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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!


Formed: 1979 in Coventry, England

Genre: Reggae

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

One of the key bands of the U.K. ska revival of the late '70s and early '80s, the Selecter were also one of the few racially and sexually integrated acts on the scene, and vocalist Pauline Black often tackled sexism along with racism and the other social ills focused upon by groups that were part of the 2-Tone movement. The Selecter originally began as a studio project: when the Specials released their debut single, "Gangsters," in 1979, they needed a second song for a B-side, and they decided to...
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