Additional information about this, The Selecter vinyl art.
The Selecter – The Artist
The Selecter are a 2 Tone ska revival band from Coventry, England, formed in mid-1979. The Selecter featured a diverse line-up, both in terms of race and gender, initially consisting of Arthur ‘Gaps’ Hendrickson and Pauline Black on lead vocals, Neol Davies and Compton Amanor on guitar, Desmond Brown on Hammond organ, Charley ‘H’ Bembridge on drums, and Charley Anderson on bass. The band’s name is based on the term “selector”, which is a Jamaican word for disc jockey. The band were one of the most successful ska bands of the 2 Tone era, notching up several top forty singles in the British charts. Having co-released the first 2 Tone Ska single with The Specials, they are considered one of the founding acts of the movement. Though highly influential, the original lineup only remained together for a year, and even with replacement players the band only continued until breaking up in 1981.
Missing Words – The Song
‘Missing Words’ is a song written by Neol Davies vocalist of the English Ska Band The Selecter. Released in 1980 it reached #23, on the UK charts, staying there for eight weeks. In contrast to The Selecter’s two previous singles, “On My Radio” and “Three Minute Hero”, “Missing Words” is a downbeat song about heartbreak issued as the 2 Tone Records ska revival began to fade.
The Heart – The Shape
Modelled into a silhouette of heart. The heart shape and its meaning has evolved over hundreds of years. Nowadays it means love but before the 13th and 14th centuries it was generally drawn for decorative purposes. People at that time thought of our hearts as books of memory and believed feelings for the beloved were somehow written on your heart.
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