New doc on ska in the 90s coming next week

After receding into the underground following its big post-punk revival (aka the Second Wave), ska roared back in through the middle 90s. Every week brought a new band with a fresh take on those old Jamaican riddims: No Doubt, Less Than Jake, Goldfinger, Dance Hall Crashers, Sublime, Reel Big Fish and a ton of others. Add in vets like The Specials and Fishbone and there was a whole lot o’ skankin’ going on.

There’s now a documentary that looks at the Third Wave ska of the 90s. Pick It Up: Ska in the 90’s will appear on DVD/Blu-Ray Monday. Here’s a preview.

Pick It Up! ska in the '90's – official trailer from PopMotion Pictures on Vimeo.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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