parodies by nacrowe
lately ive been on a bit of a researching tip focused on the original 1960s SKINHEAD culture in ENGLAND and have been consuming various DON LETTS documentaries, rewatching MADE IN BRITAIN (ITV, 1982) and THIS IS ENGLAND (WARP FILMS, 2006) and seeking out copies of the RICHARD ALLEN novels SKINHEAD (1970) and SUEDEHEAD (1971). let me know if you have a copy
of course, part of investigating the trajectory of that movement (and its unfortunate infiltration by the NATIONAL FRONT and extreme right-wing politics) is the 2-TONE SKA movement of the late 1970s, which celebrated diversity and multiculturalism. the fact that it attracted unwanted attention from racist idiots is something i still don't understand.
great music though. THE SPECIALS, MADNESS, THE ENGLISH BEAT and THE SELECTER are all amazing. cant say the same for those 1990s revival bands though.
art by nacrowe
tonight's episode of DEER GOD RADIO at 8PM on MAKERPARKRADIO.NYC is all about 2-TONE SKA and beyond. get ready to dance.
past episodes of DEER GOD RADIO as well as other MAKERPARKRADIO.NYC shows like MAKE HER SPACE, NOWHERE FAST and THE SYNTHESIZER SHOW are available here at the DEER GOD website.