Listening to "Ska Ska" by Skaramanga was like rediscovering a lost gem from vaults of 2Tone or Stiff Records. Indeed something extraordinary happened in the UK in the late 70s. A music that was initially regarded as novelty kitsch in the 60s was thrust into the mainstream. I'm talking about the Ska revival. It didn't happen instantaneously, however, as ska was initially the nominated soundtrack of the marauding, bootclad skinhead contingents but thanks to the Punk Rock wave of 1976/77, with it's similarly choppy guitars and boundless raw energy, a whole new generation rediscovered Ska in a big way leading to emergence of record Labels that catered to the genre, namely 2Tone and Stiff Records. Bands like The Specials and Madness scaled the upper reaches of the charts with their unique brand of Ska.
Sounding like stable mates to Suggs and Co, Skaramanga come charging through the gates with the same the rawness and infectious energy. Their song "Ska Ska" has a chorus you can imagine being chanted in stadiums, and not just by the kind of football fanatic lager louts that outraged public decency in the 1980s.
On today's Ska scene, Skaramanga arguably lead the fray.
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