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I Love Ska

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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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    I love Pepper so so much.

    All of you must be updated, I suppose. I was given urBeats by Dre as a Christmas gift from my mother this year (although I never asked for any such thing) because she wanted to get me the "cool" "trendy" gift of the season. Well let me tell you, I was pretty skeptical. But after...
    findmeholdmeloveme findmeholdmeloveme 18-21 Dec 26, 2013

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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 19-21, F 5 Responses Mar 31, 2007

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    shonaisaponkrocker shonaisaponkrocker 18-21, F Aug 15

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    CloseButNoGuitar CloseButNoGuitar 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 4

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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'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 16-17, T 1 Response Oct 5

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    Guns of Navarone!! Doesn't make it alright!

    ! Pressure Drop!! When the Specials etc revived ska in 1979/80, I went back to the original Trojan Records. Wonderful sounds!
    jumpersforgoalposts jumpersforgoalposts 51-55, M May 28

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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 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 19, 2013

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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

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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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    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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    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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    ChangingFaces5 ChangingFaces5 22-25 1 Response Nov 17

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    roots2life roots2life 46-50, M Aug 29, 2012

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    LOVE ska music and it's history. Such happy music. Went to see The Beat last night... must have been the only 19yr old there, dancing around with old school skinheads and mums and...
    TheFlamingLips TheFlamingLips 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 23

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    As soon as I learned how to walk, I was on skates. I miss going skating so much and since we are not stateside anymore, it has been quite awhile since I have been. I know I would...
    Nannyxd Nannyxd 18-21, F a week ago

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    jaybgkid98 jaybgkid98 16-17, M 1 Response Nov 28

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    I need a skateboard buddy if u skateboard ms me and let me know u do.
    lealea12234 lealea12234 13-15, F Nov 23

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    People think hockey is a sport. Hockey is not sport. Hockey is three activities going on at the same time: ice skating, playing with a puck, and beating the sh** out of somebody...
    Cassie1979 Cassie1979 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 4

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    Cassie1979 Cassie1979 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 4

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    Every Sunday my coach puts me through hell and I say I hate him but I don't. I know it's to make me a better skater.
    InfiniteTearDrops InfiniteTearDrops 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    Skater guys are so attractive
    thatone6 thatone6 18-21, F Dec 2

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    They are a fantastic band, I love the way they combine reggae, ska and rock. I'd love to see them some day in California Roots Fest =)
    AlekseiDishington AlekseiDishington 26-30, M Nov 30

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    I love my guitar. ^_^ like, she's so beautiful. She's a black BC Rich Warlock, with stickers from punk music shops and skater logos and stuff, and of course she's got a batman one...
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