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String Theory

The Selecter

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String Theory

While some of their contemporaries are either still rehashing their 30 + year old material, or else are playing stuff that (while very good) isn't really ska, the Selector are producing music that's very much "proper" ska and rocksteady, but with a mature and polished edge. This is a band at the top of its game. Not a duff track on sight, although London's Burning stands out, and their version of the Avengers theme should be a legal requirement as an opener at gigs.

Do yourself a favour!

If you have ever had a love of ska, 2 Tone, rock steady etc do yourself a favour and buy this album! During the making of the first two albums all those years ago there was conflict between band members and problems with production and concept. Well all those problems appear to be issues of the past. This is a tight unit who have taken a beat we all love and made it sound fresh and joyful!

Biography

Formed: 1979

Genre: Reggae

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s

Despite being the band that got the least press during the ska revival of the early '80s, the Selecter, while only recording one undeniably fine record, deserved better than they got. Hailing from Coventry, England, the same hometown as ska pals the Specials, the Selecter's secret weapon was lead singer Pauline Black, arguably the best lead singer of the ska revival, who gave the jumpy and jittery songs an edge that veered into haunting drama. Although they got off to a roaring start with their debut...
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