Your banner here? Click for more information Give Your Heart To The Hawks, the 2nd album of Evi Vine Wool-E Shop, Your alternative music shop (vinyl, CD, DVD,...) Analogue Trash Records UK Fantastique.Night XLVI: Position Parallčle, XTR-Human, Berlin Ouest + afterparty Simin Nah 'Be My Guest v2.0' + EX-RZ + Absolute Body Control Club New Wave - Halloween Special 14th WROCLAW INDUSTRIAL FESTIVAL Bunkerleute - Game of Drones BIMFEST XIV DAF + Absolute Body Control + Onmens + Keelshow
<< go back << go back

THE SELECTER


THE SELECTER

The Selecter were a British ska revival band from Coventry, formed in the late 1970s as one of the essential bands of the British ska movement.

Much of what set apart The Selecter from many of the other ska bands at the time was the voice of Pauline Black. She had to disguise herself as a man in order for the band to get gigs, but once they did, there was no disguising her voice.

Like other ska bands of this movement, The Selecter featured a racially mixed line up, and songs about violence, politics, marijuana, a fictional spy’s theme song, James Bond, and reggae classics. The name of the band is a reference to the Jamaican word for a music selecter, known elsewhere as the DJ. Also typical to the style is the mix of one vocalist singing, and the other toasting in a Jamaican style, a precursor to rapping.

The Selecter’s first recording Too Much Pressure was recorded at the end of 1979 and beginning of 1980 and issued on the pre-eminent 2 Tone/Chrysalis label. Their second recording Celebrate the Bullet was issued in 1981. Though the band has continued to regroup and reform on and off, most of the many recordings available are recompiled selections from these first two albums, either live or studio recordings. The Selecter’s first two albums are essential British ska recordings.

[biography from last.fm, click here to read the full biography on last.fm]


THE SELECTER 10/2010 PHOTOSHOOT  Sinner's Day, Hasselt, Belgium  [marquis(pi)X]
Click here for an overview of all artists with reviews, interviews or photoshoots on this website.



NEWS

01/09/15 The Damned and Lords Of The New Church foun...
01/09/15 Monster Jaw return with free download singl...
01/09/15 'They Call It Acid' Indiegogo Campaign Laun...
31/08/15 Atomzero return with their brand new EP Vel...
31/08/15 Chet Faker releases new version of '1998' (...
31/08/15 New single by Solar Dake on Out Of Line
31/08/15 Wes Craven dies

CALENDAR

02/09/15  DIE KRUPPS
05/09/15  BUNKERLEUTE - GAME OF DRONES
05/09/15  TAD MOROSE, SILENT CALL & TURBOWARRIOR OF ...
08/09/15  ÓLAFUR ARNALDS & ALICE SARA OTT - THE CHOP...
11/09/15  DARK ENTRIES NIGHT XII
11/09/15  DAFT RECORDS NIGHT WITH DIVE, VÓLKOVA + KA...
12/09/15  KINDER DER NACHT
12/09/15  MIXED VISIONS PRESENTS RETRO ELECTRO & IND...
12/09/15  ELEPHANT9 + SARDONIS
18/09/15  TANZRITUAL FESTIVAL 2015
19/09/15  FANTASTIQUE.NIGHT XLVI: POSITION PARALLčLE...
19/09/15  THE RETURN OF THE MARQUEECLUB
25/09/15  RIGNA FOLK + STORIES FROM THE LOST ( POST ...
26/09/15  'THAT 80'S FEELING'

REVIEWS

PIETER NOOTEN - Ten Albums That Cha... [ARTICLE]
METAL DISCO - Unearthly Vices [CASSETTE]
ELECTRAFIXION - Burned [ALBUM CLASSICS]
AHAB - THE BOATS OF THE GLEN CARRIG [CD]
 

INTERVIEWS

DECODED FEEDBACK - Horror movies are great fun t...
APRIL FOOLS - We grow up in the 80s surrounded b...
PRECIOUS CHILD - Precious Child gives a voice to...
VLY - Music is not supposed to convey precise an...
 

PHOTOSHOOTS

26/07/15 : VNV NATION - Amphi Festival, Köln, Ge...
26/07/15 : THE MISSION - Amphi Festival, Köln, G...
26/07/15 : DIARY OF DREAMS - Amphi Festival, Köl...
26/07/15 : OOMPH! - Amphi Festival, Köln, Germany
 

ARTISTS

30/08/15 : DANIEL BARNZ
30/08/15 : JULIUS AVERY
29/08/15 : ALAN PARKER
28/08/15 : JACO VAN DORMAEL
26/08/15 : SLEEPER
artists
sitemap
disclaimer
links

all.rss rss
news.rss rss
review.rss rss
photo.rss rss
calendar.rss rss
interview.rss rss
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
created & CMS
by Deltacom