2 Tone Nostalgia

2 ToneNext year will mark the 30-year anniversary of the founding of 2 Tone Records, the label that fueled a ska revival in the UK, satirized Margaret Thatcher’s policies, pushed for the release of Nelson Mandela, and brought Walt Jabsco to the world. 2 Tone showed the world that you could fight racism, oppose injustice and violence — and have a damn good time doing it. If you’ve never heard of the label, it’s time for you to crank up the volume:

The Special A.K.A. — Gangsters
Madness — The Prince
The Selecter — On My Radio
The Specials (featuring Rico Rodriguez) — A Message to You Rudy
The Beat — Tears of a Clown
Elvis Costello & The Attractions — I Can’t Stand Up For Falling Down
The Bodysnatchers — Let’s Do Rock Steady
Bad Manners — Lip Up Fatty
The Specials — Ghost Town
Rhoda Dakar & The Special A.K.A. — The Boiler
The Special A.K.A. — Nelson Mandela

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