, which coincidentally saw the band make their first visit to mainland Europe. Their unique blend of Save Ferris crashing head on with the heavyweight riffage of the likes of Capdown, No Comply are winning new fans wherever they go & are fast growing up to be one of the most popular live acts on the domestic circuit.

Shootin' Goon - Shootin' Goon started about five years ago (around 1998). Shut away in Jimi's dark, damp bed-sit, the original three members, Paul (guitar), Jimi (bass) and St.John of Caerphilly (original singer) spent many hours drinking White
Lightening and desperately trying to sound like Operation Ivy. As this obviously wasn't happening they decided that what they really needed to set them apart was a brass section. So Paul quickly set about bullying two horn players, Ferret and Dan (A.W.O.L) to join the Goons. The final person to join up was Sam on Drums and so the original Shootin' Goon line up was completed.

In the five years since they formed, there have been various comings and goings (mainly due to dysfunctional singers and vanishing horn players), but the main core of the band has remained the same for about four years. The current line up features, Paul on guitar, his BIG bruvva Jimi on bass and Sam on drums. The Goons are well known for their very fine horn lines, this is all down to the boys with the real talent, Tom on trombone, Nick on sax, Pindero also on trombone and little Squeak on trumpet. Helping them along with his quick wits and catchy vocal lines (not to mention his sharp business sense!) is the most recent addition to the Goons....Matt Cheap, who replaced James Alexander in 2002, after he decided to ditch the punk rock lifestyle in the pursuit of the mighty dollar. They draw influences from many different quarters, from classic old reggae (Lee Perry, Eek a Mouse, Desmond Dekker, Toots) and 2-Tone ska (The Specials, Madness, Bad Manners, The Beat) to 80's metal (Slayer, Metallica, Megadeth, Anthrax, Suicidal Tendencies)as well as the more obvious influences such as, Operation Ivy, Less Than Jake, MU330, The Toasters, Rancid. What makes the Goons stand out, is that they take these influences (and many more) and blend them together to form something different to the tired old Ska/punk formula. A unique style all of their own.

Kenisia - Hi, this is the Kenisia website. A band of Ska-punk / Skate punk idiots from Bristol in the South West of England, UK.

Formed in 1996 we have been consistently gigging ever since. With influences ranging from Operation Ivy to Sepultura our musical style has evolved to today's ska/punk outbursts which so far have been warmly received by the paying punter.

Citizen Fish - For a decade Citizen Fish has been touring the world: turning gatherings, benefits, and social gigs into an international never-ending weekend. These four dudes from the UK, Dick (vocals, motormouth, idealist, one set of clothes for each tour), Phil (guitar, facial hair, soccer, model for BEAR magazine), Jasper (bass, sweaters, cigarettes, ladies man) and Trotsky (drums, proprietor of a successful worm farm, possibly the only member of the band who can drive a van or bench his weight) have created a blend of punk, ska, and straight up rock'n'roll that appeals to the sing-a-long music fans and even the "muso" musician types that typically dismiss punks as not being able to play their instruments. But it's not so much the fact that these dudes are the most talented musicians in England, it's what they say and how they say it. In a fun loving, all inclusive way, Citizen Fish (and their previous outfits Culture Shock and the legendary Subhumans) have brought working class radical politics to generations of questioning minds. Leaving aside the typical screaming rants of boring political punk bands, the Fish offer a hopeful, danceable alternative.

Lubby Nugget - This is the closest you could ‘label’ this music. Other things that come to mind are the generic ska punk words but this band has chosen a route adapted from this which has given them a fresh sound, at times soft enough to make you want to dance all night, but then just as you think you are safe a song heavy and epic enough comes from nowhere to put you in the pit without a second thought. Along with this the good old ska punk tracks are mixed in, making this band one of the most original on the circuit. Referred to as the British Slackers this band want to teach the world to dance!

SillyPuddyonIce
05-30-2004, 06:20 PM
Great list Kithkin. Mind if I post this on a ska forum I belong to?

Kithkin
05-30-2004, 07:16 PM
nope, go ahead

Kithkin
05-30-2004, 08:11 PM
Alright, my host fell through so I'm working on another one. Its the same host I used for the first few I had uploaded so I shouldn't have any problems:).

the-UK-ska-scene
05-31-2004, 06:57 PM
badabump

:cool:

Kithkin
05-31-2004, 08:51 PM
Fairly large update:)

I found a few more label websites with direct link mp3s too so 40 or so extra mp3s.

pedro durruti
06-01-2004, 05:50 PM
What kind of ska is The Clash exactly?

itscooltohate666
06-01-2004, 10:10 PM
i'm new to ska and so far i'm into marley, sublime and mustard plug. if anyone could recommend specifically like 5-10 bands that i should definately start out with, and maybe some good albums to look for that would be great.

thanks in advance

Kithkin
06-02-2004, 01:41 AM
What kind of ska is The Clash exactly?


They aren't. But they take a heavy influence from reggae in some songs. I'm not the biggest Clash listner though. The Clash are just the Clash...




Specifically, 5-10 bands based on the bands you already like. I'll give you 2-3 for each one.

Bob Marley:

The Skatalites - First recorded ska band. Lots of instrumentals but also great lyrics when they have them. Songs of humor like If You Wanna Be Happy for the Rest of Your Life and generally just a fun band. Still tours occasionally to this date. Early Wailers sound a lot like these guys. For cds pick up Foundation Ska.

The Slackers - A newer band with a more traditional sound. Wasted Days and Redlight are great albums but there are a lot of songs linked on the first page of this thread from various albums. Download those and go from there if you like, which my guess is you will.

Sublime:

Catch 22 - Their newer stuff definatly is more influenced by sublime. Their old stuff off of Keasby Nights more or less set the standard for Ska Punk but their new stuff isn't bad at all.

Fishbone - Much like Sublime this band covers a lot of styles and is led by a guy with an amazing voice. You'll be sure to like at least something these guys do.

The Forces of Evil - More like the quick poppy ska of Date Rape than the slower stuff of Pawn Shop. But again, an amazing voice leads a fun band. The songs are all catchy and upbeat.

Mustard Plug:

The Planet Smashers, [Spunge], Area 7, Dancehall Crashers, Save Ferris, Reel Big Fish.

You can pretty much pick any of those bands. Fun bands but not really big on song variety.

pedro durruti
06-03-2004, 06:33 PM
I sent my friend some Skatalites songs and he says they are really awesome, and this is coming from someone who has never listened to ska before. He wants to know some bands like them but I don't really know any because that is like one of the few trad bands I listen to.

itscooltohate666
06-06-2004, 12:51 PM
thanks kithkin, i'll definately check some of that out.

SONICDEATHMUNKY6
06-06-2004, 03:14 PM
SUBURBAN LEGENDS ARE AWESOME! i saw them live when they were headlining a local show and they gave an amazing performance. it was all choreographed. one of the trumpet players did a backflip and caught his trumpet that one of his fellow bands threw to him in mid air. there music is solid. there cd is awesome u should pick it up, its called Rump Shaker. ska on.

Jas2
06-06-2004, 04:34 PM
SUBURBAN LEGENDS ARE AWESOME! i saw them live when they were headlining a local show and they gave an amazing performance. it was all choreographed. one of the trumpet players did a backflip and caught his trumpet that one of his fellow bands threw to him in mid air. there music is solid. there cd is awesome u should pick it up, its called Rump Shaker. ska on.

I love you :cool: but I hate you for seeing them... I gotta wait 'til autumn.

Suburban Legends are my favourite band.

Rump Shaker is good, but their EP is better. And The Origin Edition. Man they rock hard.

Kithkin
06-07-2004, 03:41 AM
SL put on an amazing show. They played my college opening for Reel Big Fish and they were asked back that saturday to play a huge festival at the college on the big lawn and had over a thousand people to preform in front of and more or less stole the show from the headliners (Bowling for Soup)

skabassounds
06-07-2004, 05:23 AM
i would again llike to highlight the most amazing band, SKA-p. i preach about this band and strongly suggest songs such as Napa es, Verguenga, planeta eskoria, and mestizaje. there are many more good ones but this is the cream as i know it.

Jas2
06-07-2004, 06:51 AM
SL put on an amazing show. They played my college opening for Reel Big Fish and they were asked back that saturday to play a huge festival at the college on the big lawn and had over a thousand people to preform in front of and more or less stole the show from the headliners (Bowling for Soup)

:eek:

i really hate you. man i can't wait til autumn. i got some of their live videos and wow. i got a ticket for the london show already, but there's 12 dates so i'll probably be going to a couple more :cool: it'll be the first tour that i've been to more than 1 date on... i can't wait :cool:

but Reel Big Fish + Suburban Legends = teh secks.

Reel Big Fish/ The Forces of Evil are touring here together in the autumn apparently, after all the festivals :cool:

theburtleman
06-07-2004, 08:40 AM
it seems, my frends that we have forgotten the trojans, the best british ska band ever

Johnny B. Goode
06-08-2004, 12:55 AM
I know that they're old, but if you ever get your hands on any the Specials, keep it, 'cause this stuff is priceless. Whenever I listen to it I just gotta dance. Anyway's, I believe there is a website... thespecials.com.

thats enough for now.

Kithkin
06-08-2004, 02:58 AM
Yeah, I have specials cd with them with desmond dekker. Great stuff.

BMZbass
06-09-2004, 08:11 AM
Wow.....what can I say? What an awesome list. Alotta bands that I listen to already, and some more than I've never even heard of. But here are some that I don't recall seeing....


The Cheapskates - Rumor from my Tenor Sax player is that they broke up. What I have is very low-quality recordings of some pretty cool songs. Their horn lines seem kinda repetitive, but still pretty cool. I suggest finding a copy of "I Want To Be Canadian".

Tasty Snax - Ska-Punk at it's best. They're a Christian band, if I'm not mistaken. No horns, but the songs are very upbeat and....have.....some......upbeats...... No pun intended......

But yeah, you wanna see the website of a craptastic Ska Band from Chattanooga, Tennessee?

www.bmzska.cjb.net (http://www.bmzska.cjb.net)


Yeah, I'm out...

thetwaz
06-09-2004, 09:43 AM
Hey Kith, could you put up some information on Selecter? I heard 'On My Radio' and quite like it, but I was wondering about albums/other good songs etc.

i.FlarE
06-13-2004, 08:07 PM
I want to find more Capdown stuff...Great band from what I've heard but I've only been able to get my hands on 5 songs so far and you can't buy their stuff over here.

skankinbassplayer
06-13-2004, 08:14 PM
I just saw Arrogant Sons Of Bitches w/ The Know How this past friday...it was a really good show...Kith you were right about them being a good live band...uhh...me and my friends were talking to the keyboardist...he is the greatest he is so funny...He told me that he is recording a new cd and the producer is the bassist of Big D and The Kids Table...anyway overall it was really good The Know How put on a good show with beach balls and lots and lots of silly string....

Kithkin
07-14-2004, 11:20 PM
Bump cause this is a nifty thread (and I need to reference it in the next few days and don't want to bookmark it or search for it)

Kithkin
07-15-2004, 02:26 AM
Hmmm, the site I was going to post the in depth profiles is down for a bit, so I will post them here for now.


Band:
Against All Authority (http://www.punkbands.com/aaaonline/)

Cd's:
Hopeless Records (http://www.hopelessrecords.com/index.php?Flash=Yes): All Fall Down (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000003GWC/qid=1089874660/sr=8-1/ref=sr_8_xs_ap_i1_xgl15/102-2060916-8057701?v=glance&s=music&n=507846) and 24 Hour Roadside Resistance (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00004RI5V/qid=1089874660/sr=8-7/ref=sr_8_xs_ap_i7_xgl15/102-2060916-8057701?v=glance&s=music&n=507846)
Farout Records (http://www.faroutrecordings.com/): Destroy What Destroys You (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000005KGE/qid=1089874660/sr=8-3/ref=sr_8_xs_ap_i3_xgl15/102-2060916-8057701?v=glance&s=music&n=507846)
Subcity Records (http://www.subcity.net/): Nothing New for Trash Like You (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000058DXY/qid=1089874660/sr=8-6/ref=sr_8_xs_ap_i6_xgl15/102-2060916-8057701?v=glance&s=music&n=507846)

Free Songs:

All Fall Down (http://www.hopelessrecords.com/mp3/hr626.mp3)
Dinkas When I Close My Eyes (http://www.hopelessrecords.com/mp3/hr642.mp3)
Just An Obstruction (http://www.subcity.net/mp3/sc017.mp3)

Bio:

One of the few political 3rd wave ska bands, Against All Authority (or AAA) is a ska-core band that really preforms well. They are from the DIY scene in Florida but now regularly tour the US due to their popularity. They are often compared to Choking Victem (http://choking-victim.iwarp.com/) or Leftover Crack (http://www.leftovercrack.com/index2.html). They have done splits with Less Than Jake (http://www.lessthanjake.com/news/) and Pist (http://www.thepist.com/).

the-UK-ska-scene
07-16-2004, 08:45 AM
which site was that then Kith? ;) thanks man

btw it's back up now

CommieCanada
07-16-2004, 08:02 PM
Kithkin, i <3 you and your ska-ness

Dir en X
07-16-2004, 11:26 PM
Have you guys forgot about Streetlight Manifesto? Either that or you haven't heard them. They formed from ex-members of Catch-22 and One Cool Guy and that are the tightest ska band I have ever heard. Their music is more hardcore than most bands, but thier album Everything Went Numb is definately worth buying/copying/downloading/stealing/getting.

Johnny EPHC
07-17-2004, 04:10 AM
Kithkin, you should start your own website about ska.

TheSyndicate
07-17-2004, 04:12 AM
ska owns man!!!

TheSyndicate
07-17-2004, 04:13 AM
Sublime was good when they were around, what do you people think?

the-UK-ska-scene
07-18-2004, 07:29 AM
i think Sublime are awesome :)

Kithkin
07-19-2004, 12:09 PM
Kithkin, you should start your own website about ska.
if i knew anything about web design;)

Zion Gates
07-26-2004, 09:58 PM
Kithkin...this thread is the best thing since sliced bread, your like my idol...i always liked ska but never got really into it...but ever since i read ur thread iam really getting into it...my brains on ska!

CUt heRE
07-27-2004, 02:18 AM
ska rocks!! nice job on the writing :thumb:

<--- big Madness/two tone fan

ahh I just got in my mail the book with Madness sheet music in it! I love playing their songs.

gsr190
07-27-2004, 01:26 PM
The Hot Knives are a great 2nd-3rd(not sure) band. I haven't found a website for them, but they're from Bristol. The only album I know of is "Screams, Dreams, and Custard Creams."

WorkingClassHero
07-27-2004, 02:46 PM
I wish someone would start their own website about ska, theres nothing anywhere.

Anyone know these bands?
Isaac Green and the Skalars?
The Slackers (well duh)?
The Allstonians?
Mobtown?
Parka Kings?
And many more....
Third wave trad and swing ska bands!

WorkingClassHero
07-27-2004, 02:47 PM
The HotKnives are contemporary with the Toasters, but i'd call them Second Wave revival in style.

The Death Of The Party
07-29-2004, 12:14 PM
very nicely done, however imo catch 22 was only good for keasbey nights their breakoff band Streetlight Manifesto however is Excellent :thumb:

The Death Of The Party
07-29-2004, 12:19 PM
p.s. you forgot one the forefathers of two-tone MADNESS i HIGHLY suggest listening to "One Step Beyond" their lead singer was Chass Smash, u guys should watch a video of this guy dance, man can he go, unique skank.

WorkingClassHero
07-29-2004, 04:45 PM
The Specials started two-tone, both the style and the record company. Madness were a good band that came to it. And Chas Smash, his dad was an Irish Dancing champion, thats where he got his unique style. How do i remember this ****?

The Death Of The Party
07-30-2004, 08:20 AM
The Specials started two-tone, both the style and the record company. Madness were a good band that came to it. And Chas Smash, his dad was an Irish Dancing champion, thats where he got his unique style. How do i remember this ****?

its a curse :smash: i didnt know the specials started two tone, i thought it was like the toasters or something :confused:

the-UK-ska-scene
07-30-2004, 06:45 PM
I wish someone would start their own website about ska, theres nothing anywhere.

SkaScene (http://www.skascene.com)

tadaa!

carr2275
07-30-2004, 08:22 PM
yo for serious you left out the best ska band that is out right now.... Streetlight Manifesto best songs very upbeat

CUt heRE
07-31-2004, 03:44 AM
The Specials started two-tone, both the style and the record company. Madness were a good band that came to it. And Chas Smash, his dad was an Irish Dancing champion, thats where he got his unique style. How do i remember this ****?
Actually the lead singer of Madness is Graham "Suggs" McPherson..off topic, but he's cute!

Anyways, does anyone know where you can watch Madness videos? I can't seem to find any.

asdf
07-31-2004, 08:21 AM
yo for serious you left out the best ska band that is out right now.... Streetlight Manifesto best songs very upbeat
no, he just put them in with catch22 and such. I've seen streetlight though, and they are really good :thumb:

dragonninja
08-01-2004, 07:06 AM
http://www.soundslikechicken.com.au

Go there now. Enjoy.

the-UK-ska-scene
08-01-2004, 09:06 AM
i will put a link for you on SkaScene (http://www.skascene.com)

/plug ;)

skankinbassplayer
08-01-2004, 07:43 PM
Actually the lead singer of Madness is Graham "Suggs" McPherson..off topic, but he's cute!

Anyways, does anyone know where you can watch Madness videos? I can't seem to find any.

You might want to try downloading them, kazaa lite works best, oldversion.com, I think, I recently downloaded a couple of there songs and have seen there videos there.

The Death Of The Party
08-02-2004, 07:52 AM
hey kitchkin i dunno if u put it but some more extensive info on spring heeled jack would be good their song "mass appeal madness" is incredible. :thumb:

The Death Of The Party
08-02-2004, 08:01 AM
p.s. go to www.thepietasters.com and listen to the opening song. do you know what the name is? ive heard it before and really liked it. :confused:

PDD
08-02-2004, 09:39 PM
Kick arse thread, I've only skimmed the surface of ska (mighty might bostones, Catch 22, RBF, OpIvy...) but (i might of mist it) you failed to mention the swingin' utters!

Once again kick arse thread.

Kithkin
08-03-2004, 12:55 AM
I think that some of the files I uploaded have been taken down by the place I uploaded them so they might not be accessable.

WorkingClassHero
08-09-2004, 04:35 PM
How about that MoonSka bankrupt mullarkey? A shame, MoonSka US seemed to have much better bands than MoonSka Europe.

the-UK-ska-scene
08-09-2004, 04:52 PM
Bankrupt, wha?

Have you been to my website, Mr. Working Class? You'd be helpful...

Kithkin
08-09-2004, 11:55 PM
Moonska went bankrupt yeah. It sucked. I forget why but if you seach google its not hard to find articles about it.

WorkingClassHero
08-10-2004, 06:52 AM
Yeah, they took on too many bands that didnt make money, opened too many offices, the usual story. It was cool while it lasted though. Im always looking at Jump Up's website nowerdays, you seen that one? Pretty cool, but international orders take forever. Just buy the stuff of Amazon usually.

WorkingClassHero
08-10-2004, 06:57 AM
Speaking of MoonSka, and therefore Bucket Hingley, does anyone really rate the Toasters that much? I bought their best of CD and there are good tracks there, Talk is Cheap, Decision at Midnight, but there are a whole load of **** tracks too. Out of all the ska CDs i own, i would say its probably one of the worst. Its probably because im going off thirdwave in general...

the-UK-ska-scene
08-10-2004, 04:01 PM
Thanks for coming to my website man, and thanks for making the forum a bit more interesting :) Keep up making the decent threads, I'm afraid I can't login there, though (technical problems) so I will tell you here thanks :)

Bucket's a decent enough bloke, was emailing him a while ago about some Toasters dates, and he was all-round helpful and polite. He's just started a new agency with Sean from Pama International actually, they've got these bands on the roster already:

The Toasters
New York Ska Jazz Ensemble
Pama International
Victor Rice
King Django

Looking pretty good there. And they're booking these tours already:

Pama International - November/December'04
The Toasters- 20-30 April 2005

Which I'm pretty excited about. Hey that's a point Kith, is Pama International on your band list? Sorry, I'm too lazy to look :upset:

Vanhalen234
08-10-2004, 07:40 PM
Common Rider - What Operation Ivy should have become. **** Rancid. This is the Singer from Op Ivy's newer band. Unfortunatly they broke up not too long ago. But the music is still amazing. What you loved about Operation Ivy is here (brilliant lyrics and good basslines and great ska influenced music). The band is all good musicians, not amazing ones but good ones. The guitar work is simple but catchy, the bass lines are good but not overdone and the lyrics are what you would expect from an Operation Ivy songwriter. Song: Classics of Love ACE .

I love Common Rider! Jesse Michaels is probably my favorite lyricist of all time next to Joe Strummer. I think his lyrics really took a good turn on Last Wave Rockers. The lyrics he wrote for Op-Ivy were incredible too, but they were really depressing and just made our entire generation seem completely hopeless ( this my unfortunately be true in some ways, but you have to have a bit of hope that things will get better). I still think they're great lyrics and on par with the ones he wrote for Common Rider, but I prefer his common rider stuff just because its so much more positive. His lyrics always seem really honest, even at some points when they almost start to seem like sappy love songs. This is unity music was an amazing album too. Of course, the music on both these albums is excellent too. I find both albums to be very powerfully emotional and the lyrics and music both complement each other very well to achieve this. I really like almost all of the bands you mentioned, but I really love Common Rider and felt like I had to write something about them. One of my favorite bands

Kithkin
08-11-2004, 01:12 AM
Which I'm pretty excited about. Hey that's a point Kith, is Pama International on your band list? Sorry, I'm too lazy to look :upset:


No, they aren't this is the first I've heard of them.

King Django is amazing. though not surprising that he would be on something with the toasters. NYSJE... does that mean they are going to be back together or just re-releaseing stuff?



As for the Toasters. They have some really good stuff and some ok stuff. Don't Let the Bastards Grind you Down is the only one I have and its a great cd. But I have a bunch of their music downloaded and I don't really listen to it that much.

They are supposed to be a great live band but I haven't been able to see them yet even though they tour my area all the time. They are usually 2-3 hours away on a weekday which doesn't fly usually. They never hit my college town:(



And yeah. Common Rider is great. Jessie broke away from the OpIvy sound, took more from reggae and broke free from the depressing outlook. I put them on at parties because its music that is hard not to at least like.

WorkingClassHero
08-11-2004, 03:35 AM
Thanks for coming to my website man, and thanks for making the forum a bit more interesting :) Keep up making the decent threads, I'm afraid I can't login there, though (technical problems) so I will tell you here thanks :)
Thanks, i was actually worried i was usurping the whole thing... And those people do seem mighty protective of their ska-punk :lol:

Bucket's a decent enough bloke, was emailing him a while ago about some Toasters dates, and he was all-round helpful and polite. He's just started a new agency with Sean from Pama International actually, they've got these bands on the roster already
Oh yeah, im not faulting him at all, i mean he did start MoonSka. I just dont ratehis band that much, if i had to put my finger on something i would say, like alot of things from the mid-late 1980s, the music sounds dated.

Wasnt Pama a label? It definately was in the UK, they were big competitors with BlueBeat.

emoboy
08-11-2004, 07:26 PM
If you like the poppier Reel Big style of ska, you should check out I voted for Kodos. They are a ska band out of wisonsin that my band played with a while back. www.iv4k.com

my5thname
08-11-2004, 09:11 PM
Forgotten ska bands
Goldfinger(only ther Hang-Ups albulm)-great use of trumpets, catchy guitar riffs and bass lines are bouncy. Their only memorble ska song would be Superman, the one song from tony hawk 1, also appeared in Not ANother Teen Movie. They have now gone to punk. ANother song that people mightve heard is their punk song on tony hawk 4-spokesman...not great. Also the most popular would be 99 red balloons...or if you are into comedic songs. wayne gretzky

Also Authority Zero..ive only heard one song, but they are definite ska

Kithkin
08-12-2004, 03:07 AM
Also Authority Zero..ive only heard one song, but they are definite ska


Authority Zero is a great band. But they aren't ska. Ska is but one of the styles they play and it isn't their main style. They are more of a punk band with a wide range of influences.


And I didn't forget goldfinger. There are just a lot of bands I didn't bother putting up there because they, like goldfinger, gave up ska when it stopped being popular.

Kithkin
08-12-2004, 03:08 AM
If you like the poppier Reel Big style of ska, you should check out I voted for Kodos. They are a ska band out of wisonsin that my band played with a while back. www.iv4k.com


I think I listened to them on Purevolume once. They were pretty good.


Jas, whats wrong with Skascene?

WorkingClassHero
08-12-2004, 05:43 AM
Ah, there were two other Goldfinger ska songs i liked - Carlita and Need to Know. Although its a long time since i heard them now, i might not even think of those two as ska now...

The Death Of The Party
08-12-2004, 11:38 AM
p.s. go to www.thepietasters.com and listen to the opening song. do you know what the name is? ive heard it before and really liked it. :confused:

TELL ME THE SONG, IM GOING CRAZY

the-UK-ska-scene
08-12-2004, 01:46 PM
Jas, whats wrong with Skascene?

:confused: I don't know, what was up with it?

I'm pretty tired, haven't been online in a couple days, I think it's fixed now though, right?

I had this awesome party last night, so much good music was played. I was proud of the good music. :cool:

But then I woke up this morning and my friend Finch had got on the piano and was playing his own version of "I Will Survive" with one note and singing pretty badly. Oh man.

Kithkin
08-12-2004, 11:07 PM
Yeah, it was down for a brief period of time.

The best party my apartment threw that wasn't an iron chef was a carribean party with all first wave ska music.

We danced, did the limbo and drank for a long time.

My girlfriend at the time who drove up 2 hours from home wouldnt dance though. Twas annoying.

WorkingClassHero
08-13-2004, 08:09 AM
The best party (that i can connect to ska) was my sixth form leaving party, where they played Baggy Trousers (the only ska song any "Djs" carry with them it seems) and i got to see my ex-rudeboy head of sixth skank!

the-UK-ska-scene
08-13-2004, 04:19 PM
Yeah my party started with a mix CD I'd made for no reason a couple weeks ago, it had stuff like Catch-22 and Streetlight and had all my favourite bands on it. That seemed to get everyone pumped. That was good, because I had this huge inflatable assault course in my garden and they were running around on it like headless chickens.

A friend of mine, being a headless chicken (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v170/the.ska/party/DSCN0438.jpg)

And then when everyone was chilling inside later on, some ex-skater-punk guys who are now into hip-hop and stuff found one of my Sublime CDs (40oz), so we ended up listening to that, which was perfect to just hang out and talk to. It was strange trying to fit that many people into my house, though.

Good times.

Oh Kith I wanted a word about your background of ska thing, a friend of mine raised some questions about it. And it seems I'm too lazy to email now. Oh, and check your LJ feedback, I asked you a question... I think it was a reply to your most recent update :confused:

deejuks2
08-13-2004, 10:19 PM
ska sucks

Kithkin
08-15-2004, 06:13 AM
Oh Kith I wanted a word about your background of ska thing, a friend of mine raised some questions about it. And it seems I'm too lazy to email now. Oh, and check your LJ feedback, I asked you a question... I think it was a reply to your most recent update :confused:


You can ask any questions here if you're lazy. I'd rather it be accurate than anything else.

the-UK-ska-scene
08-15-2004, 08:54 AM
ska sucks

Oh crap. You'd better close this thread, Kith. Evidently ska sucks.

Kithkin
08-15-2004, 09:34 AM
uh oh...

The Scentless Apprentice
08-15-2004, 09:56 AM
Forgotten ska bands
Goldfinger(only ther Hang-Ups albulm)-great use of trumpets, catchy guitar riffs and bass lines are bouncy. Their only memorble ska song would be Superman, the one song from tony hawk 1, also appeared in Not ANother Teen Movie. They have now gone to punk. ANother song that people mightve heard is their punk song on tony hawk 4-spokesman...not great. Also the most popular would be 99 red balloons...or if you are into comedic songs. wayne gretzky

Also Authority Zero..ive only heard one song, but they are definite ska
I think Goldfingers most famous song is Open Your Eyes.. oh yeah has anyonw heard of Uncle Brian?

Kithkin
08-15-2004, 11:26 AM
Yeah, english band right?

Ive got a few of their songs

The Scentless Apprentice
08-16-2004, 05:20 AM
Yeah, english band right?

Ive got a few of their songs
yeah postcards was there best i think.. however my mates band was lucky enough to support them at a gig and i have to say Uncle Brian sounded less ska and much ore pop punk! :upset: probably from supporting bowling for soup on there US tour, looks like its had some less than favourable side effects :upset:

mattlewis53
08-17-2004, 12:00 AM
Awesome thread, I just checked out some of those bands and I really like it. Why didn't someone tell me about this whole ska thing before?

unorigional
08-17-2004, 01:23 PM
I love this thread, all the information about bands and such, but I only know a handful of those bands' stuff. Streetlight Manifesto, The Specials, Catch 22, BOTAR, Op Ivy, Sublime, maybe some more. I'm lookin to get more into stuff like The Specials, and The Untouchables (who weren't on the list), so if anyone has any recomendations based mainly on those bands, that'd be great. You see, I have dial up, and a sucky computer, so I don't want to spend an hour downloading a song (2 or 3 on a good hour, maybe even 4 or 5 on a great hour) to find out I don't like it. Recommendations will be highly appreciated.

MothEatenDeerHead213
08-17-2004, 02:53 PM
tis a great thread isnt it? I didnt know that about all those bands, but now i do :thumb:

the-UK-ska-scene
08-17-2004, 04:34 PM
*Uncle Brian aren't very good.

I don't know whether I've mentioned them, but for good new(ish) English ska/punk stuff, check out Catch-It Kebabs.

WorkingClassHero
08-18-2004, 10:38 AM
Amen to that, theyre the kind of ska-punk band that sucks.

Kithkin
08-18-2004, 05:48 PM
I love this thread, all the information about bands and such, but I only know a handful of those bands' stuff. Streetlight Manifesto, The Specials, Catch 22, BOTAR, Op Ivy, Sublime, maybe some more. I'm lookin to get more into stuff like The Specials, and The Untouchables (who weren't on the list), so if anyone has any recomendations based mainly on those bands, that'd be great. You see, I have dial up, and a sucky computer, so I don't want to spend an hour downloading a song (2 or 3 on a good hour, maybe even 4 or 5 on a great hour) to find out I don't like it. Recommendations will be highly appreciated.



The Toaster's album Don't Let the Bastards Grind You Down (or D.L.T.B.G.Y.D) or Madness's One Step Beyond or something by Bim Skala Bim

the-UK-ska-scene
08-18-2004, 05:53 PM
Ooh, check out the roster for Sean's and Bucket's new agency thing...

UK Bands
Pama International
APB
Catch It Kebabs
Zen Baseball Bat

USA Bands
The Toasters
King Django
Victor Rice
New York Ska Jazz Ensemble

And, the UK tours already organised if anyone's interested:

PAMA INTERNATIONAL DEC'04
02- London, 93 Feeteast with ZION TRAIN
04- Oxford Zodiac with ZION TRAIN
08- Reading Fez with ZION TRAIN
09- Gloucester Guildhall with ZION TRAIN
11- Swansea Dub Club
14- London The Metro with some special Punk guests
18- London Carling Academy LONDON INTERNATIONAL SKA FEST 4
19- London Carling Academy with the legendary MAX ROMEO & DAVID RODIGAN

THE TOASTERS APRIL 2005
22- Liverpool Carling Academy
23- Birmingham Carling Academy
28- Gloucester Guildhall
29- Milton Keynes Pitz
30- London Carling Academy islington

(They have more dates to come)

ƒµn §+µƒƒ
08-19-2004, 10:49 AM
Kithkin that was the greatest post I've ever read on mx. Very informative! Thank you.
That would take so much time...:smash:

MothEatenDeerHead213
08-19-2004, 12:06 PM
At the streetlight show i saw Kalnoky play trumpet. Does he just play trumpet for Streetlight?

the-UK-ska-scene
08-19-2004, 01:55 PM
No he sings.

unorigional
08-19-2004, 05:42 PM
The Toaster's album Don't Let the Bastards Grind You Down (or D.L.T.B.G.Y.D) or Madness's One Step Beyond or something by Bim Skala Bim
Muchas Gracias

I decided I'd just try to download something by everyone up there, I'm already up to Arrogant Sons Of Bitches, only about 80 more bands to go. This thread is much appreciated by all.

ƒµn §+µƒƒ
08-21-2004, 05:13 PM
Wow how long did it take you to right that? Heh you should listen to some more Planet smashers.
5 hours of long cantoloupe?

Zion Gates
08-23-2004, 07:30 PM
i think this thread should go back on the first page...kids should read this kinda stuff

Zion Gates
08-23-2004, 07:31 PM
hey..now it is on the first page

Bartender
08-23-2004, 07:32 PM
EDIT: That's because you posted in it.

There's already a Ska thread stickied on the first page. Isn't there a link to this in there?

the-UK-ska-scene
08-23-2004, 08:21 PM
Don't expect me to know that. Oh wait... You didn't ask me specifically...

The Scentless Apprentice
08-24-2004, 02:57 PM
hey are the suicide machines english or american?

the-UK-ska-scene
08-24-2004, 03:46 PM
American. I think...

bass face
08-24-2004, 06:42 PM
hey good job on the thread... ive heard five iron frenzie and think there really good but im a huge fan of the supertones...listening to 'em right now :thumb:

WorkingClassHero
08-25-2004, 09:45 AM
I saw this in some record sleeves, Tyler, who plays the trumpet for RBF on "Cheer Up" is in the line up of the Skalars, on their "Change Up" album - with a picture and everything, and its definately the guy. This guy has a trad-ska education, how cool is that?

the-UK-ska-scene
08-25-2004, 02:48 PM
That's pretty bitchin'. I'm seeing RBF again this weekend, w00t, I love that band :)

By the way, if anyone's been trying to get onto SkaScene.com, it's not working right now! Big problem with the server, basically it crashed and they have to re-create my account. Then I have to re-upload all of the content. Eek.

Anyways, my account won't be re-created for about another week, so I will put the site up again when I get back from Reading. Stuff like this sucks, it sets the site back loads :(

WorkingClassHero
08-26-2004, 05:51 AM
Yeah, i wondered what was going on with that.

The Scentless Apprentice
08-26-2004, 06:03 AM
That's pretty bitchin'. I'm seeing RBF again this weekend, w00t, I love that band :)

By the way, if anyone's been trying to get onto SkaScene.com, it's not working right now! Big problem with the server, basically it crashed and they have to re-create my account. Then I have to re-upload all of the content. Eek.

Anyways, my account won't be re-created for about another week, so I will put the site up again when I get back from Reading. Stuff like this sucks, it sets the site back loads :(
hey are they at leeds fest? god i wish i went now :upset:

XemoXmoshXpitX
08-26-2004, 07:57 AM
This better become stickied.

rancidpunk
08-26-2004, 03:39 PM
At the streetlight show i saw Kalnoky play trumpet. Does he just play trumpet for Streetlight?
He plays guitar and does vocals.

the-UK-ska-scene
08-30-2004, 05:23 PM
hey are they at leeds fest? god i wish i went now :upset:

Yeah they were at Leeds as well, on the Saturday I think. They were ok, just not amazing live. Didn't play much old stuff but played a really ska'd up version of Where Have You Been, it was amazing. :D

the-UK-ska-scene
08-31-2004, 09:19 PM
Wah00, SkaScene is back up, after a short enforced hiatus! The new forum may be temprary (yes, new forum, sorry for any previous members but the database for the old forum was lost again :angry: ). But anyways please browse and have a look at the slightly different site.

Kithkin
09-01-2004, 12:11 AM
Woohoo

the-UK-ska-scene
09-01-2004, 10:41 AM
You say woohoo, and yet you don't flock back :(

Kith, you're off my Christmas card list.... :)

WorkingClassHero
09-08-2004, 04:05 AM
Ah, im back around... If anyone cares...

the-UK-ska-scene
09-08-2004, 09:36 AM
I care! By the way, SkaScene is back up now. We have like 8 members this time around :upset:

I bloody hate server problems/database problems/changing hosting :upset:

Anyways, please come back :desperate:

DK44
09-08-2004, 06:18 PM
i haven't looked through the whole thread but i'm yet to see a mention of citizen fish, great band

WorkingClassHero
09-09-2004, 03:31 AM
I care! By the way, SkaScene is back up now. We have like 8 members this time around :upset:

I bloody hate server problems/database problems/changing hosting :upset:

Anyways, please come back :desperate:
Well if it means that much to you :lol:

the-UK-ska-scene
09-09-2004, 11:53 AM
It does, brother, it really does :upset:




;) Thanks.

stiff_little_fingers
09-12-2004, 09:02 AM
http://www.soundclick.com/bands/2/thenakedcitizensmusic.htm
That right there is a great band...more or less ska punk....sorta sounds like less than jake a bit...Just Letting you guys know

The Scentless Apprentice
09-12-2004, 09:16 AM
hey whats ska scene?

the-UK-ska-scene
09-12-2004, 01:53 PM
The Naked Citizens are cool :cool: I think it was an Aussie dude who told me about them, nice band mate.

SkaScene is www.skascene.com, a website I started with 2 other mxers (LeeM and SkankinBassist or whatever he's called right now ;) ). Other people from this site also contribute, and even though we've had some technical problems we have a small forum community up again now as well.

CUt heRE
09-13-2004, 01:31 AM
Does anyone like the Slackers? I'm thinking of seeing them next month. If I do go, it'll be my first ska concert. :) I just have to convince my friend to go with me, she likes going to cheap concerts. (The price of tickets is only $12.50)

WorkingClassHero
09-15-2004, 03:16 AM
Doooo iiiiiitttt!

FillInTheBlankHere___
09-15-2004, 04:12 PM
The Rude Dudes are an awesome local ska/punk band, though they're not as thrashy as they claim to be. http://www.purevolume.com/therudedudes

WorkingClassHero
09-26-2004, 12:09 AM
Good. Because thrashy plus trumpety equals sucky.

Permanent Solution
09-27-2004, 05:29 PM
Anyone want to give me the BOTAR cd? over AIM or email?

the-UK-ska-scene
09-28-2004, 04:54 PM
skapunk mcdoo

Hit me up, bitch.

Alternatively:

http://skachilles.com/music/botar/


the-UK-ska-scene - helping people since December 2003 :cool: (Sponsored by http://www.skascene.com/)

Permanent Solution
09-28-2004, 10:58 PM
Sweet, thanks :thumb:

sweboy
09-29-2004, 02:45 PM
So does anyone agree on that ASOB totally owns the third-wave scene?

the-UK-ska-scene
09-29-2004, 03:16 PM
... Yes?


Well, maybe.

ASOB is awesome, for sure, but there's so many good bands.

skadudejeff
09-30-2004, 07:11 PM
another band you forgot is THE FLAMINGOS. If you wanna see them just click here http://www.ctska.com/

ninja turtle kid
10-01-2004, 12:38 AM
i like ska

ninja turtle kid
10-01-2004, 12:38 AM
and boobs

Twat_Out_Of_Hell
10-01-2004, 09:21 AM
Amazing work Kithkin :thumb:

Jonny
10-01-2004, 10:52 AM
I think Less Than Jake might be going more Ska-y again. Listen to Sleep It Off, Bridge and Tunnel Authority, Nine-One-One to Anyone, Robots One, Humans Zero and National Anthem off their Anthem B-Sides album.

Theyve even got the Ska guitar in some of the songs, which is cool.

Tizzle
10-04-2004, 12:18 AM
quick question, did Big D and the Kids Table do a cover of The Rudiments Wailing Paddle??? Cause I downloaded that song but it said Big D, so did they or is kazaa lite a lying little whore

the-UK-ska-scene
10-04-2004, 01:37 PM
Nope, Big D did indeed cover that song, it's on the Gipsy Hill LP (the weaker album I have, IMO).

MILF Hunter
10-04-2004, 04:43 PM
Anyone like Judge Dread? I got like 5 of his albums now, absolutely hilarious

WorkingClassHero
10-05-2004, 03:09 AM
Id have to describe them as hilarious too, but perhaps not for the same reasons... Ive just never gotten over the picture i saw of him, fat, corpulent, long haired but balding old white man. I cant listen to his music. Its sort of the same with UB40, all 1980s haircuts and bad clothes...

MILF Hunter
10-05-2004, 02:12 PM
Hahahah. C'mon man! hes funny!

"Old mother Hubbard went to the cupboard to get the poor doggy a bone, but when she bent down the dog came around and he gave her a bone of his own!" :lol:

Do you like any first wave?

stiff_little_fingers
10-05-2004, 07:49 PM
can you guys tell me some good first wave,two tone bands and there cd's
i like:
the toasters
bad manners
skatilites
the beat
the madness

Kithkin
10-06-2004, 12:09 AM
Bim skala Bim

Selector

New York Ska-Jazz Ensemble

Bodysnatchers

Rico

Jump With Joey

The Smooths

WorkingClassHero
10-06-2004, 02:38 AM
"Old mother Hubbard went to the cupboard to get the poor doggy a bone, but when she bent down the dog came around and he gave her a bone of his own!" :lol:
Yeah, and a fat, balding long haired bloke sang that. Gross... :lol:

Do you like any first wave?
I ****ing love first wave, better than 3rd or Two Tone. I like rocksteady, skinhead reggae, reggae, roots, if its before the disgusting dancehall phenomenon chances are i at least dont mind it. Heres some bands, although i couldnt make a list of favourites;
Toots and the Maytals
The Pioneers
The Paragons
Justin Hinds and the Dominoes
Jimmy Cliff (a real legend)
Desmond Dekker and the Aces

And some modern bands that make trad music;
The Slackers
Mobtown
Hepcat
The Allstonians
The Adjusters
The Articles
The Skalars
... and many more...

And for the guy who wanted two tone bands, these guys dont get much aireing so they may be new to you...
The Piranhas
The Untouchables
The Lambrettas (poison ivy, you probably know)

pedro durruti
10-06-2004, 04:33 PM
Working Class hero... if you have soulseek tell me your name, I really want to download some more trad and two tone

WorkingClassHero
10-07-2004, 02:17 AM
Dont got it boy. Just search for it, itll be there. Its massive popular.

pedro durruti
10-08-2004, 01:08 AM
Really? I searched some of those new trad bands and two tone bands and didn't get any more then like four files

WorkingClassHero
10-10-2004, 08:32 AM
Oh yeah, searching for the new trad bands you will, quite frankly die on your arse (there all complete no-names). The only one i can see you finding is Hepcat...

But Two Tone, did you try Madness and the Specials? Theyre both pretty big bands. Maybe not in the US though...

pedro durruti
10-10-2004, 02:39 PM
I already know about the bigger two tone bands like The Specials and English Beat, I was looking for more of the ones you mentioned and I actually found some songs from: The Lambrettas, The Skalars, The Allstonians, The Adjusters

WorkingClassHero
10-10-2004, 10:43 PM
Oh, ok then. I dont have the program anyway, haha. Go with the Adjusters, they have a website you can find on google with MP3s, theyre my favourite.

Zion Gates
10-25-2004, 07:02 PM
The Rude Dudes are an awesome local ska/punk band, though they're not as thrashy as they claim to be. http://www.purevolume.com/therudedudes

hey!..u from ottawa?

Daniel!
10-26-2004, 10:11 AM
the specials are relly good

imquittinglosing
10-26-2004, 09:51 PM
how about this for one the N.C. Thirteens, some dude copied me a cd by this band and i cant find them anywhere and i need that cd (my current copy is a bit worn with over use) if you find anything about this band email me at imquittinglosing@yahoo.com

LightningCow
10-26-2004, 10:12 PM
I remember the PieTasters started around here a long time ago, they're my favorite ska band.

A Brain On Ska
10-31-2004, 04:21 PM
Here is a short list of most of the ska bands I know....

A Billion Ernies
Adequate 7
Aquabats
Area 7
Arrogant Sons of Bitches
Big D and the Kids Table
Blue Meanies
Buck O Nine
Capdown
Catch-It Kebabs
Chris Murray
Codename: Rocky
Common Rider
Cousin Oliver
Daly's Gone Wrong
Dancehall Crashers
Dinkus 9
Distorted Penguins
Doctor Manette
Dolemites
Donkey Punch
Dr. Ring Ding and the Senior Allstars
Eclectics
Edna's Goldfish
Elvis Jackson
Exceptions
Face First
First Grade Crush
Fishbone
Five Iron Frenzy
Forces of Evil
Gangster Fun
Goldfinger (early)
High School Football Heroes
Hot Stove Jimmy
Howards Alias
I Voted For Kodos
Inspecter 7
Jackmove
JadeFire
Jeffries Fan Club
Johnny Socko
Kemuri
Kid Go Home
King Apparatus
Leftover Crack
Less Than Jake
Let's Go Bowling
Link 80
Looking Up
Mad Caddies
Made of Koncentrate
Mad Hatters
Madness
Mealticket
Mephiskapheles
Micah's Hat
Mighty Mighty Bosstones
Monsignors
Mu330
Murphy's Kids
Mustard Plug
New York Citizens
No Doubt (early material)
O.C. Supertones
One Cool Guy
Operation Ivy
Orangetree
Otis Reem
Parka Kings
Pietasters
Pilfers
Planet Smashers
Potshot
Professor Plum
Pushover
Reel Big Fish
Runforyerlife
Rx Bandits
Save Ferris
Ska Ska Club
Skankin' Pickle
Slapstick
Slow Gherkin
Smooths
Spitvalves
Spring Heeled Jack USA
Stubborn All-Stars
Suave Chavez
Suburban Legends
Suburban Rhythm
Suicide Machines
Superdot
Telegraph
The $ellouts
The Alcoskalics
The Bruce Lee Band
The Chinkees
The Cigarres
The Diablotones
The Gamblers
The Hippos
The Impossibles
The Know How
The Littlest Man Band (okay, so not really ska, but really really good)
The Malcontents
The Naked Citizens
The Pacers
The Planet Smashers
The Scholars
The Scofflaws
The Siren Six!
The Skatalites
The Slackers
The Specials
The Superspecs
The Taj Motel Trio
The Toasters
Unsteady
Uphill Battle
Voodoo Glow Skulls

Permanent Solution
10-31-2004, 04:30 PM
^^^you were only naming the more obscure ones you know, right?

WorkingClassHero
11-02-2004, 02:11 AM
Pfff, i can go more obscure than that...

Articles anyone?

MILF Hunter
11-03-2004, 09:42 AM
Roddy Radiation and the Skabilly Rebels are supporting Sham when I see them on Saturday..I know its the bloke from the Specials, but can anyone tell me anything about this band ie. what they sound like..good songs etc..Thanks

PoisonParadox
11-04-2004, 04:11 PM
Ska and rockabilly?

CUt heRE
11-05-2004, 01:15 AM
Hey, has anyone picked up the Mojo magazine special about The Specials, Madness, and ska? It came out like since August but I just noticed it last week. It is SUCH a good mag, haven't had time to read it all, but I love it so far.

I wish my friends liked ska... I was at a friend's house and put a Madness cd on. After a few songs, they rejected it and had to change the cd. They told me they "got scared". Plus, they called it "gypsy music" and "techno-funk", their exact words. Wtf, man... That's it, when I go to college, I'm going somewhere with a good ska scene.

EddieTrooper
11-06-2004, 04:27 AM
wtf man!?!?!?!....you can't leave out reel big fish!

WorkingClassHero
11-06-2004, 05:52 AM
Hey, has anyone picked up the Mojo magazine special about The Specials, Madness, and ska? It came out like since August but I just noticed it last week. It is SUCH a good mag, haven't had time to read it all, but I love it so far.

I wish my friends liked ska... I was at a friend's house and put a Madness cd on. After a few songs, they rejected it and had to change the cd. They told me they "got scared". Plus, they called it "gypsy music" and "techno-funk", their exact words. Wtf, man... That's it, when I go to college, I'm going somewhere with a good ska scene.
Yeah, got it. It is pretty awesome.

And i think Ska and Rockabilly isnt too bad a combination...

sweboy
11-06-2004, 08:30 AM
Does anyone know where I can find the BOTAR mp3's? The links on their site don't seem to work.

EDIT: Never mind, got them.

Daniel!
11-06-2004, 06:31 PM
this is the greatest thing i have ever found on this site

SloppyJoeSka
11-09-2004, 11:19 AM
Bro! Darest you not even mention Mephiskapheles?! How about SKA-P? Can't exclude satanic ska or ska en espanol.

SloppyJoeSka
11-09-2004, 11:21 AM
Also, none of the pages can be found. I wanted to hear those Big D songs along with some others like Tripple A (which by the way was one of the most kick-*** bands live) and to my dismay...404. (tear)

pedro durruti
11-09-2004, 12:04 PM
Bro! Darest you not even mention Mephiskapheles?! How about SKA-P? Can't exclude satanic ska or ska en espanol.
Ska-P sucks, Jamaica 69 or those mexican bands in that one thread are way better

Jas
11-09-2004, 05:55 PM
The Too-Toos :cool:

acdcfreak
11-09-2004, 09:22 PM
I've heard a couple of songs by The Toasters, and i really like them, but i'm not sure which album i should get :confused: Any suggestions?

WorkingClassHero
11-10-2004, 12:21 AM
The Best Of. Then you only get the good tracks and none of the ****. I might add i dont really like The Toasters.

acdcfreak
11-10-2004, 04:13 PM
The Best Of. Then you only get the good tracks and none of the ****. I might add i dont really like The Toasters.

Thanks, I was considering getting that one too...Anyone else have a suggestion?

SloppyJoeSka
11-10-2004, 06:15 PM
I suggest you download songs...it's much cheaper, and you don't have to pay for ****. Screw corporate America, pirating is so much more fun. ROFLLOL

LoveToSkank
11-10-2004, 08:15 PM
I checked the first few pages of the post but i didn't see either the Hippos or the Peacocks listed anywhere.

I don't really know a lot about either band except that they are both 3rd Wave and they both kick major ***.

The Hippos are somewhere in the realm between LTJ and early Catch 22. The Peacocks are a somewhat more ecclectic from what i've heard. Here is a link to a review of the Peacocks http://ska.about.com/library/weekly/blrevjump022.htm

If you are looking for sample songs check out "Diane" by the Hippos and "It's Not Too Late" by the Peacocks.

skanker
11-10-2004, 10:42 PM
I Love Ska

skanker
11-10-2004, 10:43 PM
Since I don't think this thread comes back to life often I saved it under favorites, thanks man, great thread

pedro durruti
11-11-2004, 08:59 PM
Thanks, I was considering getting that one too...Anyone else have a suggestion?
Don't Let the Bastards Grind You Down or Skaboom

pedro durruti
11-11-2004, 09:05 PM
I suggest you download songs...it's much cheaper, and you don't have to pay for ****. Screw corporate America, pirating is so much more fun. ROFLLOL
He doesn't have to get his albums from corporations..

acdcfreak
11-12-2004, 04:11 PM
He doesn't have to get his albums from corporations..

I believe you mean SHE if you're referring to me, but thanks for the ideas for which album(s) to get. I'll keep them in mind, incase I don't have enough money to get all of them right away :)

Jas
11-12-2004, 05:52 PM
-Smoke Like A Fish (UK)
-The Too-Toos (Texas)
-Whitmore (UK)
-Solabeat Alliance/Spankboy (UK)
-Starpool (S. Cali)
-Area 7
-Flip The Switch (N.Cali)
-Speaking Of Losers (UK)
-The Stickybacks (UK)
-Game Show Host (UK)
-Long Shot Hero (USA)
-Slow Gherkin
-The Impossibles
-Mumrah (UK)
-Weapons Of Brass Destruction (UK)
-Blue Collar Union (UK)
-A Girl Named Craig
-Sonic Boom Six (UK)
-Harpoon Larsen (UK)
-Chub (UK)
-Skankt (UK)
-Dub City Rockers
-Zen Baseballbat (UK)
-APB (UK)
-Strike Of '59 (UK)
-Random Hand (UK)
-Splitters (UK)
-8ball (UK)
-Chief Libido (UK)
-Lukes Whisk (UK)
-Monkey Toast (UK)
-Sevenate9 (UK)
-Stand Out Riot (UK)
-Swagman (Switzerland)

A few more that came into my head, you probably have some of them on your list already :) I put sort-of where they were from if I could remember.

Lots of love, The artist formerly know as the-UK-ska-scene :)

Happymeal
11-12-2004, 06:01 PM
??? Why don't you ask for your accounts to be merged Jas?

I'm a stranger to ska by the way, so thanks for the list:) Downloaded the BOTAR EP the other week, it's great.

Jas
11-12-2004, 06:16 PM
Because I like to keep separate accounts. I like being the-UK-ska-scene because people can see I'm from the UK and I like ska. And I like Jas because it's my name. And I have Jas2 for spam, because I don't really like getting Jas or tUKss banned. And I have a couple of others which I'll keep a secret, and I hardly ever use anyway. Just because :)

EDIT: Plus if I get tUKss account merged with any of the others, it'll push my PPD up even higher. And Christ knows I don't need that anyway :upset:

Happymeal
11-12-2004, 06:35 PM
You're sassy;)

MILF Hunter
11-13-2004, 05:29 AM
Whats a good album by the Paragons?

I've Got Rude Bones
11-13-2004, 09:14 PM
Rude Boy System: Good French two tone band

LifeIsDandy
11-15-2004, 04:42 PM
It's sad to see that this thread isn't more lively because ska is great :(

I've Got Rude Bones
11-15-2004, 08:33 PM
Yeah, we should turn this into like a ska community thread. Anyone been to any shows lately?

LifeIsDandy
11-15-2004, 09:20 PM
I agree about turning into a community thread. And nope i haven't been to a show lately, unfortunatly. I saw a local ska band play over the summer at a battle of the band, they were great, too bad I can't remember their name at the moment...

Jas
11-16-2004, 03:54 AM
It's kind of sad that there's not more action in here, but the good thing is that it means we know any post in here will be informative or useful in some way. Maybe we could start another thread that would be the ska discussion thread? Seeing as the Other Music forum isn't the most busy in the world. I guess we could ask Kith or whatever.

Tonight I'm seeing Rx Bandits & Chris Murray. And I know Kith is seeing Reel Big Fish/Melee/The Littlest Man Band today (lucky bastard). Last ska band(s) I saw: [spunge], Whitmore, and Solabeat Alliance on the UKKO tour.

GregGraffin
11-16-2004, 10:55 AM
five iron frenzy is teh gratest band evar!!!

LifeIsDandy
11-16-2004, 05:27 PM
It's kind of sad that there's not more action in here, but the good thing is that it means we know any post in here will be informative or useful in some way. Maybe we could start another thread that would be the ska discussion thread? Seeing as the Other Music forum isn't the most busy in the world. I guess we could ask Kith or whatever.

Yeah, I agree about starting another thread. Perhaps in the Punk forum, because it seems like whenever I'm there someone is talking about a ska band or something related to ska. As much as you try to redirect them to here it doesn't work (probably because they think I'm a newb, my last account got banned because i'm an idiot). But someone should ask about starting a new thread elsewhere.

the-UK-ska-scene
11-17-2004, 12:07 PM
I went to see Chris Murray and Rx Bandits last night. Wow it was ace. RxB were ok, they played mostly stuff from The Resignation, although they did play Nugget, In All Rwanda's Glory and Overcome (The Recapitulation). They got offstage half an hour late which was annoying because it kind of pissed off my ride home, and they could have got on earlier because Chris Murray didn't even get onstage until over an hour after doors (and everyone was inside by about 5/10 minutes after doors so there was a lot of waiting around).

Anyways, RxB was cool but Chris Murray was the reason I went and oh shizzle he was amazing. He got Steve Borth and Matt Embree of Rx Bandits onstage to sing with him for half his set as well, which was cool. I think there was only a couple of us in the crowd who knew who he was, but he got people singing and clapping along.

He finally played Rock Steady because I'd been shouting it between every song (from the second row), and I danced a lot. If you can imagine me old skool skanking (all upper body, people), then robot old skool skanking, then throwing shapes, then doing all three at the same time in the middle of a circle of all my friends... Then well, you can imagine what happened. I was singing along, and Steve Borth kept laughing at me from the stage. Apparently at one point Chris Murray was laughing at me too, but I was facing the other direction dancing at that point.

Anyways I met him after, hopefully he's coming back by next summer. So ace. And a lovely fella. He signed my Six Songs EP cover for me :)

LifeIsDandy
11-17-2004, 04:25 PM
If you can imagine me old skool skanking (all upper body, people), then robot old skool skanking, then throwing shapes, then doing all three at the same time in the middle of a circle of all my friends... Then well, you can imagine what happened. I was singing along, and Steve Borth kept laughing at me from the stage. Apparently at one point Chris Murray was laughing at me too, but I was facing the other direction dancing at that point.

:lol: That's hilarious

I've Got Rude Bones
11-17-2004, 06:12 PM
Steve Borth! He played the tenor sax in Link 80 :cool:

unorigional
11-17-2004, 09:59 PM
It's sad to see that this thread isn't more lively because ska is great :(
All your problems have been answered my friend. http://www.skascene.com/forums is an entire forum about ska. Just thought I'd put that out there. It has a few bugs to be worked out, and right now there aren't many people, since were transfering from another board, and stuff.

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the-UK-ska-scene
11-18-2004, 01:30 PM
Steve Borth! He played the tenor sax in Link 80 :cool:

Indeed, my friend told me that today cus I have a Link 80 patch.

All your problems have been answered my friend. http://www.skascene.com/forums is an entire forum about ska. Just thought I'd put that out there. It has a few bugs to be worked out, and right now there aren't many people, since were transfering from another board, and stuff.

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-400 laziness points :p

LifeIsDandy
11-18-2004, 09:27 PM
All your problems have been answered my friend. http://www.skascene.com/forums is an entire forum about ska. Just thought I'd put that out there. It has a few bugs to be worked out, and right now there aren't many people, since were transfering from another board, and stuff.

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Finally, a ska site with people frequently posting. Thanks for the link :thumb:

a s d f
11-20-2004, 11:03 AM
Does anyone have a few songs by the blue meanies? I heard one song and thought it was fantastic, but now I can't find anything on soulseek.

If you have some, could you send them to me? thanks :)

AIM: asdfqaz23
Soulseek: rasputin23

skadudejeff
11-20-2004, 06:43 PM
tell me if u know about the flamingos

WorkingClassHero
11-20-2004, 11:44 PM
All your problems have been answered my friend. http://www.skascene.com/forums is an entire forum about ska. Just thought I'd put that out there. It has a few bugs to be worked out, and right now there aren't many people, since were transfering from another board, and stuff.

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I cant make the **** work, and cant be arsed to muck about. It says WorkinClassHero's password is different to the one i know it is, and the e-mail is different to the one i know it is. I cant be arsed, overall...

the-UK-ska-scene
11-21-2004, 09:24 AM
Dude if you ask me I'll tell you the email/password. Because I pwn.

WorkingClassHero
11-22-2004, 07:48 AM
I sorted it, ie - made a new account. Im there now.

thetwaz
11-22-2004, 11:50 AM
I went to see Chris Murray and Rx Bandits last night. Wow it was ace. RxB were ok, they played mostly stuff from The Resignation, although they did play Nugget, In All Rwanda's Glory and Overcome (The Recapitulation). They got offstage half an hour late which was annoying because it kind of pissed off my ride home, and they could have got on earlier because Chris Murray didn't even get onstage until over an hour after doors (and everyone was inside by about 5/10 minutes after doors so there was a lot of waiting around).

Anyways, RxB was cool but Chris Murray was the reason I went and oh shizzle he was amazing. He got Steve Borth and Matt Embree of Rx Bandits onstage to sing with him for half his set as well, which was cool. I think there was only a couple of us in the crowd who knew who he was, but he got people singing and clapping along.

He finally played Rock Steady because I'd been shouting it between every song (from the second row), and I danced a lot. If you can imagine me old skool skanking (all upper body, people), then robot old skool skanking, then throwing shapes, then doing all three at the same time in the middle of a circle of all my friends... Then well, you can imagine what happened. I was singing along, and Steve Borth kept laughing at me from the stage. Apparently at one point Chris Murray was laughing at me too, but I was facing the other direction dancing at that point.

Anyways I met him after, hopefully he's coming back by next summer. So ace. And a lovely fella. He signed my Six Songs EP cover for me :)

I saw the London show they played on Saturday, was pretty darn tooting. I'm not that much into the Rx Bandits but I hadn't been to a gig in ages and I felt I was getting a bit too old-manish.

Chris Murray's set was brilliant, and the backup singing from the Bandits really boosted the good vibes. I don't think I've ever heard a set that's made me beam as much as his, and he's playing in London on Wednesday at the Rhythm Factory if any of you kids wanna bust it down there and see him.

No Comply also played, unfortunately I wasn't really in the mood for punk so I hung back for most of the set, but it was an entertaining performance nonetheless. Just watching them made me tired.

The Bandits played superbly even if they were a bit stiff on stage at times, making a stand about dancing rather than moshing halfway through the set. (Hurrah!) unfortunately the encore was cut short by some twat pulling the fire alarm. (There certainly didn't seem to be a fire when we came out.)

Did a guy called Josiah Jones play at your one? He wasn't ska but he was still a big fat bundle of awesomeness, he was a tall black guy with a telecaster playing the funkiest shizznit I think I've ever heard. It was just him but he had all the percussiveness and danceability of a funk band through his guitar playing, which as stated was badass.

Jas
11-22-2004, 12:31 PM
Nah, it was just the Bandits and Mr. Murray at mine. I like NoComply, that would've been cool :)

I know he's playing on Wednesday, but that's an 18+ right? Being 17 is awkward :( Should be good, though. He played about an hour away last night, I nearly went but I really couldn't in the end, no lift, and the trains stop running too early. Meh.

Also I'm working Wednesday. Dammit. :upset:

He's awesome. I love that man ;)

Jas
11-23-2004, 04:29 PM
Guys, I have an interview with Suburban Legends in issue #1 of my zine. It's free (free zines are the future, kids!) so if you want a copy, just email me at karate_kid138@hotmail.com with an address to send a copy to, and I'll try to sort it out ASAP. It's also got a bunch of other stuff in it, a lot of value for money at a cost of zero pennies! :D

LifeIsDandy
11-24-2004, 05:05 PM
I've been finding some pretty good underground ska bands, by using purevolume.com and I was wondering if anyone here knew of any other good ska bands that mp3s that I can download. Thanks.

skadudejeff
11-24-2004, 08:17 PM
You can see a jacksonville FL ska band there http://www.myspace.com/goodfortune

The Musician
11-26-2004, 09:48 PM
This isn't stickied anymore?
or was it ever stickied... :amaze:

Zion Gates
11-27-2004, 05:01 PM
Capdown = best band in the world
Less Than Jake = ****iest band that people call ska
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sweboy
11-28-2004, 02:33 PM
So has anyone of you ska-people heard of the bands "Dog Almighty" and "USCB Allstars"? They're both straight out of Sweden, the first one from my own town.

the-UK-ska-scene
11-29-2004, 05:22 AM
Capdown = best band in the world

Hehe. Umm. No :)

I haven't heard them, Swedish Boy... Any links to their sites/sites that host their MP3s?

Missed seeing Suicide Machines last night :( I was down at Brighton, and they were playing there last night, but I had to go home before they played. Dammit. Really awesome bill, too. Grrrr.

pedro durruti
11-29-2004, 07:01 PM
I need ska show!

the-UK-ska-scene
12-01-2004, 09:47 AM
I know what you mean, dude. I saw some pop-punk/post-hardcore type bands last night, and they were awesome they really were, but I kept just thinking how much fun I have at ska shows and I need another one.

Luckily it's Capdown in about a week or so. Need to get a ticket.

pedro durruti
12-01-2004, 11:59 PM
I've checked a site for my local scene several times and I haven't seen any ska shows for at least a few months. Thank god for Ska is Dead :D

burton.and.gas
12-02-2004, 03:41 PM
thsi is a good list, u have meainly kept to ska-punk/ska-core but ist still cool.

pedro durruti
12-03-2004, 06:46 PM
Anyone have albums on Soulseek from Undercover S.K.A. and Punch the Clown?

the-UK-ska-scene
12-05-2004, 08:21 AM
I got this EP of a UK band called APB the other day. I'll put a track or two up for download on my site, they're good, you should hear them.

I'm going to make a UK ska comp for my friend for Christmas, so I'm in the process of ripping more UK ska if anyone's interested.