Ska-punk is a fusion of SKA and punk rock. It is full of guitar, bass, trumpet, drums, keyboard, saxophone, and trombone. It also has really fast beats and distorted guitar.
Ska-Punk reached its greatest heights in the 1990's. Ska-Core is a subgenre the consist of Ska and Hardcore Punk.
Ska and Punk Rock were first combined in the late 1970's. With bands such as The Specials and Madness.
Popular bands in Ska-Punk are Operation Ivy, Rancid, Sublime, Less than Jake, Streetlight Manifesto, NOFX, The Dropkick Murphy's, Flogging Molly, Sum 41, Dead Kennedys,The Ramones, The Misfits, Goldfinger, Reel Big Fish, Rancid, Rise Against, The Strokes, and The Offspring. :)
Ska first came about in the late 1950's in Jamaica. It originates from Jamaican mento, American jazz, and rhythm and blues. Ska was very popular in the 1960's. (http://eastleedsmag.co.uk/leeds- ska-and-mod-festival/)
There are three waves of Ska, the original Jamaican, 2 Tone, and third wave. The original wave was mostly reggae and rock-steady. The second wave took original ska and combined it with harder punk rock. The third wave was dominated by punk influences with long horn intervals.
Punk developed between 1974 and 1976 in the United States, Australia, and The United Kingdom.
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