Lip Up Fatty: When the Boss is Away, The Ska Will Play

Inevitably, all of this led me right back to that most maligned of musical genres — third-wave ska. Now, I know it might be because I grew up in Massachusetts in the ’90s and was suckled on Dicky Barrett’s teat, but I don’t see why everyone is so quick to groan and roll their eyes whenever the topic is breached. OK, I’ll admit that all the checkerboard shirts and scally caps look silly. I’ll also admit that some of the genre’s worst performers were its biggest (cough *Save Ferris* cough). But at the end of the day, there was some seriously solid dance music laid down back in the day. After the jump, 10 videos to keep you skankin’ til those checks come in.

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