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Joe Massot

Dance Craze

Edition 1981
50' - 1981 - Documentary, Music/Musical - Dialogue: English
Director: Joe Massot With: The Beat, The Bodysnatchers, The Selecter, The Specials
Rocksteady to both a visual and musical documentary of the big shot's of the English 2-Tone movement of the late 1970s that has the exhaustive, high-energy performances exploding onto stage. Jump, shout, twist and crawl and dance to the tunes of Ska and its anthems of its rough riders and three-minute heroes captivated in the moment of a generation of England's concrete jungles and razor blade alley's. No longer on your radio but now on stage, together, with the likes of Madness, The Specials and The Beat et al, this concert footage of an era is a must-see, rare and fascinating look into a once vibrant youth culture of working-class England and its musical dance craze.

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Joe Massot


The Beat, The Bodysnatchers, The Selecter, The Specials

Director of Photography

Joe Dunton


Ben Rayner, Anthony Sloman


Gavrik Losey

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Countries of production

United Kingdom



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