Too Much Pressure – The Selecter (1979)


Too Much Pressure is the first album by British ska band The Selecter. After the band’s official formation in 1979 in Coventry, following the release of a song entitled ‘The Selecter’ by an unofficial incarnation of the band, the band’s hit single ‘On My Radio‘ prompted their labels 2 Tone and Chrysalis to ask the band to record their debut album. … The album contains original material, mostly composed by band founder and guitarist Neol Davies, as well as numerous ska and reggae cover versions, in a similar fashion to the Specialsdebut album. … Critical reception to Too Much Pressure was positive. Robert Christgau of The Village Voice awarded the album a score of ‘A-‘, advising listeners to ‘play loud. He commented how, ‘except for songwriter-guitarist Neol Davies, these two-toners are black, reassuring in a movement that calls up fears of folkie patronization. Lead singer’s a woman, too, a refreshing piece of progress no matter how self-consciously progressive its motives.’ …”
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