I Love Ska

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    I mostly listen to the 2-tone

    and 3rd wave ska from the 90s.
    IndecisiveDoeEyes IndecisiveDoeEyes
    31-35, F
    1 Response Aug 13, 2015

    Ska Is Cool.

    Hence the name, I love ska. There is absolutely nothing else like it. I feel in love with it the first time I heard it. I didn't really know much about it until I saw Big D and The Kids Table a couple of years ago and from then on, the rest is history. I've been...
    skawesome skawesome
    3 Responses Dec 14, 2008

    I've loved ska before I

    even knew what it was. My favorite song is keasby nights and my favorite band is the holophonics although reel big fish make amazing videos . The offsprings branch into ska isn't bad either. And just to tie the whole playlist together I put in some cage the elephant and some old...
    locoladel locoladel
    18-21, T
    Oct 5, 2014
    shonaisaponkrocker shonaisaponkrocker
    18-21, F
    Aug 15, 2014

    Just What I Was Looking For

    Hi everyone, i love Ska, so its great to find this group on here, iv been to see The specials, Madness a few times, Squeeze. You cant beat abit of Ska, Im hoping to see The specials again in few months, they are playing in London next month i think. Cool for cats has to be 1 of...
    deleted deleted
    Sep 9, 2011

    The Word Ska

     The moment when the trumpet and brass mounts on the air, and climbs, and overtakes, and is, is amazing. It's powerful. I love it. I want the world to be overtaken with something like that, and everyone shivers, and everyone looks up and everything is better like ska. 
    PlanetEarthTurns PlanetEarthTurns
    13-15, F
    2 Responses Aug 23, 2009
    roots2life roots2life
    46-50, M
    Aug 29, 2012


    Honestly, I'm new to the ska world. I've been listening to it for about year now. I cant get enough of it. Could you share some bands with me? I want to listen to it all! thanks!
    houseninja houseninja
    3 Responses Jun 17, 2009

    Back In the Day...

    The coolest records when I was 16 were The English Beat "Just Can't Stop It" and the first Specials album.
    juan1966 juan1966
    46-50, M
    13 Responses Dec 15, 2008

    My New Favourite Genre

    I'm a 14 year old girl and I love ska and skapunk !! All my life, I've only liked rock music and punk rock, but recently, I discovered Ska !! My mom gave me her Specials album and I love it! But still loving punk and vowing to never let it go, I purchased an Operation Ivy...
    candy305 candy305
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 2, 2012

    I want to start my 2-tone ska project up again,

    but no one around here even knows what ska is. Smh...
    CloseButNoGuitar CloseButNoGuitar
    26-30, M
    1 Response Sep 27, 2014

    One Step Beyond

    One step beyond (by Madness) is my all-time favourite ska song. I prefer ska that is medium paced with a really crisp brassy sound. The punk end of ska is not my favourite. I also try to mix ska with some other kinds of music like celtic dance music and worship songs at church...
    gavmac gavmac
    46-50, M
    1 Response Sep 10, 2010

    The Bastard Suns Have Amazing Ska Music

    I've always loved Ska, with some of my faves being Streetlight Manifesto, Reel Big Fish & Mad Caddies. But a few months ago I discovered Bastard Suns. They're like Irish Punk & Ska mixed together. Such a sweet sound & really fun party songs! They were supposed to come to my city...
    newsoulawakening2 newsoulawakening2
    31-35, F
    Jan 30, 2013

    Streetlight Manifesto

    Streetlight Manifesto is back in town tonight! I haven't missed a Streetlight show in a few years, and every show is always awesome. Last time they covered Linoleum for their encore, and I think every kid in the mosh pit simultaneously shat themselves in joy.  My mom...
    AngelOfTheOdd AngelOfTheOdd
    2 Responses Oct 15, 2008

    Ska Is Perfect

    I grew up in a rap family so when i heard ska i was like "this is so f***ing smooth" since then i have been an avid ska listener
    donoortega donoortega
    18-21, M
    Jul 19, 2013
    CloseButNoGuitar CloseButNoGuitar
    26-30, M
    Jul 4, 2014

    Ska Changed My Life.

    When I was 14, I was going through a really hard time in my life. Someone started a rumor at my school that I was gay (not true), and no one would shut up about it. My life felt like crap.Then, I was watching Cold Case. One episode (Revenge) had The Impression That I Get as the...
    averageguy29 averageguy29
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jan 17, 2012

    Why I Love Ska

    I love all kinds of music. This summer I was in the middle of Northern Ontario, in a tiny-*** town, and somehow ended up witnessing one of the best ska shows of my life. I bought the CD and listened to it all the time while I was driving, or walking to work, or sitting around the...
    shayla shayla
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Mar 31, 2007

    First Intro To Ska

    I was dating a girl at the time who's older sister was dating the lead singer of a local Texas ska band named The Suspects. I'm fairly picky about my music tastes, but this particular band blew the doors off of any "suggested" or advised music other people had given me. After...
    idlewatcher idlewatcher
    31-35, M
    Mar 1, 2012

    Some of my best experiences were at Ska

    concerts. Most people don't know what ska is but I would love to meet cool people who do, other than from the concerts of course. My most intense one was Streetlight Manifesto where they dropped me one of the times I was crowd surfing! And later on that night three people fell...
    katie1123 katie1123
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 14, 2015


    Ska is my feel good tunes XD
    ShalenaUndead ShalenaUndead
    22-25, F
    Jun 7, 2011

    🎶She has a girlfriend now!

    She said, Guys don't do no more for me!🎶
    lememinger lememinger
    18-21, F
    Nov 9, 2015

    Hell Yeah!

    Ska baby! Great road trip music!The Suicide Machines, Big D And the Kids Table, The Partials, Less Than Jake, Goldfinger, Operation Ivy, Rancid, Reel Big Fish, The Good Skamaritans, Ala Ska, Waxed Curbs, Streetlight Manifesto. Plus a lot of underground Ska bands.I just love Ska...
    ViolaDarling ViolaDarling
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Nov 3, 2011

    Skanked The Night Away The Other Night . . .

    I went and saw THE ENGLISH BEAT the other night at "The Waiting Room" a local music venue here in my hometown, Omaha, NE. Awe, it was fun, reliving the nostalgia, and hearing again, the tunes that I was listening to over twenty yers ago. My brother is 10 years younger than...
    SoulSearcherT402 SoulSearcherT402
    36-40, M
    Apr 21, 2012

    Ska Resurgence?

    I've loved ska since I first heard Op Ivy and MMB back in the early 90's....but are the 90's back? I've notice a pickup of ska bands popping up and (even better!) there's 3 major shows here in around a month. Toasters/Ruder than You, Pietasters/Spring Heeled Jack/Pilfers and the...
    RisenFromAshes RisenFromAshes
    36-40, M
    Sep 25, 2012

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