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Author Carnes, Aaron, author.

Title In defense of ska / Aaron Carnes.

Publication Info. Troy, NY : CLASH Books, [2021]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    781.646 CAR    In Cataloging
1 copy ordered for GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction on 02-16-2022.
Description xiii, 312 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents A very brief history of Ska -- Checkered past -- One step beyond -- Fat Randy -- Designated Ska friend -- Synth-pop festival -- Book your own fucking life -- Defending Reel Big Fish -- The Fourth Wave -- Once upon a time in Riverside -- Rude boys don't win -- Run screaming -- Ska sucks -- Renaissance of the Midwest -- So far away -- Animal planet -- My boy Lollipop -- Chris Candy's secret -- Garbage Bag Man and the peanut butter incident -- Black, coat white shoes, black hat -- Crab Rangoon -- Nancy Reagan -- Number one fan -- Ska is dead -- I know what rude boys like -- Misfits -- Land of Ska -- In defense of Ska bibliography -- In defenxe of Ska photo details.
Summary t"Why doesn't ska get is due as a rich, diverse genre the way punk, metal, hip-hop and electronic music does? Or more to the point, why are ska fans so embarrassed of this music they love? The era of ska shame is officially over. In Defense of Ska is the much-needed response to years of ska-mockery. No longer do ska fans need to hide in the basement, skanking alone in their sharp suits, slim ties and porkpie hats. Now the time to take to the streets and fight music snobbery, or at least crank up the ska without being teased ruthlessly. In a mix of interviews, essays, personal stories, historical snapshots, obscure anecdotes, and think pieces, [this book] dissects, analyzes, and celebrates ska in exactly the way fans have been craving for decades. This book will enlist ska-lovers as soldiers in the ska army, and challenge ska-haters' prejudices to the core." -- Page [4] of cover.
Subject Ska (Music) -- History and criticism.
Genre/Form Essays.
ISBN 9781944866785 (paperback)
1944866787 (paperback)

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