The Selecter @WOWfest 2012

This entry is part 3 of 9 in the series Eyeplug@WOWFest

The Selecter® – Starring Pauline Black & Arthur ‘Gaps” Hendrickson

“Too Much Pressure” released by this important and influential platinum selling band in Feb 1980 remains a classic touchstone for a generation of Ska lovers and the band are excited to announce they will be playing the album in its entirety plus a selection of other much loved Selecter tracks and some new surprises at concerts throughout 2011.

Mixing punk, ska and reggae, ‘Too Much Pressure’ successfully reflected the social and political issues of the early Thatcher years in Britain and gave a voice to disaffected youth across the racial divide.

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The Selecter® fronted by the original singing duo of the female icon of the 2-Tone era Pauline Black & Arthur ‘Gaps’ Hendrickson deliver classic hits like ‘Three Minute Hero’, ‘Missing Words’, ‘On My Radio’, ‘James Bond’ and of course ‘Too Much Pressure’. New Selecter Album ‘Made In Britain’ & Pauline Black’s 2-Tone Memoir  ‘Black By Design’

2011 sees the return of one of the most vital, visceral and important Ska acts ever. Queen of 2-Tone, Pauline Black featured prominently in BBC4’s recent “Reggae Britannia” series, contributing to a 90 mins documentary and a live concert broadcast from The Barbican in London.

The Selecter® have written and recorded a new 10 track album ‘Made In Britain’, featuring covers of Amy Winehouse’s ‘Back To Black’ & a hugely popular anti-racist ska/reggae re-working of Woody Guthrie’s ‘All You Fascists Bound To Lose’  re-invented as ‘Big In The Body – Small In The Mind’, which is due for release in September 2011.

Discography 1979 – 2011

The Singles

1979 – On My Radio/Too Much Pressure [2-Tone] 1980 – Three Minute Hero/Carry Go Bring Come [2-Tone] 1980 – Missing Words/Street Feeling [2-Tone] 1980 – The Whisper/Train to Skaville [2-Tone] 1981 – Celebrate The Bullet/Last Tango in Dub [Chrysalis]

The Albums

1980 – Too Much Pressure [2-Tone] 1981 – Celebrate The Bullet [Chrysalis] 1992 – Out On The Streets Again [Triple X] 1993 – The Selecter® and Prince Buster (Madness) [Triple X] 1994 – The Happy Album (studio recording) [Triple X] 1995 – Pucker [Triple X] 1996 – Back Out On The Streets [Triple X] 1997 – The Very Best Of The Selecter® [Triple X] 1998 – Cruel Britannia [Snapper] 1999 – Trojan Songbook Vol 1 [Trojan] 2000 – Trojan Songbook Vol 2 [Trojan] 2001 – Trojan Songbook Vol3 [Trojan] 2002 – Unplugged For The Rudeboy Generation [Almafame] 2003 – Real To Reel [Captain Mod]


1980 – Dance Craze [2Tone/Chrysalis Films] 1989 – Dance Craze [2Tone/ VHS] 2003 – Live In London [Secret Films/DVD]

Line Up

Lead Vox: Pauline Black
Lead Vox: Arthur “Gaps” Hendrickson
Drums: Winston Marche
Guitar: Anthony Harty
Keyboards: Greg Coulson
Bass: John Thompson
Horns: Neil Pyzer & Orlando LaRose



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Originally posted 2012-04-19 18:13:16. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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