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Chav Music.....

Part of me has the growing feeling that SKA is becoming the new music of Chavs.

Why? Well The Streets have certainly got a passing nod towards SKA and The Ordinary Boys definetly fall into that category.

So, is SKA to be tarnished with Chavness?



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Jun. 10th, 2005 08:34 am (UTC)
SKA always belonged to that sort of sub group did it not?

SKA is on a reviavlist streak right now though, so it probably will ingrane itself within Chav culture.

Jun. 10th, 2005 08:36 am (UTC)
oh disagree on the ordinary boys point BTW. If you listen to their first album its an attack agaisn tthat culture not a celebration of it.
Jun. 10th, 2005 08:39 am (UTC)
You should check out their new single and accompanying video then ;p

Jun. 10th, 2005 08:43 am (UTC)
Have done, but hell so many peopel dress like Chavs these days! It sounds like upbeat SKA to me. I find it reminicent of early Stranglers stuf for some reason
Jun. 10th, 2005 08:43 am (UTC)
I dunno. Ska and ska punk were very much on the upswing a few years ago with bands like Less Than Jake, Reel Big Fish, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Goldfinger and so forth, but has kind of calmed down a bit. I really do hope that ska doesn't become associated with neds/chavs. I'm not going to let that happen, I tell you! It'll be a cold, cold day in hell when i give up my Madness, Specials and Operation Ivy records!

Jun. 10th, 2005 08:46 am (UTC)
NME have dubbed this year the summer of SKA :)

It seems to be making acomeback, but theis is British SKA rather than the US style that No Doubt and LEss than Jake were into
Jun. 10th, 2005 09:07 am (UTC)
Oh well, NME have said it so it must be true! ;-)

It seems like the past few years must have passed NME by, British ska has been on fine form for a while now, what with Capdown et al doing their thing.

Jun. 10th, 2005 09:18 am (UTC)
Exactly if the NME did not tell us what was cool and who to hate what would we do!!!!!

*nods* I know SKA has always been ther ebut it is breaking into more mainstream ares, through a lot of different directions I think, not just the Chav set :)
Jun. 10th, 2005 09:48 am (UTC)
Original Ska was Caribbean chav. Men who had casual work often in the docks wearing boiler suits and heavy, long lasting dock boots, they shaved their heads too. Sound familiar?
Ska (the English one) became popular in the east end and other areas where these people emigrated to. It was a poor working class fashion.
So Ska was always a poor working class music in the UK. Operation Ivy and the like made it popular with US Skaters.
Interestingly the whole non-nazi (or original) Skinhead thing seems to be picking up again too.

What got my goat was someone trying to tell me that Ska was a Mod fashion...

Jun. 10th, 2005 09:51 am (UTC)
In many ways it's inevitable. The Casuals, and the associated terrace culture had more than a passing nod to the mod revival of the late seventies and early 80's which then encompassed 2 tone and ska (proper ska and 2tone have enough differences that I make the distinction between the two). From the casuals culture emerged the Chav, Bestriding the Commercial road like a colossal waste of space.

I actually read a book last year on the origins of Casual and Chav youth culture. Whereas the majority of youth culture’s emerge associated with a musical sound and collectives getting together based around music venues whereas Casuals were based around football matches and the football violence of the 80s. I’d be happy to lend it to you if you are interested.
Jun. 10th, 2005 03:43 pm (UTC)
Sounds really interesting. What's it called?
Jun. 10th, 2005 03:43 pm (UTC)
> Debate....

If it's good music who gives a damn who else likes it?

/music/clothes/ and pretty much everything else.
Jun. 10th, 2005 08:46 pm (UTC)
May I debate whether or not the term "chav" should be used?
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