Key Bands of the 2Tone Era

Emerging from the sounds of ska which originated in Jamaica, 2Tone which was named after the record label began in the late 1970’s. In essence it was a ska revival.

Using a large array of instruments including brass, keyboards and strings with a walking bass line being dominant often in the tracks ska moved across the world from Jamaica to Coventry in England which influenced the 2Tone sound of bands like Madness, The Selecter and in my opinion probably the best band The Beat. Continue reading

Good or Bad I liked these songs

Good or bad I genuinely liked and like all the songs in today’s playlist and some I have quite an attachment to.

I have mentioned in previous posts about how some songs just stay with you and it doesn’t matter when you last heard them. Time almost stands still because you remember the words, the band members or the moment when you first heard the song. Continue reading

Some of the best covers by British artists

Why do bands do covers?

Are some bands just plain lazy and want to jump on the back of another bands efforts? Maybe that’s a bit harsh. Are you a fan or a hater of covers?

I really think that there is genuine risk when a band especially a commercially successful one does a cover. Continue reading