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I Love Ska

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    The Ska revival of about 1980 was fabulous,

    but, more importantly, it introduced me to the world of Trojan Records and the like. I was at school with Dave Wakeling from the (English) Beat, although he would not remember me, and I love to see the Selecter and Ranking Roger still touring.
    jumpersforgoalposts jumpersforgoalposts 51-55, M Jan 19

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    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

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    shonaisaponkrocker shonaisaponkrocker 18-21, F Aug 15, 2014

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    ChangingFaces5 ChangingFaces5 26-30 1 Response Nov 17, 2014

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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...
    amodelcitizen amodelcitizen 36-40, M Sep 25, 2012

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    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

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    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

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    Wow

    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 18-21 3 Responses Jun 17, 2009

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    CloseButNoGuitar CloseButNoGuitar 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 4, 2014

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    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 3 Responses Aug 23, 2009

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    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

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    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 16-17 4 Responses Dec 14, 2008

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    Xd

    Ska is my feel good tunes XD
    ShalenaUndead ShalenaUndead 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 7, 2011

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    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

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    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 26-30 Sep 9, 2011

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    I Love

    the english beat and mighty,mighty bosstone from the usa......music that makes wanna dance.
    sharpTresHombre sharpTresHombre 41-45, M 2 Responses Apr 8, 2010

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    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 18-21 2 Responses Oct 15, 2008

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    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 1 Response Oct 5, 2014

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    There's More to Life, There's More to You, There's More That Meets the Eye

     My favorite ska album, well not just ska, my favorite album of any genre of music, is Keasbey Nights as performed by Catch 22. I like Streetlight's version, the added horn sections/solos are great, I just think it sounds too produced (I'm not putting down Streetlight, they...
    KeasbeyNights KeasbeyNights 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 21, 2009

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    Alright!

    there's nothing better than the feeling of fast-paced trumpet and the sound of swagger in a voice shouting something you feel like you understans. ska is beautiful, quick, insane. it changes up my mood, it switches up my life. ska can make anything better.
    awkwardlighting awkwardlighting 16-17, F Aug 21, 2008

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    roots2life roots2life 46-50, M Aug 29, 2012

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    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 1 Response Jul 19, 2013

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    I love women. I love myself a virtuous woman. Someone that knows how to carry herself. I stay away from skanky women bc they have no respect for themselves. All they care about is...
    RastaGotSoul RastaGotSoul 22-25, M May 16

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    Laughter fills the air, sun shining sprinklers spraying, swings swinging, Children playing running, sliding and swinging from monkey bars. Babies playing in the sandboxes...
    angeleyes4urpleasure angeleyes4urpleasure 41-45, F 6 Responses May 18

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    Anyone can relate to Vinnie's lyrics. They're just awesome, and I love songs from every point in their career (even though I still can't really get into "In with the Out Crowd" as...
    Boulier Boulier 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    CDcarly CDcarly 22-25, T 1 Response May 16

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    Every weekend is an adventure. I work all week. ... the weekends are ours. Whether it be skating, fishing, dog shows.....church..... I try to teach a version of this.... (lol...
    SvveetKiester SvveetKiester 41-45, F 2 Responses May 1

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    He was Straight Edge like me... We use to hangout a lot, skate, sing, and have fun. Eventually, he started losing his girl over another guy. Once he lost his girl, it went downhill...
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    Usually the best things that happen in my life is my dreams. Had dream where I met many girls and had fun and I managed to do a kick flip on the skateboard.
    HeyHer1234 HeyHer1234 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    Isn't always the same story? I love the woman. She is passionate, affectionate, caring. She wants to be with me. She loves me. She is hot. And I am feeling like the luckiest idiot...
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    each and everyday that goes by i fall deeper in love with you I see the beauty of paradise as i loose myself in your eyes i dream all the time of your voice calling my name like a...
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