Saturday, May 28, 2011

Ska History Part 4 of ?: Punk goes ska (The birth of Ska-Core)

Ska and punk rock were first combined during the 2 Tone movement of the late 1970s, yet the fusion of the two genres became most prevalent in the 1980s, during the third wave of ska, and this is what most people associate with ska punk. During this time period Operation Ivy formed in 1987 in the East Bay area of San Francisco and is widely considered a pioneer of the genre as one of the first bands to mix hardcore punk with elements of ska, later known as ska-core.  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 rock-style interludes (usually the chorus), and punk-style vocals. The more ska-influenced style of ska punk features a more developed instrumentation and a cleaner vocal and musical sound.With these newer sounds at their disposal ska bands were finally ready to take the US by storm.
                      
                                                Operation Ivy, founder of the ska core sub genre

 

29 comments:

  1. This band sounds awesome, never heard of them before.

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  2. i dont know what it is but for some reason that song just sounds kind of disjointed to me in a way... i cant put my finger on why though

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  3. This would be perfect if only that guy could sing. If it weren't for his voice, my ears would be happy instead of bleeding.

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  4. Hey man just wanna say love the blog, as a pretty big fan of Ska growing up in California there are some pretty amazing local bands here, ill be sure to try and keep up to date on your blog!

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  5. sounds nice. loving the series

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  6. I think I've heard of these guys before...keep it coming! +followed

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  7. Ska is cool, but punk died in 1986

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  8. @Skaerf: I think Bad Religion and The Exploited would beg to differ =P

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  9. Ska, always had a fond place in my heart

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  10. putting this song on repeat for a while!

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  11. Hey Bro nice blog, help me too :)

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  12. This reminds me of being younger. I love Ska.

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  13. thanks for opening my eyes to a new type of music

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  14. Never knew about ska. Great blog!

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  15. Back when Tim went by lint and wasn't a snob. Stay rude

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  16. Great post and awesome song bro :>

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  17. Nice Blog, Interesting post too

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  18. nice song, havent heard before! go on! ^^

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  19. I love ska, not so much Punk.. The combination of the two is rather satisfying.

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  20. Interesting, I wondered why some people asscociated ska with punk as I thought it was rather removed from two tone.

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