INTERVIEW: THE SELECTER "PEOPLE, OUT THERE, BE MORE LIKE US"


We catch up with The Selecter at Rewind 2022 and talk, Bjork, prejudice, and the 'Celebrate the Bullet' album.



PHOTOGROUPIE:

What was your experience of performing today?


PAULINE:

It's just great. It’s great to come to Rewind and do your greatest hits in half an hour I mean, what could possibly go wrong? You know, by halfway through the set the audience is always on our side whether they've heard it before or they haven't. You have your hard and fast group at the front. And then you know, those ones at the back maybe are into something different but then think “why quite like this”. So it's good.


PHOTOGROUPIE:

What is your highlight of that period?


GAPS:

My highlight was the Bristol Odeon gig, which was tremendous. Because you can feel the audience building. But when we got to Bristol but even the building was shaking. That was on the 2 Tone tour in 1979, with Madness and The Specials. So that was really good. That's my best memory.


PAULINE:

My highlight was that there used to be a place called Hammersmith Odeon (now Eventim Apollo), and Debbie Harry invited the band to come and support Blondie. And that was quite early in our time together. And I just thought that was absolutely wonderful.


PHOTOGROUPIE:

You and The Specials were at