Let's have a ska punk thread.
I'm trying to get into the genre, but I don't know where else to go but the general stuff like Sublime and Fishbone.
What are your favorite ska punk bands, /mu/?
Pre 2000's Less Than Jake
Reel Big Fish's first album, plus a couple songs off other albums, but mostly they kept recycling shit
And last, but not least: Streetlight Manifesto. First two albums were 12/10
and there's salvageable material on the third
Mustard Plug's first 4 albums are definitely worth checking out. They're the reason I love ska-punk.
Then you gotta start mining for second wave stuff, like the English Beat, who had a couple good albums, and some serious hits
and transitional bands like The Toasters
that's all I can think of for now. Oh! And the Mighty Mighty Bosstones, who had a couple good albums as well. After '98, ska bands from before then just lost their mojo.
and if you don't know Operation Ivy, you should.
I'm pretty sure this is a cleaned up reissue of a bunch of their material from various albums. Worth listening to the whole thing.
Don't let me have wasted my time. Please check this stuff out.
It's close to reggae, so it attracts stoners, and it's close to punk rock, so it attracts faggots.
It's a decent genre, but the people that primarily listen to it are from fraternities.
Doing God's work anon.
OP I highly recommend you check out Streetlight Manifesto as previous anons have said. They currently are the torch bearers of the genre, even if what they play is barely considered "ska punk" nowadays.
Is anyone else stoked to see them this spring?
because it's upbeat, and relatively simple in terms of musical construction. There're a lot of shitty ska bands for just that reason, and also for that reason the genre died out.
OP here, you've saved my night.
Gonna check out Streetlight Manifesto and Mustard Plug first, but I'll move into Less Than Jake and Mighty Mighty Bosstones after. Copy/Pasting this into a notepad file so I can save the links and check out the other links later.
Thanks for the hard work, anon.
Streetlight Manifesto has only two good songs, but they're worth listening to.
Also, Tony Rebels' Fresh Vegetable. Authentic ska, and it's great. I haven't heard anything else from him but he may be a good guy to check out.
triple dubs confirm 4th wave of ska for 2015.
Gonna post some fringe 3rd wave ska bands cause I'm a fuckin loser like that. deal with it nerds.
Jeffries Fan Club
The Arrogant Sons of Bitches
how has nobody mentioned fuckin Mad Caddies yet???
Save Ferris (not exactly fringe but w/e, they only had 1 actual hit, a cover)
I could go on.
They have the best live shows! I like how the band gets better and the crowd gets crazier with each show. I feel like Streetlight are outgrowing the venues they constantly play at around here in Chicago though. They sell out every time and the places get way too packed. It isn't until a couple songs into their set that the crowd thins out a little and you actually have space to dance.
They have the draw these days, why not play bigger venues? And I'm glad they're moving away from having 2-3 opening bands you have to sit through before Streetlight Manifesto actually takes the stage. Everyone is there for SM, not another high-energy pop-punk band. They should just go the way of bigger acts like DMB and Phish and just start and play a full set.
Some of their deeper cuts off of It Means Everything aren't bad. Very skankable imho.
Also, all this talk about Streetlight, we'd be remisce if nobody in this thread mentioned Catch 22.
Here OP, this song is a must listen for 3rd wave ska.
This is the first time I've ever seen Sublime mentioned on /mu/.
I don't know the /mu/ opinion but I think they were pretty great. Too bad the lead died before they really got famous, but the self titled isn't nearly as good as 40oz to Freedom.
I live in Eastern Canada. Nobody outside of the stoners and music fans know about them.
Anyways, never seen them discussed on /mu/, which I felt was really odd considering how many /mu/ friends I know IRL that listen to them.
Okay, gonna get a little crusty in here,
The Stupid Stupid Henchmen
No Cops For Miles
Star Fucking Hipsters