Interview with Jesse Wagner: The Aggrolites get down to reggae's heart and soul

When I was a kid, I got way into ska, but I thought ska was all about skanking it up, getting in the pit, and wearing checkered socks,” he says. “Then I came across a band called Hepcat based in L.A. I remember bringing that album home going, ‘You can’t skank to this. It’s too damn slow.’ Then one day I woke up and played it, and it all made sense to me. I was like, ‘Woah, this is ska,’ and a whole new world opened up for me.

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