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Recommend me some good ska bands

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by K_Shizzle, Mar 8, 2008.

  1. I've been listening to a lot of ska lately and have been wanting to expand my collection. Can anyone recommend me some good third wave bands?
  2. In the last few months there have been quite a number of threads about ska (just search for titles "Ska" in the misc forum).

    voodoo glow skulls get my vote as one of the best more modern ska bands :)
  3. I tried searching and it didn't work out :smug:

    I'm not a big fan of voodoo glow skulls though, they're too hardcorish
  4. Yeah a search won't work because "ska" is only three letters long
  5. Not big on ska, but some certain songs/albums are alright

    Reel Big Fish's "Turn The Radio Off" is a solid album, but IMO just about everything else they've done is rubbish.
    Big D & The Kids Table
    Streetlight Manifesto is decent

    For ska without horns, check out The Impossibles.
  6. ducknturtle


    Dec 28, 2006
    New Jersey
    The Specials, Madness, English Beat
  7. fenderhutz

    fenderhutz Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2007
    Harpers Ferry WV
  8. Thunderitter

    Thunderitter Bass - the final frontier! Supporting Member

    Jun 6, 2007
    All of those plus The Selecter!
  9. Spoiled Grape

    Spoiled Grape I <3 Darkstar

    May 29, 2003
    Riverside, CA
    I agree. :)
  10. Phalex

    Phalex Semper Gumby Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    G.R. MI
  11. Bob Clayton

    Bob Clayton valar morghulis Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2001
    Philly Suburbs
    mustard plug, english beat, aquabats, streetlight manifesto, OLD reel big fish, OLD less than jake, rx bandits
  12. I must say. I've been listening to Rx Bandits a lot lately, and they are one of my favorite bands to date. All of their stuff is so tight.
  13. Bob Clayton

    Bob Clayton valar morghulis Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2001
    Philly Suburbs
    +1 on that. progress is probably their best cd.

    having "in all rwanda's glory", "babylon", "who would have thought", "status", "anyone but you" and "nugget" all in a row make this possibly the best 6 songs in a row on a cd.
  14. If you're thinking old school/traditional Ska, I recommend Hepcat.
  15. CiRRuS~BaSS


    Jan 20, 2008
    streetlight manifesto and catch 22 (not as good since theyre lead singer left to create streetlight manifesto, but still ska)
  16. I saw Catch 22 live with the new singer, and they were still quite excellent.
  17. BillMason

    BillMason Supporting Member

    Mar 6, 2007
    The Skatomatics, from B.C., Canada. (No affiliation)
  18. MakiSupaStar

    MakiSupaStar The Lowdown Diggler

    Apr 12, 2006
    Huntington Beach, CA
    Start with the orgins of ska. Skatalites. Specials are great too, but they often covered Toots and Maytals (check them out too). Skankin Pickle, Skeletones, Selector, Hepcat, Tokyo Ska Parade (These cats are from Japan), Fireball (also Japanese), and Fat Freddy's Drop (New Zealand - but they kind of jam into funk and dub too).

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