Ska punk

Infobox Music genre
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name=Ska punk
stylistic_origins=Third Wave Ska Reggae 2 Tone Ska-Jazz Dixieland Jazz Punk-Jazz Punk rock Hardcore-Punk
cultural_origins=1980s United Kingdom and United States
instruments=Electric guitar, electric bass guitar, trumpet, tenor trombone, tenor saxophone, Drums
popularity=Highest in late 1990s United States; internationally to a lesser extent
subgenrelist=Subgenre
subgenres=Ska-core
other_topics=Third wave ska
List of ska musicians

Ska punk is a fusion music genre that combines ska and punk rock. Ska-core is a subgenre of ska punk, blending ska with hardcore punk.

The characteristics of ska punk vary, due to the fusion of contrasting genres. The more punk influenced style often features faster tempos, guitar distortion, onbeat punk-style interludes (usually the chorus), and nasal, gruff, or shouted vocals. The more ska-influenced style of ska punk features a more developed instrumentation and a cleaner vocal and musical sound. The common instrumentation includes electric guitar, bass guitar, drums, saxophones, trombones, trumpets and/or other brass instruments, and sometimes an organ.

History

Ska and punk were first combined during the 2 Tone movement of the late 1970s, with bands such as The Specials, The Selecter, and The Beat. The fusion of the two genres became more prevalent in the 1980s, during the third wave of ska. Ska punk achieved its greatest popularity in the United States in the late 1990s, although there has been a strong following worldwide.

Several ska punk bands achieved mainstream commercial success. Operation Ivy, formed in 1987, received positive responses in the East Bay area of San Francisco, and were approached by major labels before breaking up in 1989.Fact|date=July 2007 The Mighty Mighty Bosstones appeared in the movie "Clueless", and their 1997 album "Let's Face It" went platinum. Less than Jake's song "We're All Dudes" appeared in the 1997 Nickelodeon film "Good Burger". Save Ferris appeared in the film "10 Things I Hate About You", and Reel Big Fish appeared on "Baseketball". Buck-O-Nine's music appeared in the films "The Big Hit" and "Homegrown".

This success lasted into the 2000s for some bands, such as Less Than Jake, whose 2003 album "Anthem" saw two singles, "She's Gonna Break Soon" and "The Science Of Selling Yourself Short", get airtime on "Total Request Live". Between 1999 and 2001, many ska punk bands began to break up, while fans of the genre turned their attention to other music genres. Some bands that were part of the ska punk genre, such as Less Than Jake and The Aquabats, continued with less emphasis on horns and traditional ska rhythms, and have not achieved the same commercial success that they experienced earlier in their careers. Since 2001, very few new American ska punk bands have found the critical or commercial success that ska punk found in the mid 1990s. Less Than Jake, Catch 22, Reel Big Fish, Streetlight Manifesto, Big D and the Kids Table, Mad Caddies and Buck-O-Nine are among the few ska punk bands that have found acclaim since then.

One of the first appearances of the term "Ska-Core" was in the title of The Mighty Mighty Bosstones album "Ska-Core, the Devil, and More", which contained covers of "Think Again" by Minor Threat and "Lights Out" by Angry Samoans.

Fan base

The fan base includes more than just typical fans of ska and punk rock. This is particularly evident at ska punk concerts, where one can see people dressed in clothes associated with pop punk and skate punk. This may be due to the lack of importance placed on clothing style within the genre, in comparison to the first two waves of ska. However, the black and white checker pattern associated with 2 Tone is still strongly associated with ska punk clothing and accessories. Similarly, many of the fashions associated with the 2 Tone era such as the black necktie and white shirt and the pork pie hat were adopted by 1990s ska punk fans while the Mighty Mighty Bosstones attempted to define a new identity for skacore by wearing plaid patterned clothing. Dancing at ska punk concerts includes traditional and modern variations of skanking, as well as moshing, pogoing and stage diving.

ee also

*2 Tone
*Hardcore punk
*List of ska musicians
*Punk rock
*Ska
*Third wave ska


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