Posted by St.Cyril Fong-Torres at edtntnt2-port-72.dial.telus.net on May 06, 2001 at 20:38:34:
In Reply to: Ska posted by Drewman on May 06, 2001 at 20:29:40:
: As someone who was never really into ska, I have a bit of an outside perspective on it and there was a time when you couldn't get away from it. It was a huge fad for a while (96-98?), around here anyways, with bands like the bosstones, Reel Big Fish, Save Ferris, Mustard Plug, etc. EVERYONE was a ska fan, but it burned out much like grunge only much quicker. Swing pretty much did the same thing. It was a cool movement for a while...then mainstream came in and embraced it for about a year, then left it in the dirt for the next thing, leaving it pretty much ruined to the people who were fans earlier.
Yeah, I know Ska was "Mainstream" for awhile, but that never really took anything away from it, for me... I guess.
: Country, however much I may hate it, will NEVER die, ever. It was never hip, it just is and always will be.
I know... ain't it a shame.. At least youre not surrounded by it every day like moi.
: As for punk I'd say it died a horrible death in the early eighties, but has since revived itself somewhat into what is now an acceptable underground fanbase (time heals ALL forms of music from disposal by the mainstream).
True, I especially agree about the Time Heals statement... Very true.
: But, in my opinion, Ska was very much mainstream for a while, at least my little microcosm of the world. Then everyone I know left it behind and now looks on it with disdain comparable to a former milli vanilli fan for the "Girl you know it's true" album.
: And, for the record, I most definitely know more people right now who like Blind Melon than will admit to ever liking Reel Big Fish.
I guess what i should have said (I'm just realizing this now), is that all genres of music will never die, as long as someone is playing and someone is listening. I just kind of dislike grunge, in my personal tastes, and overreacted.
Ska will live on, for me, as long as I still enjoy it.
And so will grunge, I suppose.
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