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Can you guys name some ska bands so I can buy their albums to get inspiration....

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by de la mocha, Oct 7, 2005.


  1. de la mocha

    de la mocha

    Aug 20, 2005
    NEW JERSEY
    I became a serious player because of sublime! That's the style of bass playing I like, but I don't know any other ska bands. Can you guys name some good bands that I can get into. I'm already gonna check out long beach dub allstars today but want to check out more....
     
  2. eots

    eots

    Dec 18, 2004
    Morris, IL.
    They've been around fer 10 years or so.
     
  3. justateenpoet

    justateenpoet Have you...killed the Venture brothers!?!?

    May 14, 2005
    Connecticut
    The Toasters
     
  4. madness
    specials
    the selector
     
  5. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    Do some research If you really want to know ska. It wasn't started in the 80s with bands like Madness/etc. Check out some first wave ska.
     
  6. Against Will

    Against Will Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2003
    Big Sound Central
    [1st Wave]
    Toots and the Maytals
    Desmond Dekker
    The Skatalites
    Laurel Aitken
    The Trojan 'Ska Box set' (vol. 1 & maybe vol 2.)
    The Trojan 'Rocksteady box set' (if you can find it for a good price)

    [2nd Wave]
    The Specials
    The Beat (Early Stuff)
    The Selecter's 1st album
    Bad Manners

    [3rd Wave]
    The Toasters
    Pilfers
    Skinnerbox
    Hepcat
    Mephiskapheles
    The Adjusters
    NY Citizens
    King Django/Stubborn All-Stars

    [Neo-ska]
    Westbound Train (very very smooth ska, it's good, but only when you're in the mood for smoothness)
    Mass Hysteria (they're a lot of fun live)
     
  7. Don't forget about 3 Minute Hero, Toasters, Eastern Standard Time, Scoffolaws, The Jinkies, Johnny Socko,
     
  8. SoComSurfing

    SoComSurfing Mercedes Benz Superdome. S 127. R 22. S 12-13.

    Feb 15, 2002
    Mobile, Al
    Last time I was in Best Buy these were $19.99 each for the 3-disc sets.
     
  9. the Superpineapples. :cool: <--- ska goggles
     
  10. phxlbrmpf

    phxlbrmpf

    Dec 27, 2002
    Germany
    Seconding Madness, I love 'em -- and their crazy music videos from the 80s.
     
  11. The Impossibles
    The Mighty Mighty Bosstones


    As a general rule I hate ska, but they're ok. Sometimes.
     
  12. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
  13. Streetlight Manifesto.

    Punk/ska

    Zox too, I guess.
     
  14. Against Will

    Against Will Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2003
    Big Sound Central

    I wouldn't call either of those ska, though if you're into Sublime you'd probably like them, they're more reggae than anything else.
     
  15. Against Will

    Against Will Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2003
    Big Sound Central
    $20 for 3 discs, especially Trojan ska discs, is definately worth it. The 2nd ska disc would be more essential than the Rocksteady one.
     
  16. AuG

    AuG

    May 22, 2005
    Fort Collins, CO
    The Skatalites. That's where it all started IMO.


    Mustard Plug :cool: Haven't heard them since I was about 13 or so.

    "skank and pickle every night and day....." :D



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