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The Specials

Band from West Midlands

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A Message To You Rudy

The Specials

The Specials Biography

The Specials, also known as The Special AKA, are an English 2 tone and ska revival band formed in 1977 in Coventry. After some early changes, the first stable lineup of the group consisted of Terry Hall and Neville Staple on vocals, Jerry Dammers on keyboards, Lynval Golding and Roddy Radiation on guitars, Horace Panter on bass, John Bradbury on drums, and Dick Cuthell and Rico Rodriguez on horns. The band wore mod-style "1960s period rude boy outfits ". Their music combines the danceable rhythms of ska and rocksteady with the energy and attitude of punk. Lyrically, their work presented overt political and social commentary.
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The Specials, also known as The Special AKA, are an English 2 tone and ska revival band formed in 1977 in Coventry. After some early changes, the first stable lineup of the group consisted of Terry Hall and Neville Staple on vocals, Jerry Dammers on keyboards, Lynval Golding and Roddy Radiation on guitars, Horace Panter on bass, John Bradbury on drums, and Dick Cuthell and Rico Rodriguez on horns. The band wore mod-style "1960s period rude boy outfits ". Their music combines the danceable rhythms of ska and rocksteady with the energy and attitude of punk. Lyrically, their work presented overt political and social commentary.

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The Specials Discography

  • 1979SingleA Message to You Rudy (feat. Rico)
  • 1979SingleGangsters / The Selecter (2022 Remaster)
  • 1979AlbumThe Specials (2002 Remaster)
  • 1980SingleDo Nothing
  • 1980AlbumMore Specials (2002 Remaster)
  • 1980SingleRat Race
  • 1980SingleStereotype
  • 1980AlbumToo Much Too Young (Live)
  • 1980SingleToo Much Too Young the Specials a.K.A. Live! (feat. Rico)
  • 1981EPGhost Town [2021 Remaster] [2021 Remaster]
  • 1982SingleJungle Music
  • 1982SingleThe Boiler
  • 1984AlbumIn the Studio (2002 Remaster)
  • 1984EPNelson Mandela
  • 1992AlbumLive at the Moonlight Club
  • 1993AlbumKing of Kings
  • 1996AlbumToo Much Too Young: The Gold Collection
  • 1999AlbumA Special Collection
  • 2006AlbumThe Very Best of the Specials and Fun Boy Three (Re-Recorded Versions)
  • 2007AlbumThe Specials & Friends (Re-Recorded)
  • 2008EPJohn Peel Session (23 May 1979)
  • 2008AlbumThe Best of the Specials
  • 2009Album30th Anniversary Tour Live
  • 2009AlbumBbc in Concert (15 December 1979)
  • 2009AlbumGhost Town: Greatest Hits (Re-Recorded Versions)
  • 2009SingleToo Hot (Live)
  • 2011SingleGhost Town (Dubstep MIx) [Re-Recorded]
  • 2012AlbumMore... or Less: The Specials Live
  • 2018SingleConcrete Jungle (Live)
  • 2018AlbumGuilty 'Til Proved Innocent! (Expanded Edition)
  • 2018AlbumTwo Tone Live
  • 2019SingleEmbarrassed by You (Radio Edit)
  • 2019AlbumEncore
  • 2019SingleKootanda
  • 2021AlbumProtest Songs 1924 – 2012
  • 2022SingleRoddy Came Home (feat. Roddy Radiation Byers and the Skabilly Rebels & the Specials)
  • 2023SingleA Message To You Rudy (Re-Recorded) (Sped Up)
  • 2023SingleConcrete Jungle [Film Soundtrack Version]
  • 2023SingleGhost Town (Re-recorded - Sped Up)
  • 2023SingleWar Crimes
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