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The Deep and Distant Roots of the Ska-Punk Hybrid

Many only recognize ska-punk as a fad of 1990s US pop music, but its emanation and roots run much deeper and spread far wider than one may think.

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Save Ferris: Checkered Past

Save Ferris' first release in 18 years is enjoyable but not exactly a triumphant return for the third wave ska act.

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The Day the Specials Kicked Their Doc Martens Boots Against the Door

The ska revival kicked to life by the Specials blended previous subcultural styles in their own Cuisinart: Kingston, Jamaica, Mod, Skinhead and Jamaican rude-boy.

Erik Hage
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The Ska Will Go On

Ska never died... it merely sank back underground to the grimy clubs from whence it sprang, while the genre’s biggest stars took time to rest, regroup, and strategize their comebacks.

Jennifer Davis
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Ska'd For Life: A Personal Journey With The Specials by Horance Panter

Horace Panter, bassist for second wave ska pioneers, The Specials, tells his tale with equal parts wit and class.


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