"ska is dead go back to the vfw you sweaty checkered faggot"
Now that we've gotten the peanut gallery out of the way, ska bands have gone from third-wave flavor of the week to some of the hardiest groups in punk music, at least stylistically. Why, you ask? Two words: Tomas Kalnoky. With five critically-acclaimed albums spanning three distinct and pioneering groups, the man from Jersey has set the bar impossibly high for most modern ska groups looking to break out; thus, the scope of truly "good" bands is getting smaller and smaller. Thankfully, they tend to come out and toot their own horns from time to time. Case and point: The Taj Motel Trio's "Part of the Problem." The Taj have crafted some of the catchiest ska tunes I've heard in years, and aren't slouches on their instruments either; let's just say, it's not just pop-punk-with-horns anymore. For anyone who likes to drive around with a good "happy" playlist blasting, this is essential. If not, get it anyway.
Cake Decorating Books
6 years ago