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#1
What do you call yourself if you like ska?!

Example - if you like Punk, you're called a punk. If you like metal, you're a metalhead.

However, if you like ska you're a....


Skahead? Can it be done?

This isn't about stereotypes in that way. (Chav/Goth etc) I wanna know what you guys call yourselves (if you're a ska fan...)
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#2
You could be a rudeboy or a trad skin, but those are both different things that have prerequisites other than just listening to ska.

Although given your 'favorite bands' list you probably just like 3rd wave anyway. There isn't really a name for that. Don't worry too much about it.
#4
One of my friends is into ska, and he likes the term "rude boy". He also uses the term "skanking" to refer to, i suppose, actions relating to ska. So you could be a "skanker" maybe? I donno.
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#10
I have a tendency to call out all the ' Skanksters ' when I'm playing a show and want to call attention to some rude boys for our ska songs. Thats kinda what some of us go by but thats what I've made a tendency to do when I play.
#13
Scenester? :P

Nah I kid, I call myself Matt and I'm a ska fan. "Rude boy" seems to be more Hip Hop/Grime now and I don't really identify with the Rude label, given its roots
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#14
Rude boy or rude girl. Rudie is the unisex term.
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#15
skank, skanker or rude boy

The terms I use
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#16
A rudeboy over here is some ragga who will stab you thirty times for a 20p coin and then tell the police to "duss, dutty babylon."


To be honest I think anyone that tries to be part of a ska subculture is a bit sad, its such a small genre of music that hardly exists anymore.
#18
I use rude boy and moon stomper for 2tone fans. As far as third wave...sometimes rude boy on rare occasions, but usually just something having to do with them being ska fans. Pretty unoriginal.
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#22
If you're into ska punk, you should be called a skunk, or skunx.
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#23
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'Ska kid' sounds dumb. You could just call yourself a skank.


It's an inside joke with a friend of mine, really.

Her: "What do you call a ska kid? Rude Boy is so '70s."

Me: "Well that works doesn't it?"

Her: "That sounds stupid, Andy."

Me: "Well so does calling yourself an impolite skank."
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#24
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To be honest I think anyone that tries to be part of a ska subculture is a bit sad, its such a small genre of music that hardly exists anymore.


Not that I am really part of any ska culture, but... that's very untrue....
#25
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It's an inside joke with a friend of mine, really.

Her: "What do you call a ska kid? Rude Boy is so '70s."

Me: "Well that works doesn't it?"

Her: "That sounds stupid, Andy."

Me: "Well so does calling yourself an impolite skank."

Except you're not funny, andy.


Jk, but I still hate all of your little ska-revivalist friends, though they're all just following what I suppose I was doing back in high school.
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#26
"If I ever asked her to skank she'd probably think I called her one"

How about tasteful..?
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Jk, but I still hate all of your little ska-revivalist friends, though they're all just following what I suppose I was doing back in high school.



Congratulations, you were just following what my dad was doing back in the two tone days, and he was just following what my mates dad was doing in the first wave days. Does that make you special or something?
#28
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Except you're not funny, andy.


Jk, but I still hate all of your little ska-revivalist friends, though they're all just following what I suppose I was doing back in high school.
You're ****ing 18 and you're complaining about ska-revivalists?

Wow, I mean, normally I'd tack on a nasty insult right here, but right now it seems like my first sentence speaks volumes for itself.
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#29
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You're ****ing 18 and you're complaining about ska-revivalists?

Wow, I mean, normally I'd tack on a nasty insult right here, but right now it seems like my first sentence speaks volumes for itself.


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Congratulations, you were just following what my dad was doing back in the two tone days, and he was just following what my mates dad was doing in the first wave days. Does that make you special or something?


It's a personal thing, lay off him .

He's convinced everyone in our town is copying his style. Which is totally justified, because most of the kids around here have no idea where the hell their scene comes from and just copy the last few graduating classes.
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#30
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A rudeboy over here is some ragga who will stab you thirty times for a 20p coin and then tell the police to "duss, dutty babylon."


To be honest I think anyone that tries to be part of a ska subculture is a bit sad, its such a small genre of music that hardly exists anymore.


Ska is dead! and you're next

No really, the ska-scene isn't the biggest scene.... but it still exists.
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#31
Most ska scenes consist of middle aged men playing to underage kids. It's existence is debatable.
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#32
I saw a ska band that consisted of four 16ish kids and a middle aged man on trombone. Weird, but they were fun.
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#33
Anyone saying theres little to no ska scene is funny. Do you live in a city with like 5 people in it? If not go find it.
#34
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Anyone saying theres little to no ska scene is funny. Do you live in a city with like 5 people in it? If not go find it.



Hi. I live in London. It has an official population of 7,512,400 (as of the 2001 census). There are quite a few ska-punk bands here, but very few ska bands. I often go to their gigs, and the audience is mainly made up of punks, band shirt and jeans guys, a few skinheads, some relatively plain looking people and even a few well dressed individuals such as myself.

I think anyone who still dresses like they did during the "third wave" is a bit sad, same with anyone who dresses as a two tone "rudeboy," it's a pretty dead scene here, sure theres bands but there isnt a select subculture that dresses a certain way, and has ska as their one main genre. Punks can get away with it because theres still hundreds of punk bands around and alot of them dress like "punks," it's still a big genre.

I dont know what its like in America. Maybe you're having the 16th wave right now or something.
#35
Quote by KingsofSka
Anyone saying theres little to no ska scene is funny. Do you live in a city with like 5 people in it? If not go find it.


My city has a total of two Ska bands. And I know the scene really well.

There used to be two

then one left to vancouver

then apparently another one just started up, so we're back up to two. I'm stoked about this new one.

You're just spoiled cause you live in LA or something.
#36
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Most ska scenes consist of middle aged men playing to underage kids. It's existence is debatable.


Ne'er have truer words been spoken, Ska Wars. It was like when I saw The Toasters last year, other than the odd middle-aged skin and rudie, it was mostly kids bouncing around. Even I felt old. Still, it's quite nice to see young kids at ska shows because it gives me the illiusion that if ska is dying then at least it'll have an alright turn out for the funeral.
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#38
A fan of ska music...
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#40
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Ska is dead! and you're next



Hahahaha. That was actually very witty. If ska is dead, what's gonna be played at it's funeral!!!???

And I love all the names you've suggested, but uh...


I think I'll stick to 'fan of ska'!


(and I'm a girl btw... whoever said 'to keep himself organised'!!)
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