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and scank (skæŋk)
1. n. an ugly (young) woman. (Collegiate.) What a skank she is! Give her a comb or something.
2. in. to appear ugly. Both sisters skank. Must be hereditary.
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One second they're locked into a lazy, rock-steady dance groove, next they're skanking away on some James Brown trip.
Madness @ Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff (November 30) * MAYBE it's a generational thing, but those of you old enough to remember 2Tone classics like Embarrassment, One Step Beyond and Night Boat To Cairo the first time around probably still can't resist skanking around the house like a Doc Martens-wearing dervish whenever they come on the radio.
The ska-jazz-reggae outfit will put a new slant on Motown Classics like Tears Of A Clown, You Keep Me Hangin' On and Dancing In The Street as they introduce big, bold, brassy horns and a skanking rhythm section.
The dancing quickly resumed with a skanking version of Madness's It Must Be Love and One Step Beyond, then back to the happy clapping and covers by The Clash, Supergrass and The Jam.
Many of the songs, for example, Country Road, his version of John Denver's Take Me Home, Country Roads and Pressure Drop - were nice easy skanking reggae tracks that built the crowd into a warm summer mood.
FRESH from supporting The Kooks, the Brighton five-piece offer the short, sharp shock of She Gives It Around, a tune of skanking rhythms that recalls The Strokes and The Jam.
They introduce themselves as: Bar Bowen "self-appointed wit and raconteur with big vocals and swaggering acoustic guitar", Martyn Cowell "explosive mandolin, quirky bass and mysterious winning smile", Mark Whyatt "sublime guitar textures, skanking bass and distinctive harmonies" and Jonny Purkis "polyrhythmic percussion, alt.
While acts like Dizzee have sweetened their sound for chart success, he keeps it dark with tough staccato beats like on I'm Skanking.
All the old favourites were present and correct, including Rough Rider, Best Friend and their first single, a skanking run- through of Tears of a Clown.
And with an eight-piece band alongside him - including original Beat drummer Everett Morton and Roger's raggarapping son, Ranking Junior - he wasted little time skanking his way through ska-pop classics such as Mirror In The Bathroom and Save It For Later.
Suggs, still oozing charisma and style, bantered with the full house crowd before skanking his way through all the old favourites to football-style adulation.
Gogol Bordello Glasgow O2 Academy, May 9 WHILE the soft-rock crowd high-fived their face-painted night away at Kiss across town in the SECC, the wiser ones were skanking, jumping and having way too much fun with GB at the Academy.
A fun mash-up of The Beatles and ska, it's a perfect summer tune with the kind of sunny harmonies, cheeky lyrics and skanking rhythms that have helped Paolo Nutini.
This R2 Tone then got everyone skanking, and played hits by The Specials and Bad Manners.