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This is it !!! Skinheads stand up !!!
on 23 September 2002
I bought this not knowing quite what to expect. Having been into the skinhead/ ska sound for only a few years, I was not sure if, when I put this on, I may be dissapointed... I WAS NOT !!!
This collection is superb. It evokes, like the blurb on the sleeve says, a sense of a time when skinhead culture was refined and at the cutting edge.
Its feel good music with tons of attitude heaped on.
Some of the tunes on this collection I already knew (ie: Hee Cup, Wiggle Waggle and Skinhead Moonstomp). The test is if they stand out as being the best on the album, or did they blend seamlessly with the rest? They do. All the tracks (50 of the beauties) are blinding. Admittedly the 3rd cd is very much more the typical reggae sound, rather than the "ska" roughness, of the first 2 cds. But its all great...
If you've never heard the early skinhead sound, but enjoy the tones of the Specials, Madness or even Bad Manners (!) buy this !!! Get a taste of the original...
I can't praise this collection enough... 10 stars !!!!!!!!!