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Wheels Out of Gear: 2-Tone, The Specials and A World In Flame 2011

Wheels Out of Gear: 2-Tone, The Specials and A World In Flame

Originally published to great critical acclaim in 2004 by Helter Skelter Publishing, WHEELS OUT OF GEAR is a vivid exploration of the 2-Tone movement of the late 1970s and early `80s, set against the turbulent backdrop of Thatchers Britain. Taking its roots from Caribbean Ska, Rock Steady and Reggae, the 2-Tone sound was honed into a modern urban multi-racial groove led by The Specials, whose 2-Tone record label gave the movement its name and a home to many of the groups of the time, such as The Selecter and Madness.

Paperback: 304 pages Publisher: Soundcheck Books; Revised edition (19 Aug. 2011) Language: English ISBN-10: 0956642020 ISBN-13: 978-0956642028

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