At Reggae Steady Ska, we pride ourselves at being your source for information on ska, reggae and rocksteady, but we’ll be the first to acknowledge the all-around greatness and trusted expertise of The Duff Guide to Ska. The man behind the Duff Man glasses is Steve Shafer, a NY City ska institution. Steve’s own story would make a great book, but instead he’s written The Duff Guide to 2 Tone, a 250+ page collection of 2 Tone-related pieces from his blog. There are reviews of original releases, but the book’s real purpose is to show how the 2 Tone sound and—more importantly its ideals—carry on today. Book in hand, Charles Zoomed-in with Steve for a chat.
The Duff Guide To 2 Tone is available at exclusively at Amazon (affiliate link).
I still listen to the music Steve shafer turned me onto 30 years ago. Dancehall crashers being a regular spin. Miss you sir.