Punk and reggae have always been close and comfortable traveling companions, at least in the UK, from whence I write this. Back in the day, the outlawed punk and the underground dub and reggae scenes found themselves unlikely allies against the powers that be, then friends and eventually collaborators spawning the Two Tone movement on this side of the water, forging ska-punk on the other. Since then, the two genres have made for easy bed-fellows…

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