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The Selector: Too Much Pressure (2-Tone CDLTT5002)

Vivien Goldman, Melody Maker, 9 February 1980

A GENT FROM a reggae shop asked me what I thought of 2-Tone. He informed me that since the advent of the checkerboard whirlwind, the interest of white kids in reggae, specially of the "Praise Jah" variety, had declined dramatically. Predictable; the militancy of reggae always meant more to non-Rastas than the spirituality, unless you were interested enough to make the laborious switch of meaning from Jah to a creator without such marked sexist tendencies.

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