1.A kickass genre of music consisting of the common drums, bass, and guitar, with added Brass instruments. generally very upbeat and happy with a dynamic structure to allow for incredibly fast playing and lyrics, or the option of slowing down.
2.known as the polar opposite of all things emo for its happy upbeatness
3. along with the music, ska is its own fashion style, known as rudeboy. generally consisting of black suits, with black shoes, ties, sunglasses and fedoras. with white socks, and shirts. usually accompanied by checkers.
1. wow... look at that band! they play so damn fast! and no fucking way they have a trombone and a trumpet.... woah shit theres a saxaphone too!
Ska kid: woah! I love Reel Big Fish, deffinetely the happiest band ive ever fucking heard. WOO! YEAH!
Emo Kid: i prefer Dashboard Confessional... they're so deep, i love to write poetry and cut myself to them *sobs*
Ska kid: ... wow, dont you ever want to be happy? you know. have a half-decently fun life?
emo kid: happiness is a lie. you look happy... but i can tell your crying inside.. just like me, lets cry together
*ska kid smack's emo kid with his trombone*
3. "wow... look at that guy. he looks so cool"
"what does he look like?"
"he's wearing a suit, with a fedora, and theres checkers everywhere"
"he's a ska kid.... hes dressed up rudeboy"
Three different types: "Traditional", "2-Tone" and "3rd Wave". Traditional came about in the late 1950s as new dance music straight out of Jamaica. 2-Tone is named such because whites and blacks came together to form ska bands to spread unity in the 1970s. 3rd Wave is when ska hit America in the late 1980s, and added a bit of punk flair.
Also a very flexible style of music, incorporateable into other styles, which is why it's still around today and has such a large and diverse fan base.
Ska doesn't suck!
One of the most versitile and long lasting genre of music alive today. Disregarding some peoples beliefs, Ska makes itself individualised by its brass section, walking basslines and offbeat guitar chords. There were 3 waves of ska; Trad, 2 tone and 3rd wave but most bands today are 3rd wave caus its totally cool. It has derived from alot of influences, of which jazz, reggae, swing and punk would be the most prominant. Suits, big shades and dancin' shoes are usually worn at a ska concert.
"Man, Ska is totally cool! All other music bites serious ass compared to it!"
Jamaican R&B artists developed their nation's first indigenous music genre when they began to incorporate jazz, African and Calypso rhythms into their songs in the late 1950s. The result was Ska, a fusion of the unique Jamaican mento rhythms with R&B. In Ska, the drum comes in on the 2nd and 4th beats, while the guitar emphasizes the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th beats. Ska bands usually consist of a strong rhythm section, guitars, keyboards and brass. The early Ska music of in the '60s and '70s spawned later revivals. The first was in the U.K. in the '80s, giving rise to bands like Madness and the Specials. The next, known as Third Wave Ska, struck the U.S. in the '90s.
Ska: Laurel Aitken, Don Drummond, Lord Tanamo, No Doubt, Mustard Plug, Hopalong Knut, Reel Big Fish, Skadaddyz, The Toasters, The Skatalites, Less Kro, The Busters, One Cool Guy, The Selecter, RX Bandits, The Planet Smashers, Desmond Dekker, The Specials, The English Beat, Madness, Operation Ivy, Big D And The Kids Table, Bim Skala Bim, Catch 22, Buck-O-Nine, Streetlight Manifesto, The Suicide Machines, Troy's Bucket, Bad Manners, The Forces Of Evil, Go Jimmy Go, Upstanding Youth, Skarface, The Pietasters, Mad Caddies, Save Ferris, Suburban Legends, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, The O.C. Supertones, The Scofflaws, and Hepcat.
It kicks ass and it's not dead. Enough Said.
SKA kicks ass!
A genre of music stylized by the influences of American jazz and swing, born out of Jamaica. It underwent three waves, Trad(itional), Two-Tone, and 3rd wave. The guitar is always played on the off beats, or "upstrokes." The bass line is almost always a walking bass line unless the band is more punk influenced (however, ska is what helped bring about punk), and there is a horn line, usually with some swinging stuff. Ska gave birth to many different types of music, such as rocksteady, reggae, punk, rap and hip-hop (it's true).
Reel Big Fish (3rd wave), The Skatalites(trad), the toasters(3rd wave) and the specials(two-tone).
A music genre created in Jamaica. The orginal music called ska is now called first wave. Then it went to England and became two tone because of racial unity between black and whites. Then it moved into America and became third wave because it was more punk influenced in America. Ska bands are defined because of the guitars and keyboards playing on the upbeat, not because of horn sections, which are also commonly ascociated with ska. Ska gave birth to reggae, rocksteady, dub, and punk. Ska is also considered the opposite of emo
because emo is usually more sadder sounding whereas ska is more happy sounding. The horn sections in ska bands are usually made up of saxes, trumpets, and trombones.
First Wave Band - Skatalites
Two Tone Band - Specials
Third Wave Band - Toasters
-Hey man what are you listening to?
-Ska rules, man!