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Subculture ‎(CD, Album, Promo). Subculture ‎(LP, Album, Ltd, Whi). DMF Records (3). DMF101LPCOL.

Their latest album, Subculture, shows they’ve lost none of their vitality after over 35 years in the scene and numerous lineup changes. Original members, and co-vocalists, Pauline Black and Gaps Hendrickson are the only two remaining members of note from the band’s early days on this release. But, the cast of players they’ve brought with them put together an album that sounds fresh and vital, which is saying a lot for a style of music that hasn’t changed a lot since the early 1980s. While many of their peers transformed their sound to fit into the changing styles of pop music, The Selecter keep it pure 2 Tone on this release. Another element adding to the immediacy of this record is the lyrical content. While many bands who touched on sociopolitical issues early in their careers take on the angry adult tone as they age, you don’t get that with any songs on this release.

If you're a serious ska fan, you're probably aware that the Selecter - one of the major groups of the 2-Tone-led . ska revival of the late '70s and early '80s - broke up in 1982, but reunited in 1991, with various lineups of the group touring and recording ever since. However, the Selecter's 2015 release Subculture has been hailed as a comeback among folks who don't regularly wear pork pie hats, and it's certainly true this is a much stronger album than the sizable majority of the material that's been released under the group's name since 1992.

Although arriving three decades after The Selecter’s debut release, Subculture addresses many of the issues that shaped the 2tone movement, reminding us that – however far society may have appeared to have moved forwards – there is still an urgent need for upheaval. Addressing subjects from the Israeli/Palestinian conflict (‘Babble On’) to failed romance (‘It Never Worked Out’), Subculture is yet another incredible arson of fantastically uplifting, and undeniably necessary, songs.

The Selecter are a 2 Tone ska revival band from Coventry, England, formed in mid-1979. The Selecter featured a diverse line-up, both in terms of race and gender, initially consisting of Arthur 'Gaps' Hendrickson and Pauline Black on lead vocals, Neol Davies and Compton Amanor on guitar, Desmond Brown on Hammond organ, Charley 'H' Bembridge on drums, and Charley Anderson on bass. The band's name is based on the term "selector", which is a Jamaican word for disc jockey.

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Box Fresh 3:47
It Never Worked Out 3:40
Open Coal 3:48
Breakdown 4:02
Karma 4:27
See Them A Come 3:30
Because The Night 3:40
Stone Cold Sober 2:42
Walk The Walk 4:10
Babble On 4:10
Hit The Ground Running 3:16
Still I Rise 3:40


Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
DMF101CD The Selecter Subculture ‎(CD, Album) DMF Records DMF101CD UK 2015
VOCA CD 1969 The Selecter Subculture ‎(CD, Album, Promo) Vocaphone Records VOCA CD 1969 UK 2015
DMF101 The Selecter Subculture ‎(CDr, Album, Promo) DMF Records DMF101 UK 2015
DMF101LP The Selecter Subculture ‎(LP, Album) DMF Records DMF101LP UK 2015
DMF101LPCOL The Selecter Subculture ‎(LP, Album, Ltd, Whi) DMF Records DMF101LPCOL UK 2015