Friday, May 20, 2011

History of Ska part 2 of ?: Two Tone Ska

In the late 1970s in the areas in and around the city of Coventry in England, was a fusion of Jamaican ska rhythms and melodies with punk rock's more aggressive guitar chords and lyrics. Compared to 1960s ska, 2 Tone music had faster tempos, fuller instrumentation and a harder edge. Two Tone was popular in England through the 1980s and gave birth to the skin head (no not the white supremacists) sub culture.

The Specials, classic 2tone ska

15 comments:

  1. Ever since Ska has been famous on their time, but nowadays they can't even produce a good music

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  2. I saw a great documentary the other day about this era of ska, it was a fascinating yet turbulent time.

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  3. I love this type of music.

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  4. Perfect song for the morning. :)

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  5. love a bit of ska...always cheers me up.
    Listen to "capdown"

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  6. Interesting post. I think you're turning me on to ska...

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  7. Really love the specials, nice video find.

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