Thursday, November 27, 2008



WWW, November 2008 - In the 1960's, you had skinheads who liked Ska music and were usually seen as rude boys.

No, this is no typo and this is not about neo-nazi's either.

In the end of the 1970's, the UK witnessed the birth of the "Two Tone" movement. It was a Movement with a philosophy and with a music, too.

The name of the music was a bit deceptive, though. It was basically a Reggae rhythm with the drums playing on the 2 and the 4 with the skanks between the counts, where the bass continued to play a reggae-ish line.

It sounded like Reggae, but it was not Reggae.

However, ten years before that, Jamaica also had a music called Ska.

And this is not the only comparance...

Two-Tone was also an answer to the rising army of neo-nazi's who called themselves skinhead. We can see them in the streets today, even, too. However, what most neo nazi skinheads do not know, is that just like Ska, also the skinheads were originally found in Jamaica.

Two-tone had the mission to tell the skinheads about their Toots, and they did so with a lot of music. Here are two of these bands.


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