ska, a fast upbeat music, the polar opposite of emo, fast dub reggae guitar strokes, quick drums, rockin bassline, and biting horn thrown in, all started by a man by the name of laurel aitken. Three different kinds of ska exist. Traditional, two tone, and third wave. Traditional is the stuff that came out of jamaica as dance music. Two tone was named that for the unity of races in ska bands, such as the specials. Third wave is what the genre has developed today. It is harder than traditional or two tone, known for being associated with punk.
Ingredients of ska-
1 part fast lyrics, drums, guitar, and bass
1 part horn that'll blow ur highschool band away
1 part not sucky
all part badass
viết bởi Robby gonzalez 31 Tháng mười hai, 2005
The greatest style of music, especially when combined with punk to form badass bands like Operation Ivy and Big D and the Kid's Table. If you don't listen to ska, chances are you have a small penis.
You can thank Jamaica for ska (and fat blunts.)
viết bởi Dead Kennedy 09 Tháng một, 2006
A style of early Jamaican music combining elements of mento (a form of calypso) with American jazz and R&B. A precursor of rock steady and reggae.
There are actually three waves of ska. The original Jamaican form developed in the late 1950's and early 60's, a revival in England in the late 70's/early 80's, and a second, mainly American, revival in the mid to late 90's.
The Skatalites are the oldest ska band still playing music today.
viết bởi The Nightfox 18 Tháng hai, 2005
'Third Wave' ska is the most common these days, a combination of upbeat music with meaningful lyrics.
The general message (when it's not about something random like showers or pigeons) seems to be life has its downsides but we can still feel good about it.
Less Than Jake, Catch 22, Goldfinger, Reel Big Fish, Mustard Plug, Sublime, Rancid, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Spunge, NOFX, Pietasters...
viết bởi Spike 12 Tháng mười hai, 2004
A genre of music which originated in Jamaica, mid 1900's. Ska is the precursor to reggae music, which in America seems to be a more popular genre, and has never been widely accepted as a true style of music (meaning you won't find it as a tag on iTunes as of today, October 13th, '09). Many people are haters of ska music, and some of my close friends are big fans. I don't see what the big deal is about popularity and social standards. I like ska because it's full of hype and positive energy, and I love to dance to it. I get dirty looks from people when I play ska in the car or on my stereo, especially when they hear the horn section (tends to induce a WHAT-THE-FUCK-ARE-YOU-LISTENING-TO?!" response) And it's funny, if I take the time to play the band "Cake" before a ska song, people are suddenly reminded that having a horn section in a band isn't a reason to tell the DJ to go fuck himself/herself. Let's be honest. I'm a white middle class suburban kid. I'm not a "gangsta", and therefore, I'm not going to be superficial and listen to rap music because everyone else does and because it makes me feel like I'm the shit. If I like a rap song, I'll listen to it because I like the tone, the rhythm, the rhyme: The same reason why I like Ska. I'm going to be cheesy now: Ska has heart and soul. I love it because it makes me happy and makes me feel young. As I grow older, I won't stop listening to Ska, because it's not a dead genre, and it will never die. I'll shut up now. Skank On!
What's there to say? Ska kicks major motherfucking ass.
viết bởi DingoDog22 13 Tháng mười, 2009
basically the best freekin music in the world...if your emo just listen to ska so you wont be a little girl anymore because its so fast paced and happy you basically forget all your problems...and you get to skank...hell yea
the specials, patent pending, screeching weasel, five iron frenzy, reel big fish, the aquabats, early sublime, bim skala bim, bad manners, the madness, streetlight manifesto, the skatalites, big d and the kids table, a billion ernies, and catch 22
viết bởi ska kid 2 28 Tháng mười một, 2006
ska a style of both music and guitar playing ska is often up beat and played with an upward strum of the guitar and played on the off beat
there were 3 main types of ska trad, 2 tone and 3rd wave though there are some others

it is often mistaken that ska was derived from reggae
skatalite-traditional ska
bad maners-2 tone
3rd wave-jaya the cat
ska core-operation ivy
viết bởi Mine is Mine 20 Tháng hai, 2005
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