Culture Shock eventually called it a day in 1989 as family pressures became too much for Bill and Nigel. Dick went on to form Citizen Fish with some of the Subhumans and they too reformed to keep both bands pretty busy to this day. Reforming Culture Shock became a 'no no' after Nigel killed himself in 1993 whether it was ever considered or not. Someone more adept at band details once described Culture Shock thus “ (they) were one of the rare pre-Operation Ivy ska bands, and it really shows. This is ska music, all right, but it's not quite as bouncy and poppy as the ska we're all familiar with. This is a bit darker at times, much looser, filled with reggae elements and a bit of jazz here and there. It's quite an interesting musical experience, and to top it all off, you've got Dick's vocals.” Interesting enough for us to want to put this discography package together in homage to a band that inspired and were much admired.
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