#1
I was invited to join my friends ska band. They have a guitarist already and only have a few parts which are already written for 2 guitars, so I'll have to write some new stuff. Are there any ska bands with 2 guitars that I can listen to for ideas? So far I've been playing octaves when he does upstrokes and doing lead riffs+octaves when he's doing power chords or whatever.
#3
Reel Big Fish.
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#4
^beat me to it! Reel Big Fish use two guitars in a good number of their songs, the specials had two guitarists, i'm sure there are others i can't think of right now
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#5
Goldfinger.
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#8
The Specials had lead and rythm guitarists, Leftover Crack are a ska punk band and have (depending on the songs) 2-3 guitars.
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#11
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The Specials had lead and rythm guitarists, Leftover Crack are a ska punk band and have (depending on the songs) 2-3 guitars.


Wheyeah, Roddy Radiation was apparently brought in to "play thunders licks".

No reason you can't do that and have lead riffs and such.

When the Clash covered 'Police and Thieves', Mick did the ska part, and Joe thundered down on the first beat of the bar. Check it!
#13
yeah, most ska bands as far as i know have 2. the better question would have been who doesn't, it would narrow the list quite a bit.
#14
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yeah, most ska bands as far as i know have 2. the better question would have been who doesn't, it would narrow the list quite a bit.

i disagree, i think the list would be pretty huge
#17
The flatliners, The expendables, Reel Big Fish, The Specials, rancid and sonic boom six (If you consider them ska)

All those ska bands have two guitars.
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#19
Not so much so ska so, but t'Arctic Monkeys use alot of really clever clean chordy stuff that involves 2 guitars seriously weaving. Then don't forget alot of sick ska parts will probably only require one geet on upstrokes. Oh & try mimicing bass parts, muted, on clean.
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#20
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Not so much so ska so, but t'Arctic Monkeys use alot of really clever clean chordy stuff that involves 2 guitars seriously weaving. Then don't forget alot of sick ska parts will probably only require one geet on upstrokes. Oh & try mimicing bass parts, muted, on clean.

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#23
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Why is it that everytime you mention a band it's the Slime Kings
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#24
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Why is it that everytime you mention a band it's the Slime Kings

Because Slime Kings is the second best band ever, next to Argyle Street.
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Because Slime Kings is the second best band ever, next to Argyle Street.

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#26
As everyone has said, the Speicals and I believe some of the first wave guys. Somehow I think the Paragons may have had two guitarists.

But the point is...can't you just adapt the ska stuff you want to play to 2 guitars? Its not that hard.
#27
if you are doing 3rd wave
Big D's album Good Luck has good examples of what you are talking about with octaves and what not
#28
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if you are doing 3rd wave
Big D's album Good Luck has good examples of what you are talking about with octaves and what not

As far as 3rd wave goes, Big D and Mad Caddies are the best examples of how to use 2 guitars in a ska band.