Question: 2Tone records considered signing a U.S. band to their label and it was a band from California...who was it? Answer: NOT The Untouchables. The only American band that Jerry Dammers thought was suitable for the 2Tone label was The Hoovers. Not surprisingly The Hoovers were led by Paul Whiting who moved to the US from London England and carried his accent with him making them the only California ska band that sounded legitimately like the British ska bands of that time. Their entire career unfortunately produced only one L.P. - Skin and Blisters and one E.P. - Smut and Class. Though they had no horn section I think that this endeavor will appeal to fans of any of the old 2Tone bands, but they are especially reminiscent of Madness.
1 The Good Life 2 Jimmy Jones 3 I Got You Babe 4 The Brighton Run 5 To Your Mother 6 The World Gone Mad 7 The Day They Made Him King 8 Roly Poly 9 She Want It 10 Pretty Little Blossom Song 11 Captain Scarlet