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    Skankin Pickle

    Ska meets punk



    Friend turned me on decades ago.

    Then Saw them at a skatepark in my hometown while visiting mom a long while ago. So random.
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    I love skankin pickle. They were the gateway for me to a lot of third wave ska (ska meets punk), and the earlier waves. Punk/Ska clubs in SoCal were usually all ages and a cheaper place to go a few nights a week to dance and go crazy to live music.

    Thx for posting and the memories!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bodywhomper View Post
    Punk/Ska clubs in SoCal were usually all ages and a cheaper place to go a few nights a week to dance and go crazy to live music.

    Thx for posting and the memories!
    Ah, yes. Same here. Early/mid-90s twas a GREAT time to grow up. I used to love going to live shows on a school night, skanking my ass off, moshing like an idiot, etc. Sigh... good times. Some nostalgic moments just can't be replicated, and the punk/ska scene of our youths is one of them.

    Thanks for reminding me of Skankin' Pickle, CS!!! Man, that brings back some memories.

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    While I like them, I am a HUDGE fan of The Suicide Machines.


    It makes perfect sense...until you think about it.

    I suspect there's logic behind the madness, but I'm too dumb to see it.

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    I learned about them from a friend of mine who grew up in Long Beach. He was friends with a few of them. I have a CD somewhere.

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    Skankin Pickle! Remember seeing them in Park City when home from College in the 90s.

    Think they are from NorCal, and I say that as I was in College in Redlands and we used to be able to see insane good ska shows nearby at UCR Barn and local clubs. Voo Doo Glow Skulls, No Doubt ( they used to be a ska band, its true,) Skeletones, Sublime ( not really ska but on a lot of the same bills) Rocket from the Crypt, Hep Cat, Untouchables, and more I cant remember....

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    Wow. Woodsy you got some amazing bands live.

    That Cali ska vibe is just as good as the original English bands.
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    There’s some irony in a Korean American turning Japanese

    I actually prefer this to the original vapors version.
    The horns are nice touch.
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    for energy to skank and mosh to for a 20-22 year old it was amazballs.

    Hard to explain Gwen Stefani in 12 hole docs and a Notre Dame cheerleading outfit (ND, get it?!?) screaming ska songs while the horns blow and skinheads propose marriage while crowd surfing

    made up for the skiing @ Big Bear, MT High & Snow Summit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bodywhomper View Post
    I love skankin pickle. They were the gateway for me to a lot of “third wave” ska (ska meets punk), and the earlier waves. Punk/Ska clubs in SoCal were usually all ages and a cheaper place to go a few nights a week to dance and go crazy to live music.

    Thx for posting and the memories!
    I bet we were at some of the same shows.


    I always thought Skeletones was going to bust big, but didnt. I did see them a few years later open for Fishbone @ the Double Diamond in Aspen.96, 97ish?!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woodsy View Post
    I bet we were at some of the same shows.


    I always thought Skeletones was going to bust big, but didnt. I did see them a few years later open for Fishbone @ the Double Diamond in Aspen.96, 97ish?!?
    Possibly. i cant remember all of the shows. Less than $5 to get in made it for simple decisions. The SHARPs always made it all interestingly edgy. I was in SD mostly and sometimes OC and Riverside County. I cant remember all the shows. I had friends in the band The Shakerz, out in OC, and SD friends and I would drive to see them open for bigger bands. Im fuzzy on shows seen in LA (I know it happened, but thats it). I saw No Doubt a bunch, and Sublime and No Doubt sharing a billing was super fun. Dave Wakeling lived in SD in the 90s, and I saw his band often.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bodywhomper View Post
    Sublime and No Doubt sharing a billing was super fun. Dave Wakeling lived in SD in the 90s, and I saw his band often.
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    This was a hot, dusty fun day

    Wakeling was the old guy with the popped color polo

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    That ^^ would have been SO much fun!

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    Nostalgia in here
    Was partial to the bosstones for my ska punk/ ska core fix, but that led to Skankin Pickle, Mephiskapheles, Bim Skala Bim, voodoo glow skulls and a bunch of others , usually found on the latest mashing up the nation or other compilation cd at Newbury Comics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyCarter View Post
    Nostalgia in here
    Was partial to the bosstones for my ska punk/ ska core fix, but that led to Skankin Pickle, Mephiskapheles, Bim Skala Bim, voodoo glow skulls and a bunch of others , usually found on the latest mashing up the nation or other compilation cd at Newbury Comics.
    I started buying Moon Ska compilations and went from there.

    I was at a show (97?) where the Decipticonz asked if anyone could put them up for the night, so I volunteered my house. Turns out we had a mutual friend that I went to college with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by evasive_MT View Post
    I started buying Moon Ska compilations and went from there.

    I was at a show (97?) where the Decipticonz asked if anyone could put them up for the night, so I volunteered my house. Turns out we had a mutual friend that I went to college with.
    Moon! The Toasters!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyCarter View Post
    Moon! The Toasters!
    The Toasters are one of the best, for sure!
    It makes perfect sense...until you think about it.

    I suspect there's logic behind the madness, but I'm too dumb to see it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smartyiak View Post
    The Toasters are one of the best, for sure!
    Woodsy, AKA

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