Robin Sunflower’s best two tone singles

With Baked a la Ska’s pre-christmas bash fast approaching, we thought we’d bring you another assortment of down right brilliant tracks from Baked a la Ska’s harmonica magician Robin Sunflower, so without further ado, tuck into his five favourite two tone singles…

The Specials – Gangsters

RS: ‘A clever re-working of Al Capone by Prince Buster.’

Madness- One Step Beyond

RS: ‘Another Prince Buster classic cover.’

The Beat- Stand Down Margaret

RS: ‘I Hope It’s not too late to say I wasn’t that keen on Thatcher!’

The Special AKA – Racist Friend

RS: ‘I was a teenager when the two-tone thing first arrived. I wasn’t allowed to like it- my mates and I were into heavy rock and Mods/Ska were very much the enemy. I like to think I’ve grown wiser with age. I still see some of my old rocker friends, but only the ones that grew up too.’

Elvis Costello- Pump it up

RS: ‘I know it’s not actually two-tone, but I think it fits in.’