Back in 1980, my radio was normally tuned to Zeppelin and the like. Though the station would sometimes throw us a curveball and play something not in the same vein as the norm. I think they called it free form radio or something. An example of this was playing ska material from bands like The Specials. At first, you’re like… what in the world? But then, it grows on you and next thing you know, you’re doing the two step… err… the two tone, rather.
I remember hearing the song A Message To You Rudy and getting hooked on it immediately. Something about ska that’s so cool, I guess. I don’t know, I just love it.
I’ll be featuring some more ska-influenced rock bands here soon. Should be fun.