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The Specials, Madness, The Selecter: Electric Ballroom, London

Live Review by Giovanni Dadomo, Sounds, 4 August 1979

In the heat of the night ...

The Selecter: They Still Bear The Skas

Interview by Paul Rambali, New Musical Express, 8 September 1979

BLACK SHOES, bright socks, black shades, white shirt, black trilby, irridescent trousers a tad too short and chest-hugger jackets...Stepping down from the inter-city train to ...

2-Tone: Ska Authentic And More.

Report by Garry Bushell, Sounds, 6 October 1979


The Selecter: Pressure Group

Report and Interview by Garry Bushell, Sounds, 20 October 1979


Specials, Selecter, Dexy's Midnight Runners: Lewisham Odeon, London

Live Review by Garry Bushell, Sounds, 8 December 1979

Top skanking inna Lewisham ...

The Specials, The Selecter: Lyceum, London

Live Review by Paul Rambali, New Musical Express, 15 December 1979

TWO TOP FIVE two-tone bands in one night. The message comes through loud and clear: rude bwoy can't fail. ...

The Selecter: 'Two Tone, Black And White, That's The Whole Thing'

Interview by Mike Stand, Smash Hits, 10 January 1980

Mike Stand (a sort of grubby grey) checks out The Selecter ...

The Selecter, The Bodysnatchers: Dingwalls, London

Live Review by Deanne Pearson, New Musical Express, 12 January 1980

THE LAST thing I heard in 1979 and the first thing I heard in 1980 were rocksteady ska rhythms from two bands connected with what ...

The Selecter: Too Much Pressure (2 Tone TT5002)*****

Review by Garry Bushell, Sounds, 9 February 1980

FIRST TIME I heard 'Three Minute Hero' I was convinced it was gonna be the single to bust the 2-Tone flush. Third time I heard ...

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

Review by 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 ...

The Selecter: Survival Inna Suburbia

Report and Interview by Vivien Goldman, Melody Maker, 23 February 1980

IT TOOK HIM ages to get the lapel of his jacket off. The scissors kept on cutting the cloth instead of the bits of stitching, ...

The Selecter/The Bodysnatchers: Live Injection

Report by Garry Bushell, Sounds, 1 March 1980

ROCK HAD started to get very boring again. Very self-important and pompous. Old concepts were rearing up on young shoulders with bands raiding Pink Floyd ...

Ska Jump: England to America

Interview by Don Snowden, Los Angeles Times, 16 March 1980

ROCK MUSIC'S vitality depends on a constant influx of new sounds. Just when American audiences are catching on to the three-year-old British punk/new-wave movement, a ...

The Selecter: Beyond Black And White

Interview by Richard Grabel, New York Rocker, September 1980

JERRY DAMMMERS must be reeling. The Specials' gap-toothed leader created a movement when he started the 2-Tone label, figuring that his own band would be ...

The End of 2-Tone: Madness/The Specials/The Selecter

Report by Phil Sutcliffe, Q, November 1986

Farewell, Madness – the last of the 2-Tone tribe. Phil Sutcliffe follows the fate of the three groups that pioneered the ska revival. ...

RAR! RAR! Disputin'! The History of Rock Against Racism

Retrospective by John Harris, New Musical Express, 16 October 1993

  ON APRIL 16, 1990, a proud man who'd spent 27 years in the custody of a vicious racist regime arrived in London. He'd come to ...


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