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13th May '17 1:26:07 PM nombretomado
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Many of the songs released by second wave bands were politically and socially conscious. Most of the main groups had multiracial line-ups, with songwriter Jerry Dammers - probably the dominant personality behind the formation of the 2 Tone Records label and the keyboard player for {{Music/The Specials}} - stating that one of his aims was to use music to oppose racism and preventing the growth of groups like the National Front in the mod[=/=]skinhead revival occurring in the late-1970s. Furthermore, many lyrics were also critical of Conservative PM MargaretThatcher, most famously the Specials number one hit ''GhostTown'', which blamed the government for the unemployment and inner city decay of the early 1980s.

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Many of the songs released by second wave bands were politically and socially conscious. Most of the main groups had multiracial line-ups, with songwriter Jerry Dammers - probably the dominant personality behind the formation of the 2 Tone Records label and the keyboard player for {{Music/The Specials}} - stating that one of his aims was to use music to oppose racism and preventing the growth of groups like the National Front in the mod[=/=]skinhead revival occurring in the late-1970s. Furthermore, many lyrics were also critical of Conservative PM MargaretThatcher, UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher, most famously the Specials number one hit ''GhostTown'', which blamed the government for the unemployment and inner city decay of the early 1980s.
12th Jan '17 10:08:22 AM Morgenthaler
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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 [[WesternAnimation/KaBlam a cartoon show]] in the 1990s).

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Although some American ska groups such as TheToasters Music/TheToasters and TheMightyMightyBosstones Music/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 [[WesternAnimation/KaBlam a cartoon show]] in the 1990s).
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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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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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.
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