#1
i just started to listen to a bit of skaish/punkish stuff and i seem to like it, can anyone suggest some really good bands? So far i like : The Johnstones, Sublime, Pepper, Ill Scarlett, Millencolin, got any suggestions?
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#2
Just skip that phase and listen to the Slackers.

It is where you'll end up as a ska fan anyway.
#3
you should check out "the ska recomindation thread" they rock
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#4
Just skip that phase and listen to The Specials, Prince Buster, Toots and the Maytals, Madness, Desmond Dekker etc.


It's where you'll end up as a ska fan anyway if you have any sense.
#5
Quote by BostonLacrosse
you should check out "the ska recomindation thread" they rock


You should check out the book of "old tired jokes that make you sound pretentious and kind of a dick and should be left to the pit"... He asked for bands more specifically influenced by both ska and punk. I did a search for him, and there aren't any good threads on it, so let him have this one.

To answer your question, Operation Ivy are probably the best bet
#6
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Just skip that phase and listen to the Slackers.

It is where you'll end up as a ska fan anyway.

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#7
Quote by RockThe40oz
You should check out the book of "old tired jokes that make you sound pretentious and kind of a dick and should be left to the pit"... He asked for bands more specifically influenced by both ska and punk. I did a search for him, and there aren't any good threads on it, so let him have this one.

To answer your question, Operation Ivy are probably the best bet



ouch, fair enough.
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CBGB wants to be famous like the others such as Green Day and Offspring. They don't want to be a underground punk band.
#8
operation ivy is awesome, i tried to download some rancid and there awesome too
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#9
The Specials, Mustard Plug, and Streetlight Manifesto are probably your three best bets if you just started listening to ska. Try these three for sure. Although The Slackers are surely amazing.
#10
streetlight manifesto, Big D and the Kids Table, Specials, Slackers, Toasters, Mad Caddies, Operation Ivy
#11
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streetlight manifesto, Big D and the Kids Table, Specials, Slackers, Toasters, Mad Caddies, Operation Ivy

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#14
not that this changes anything, but im seeing the johnstones AND streetlight manifesto live for $25.

suck it, donny.
#16
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That's really expensive, even though Streetlight Manifesto is amazing.

yea i know, but what can you do about it? anyways ive seen streetlight once before and it was an incredible concert so i think its worth it.
#17
The Mighty Mighty Bosstones are really good IMO. If you don't mind poppier punk, then you should check out Reel Big Fish and Goldfinger.
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#19
Ah, if you like Sublime and Pepper, then the Expendables are a really good bet.

Not my personal style or choice, but just based on what you have up there, check them out.
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#21
Buck-o-nine is decent. My Town is a really good song. Early Aquabats. the later stuff isn't very ska. Catch 22 is pretty sweet. Hepcat!!! Reel Big Fish. Streetlight Manifesto. MU330. Slapstick. MUST hear Skatalites. Specials. Skankin' Pickle. Aggrolites... althought they're more Reggae... and whether you speak spanish or not, Manu Chao is pretty sweet!
#22
Check out my band "Peg and The Bouffants" if your into ska

6 piece (2girl/4boy) ska/indie band from dundee, myspace it and add us if you can be bothered
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#23
if you are looking for a ska/punk sound check out the Mad Caddies. im in love with them.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=C_zSReGkt18&feature=related

http://youtube.com/watch?v=WoBMamwaWW8&feature=related

http://youtube.com/watch?v=J-tGWhRSXcs&feature=related

http://youtube.com/watch?v=a4994OPvQeU&feature=related

http://youtube.com/watch?v=MEJwBCgsgrI&feature=related


that should give you an idea of what theyre like. they tend to borrow from a lot of different genres though.
#27
definately check out the expendables, also slightly stoopid, rancid streetlight manifesto, aquabats, catch 22, and the supervillains
#28
Catch 22's older stuff (pre-breakup), Reel Big Fish, Streetlight Manifesto is the greatest ska band ever, MU330, Mustard Plug.
#29
The Aquabats! are amazing

Sublime as mentioned a lot

Vampire Weekend (more afro-pop but still really good)

No Doubt (be afraid, Gwen Stefani is lead singer, but much better than her solo stuff)
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