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Untouchables, The


Before California was swamped by a glut of ska-punk, The Untouchables ruled the roost.

Emerging from Los Angeles suburb Silver Lake in 1981, they covered tracks by The Specials and gave proof that 2-Tone‘s values could travel the world.

They signed to UK label Stiff but their sound had a distinct American take on ska – borne out by the subject matter of their 1985 single, I Spy (For The FBI) .