I’ve posted this before, but @tunstall birdman did the original Reggae & Ska thread about 5/6 years ago. Probably about 50 pages plus of top quality videos & tunes. Used to sit up drinking on a Friday & Saturday having a thoroughly good time getting pissed. It got lost when the boards moved servers or sumat.Great thread, class music
Went to the Cluny to see the Dualers. Walked out halfway through. It was like Mickey Pearce fronting a band Dell Boy had put together cos Reggae was the in thing. Hadn’t listened to them before I agreed to go, got a ticket cos there was a few going & there was a bus on. I’d already been warned a few days before by a lad who’d seen them that he’d been roped into going previously & there was a reason he wasn’t attending that night.Posted this on "hoy some tunes up" the other day.
A very apt one for some on the SMB
I was a big fan in my late teens, still listen to King Prawn, Rancid and Voodoo Glow Skulls fairly regularly. More recently, The Interrupters last album is superb, big 2-Tone flavour.Anyone like the third wave, more punky stuff? Operation Ivy, Sublime, Rancid etc. Then the little UK scene early 2000s, Adequate 7, Capdown, Lightyear et al.
If only you'd practiced more.My mate currently plays drums for the specials....I hate him...lucky bastard
I take it you didn't read the title fully, dafty.Worst genre of music imo. Up there with Bhangra, reggae and jazz in awfulness. Absolutely hated madness.
About my route too, from little skinhead in a grandad vest and hobbies, to cromby wearing suede, "boot boy", then soulie running all over yorks and lancs at all hoursThe genre of course was a a backing track to a youth culture.
I was 12 in 1970 with a skinhead and we identified with those sounds.Dave and Ansil Collins went mainstream in 71.
The suedehead movement chose more soulful sounds of Stax and Mowtown..... then migrated to Northern Soul.
All the US / Caribbean black artists who gigged in the U.K. back then couldn’t believe white kids listened to their music and the welcome they received.
AwesomeLoving this thread.
My sister goes to a lot of their gigs I think and recently tooAye it was one of the old two tone lads from work who`d put them up. Think they`ve actually split now though
See, I always thought that was pretty naff compared to the original.Three of my personal faves, apart from the obvious Madness stuff