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15th Apr '16 7:57:15 PM sharkcrap11
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Primary Stylistic Influences:
+ First-Wave {{Ska}}, PunkRock
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Secondary Stylistic Influences:
+ {{Reggae}}, Rocksteady, NewWaveMusic, {{Rockabilly}}
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25th May '15 2:25:56 PM ShinyTsukkomi
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Although some American ska groups such as TheToasters and TheMightyMightyBosstones - who were influenced by the performers in the British scene - also appeared around this time, they're generally not counted as 2 Tone bands. Rather, they are usually categorised as major influences of the American SkaPunk, or Third Wave ska genre; the American ska scene was arguably kicked off by British expatriate Robert Hingley, whose band (the Toasters) were formed when he discovered that there were no major exponents of ska in the states. As a tribute to their British influences, the Toasters subsequently recorded a song called "2 Tone Army" (which saw use as the theme for [[KaBlam a cartoon show]] in the 1990s).

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Although some American ska groups such as TheToasters and TheMightyMightyBosstones - who were influenced by the performers in the British scene - also appeared around this time, they're generally not counted as 2 Tone bands. Rather, they are usually categorised as major influences of the American SkaPunk, or Third Wave ska genre; the American ska scene was arguably kicked off by British expatriate Robert Hingley, whose band (the Toasters) were formed when he discovered that there were no major exponents of ska in the states. As a tribute to their British influences, the Toasters subsequently recorded a song called "2 Tone Army" (which saw use as the theme for [[KaBlam [[WesternAnimation/KaBlam a cartoon show]] in the 1990s).
9th Jan '15 5:59:32 AM Patachou
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** 1979 - ''Music/OneStepBeyond''
** 1980 - ''Music/{{Absolutely}}''
** 1982 - ''Music/TheRiseAndFall''
5th Oct '14 9:58:35 AM m8e
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2 Tone artists include:

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5th Oct '14 5:53:52 AM m8e
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Musically, the second wave bands were influenced by {{Reggae}}, Music/PunkRock and the [[{{Soul}} northern soul]] dance scene, all of which were very popular in the British independent scene during the 1970s, as well as first wave ska imported from Jamaica and distributed by the Blue Beat label, resulting in a sound faster and harder-edged than Jamaican ska. Notably, a lot of songs were "interpretations" or [[CoverVersion covers]] of old or obscure ska and reggae tracks by Jamaican artsts.

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Musically, the second wave bands were influenced by {{Reggae}}, Music/PunkRock PunkRock and the [[{{Soul}} northern soul]] dance scene, all of which were very popular in the British independent scene during the 1970s, as well as first wave ska imported from Jamaica and distributed by the Blue Beat label, resulting in a sound faster and harder-edged than Jamaican ska. Notably, a lot of songs were "interpretations" or [[CoverVersion covers]] of old or obscure ska and reggae tracks by Jamaican artsts.
17th Jul '14 11:18:07 AM m8e
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* MusicTheBodysnatchers

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17th Jul '14 11:17:35 AM m8e
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* The Bodysnatchers

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21st Mar '14 1:43:52 PM StFan
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Musically, the second wave bands were influenced by {{Reggae}}, Music/PunkRock and the [[Music/{{Soul}} northern soul]] dance scene, all of which were very popular in the British independent scene during the 1970s, as well as first wave ska imported from Jamaica and distributed by the Blue Beat label, resulting in a sound faster and harder-edged than Jamaican ska. Notably, a lot of songs were "interpretations" or [[CoverVersion covers]] of old or obscure ska and reggae tracks by Jamaican artsts.

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Musically, the second wave bands were influenced by {{Reggae}}, Music/PunkRock and the [[Music/{{Soul}} [[{{Soul}} northern soul]] dance scene, all of which were very popular in the British independent scene during the 1970s, as well as first wave ska imported from Jamaica and distributed by the Blue Beat label, resulting in a sound faster and harder-edged than Jamaican ska. Notably, a lot of songs were "interpretations" or [[CoverVersion covers]] of old or obscure ska and reggae tracks by Jamaican artsts.
11th Nov '13 4:21:18 PM MarkLungo
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* [[{{Music/TheSpecials}} The Specials]]

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11th Nov '13 4:21:05 PM MarkLungo
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* {{Music/Madness}}
* TheSelecter

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* TheSelecterMusic/TheSelecter
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