Item description for 2Tone, The Specials and a World in Flame: Wheels out of Gear by Dave Thompson...
Between 1979 and 1981, The Specials, Madness, The Beat and others revived Caribbean ska to enjoy a string of hit records against a backdrop of a Britain beset by unemployment, racial tension and rioting. Coming on the back of punk, 2Tone was remarkably successful, with The Specials notching up classic number-one singles "Too Much Too Young" and "Ghost Town," the latter sounding eerily prophetic amidst the riots then flaring in Brixton and Toxteth.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.06" Width: 6.14" Height: 0.79" Weight: 0.84 lbs.
Release Date Apr 1, 2005
Publisher Helter Skelter Publishing
ISBN 1900924846 ISBN13 9781900924849
Availability 0 units.
More About Dave Thompson
Dave Thompson isa rock journalist who has contributed to "Alternative Press, Mojo, Q, Record Collector, Rolling Stone, "and "Spin." He is the author of numerous music biographieson artists such as David Bowie, Cream, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and U2including the bestselling Kurt Cobain biography, "Never Fade Away.""
Dave Thompson currently resides in Seattle, in the state of Washington. Dave Thompson was born in 1960.
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