Stephen Shafer - The Duff Guide to 2 Tone - bookSKU: 9780578744773
The Duff Guide to 2 Tone features over 70 reviews of reissues of essential 2 Tone albums from The Specials & The Special AKA, The Selecter, The Beat, Madness, The Bodysnatchers, and Bad Manners, as well as write-ups of their more recent records, gigs, books, and movies—which no self-respecting fan of 2 Tone should miss! (This guide also features reviews of 2 Tone-adjacent releases that you need
to know about.)
Ska music writer Stephen Shafer was Moon Ska Records "director of propaganda" during the 1990s and played a significant, behind-the-scenes role in making the so-called American Third Wave of ska happen. With a foreword by Gaz Mayall (The Trojans, Gaz's Rockin' Records, Gaz's Rockin' Blues, and cowriter of The Bodysnatchers' "Ruder Than You"), The Duff Guide to 2 Tone draws from over 12 years of Shafer’s reviews from his Duff Guide to Ska blog—and this collection not only provides a critical overview of 2 Tone’s ever-growing body of work, it also documents the continuing and largely unwritten history of these bands, as well as 2 Tone’s lasting impact well into the 21st century.
Format: Half size
Year of publication: 2020
Number of pages: 264