- From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. 2 Tone (or Two Tone) was a late-1970s ska revival in the United Kingdom led by Jerry Dammers and The Specials. It fused traditional ska music with punk rock attitude, energy and musical elements.
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Two-tone or 2 tone is a genre of British popular music of the early 1980s that fused traditional Jamaican ska music with elements of punk rock and new wave music. Its name derives from 2 Tone Records, a record label founded in 1979 by Jerry Dammers of The Specials, and references a desire to transcend and defuse racial tensions in Thatcher-era Britain; many two-tone groups, such as The Specials, The Selecter, and The Beat featured a mix of black, white, and multiracial people. Originating in the
Two-tone attention signal. Two-tone chime, such as the "ding dong" sound of a doorbell. Two-tone sequential paging, selective calling method in analog 2-way radio transmission. Two-tone siren, a European type of siren.
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A British ska revival genre of the late 1970s, fusing traditional ska music with punk rock elements.
Two-tone or 2 Tone is a genre of British popular music of the early 1980s that fused traditional Jamaican ska music with elements of punk rock and new wave music.
2 Tone is a mix of ska and punk rock music, so many people consider it a subgenre of punk music. The categorization is based on the style of music, not what subcultures the fans belonged to. Spylab 13:24, 28 September 2006 (UTC)Spylab I don't see any punk influence in 2-tone ska, but if you say so...
Musical genres, groups, and works. Tone (DC band), a DC instrumental band formed in 1991 Tone (Jeff Ament album), a 2008 album by Jeff Ament; Tone, a 2011 album by Tohoshinki; 2 Tone (music genre) or Two Tone, style of music combining elements of ska and punk
Ska punk combines ska music with punk rock music. Ska-core is a subgenre of ska punk that blends ska with hardcore punk. Early ska punk combined both 2 Tone and ska with hardcore punk. Ska punk often features wind instruments, especially horns such as saxophones, trombones and trumpets, making the genre distinct from other forms of punk rock.
The 2 Tone genre, which began in the late 1970s in the Coventry area of UK, was a fusion of Jamaican ska rhythms and melodies with punk rock's more aggressive guitar chords and lyrics. Compared to 1960s ska, 2 Tone music had faster tempos, fuller instrumentation, and a harder edge.