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The Skatalites: Scattered Lights (Alligator)

Don Snowden, The Boston Phoenix, 26 February 1985

FOUR YEARS AGO, the Two-Tone ska revival raced through America as another Anglo hip trip, a six-month passing fancy that disappeared in a swirl of porkpie hats, shades, and checkboard fashions underlaid by raucous skank rhythms.

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