Ska punk is a fusion music genre that combines ska and punk rock. It achieved its highest level of commercial success in the United States in the late 1990s. Ska-core (sometimes spelled skacore) is a subgenre of ska punk, blending ska with hardcore punk.
The more punk-influenced style of ska punk often features faster tempos, guitar distortion, onbeat punk rock-style interludes (usually the chorus), and punk-style vocals. The more ska-influenced style features a more developed instrumentation and a cleaner vocal and musical sound. Common instruments include electric guitar, electric bass, drums, brass instruments, reed instruments and keyboards.
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- ↑ Third Wave Ska Revival. Allmusic. Archived from the original on December 9, 2010. Retrieved on December 14, 2011.
- ↑ Cmj Network, Inc (2000). "United Colors of Beantown". CMJ New Music Monthly (81): 47. http://books.google.fr/books?id=GioEAAAAMBAJ&q=skacore. "Cut for cut, Pay Attention is another step in songwriting evolution for the once-plaid-clad architects of the fusion of punk rock and Afro-Caribbean dance music known as skacore."