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Celebrate the Bullet ~ Selecter
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
'Celebrate The Bullet' saw The Selecter cutting their ties with 2-Tone and moving away from that labels trademark sound. Gone are the clasic ska and reggae covers of their debut 'Too Much Pressure', gone too are original bassist (Charley Anderson) and keyboardist (Desmond Brown). However, new recruits James Mackie (Keyboards) and Adam Williams (bass) seem to add an exciting new dimension to the 'Selecter'sound. More band members are involved with the songwriting this time round with chief songwriter Neol Davies providing just 5 of the albums original 11 tracks.
The music seems somewhat more atmospheric than their previous lp and singles. Davies''Washed Up and Left For Dead'is… Read more
Too Much Pressure ~ Selecter
Too Much Pressure ~ Selecter
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
At last an official CD release for this classic debut l.p from 2-Tone's finest The Selecter. A somewhat more pleasing debut than there label mates The Specials, brilliantly combining the vocal talents of Pauline Black and 'Gaps'Hendrickson, the killer guitars of Neol Davies and Compton Amanor, Desmond Brown's funky Hammond organ and the sturdy rhythm section of the two Charleys, Anderson (bass) and Bembridge (drums). The album contains the top 30 hits 'Three Minute Hero'and 'Missing Words'along with 'The Selecter'(flipside of The Specials''Gangsters')and 'On My Radio' and the original single version of 'Too Much Pressure'as bonus tracks. An excellent blend of classic ska and reggae covers… Read more

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