Eldergays: Tell Me About Ska Music
At the end of one of the episodes of "The Crown" they played a song called "Whine and Grine/Stand Down Margaret" by The English Beat.
I found it on Spotify, which launched a whole radio station of songs by bands like The Specials and The Jam and even threw in some Elvis Costello and Joe Jackson (who I'd heard of and probably aren't really considered ska artists even if they did some ska-like songs)
Tell me more about the music and the movement and what became of it and where it fit in with disco and new wave and reggae.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||11/22/2020|
The (English) Beat fit more into the 2 Tone era more than pure Ska. Madness were the most successful band of that genre and lasted the longest.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||11/21/2020|
The Fine Young Cannibals fit right in here. They were Ska-adjacent.
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R2, Madness is still going. I attended a local music festival over here about 18 months ago and they were playing there. They still put on a good show.
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The band General Public - loved Rankin’ Roger
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R4 40+ years and counting for Madness, 'Suggs' will be 60 in January.
Amy Winehouse was massively influenced by Ska/2 Tone and even did an EP of it in 2008.
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This is the first thing that came to mind. Also The Radiators.
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My older sister was a fan of a band called 'Doe Maar', who were sort of like the Dutch Madness
|by Anonymous||reply 9||11/21/2020|
Was literally just listening to some ska an hour ago! My favourite ska song ever, Let's Do Rock Steady by The Bodysnatchers.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||11/21/2020|
What was the difference between ska and 2-tone? I had not heard of two-tone before
It's fascinating that all these different musical genres existed at the same time and they were good.
Nothing like that for the past 25 years
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2 Tone was heavily influenced by Punk Music, basically more aggressive than Jamaican Reggae and Ska.
' Eton Rifles' by The Jam is probably the most obvious early example of the fusion starting.
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R12 God, Paul Weller was so beautiful.
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Thanks R14--was just going to look up names as they looked so young and Weller was 19 in the video at R12, assuming it was 1977
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Paul Weller's son with Dee C. Lee, Natt Weller is bisexual/gay. If some of my friends are being truthful Paul was open to anyone male or female, I think most people were in the early 1980's though.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||11/21/2020|
Mighty Mighty Bosstones are postmodern ska
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Oscar Isaac was in a ska band
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I don't know much about 3rd Wave Ska in the late 80's / 90's, I was hitting my mid 20's then and music was starting to pass me by.
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Third wave ska straight outta Michigan:
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