In Defense of Ska: The Ska Now More Than Ever Edition (Paperback)

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In Defense of Ska: The Ska Now More Than Ever Edition (Paperback)

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The era of ska shame is officially over, and ska fans no longer need to hide in the basement, skanking alone.The creator of the popular podcast In Defense of Ska has doubled down on defending the checkered flag genre with his new edition of In Defense of Ska: Expanded 2nd Edition. The original version was chosen by Pitchfork as one of the best music books of 2021, and was an official recommended read in Rolling Stone's June 2021 issue. In this expanded version, author Aaron Carnes weaves in tons of new interviews and stories, continuing his crusade to rebuff pop culture's dismissal of American ska as nothing more than porkpie hats and silly lyrics.Updated journalistic essays, personal stories, historical investigations, and a brand-new epilogue exploring ska's "lost years" serve as a much-needed crash course on the hundreds of bands, big or small, that formed the passionate community that continues to love and evolve America's much-maligned and infamously underrated ska scene.Join the movement today and discover why ska is a cultural force that can't be ignored

Aaron Carnes is a music journalist based out of Sacramento, California. His work has appearedin Playboy, Salon, Bandcamp Daily, Sierra Club, Noisey, Sun Magazine, and Good Times. His book "In Defense of Ska" was an indie hit with strong grassroots swell without distribution. He is the host of the popular "In Defense of Ska" podcast. Guests have included Margaret Cho, Patrick Stump (Fall Out Boy), John Darnielle (Mountain Goats), and Laura Jane Grace (Against Me).
Product Details ISBN: 9781955904711
ISBN-10: 1955904715
Publisher: Clash Books
Publication Date: October 29th, 2024
Pages: 440
Language: English