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.