Pick of the Day: Mad Caddies

Like other genres of music, the popularity of ska tends to wax and wane. What is now described as first wave ska originated in Jamaica in the late 1950s and was a hit with Mods in the UK in the '60s. In the late '70s, ska enjoyed a revival via bands like the Specials and Madness. In the lexicon of musicologists, that's known as second wave ska.

Third wave ska, of which Mad Caddies, who are at the Exchange tonight, are representative, got going in southern California in the mid to late 80s, and infused with a healthy dollop of punk, produced bands like Sublime, No Doubt and the Planet Smashers.

But that was then, this is now. So here's video of Mad Caddies performing their song "All-American Badass" at a 2006 gig in Florida (YouTube)

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