Dance Craze, plus author Daniel Rachel

Trailer Review

ORPHEUM · SAUGERTIES

A SONIC WAVE Weekly screening.

Monday, September 9 –  author Daniel Rachel will discuss her new book “Too Much Too Soon”: The 2 Tone Records Story, post-screening

Rude Boys, Racism, and the Soundtrack of a Generation” by British journalist Daniel Rachel, with a preface by Pauline Black, singer of the legendary band the Selecter.  This is the story of truly iconic bands like the Specials, Madness, the English Beat, the Selecter, Bad Manners, and others in the UK “ska revival” of the early 1980s. These bands were decades ahead of their time, in their integration of Black and white musicians and their musical synthesis of ska, punk, and other genres. The author interviewed ALL the musicians in these bands and presents the history in such a fascinating way.