Monday, April 11, 2011

The G-Men - The G Files [REPOST]

Great 2Tone sounds...

...from their Myspace

"The G Men are a ska band from Northern England who were formed in 1989 in Darlington. The first band rehearsal took place at Chandos Street Recording Studio with Dins, Dell (aka Mr Sausage) and Crozzer. Shortly after this evening of song, Mark Wilson and Laze joined the band and The G Men were born. After a handful of successful local shows, The G Men supported ska legends including Bad Manners, The Selecter, The Nutty Boys, Laurel Aitken, The International Beat and Bim Skala Bim. North Sea Records approached the band to record an album, and 'The G Files' was released on the label in 2000 to favourable reviews from the UK press. The G Men decided to take a break in 2002, but five years later they reformed after a number of alcohol fuelled rehearsals in Darlington. Since their reformation, the dudes have performed alongside Prince Buster, Bad Manners, Neville Staple, Pauline Black, The Toasters, The Hotknives and The Blaster Master. In 2009, the band appeared at the Feuerwerks Open Air Festival in Mainz, Germany, where their crazed set went down extremely well with the crowd. The G Men celebrate their 22nd anniversary this year, and we would like to invite you to join us in the celebrations."

1 Freedom Train
2 Shout Out
3 Teenage Nightmare
4 Sunshine Boy
5 Victims
6 Valley of the Kings
7 You Go Up
8 Barton Street
9 Stop the Clock
10 The Chosen Few

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