a heavily graffitied wall with the words 'ska sucks' in the middle, with the 'sucks' crossed out and 'in defense of' in font printed above 'ska'

In Defense of Ska

by Aaron Carnes Author

In this collection of interviews, essays, anecdotes, historical tidbits, obscure facts, and personal narratives, author Aaron Carnes sets out to document, analyze, and celebrate ska music. Long overdue in the eyes of ska's fans, and a rebuke to its detractors, In Defense of Ska is a vital read for any student of music history and belongs on the bookshelf of every ska fan. Alternatively, buy it as a gift for that one friend that always complains when you turn the ska on, and challenge their ideas about this pivotal genre in the evolution of music in the second half of the 20th century.