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#1  Edited By MeetThePyro

What ska does the giant bomb community recommend?

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#2  Edited By cheesebob

Madness and The Specials.

Don't forget to skank!

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#3  Edited By Elazul
@Cheesebob said:

Madness and The Specials.

Don't forget to skank!

Seconded. Madness are fucking great.
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#4  Edited By Akrid

Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra is the official answer of Giant Bomb. 

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#5  Edited By jeffb01

Oh, we're going old school with this...  
 
after madness and the specials:
 
The english beat (if you're in england, I think they're just called "the beat" 
operation ivy (punked up ska) 

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#6  Edited By tebbit

I recommend you nothing, because ska is dumb!

Having said that...

@Akrid said:

Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra is the official answer of Giant Bomb.

...this is cool as hell.

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#7  Edited By Tylea002

SKA TIME.

Okay so obviously Madness and The Specials. Streetlight Manifesto are near flawless - I also really enjoy a good bit of some Ska Punk like Less than Jake, early Goldfinger or (more on the Ska Side) The Mighty Mighty Bosstones. And Mustard Plug's last album's also damn fine.

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#8  Edited By 71Ranchero

Bosstones

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#10  Edited By R3cruit3D

I went to a reggae/ska/punk festival in the Czech Republic in summer. Seeing a few more ska bands at another festival in a fortnight. Favorites have to be Operation Ivy, Have Nots, Random Hand.. The faster more punky side of ska. Though I have a special place for the likes of The Skatalites. 

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#12  Edited By vilhelmnielsen

Does Ska feature more than one chord progression and key?

#ShitSoundsTheSameToMe

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#13  Edited By stonyman65

I like Dance Hall Crashers. They aren't 'traditional ska (well, maybe in the early days) but there is just something about the 2 girls singing, it's just so different from anything you would hear normally, and that's why I like it so much.

Also, Reel Big Fish, Goldfinger... You know, the usual.

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#14  Edited By Physic

Big D!

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#15  Edited By Dingofighter

It has already been said, but, Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra!

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#16  Edited By Yummylee

Fishbone!... Well, some of their songs anywhoo. You can never pinpoint one particular genre to those freaks.

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#17  Edited By SeaMoose

    

     
In all seriousness though i do actually love ska and would highly recommend Operation Ivy.. Playing through Dead Space 2 atm and all the church's messages keep on reminding me of "Unity" for all the wrong but oh so right reasons ><
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#18  Edited By ItsPozer
@Atramentous: that is some good stuff
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#19  Edited By kmdrkul
@MeetThePyro said:

What ska does the giant bomb community recommend?

  • Reel Big Fish
  • Big D and the Kids Table
  • The Aggrolites
  • The Aquabats
  • The Suicide Machines
  • The Toasters
  • Westbound Train
That should do you well for a bit. 
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#20  Edited By artofwar420

Another vote for the Aggrolites.

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#21  Edited By Duckchow

Here are some I have in my CD collection mostly from the 90s.

  • The Aquabats
  • Big D and the Kid's Table
  • Buck-O-Nine
  • Catch 22
  • Dance Hall Crashers
  • Five Iron Frenzy
  • Insyderz
  • Less than Jake
  • Mad Caddies
  • The Mighty Mighty Bosstones
  • MU330
  • Mustard Plug
  • O.C. Supertones
  • The Pietasters
  • Reel Big Fish
  • Save Ferris
  • Skeletones
  • Streetlight Manifesto
  • The Specials
  • Sublime
  • Suicide Machines
  • The Toasters
  • Voodoo Glow Skulls
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#22  Edited By Witzig

I love me some Desmond Dekker and The Ethiopians, but I do like Operation Ivy
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#23  Edited By jaymorgoth

Some good stuff on here. I myself also enjoy Reel Big Fish, Less Than Jake, The Aggrolites, Mad Caddies, The Toasters, and Big D and the Kids Table. Also you can check out Black Squares and The PirkQlaters.

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#24  Edited By djstyles92

Catch 22!

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LESS THAN JAKE!!!!!!! (Anthem is their best album from what I've heard, unless you're a die-hard, then you probably hate it)

Reel Big Fish, Streetlight Manifesto, some of Sublime's shit.

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#26  Edited By SexualBubblegumX

Ska is for kids, Real Men listen to GWAR!  

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#27  Edited By Juicebox

it all sounds the same. Fast farting trumpets.

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#28  Edited By skadave

I own over 250 ska cds. . . i had a ska radio show in the 90s. . . and i have been called ska dave for almost 20 years. With that said. . . my favorite ska band is the slackers.

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#29  Edited By ajamafalous

  

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#30  Edited By clubsandwich

If you know spanish, then I recommend Ska-P.

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#31  Edited By falling_fast

I'm not sure if The World Inferno Friendship Society are really ska, but they often get grouped with ska bands.

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#32  Edited By ThePwnee

Ska and punk are the only two genres I listen to. That being said, Skankin' Pickle and Planet Smashers are probably my favorite ska bands, anybody who's interested in ska should check them out.

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#33  Edited By grayfox1210

Streetlight Manifesto for sure.

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#35  Edited By CountPickles

Battles

it's Ska Music for people that hate Ska Music.

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#36  Edited By Karl_Boss

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#37  Edited By Cirdain

I'm going to gladly necro' this thread, bookmark it, then come back to it tomorrow and trawl through tomorrow.

What modern ones are there?

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#38  Edited By Scooper

The Cat Empire have got some bumpin' ska in there sometimes.

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#39  Edited By HarlechQuinn

Besides some of the already mentioned stuff like Specials or Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra, I would recommend the following ones:

No Sports

The Skatalites

Mr. Review

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#40  Edited By Lemmycaution217

Skankin Pickle

The Arrogant Sons of Bicthes (if you listen to Bomb the Music Industry you should know who this is)

The Suicide Machines (ska punk)

Potshot (Japanese ska punk)

Leftover Crack (crack rocksteady)

and basically everything else that was mentioned.

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The Flaming tsunamis are a bit of an acquired taste

The Planet Smashers are just fun to listen to

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#43  Edited By Alpha1

Bad Manners - Lip Up Fatty

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#44  Edited By soybob

Bomb the Music Industry! - Sorry, Brooklyn, Dancing Won't Solve Anything.

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#45  Edited By Fragonard

No one has said Rx Bandits yet?

Rx Bandits.

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#46  Edited By 71Ranchero

30 minutes of glorious Bosstones.

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#47  Edited By Contrarian

If you want to try some Australian Ska, start with Area 7:

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#49  Edited By buzz_killington

Remember when ska was THE thing? Like, all commercials, talk show intro/outro/transitions, and everything was ska? Man, those were the days.

Anyways, No Doubt is literally the only ska thing I know.

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#50  Edited By deadmanforking