Volume #8, Issue #2 – April 1981

Dance Craze
The Best of British Ska…
Live
(Chrysalis)

The soon to be released film Dance Craze, has gotten a few folks anxious following the recent release of the live movie soundtrack.

            Filmed and recorded live in England, the hottest British Ska bands are featured, including the Specials, the Beat, Madness, the Selecter, Bad Manners, and the Bodysnatchers.  Each band contributes two or three songs to this lively compilation LP.  The Specials’ “Concrete Jungle” and the Selecter’s “Too Much Pressure” are amongst the conglomeration of hits.

            The U.K. import of the album included a poster of the bands, but unfortunately the domestic release does not include the poster.

            For all of you ska fans out there, this album is a must, but only as forerunner to the film.

Toni A. Brown

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