Are they still together? Not sure – maybe.
Did you ever see them play live? Yes, once. Long ago.
Anything you want / need by them? Their 2nd album on CD?
You really should own / hear:
- Too Much Pressure (1980)
- Celebrate The Bullet (1981)
I particularly like their singles – “On My Radio”, “Missing Words” etc. An extremely high standard of pop music writing in this band, I think.
Unless my memory is particularly faulty, The Selecter were among the last of the British ska bands of the class of ’79 / ’80 to have an album released. Or maybe I just got it a bit later on? “Too Much Pressure” got an awful lot of play around here when it was a new release. “James Bond” is such a great track, played in their inimitable style.
A not-yet-existing Selecter shared the debut Specials 45, “Gangsters”, circa ’79. My brain contains a memory of standing in a Woolworth’s on Oxford Street, staring up at a TV playing a music video for “Missing Words”, either in the fall of ’79 or summer of ’80.
I might’ve tried the first of the Pauline Black solo records, but didn’t keep up with any thereafter.