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The Selecter - Too Much Pressure: 40th Anniversary Half-Speed Master LP + 7-Inch


The Selecter was one of the key bands of the ska revival in the late 70's and one of the few racially and sexually integrated bands on the scene. Vocalist Pauline Black wrote about sexism, racism, and social issues. Their debut release was the AA side of The Specials single "Gangsters" in the summer of 1979, which only consisted of Neol Davies and John Bradbury (of The Specials) before quickly forming a full band by the end of the year. Follow up single "On My Radio" reached No. 6 in the UK charts. Their debut album Too Much Pressure was released in February 1980 and reached No. 5 in the UK charts. It also included the two further hit singles "Three Minute Hero" and "Missing Words." This new half-speed cut / remaster of the Too Much Pressure includes a bonus 7" of the "On My Radio" single. The vinyl sleeve is a 3mm spined sleeve with printed inner. The 7" single is housed in its original 2 Tone sleeve and bellyband.


  1. Three Minute Hero
  2. Everyday
  3. They Make Me Mad
  4. Missing Words
  5. Danger
  6. Street Feeling
  7. My Collie (Not A Dog)
  8. Too Much Pressure
  9. Murder
  10. Out On The Streets
  11. Carry Go Bring Come
  12. Black And Blue
  13. James Bond


  1. On My Radio
  2. Too Much Pressure