#1
so on saturday night live tonight, a singer named lilly allen was the musical guest. her second song was a ska song with a horn section and all. i also remember being in a best buy a couple weeks ago and hearing a ska song that turned out to be paris hilton's single. is it weird to anyone else that ska seems to be becoming popular? and not that ska artists are becoming popular, but pop artists who are writing/ having ska songs written for them are?
#2
in the 90's alot of ska bands were hitting the mainstream. most sucked...but bands like ltj and rbf got some radio plays...
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#4
i dont even know what ska is...this is gonna get sigged i bet...im so stupid...
oh, and you needn't worry about paris hilton for long, shell be in the back yard with nina and sherman tank soon
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#5
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i dont even know what ska is...this is gonna get sigged i bet...im so stupid...


then why would you reply to this? it's jamaican music... duh
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#6
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that song was not ska.....


from where i was sitting it sounded like it was, i'm in a room adjacent to my tv so i can hear it, but not well. from what i heard, there was a horn line, and upstrokes.
#7
i really don't see a point in this thread...so what if the song had a ska influence to it?
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Tim Armstrong is a songwriting genius, is a complete fashion diva and has an incredible singing voice.

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#8
Lily Allen is pop-ska kinda. She put her MySpace genre as: Pop / Hyphy / Ska but that is just myspace.
#9
shes more a pop singer that throws a couple of bouncy ska-like melodies in every now and then from what ive heard.
#10
Horns doesn't always make a song ska.


EDIT: But ska actually became pretty popular in the mainstream in the mid 90's with the Bosstones and Reel Big Fish and the like.
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#11
Lily Allen only has a couple "ska-ish" songs like Smile and Friday Night. I wouldn't classify her as ska though. But I loves her regardless.

p.s. the "ska" sound is upbeat, therefore, many people will enjoy it.
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#12
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It's not like ska is as inaccessible as some punk can be at first. I'm surprised there isn't more of it in the mainstream these days.
#14
Wasn't the theme tune to Kablam! a ska song as well? I also swear I heard The Hippos in "100 Deeds for Eddie McDowd"

Shit; I need to get out more.
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#16
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Wasn't the theme tune to Kablam! a ska song as well? I also swear I heard The Hippos in "100 Deeds for Eddie McDowd"

Shit; I need to get out more.

kablam was like the greatest show in the world. i wish it was still on
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Who are oppressed by the figures of beauty,
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#17
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Wasn't the theme tune to Kablam! a ska song as well? I also swear I heard The Hippos in "100 Deeds for Eddie McDowd"

Shit; I need to get out more.


that was the toasters, so yeah that was

the daily show isn't

idk about america's funniest home movies or not.
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#19
you NEED some kind of guitar or piano playing some sort of upbeats.
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#20
sublime was pretty popular

as was reel big fish and catch twenty two

and now streetlight manifesto

but ska is far more popular in germany for some reason... and no one out side of the usa seems to know about sublime ):
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#21
^pretty much everyone i know has heard of sublime or heard a sublime song.

we've got a few ska bands, around here, and it's getting pretty popular. trouble is they all play generic 3rd wave ska, and sometimes they'll try way to hard when they play live, and ruin the flow of everything, particularly the lyrics. and when the lyrics don't flow it starts to sound shit. to me anyway.
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#23
It's not so much that the songs are ska, but they have ska influences. Bands like Sublime and No Doubt got pretty big in the 90's.
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#24
I don't know about ska on SNL, but I just saw the Reigning Sound play on Conan O'Brien. It was great.
#25
conan rules!!!
max wein...stein or berg....hm...i think weinberg. they play good music. the clash, social D...other songs i forgot.... Conan O'brien ftw!!!
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Rancid are the best punk band ever.

Tim Armstrong is a songwriting genius, is a complete fashion diva and has an incredible singing voice.

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#26
i noticed there has been an been a recent influx in Ska threads... and i like it
#27
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sublime was pretty popular

as was reel big fish and catch twenty two

and now streetlight manifesto

but ska is far more popular in germany for some reason... and no one out side of the usa seems to know about sublime ):


I know about Sublime !
#28
yeah, it always does this....the influx will go away for a bit then will come back, with most of them asking what ska is...then some stupid answers like... "if you take punk and you take reggae and mix them...that is ska..." ugh...
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Rancid are the best punk band ever.

Tim Armstrong is a songwriting genius, is a complete fashion diva and has an incredible singing voice.

He doesn't sound like Opie from family guy at all.
#29
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yeah, it always does this....the influx will go away for a bit then will come back, with most of them asking what ska is...then some stupid answers like... "if you take punk and you take reggae and mix them...that is ska..." ugh...

Yeah, people in the electric guitar forum kept getting it wrong so I made this super duper intro to ska


First Wave-
Prince Buster http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hUkiPrRSOE
Desmond Dekker (he's the shit) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1e2aRfqp1sY

Second Wave/ two tone
The Specials(also the shit) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4HltjRMxJI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28TeUbYvXS0
Madness http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WdbNoGNCLmg&mode=related&search=

Third Wave
Operation Ivy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQfW0pxpLC8&mode=related&search=
Reel Big Fish http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0e6LUTjzX0
I should probably add some crack rock steady-ish stuff to it

EDIT: Damn, like half of those videos had been removed cause of copyright shit
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#30
good job yeah yeah...most ska core sucks though...
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#31
i don't think it was the toasters who did kablam... they don't keep the melody going long enough in 2-tone army for it to be a whole theme song... but i noticed that mustard plug's we want the mustard is pretty much the same theme continued in instrumental form, so chances are it was that with sound effects added and the random 'we want the mustard' chants taken out... just sayin...

yeah, i used to be one of the idiots who thought ska was a mix of horns in punk... but sadly, that's the easiest way to describe it to someone who has no clue...
when they come for me, i'll be sitting at my desk, with a gun in my hand, wearin a bullet-proof vest, singin: "my my my how the time does fly, when you know you're gonna die by the end of the night"
#32
Haha it's a plausible theory. And I concur with the love of the ska-thread boom =D
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#33
ska is skamazing... simple as that
when they come for me, i'll be sitting at my desk, with a gun in my hand, wearin a bullet-proof vest, singin: "my my my how the time does fly, when you know you're gonna die by the end of the night"
#34
its amazing that some ska-punk was even on mtv back in the 90s
like MM Bosstones, which they played during the prom night on the movie "Clueless", but now.. its dead, fortunately..
#35
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i don't think it was the toasters who did kablam... they don't keep the melody going long enough in 2-tone army for it to be a whole theme song... but i noticed that mustard plug's we want the mustard is pretty much the same theme continued in instrumental form, so chances are it was that with sound effects added and the random 'we want the mustard' chants taken out... just sayin...

yeah, i used to be one of the idiots who thought ska was a mix of horns in punk... but sadly, that's the easiest way to describe it to someone who has no clue...
i think Two-Tone Army was the theme song, lol
#36
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its amazing that some ska-punk was even on mtv back in the 90s
like MM Bosstones, which they played during the prom night on the movie "Clueless", but now.. its dead, fortunately..


Oh aye, and Save Ferris in "10 Things I hate about you". I shamefull admit to watching MTV Made, and I hear splatterings of ska and pop-punk in that all the time.
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#37
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i think Two-Tone Army was the theme song, lol

it's all good... i just remember i was listenin to an internet ska radio station, and i thought 2-tone army came on... but it kept on repeating the hornline and had random shouts of we want the mustard... my problem is i can't find a copy of that song anywhere to figure it out... of course, i hadn't thought that the producers could have had the toasters do a studio recording for it...
when they come for me, i'll be sitting at my desk, with a gun in my hand, wearin a bullet-proof vest, singin: "my my my how the time does fly, when you know you're gonna die by the end of the night"
#39
the movie "fun with dick and jane" had rancid's song "time bomb" in it, which is one of their ska songs.
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Who are oppressed by the figures of beauty,
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We are ugly, but we have the music."
#40
and Shaun of the Dead has got Ghost Town by The Specials in it
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