Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Band of the Day

Well I wasn't able to get online over the weekend because of some personal reasons that I won't bore you with, so on to the ska!

We're going back to my home, Long Island for a look at one of the most influential bands in third wave ska, the Scofflaws. The Scofflaws formed in Huntington, Long Island, New York 1988. Known for their live shows, technically proficient horn solos and tight arrangements, The Scofflaws were one of the top third wave ska acts of the '90s and one of the most beloved bands on the now-defunct Moon Ska label, as well as the epicenter and focal point of the Long Island ska scene. They had toured the country with fellow big name ska bands such as the Toasters.  The Scofflaws have not released a studio recording since 1998, but they continue to perform live gigs in the New York area so make sure you catch a show if your ever around here =)



28 comments:

  1. More east coast ska! I'm originally from California, so I'm more familiar with west coast and OC ska. I love hearing new stuff!

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  2. Do you know if their gigs are using old songs or are they still producing new music?

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  3. Never heard them, awesome stuff.

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  4. I wasn't familiar with the scofflaws, great songs.

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  5. Never heard of these guys - seem pretty good.

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  6. Also hadn't heard of them. Might take some getting used to, I don't like them on first listen. But thanks for the new (old) music!

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  7. good to hear something new that not everyone knows about!

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  8. Scofflaws were the best of the 3rd wave.

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  9. Yes, I agree, they were the best. And woo LONG ISLAND!!

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  10. I will say that Ska had some of the coolest visual aesthetics for any musical movement

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  11. Never heard of them before but the actually sound pretty cool.

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  12. Wow thats cool stuff. thanks for sharing!

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  13. Personally I stick to the old Bob Marley Reggae, but Ska has recently caught my interest. Thanks

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  14. dang the scofflaws are pretty intense

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  15. Not bad, not bad.. They have a pretty cool singing style.

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  16. Second one is amazing. :) first one not so much in my eyes.

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  17. Yea I was gonna say, they remind me of reggae..

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  18. Wow that organ at start of the first is lovely! Very cool tunes, love how upbeat they are. Gorgeous bass lines.

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  19. I actually really liked Paul Getty, it had a good beat to it and the lyrics were funny

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  20. Reggae actually was a break off of the original 1st wave ska =D

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