Monthly Archives: June 2011

The Heavy Heavy Monster Sound

Madness are another famous 2 Tone band. Here are a few videos from them. A lot of fun, look out for bouncy pogoing (especially live), suits with sunglasses, lyrics of childhood, bowler hats and fezzes. Advertisements

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2 Tone Special

This fortnight we are listening to 2 Tone, a genre that developed in Coventry during the late 1970’s. Popular among skinheads, the genre is often described as the second wave of ska. The sound combines ska, punk and New Wave … Continue reading

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Joy Divided – Fran’s Review

We are reviewing Unknown Pleasures  by Joy Division this week (except Dave wrote his review three weeks ago), so I should probably mention that I have never liked Joy Division. Many a time they have been played in various Indie clubs … Continue reading

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The Pleasures of a New Genre

Anyone who actually reads this blog will have noticed that Dave has already reviewed this week’s album, Unknown Pleasures by Joy Division. And as it took me a month to get over New Wave week, that is quite reasonable! But for … Continue reading

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Better Late Than Never – Fran’s Review

And I thought it would be Dave who held up the Blondie reviews! As New Wave week has now lasted for a month it is about time I put my thoughts to paper, and Blondie’s Parallel Lines has had a distinct advantage … Continue reading

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