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 siren, a European type of siren; Language. Two-tone language; Diphthong (Greek for two tones), in linguistics, a gliding vowel; Music. 2 Tone (music genre), music genre; 2 Tone Records, record label; Two Tone Club, French ska band "Two-Tone" Tommy, bass musician; Other. Two-tone color, such as RG color space; Two-tone paint; Two-tone pattern
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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...
Two-tone or 2 Tone is a genre of British music that fuses traditional ska with musical elements of punk rock and new wave music. Its name comes from 2 Tone Records, a label founded by Jerry Dammers of The Specials, and references a desire to transcend and defuse racial tensions in Thatcher-era Brita
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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.
This category contains music genres that could be considered fusions of various historical genres; that is, they combine elements of different genres together. Subcategories This category has the following 37 subcategories, out of 37 total.
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Also known as: Second Wave Ska, Two Tone 2 Tone originated in England in the late 1970s as a revival of the first wave Jamaican Ska movement of the 1960s. It is considered to be the second wave of Ska, and was followed by Third Wave Ska in the mid-to-late 1980s.