I’m feeling a bit nostalgic, so I thought I’d post some songs from my youth. Most people think of the 1980s as being a greedy materialistic time, but I remember a lot of political activism at that time. 2,163 more words
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It’s a little surprising how many of the now classic records in this series were conceived in chaotic circumstances.
This track was nominated single of the year in 1981 by the UK’s three biggest music papers of the day (NME, Melody Maker and Sounds) and spent three weeks at number one. 764 more words
17 year old, northern band ‘Blank Cheque’ are my latest discovery and new found love. The two piece have just released their EP ‘Down the Hill’, which i can only describe as a fusion of indie/rock; Ska/Two-Tone; and almost Northern Soul, which combined with their Rock n’ Roll image makes them a rare commodity. 147 more words
In 1977 a group of mates in Coventry, England formed the ska revival band The Specials. Jerry Dammers, founder/keyboard player started 2 Tone Records in 1979, a label that became synonymous with the ska and reggae revival movement in England. 164 more words