But would the youth of today listen to a bunch of 50+ year olds? They need their own spokesman, their own generation of bands.
Exactly...thats what I was alluding to Roddy
no they would not listen to a bunch of 50 year olds ....but if they had their own spokesman who had access to an already recognised label that would instantly provide a fast track to being listened to.Anyone associated with Two Tone Records would instantly have credibility in the eyes of the media and music press and as such it could be a win win situation.
Question is where is the next Dammers,Weller,Curtis.??
Post by toddingrapevine on May 7, 2008 1:26:29 GMT
Hey Roddy..Finally was able to create an account.. When i was growing up in Connecticut, if you wore a Clash Shirt or a Bad Religion shirt to school, you were not in the "in-crowd". Ya know, those idiots who worshipped The Doors and The Who and Zeppelin.That was a great time from 75 to 81 because all these new sounds were coming out.. The Ramones, Blondie, The Desperate Daned, Black Flag, The Specials, The Stranglers, The Bad Brains, The Misfits, The BuzzHanpton Wicks, Most of those bands are going strong, Including Marky Ramone and the intruders. look at todays new music, Lincoln Park and POD, Britney (Skank) Spears, and Christine Aguilera, who can tell them apart. What was great about thos bands from the 75 to 81 era was that each band had its own distinctive sound.
You know those bands because they caused a stir and received inordinate attention from the media. There are plenty of great musicians out there still, but below the radar. You just have to exert yourself and look. It's producers with vision and balls that are needed.
It obviously had different meanings to different people. For me personally, i`d like to think it helped shaped my views on racism. Scotland around the late 70`s early 80`s didn`t have high numbers of Caribbeans so we didn`t get to hear this music locally and the ignorance of our parents generation was not going to help us. The "pop" appeal of the 2nd generation of ska bands meant these bands were playing to young impressionable minds and maybe just caught enough of them to help educate them. Remember this was a time when it was acceptable to use words like coon or black person on family comedy shows. I`m maybe just romanticising but it would be nice to think that, like me, there are people out there influenced enough by Two Tone to say i`m not going to speak like that and i won`t have my kids talking like that either.