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THE WALT JABSCO GANG - 2 TONE 1979-83

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THE WALT JABSCO GANG -  2 TONE 1979-83

This release comes from the great Justin Thomas' archive and features many of his rare and previously unseen images of 2 Tone bands captured between 1979 and 1983.

As Justin writes in his introduction to this collection:

"After the overly serious years of Punk, a huge ray of sunshine came to brighten up the end of the 70s in the form of 2 Tone. Here was joy unlimited; feel-good music to put a smile on your face and get your hips moving with serious messages underlying in the songs."

"I’d always loved Ska and Reggae, so when I saw The Specials play The Lyceum in London in May of 1979 I was blown away by both their vitality and their musicianship. For the first time since the 60s here were a handful of mixed race groups who had important things to say about Thatcher’s Britain. It was a photographer’s heaven - loads of onstage and offstage action, much leaping around and some natty threads too."

We are honoured to be releasing these images from Justin's fantastic archive and the first edition  - limited to 250 copies - will be released on September 12th. 
This is our 62nd release. If you’re new to our collection of music-related photozines, you can browse the whole catalogue here: https://bit.ly/zinescatalogue

For EU customers - please be aware before purchasing that you will now be liable to pay local VAT charges when your order arrives in your country.  Any import charges are the responsibility of the customer. 


THE WALT JABSCO GANG:  2 TONE 1979-83 (HA062)
Photography by Justin Thomas
© 2022 Justin Thomas & Hanging Around Books
Digitally printed A5 paperback photozine. 36 pages.
A limited edition of 250 copies.


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