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09:03 PM on 04/18/09 
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SKAtasterpiece
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The Aquabats = My favorite band / live music experience. I've seen them once in Montreal in 2006 with the Aggrolites and Seattle in 2007 with DJ Lance. The first time was the best day of my life. I never listen to my Return of CD even though it took me a year to receive when I ordered it.


I feel your pain man. I ordered my Aquacadet kit for my 14th birthday and it took over 6 months to get it. They felt bad and gave me free tickets to see them live and promised to spend time before and after the show. OH MY GOD! Like OH.....MY......GOD! I still have pics from it. They signed my bass and a shirt of mine. All nice guys. Sucks that they are seldomly on the East Coast.


I always wanted to know how DJ Lance is live.
11:01 AM on 12/23/09 
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Tromboneguy1245
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My list would have to go with

Somewhere in the Between- Streetlight Manifesto
Keasby Nights - Catch 22/Streetlight Manifesto
Let's Face It - The Mighty Mighty Bosstones
40 oz. to Freedom - Sublime
GNV FLA - Less Than Jake
Big Daddy Multitude - Mustard Plug
Everything Sucks - Reel Big Fish
Strictly Rude - Big D and The Kids Table

there you can have fun with that for a while
11:07 AM on 12/23/09 
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bastard_of_ness
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My list would have to go with

Somewhere in the Between- Streetlight Manifesto
Keasby Nights - Catch 22/Streetlight Manifesto
Let's Face It - The Mighty Mighty Bosstones
40 oz. to Freedom - Sublime
GNV FLA - Less Than Jake
Big Daddy Multitude - Mustard Plug
Everything Sucks - Reel Big Fish
Strictly Rude - Big D and The Kids Table

there you can have fun with that for a while

While I'd argue that 40oz is not "ska" per se, I'd also arguethat anyone who doesn't own it must go get it now, I'll even spot you $5 towards the purchase.

Keasby is a great one (either is great, but go with Catch because it's the original), as is Everything Sucks!

I'd also recommend Upbeats and Beatdowns by Five Iron Frenzy (not the best album, but their most ska/ska-punk influenced album and it's solid. They evolved to become basically a dork rock band with horns)

The Toasters greatest hits collection, entitled Don't Let the Bastards Grind You Down is great and one of the most clear examples of the third wave sound.

LTJ's Losing Streak is my favorite ska-unk album ever and The Pilfers's Chawalaleng is crazy good too.
11:35 AM on 12/23/09 
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Tromboneguy1245
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While I'd argue that 40oz is not "ska" per se, I'd also arguethat anyone who doesn't own it must go get it now, I'll even spot you $5 towards the purchase.

Keasby is a great one (either is great, but go with Catch because it's the original), as is Everything Sucks!

I'd also recommend Upbeats and Beatdowns by Five Iron Frenzy (not the best album, but their most ska/ska-punk influenced album and it's solid. They evolved to become basically a dork rock band with horns)

The Toasters greatest hits collection, entitled Don't Let the Bastards Grind You Down is great and one of the most clear examples of the third wave sound.

LTJ's Losing Streak is my favorite ska-unk album ever and The Pilfers's Chawalaleng is crazy good too.

Upbeats and Beatdowns by FIF is a pretty great album, and I love the Toasters but none of their albums make my favorites.
11:37 AM on 12/23/09 
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Upbeats and Beatdowns by FIF is a pretty great album, and I love the Toasters but none of their albums make my favorites.

That's why I recommend their greatest hits collection. However, their live show was what did it for me.
01:15 PM on 12/23/09 
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Keasbey Nights is near and dear to my heart, but I would like to stick my neck out and say Hello Rockview and Losing streak by LTJ
02:29 PM on 12/23/09 
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best ska album of all time

--fluent in stroll -- big d

honorable mentions
--strictly rude -- big d
--how it goes -- big d
--our live album is better than your live album -- reel big fish
--the specials -- the specials
01:49 PM on 07/31/10 
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Great band I grew up watching in CT was Johnny too Bad and the Strikeouts, but they are no longer.
Some great Ska bands who u should look up are

Big D and the Kids Table-they are sick, and are great musicians from Berkley School of music.
The Slackers
The Toasters
Bad Manners
Deal gone bad
toots and the maytals are classic, as well as early Bob Marley too
so much out there...these are but a few of my favorites
01:51 PM on 07/31/10 
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ARadioWithGuts
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Losing Streak - Less Than Jake
Keasbey Nights - Streetlight Manifesto/ Catch 22
Our Live Album is Better than Your Live Album- Reel Big Fish

Those are my top 3 for sure.
03:00 PM on 07/31/10 
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www.myspace.com/corporatefandango

north carolina ska
04:25 PM on 07/31/10 
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RiCCioLi
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How It Goes- Big D And The Kids Table
Good Luck - Big D And The Kids Table
Strictly Rude- Big D And The Kids Table
The Killing Moon- The Message idk if you guys would consider it ska, but it has horns and is awesome. miss them dudes
Reel Big Fish- Turn The Radio Off


Fluent In Scroll is good, but got old real quick and I could do without the Doo Woop Girls
12:47 PM on 08/07/10 
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The Grey Man
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I didn't realize there was so much love for "Strictly Rude", i personally thought it was kind of a dud. Also I wasn't a big fan of Catch 22's "permanent revolution" is their older stuff better than that?
01:21 PM on 08/07/10 
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I am a huuuuge fan of Thomas Kalnoky so its a tie between these two:

Catch 22 - Keasbey Nights
Streetlight Manifesto - Everything Goes Numb
03:25 PM on 05/17/11 
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Holy crap. Ok.
STRICTLY RUDE - BIG D AND THE KIDS TABLE
FLUENT IN STROLL - BIG D AND THE KIDS TABLE
SOMEWHERE IN THE BETWEEN - STREETLIGHT MANIFESTO
EVERYTHING GOES NUMB - STREETLIGHT MANIFESTO
Really, anything from these bands. Note: Streetlight's a bit peppier (though all of their songs (literally) mention death one way or another), and Big D is more relaxing, and slow. Also, Big D has more of a reggae feel.
11:24 AM on 05/25/11 
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less than jake-losing streak. best ever.



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