Rocksteady to both a visual and musical documentary of the big shot's of the English 2-Tone movement of the late 1970s that has the exhaustive, high-energy performances exploding onto stage. Jump, shout, twist and crawl and dance to the tunes of Ska and its anthems of its rough riders and three-minute heroes captivated in the moment of a generation of England's concrete jungles and razor blade alley's. No longer on your radio but now on stage, together, with the likes of Madness, The Specials and The Beat et al, this concert footage of an era is a must-see, rare and fascinating look into a once vibrant youth culture of working-class England and its musical dance craze.Written by
In a later version of the soundtrack, Madness are omitted totally and extra tracks from The Specials are added under their "second name" the Special AKA. See more »
Pauline Black - The Selecter:
[to the crowd]
Right, who here gets up at seven o'clock in the morning? Do you work in factories? Are you ever 3 minutes late? You'll like this one then..."Three Minute Hero".
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Essentially a concert film featuring all the major bands on 2-Tone Records ... The Specials, The Beat, The Selecter, Madness, Bad Manners and The Bodysnatchers. There's a tiny bit of stock footage from British news reels about teenagers and dancing, but essentially the film just switches back and forth between these bands giving each a song or two at a time. That's really a good things since most of these bands put on incredible shows.; This music is firmly in my wheel house and I really loved this film.
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