Category: Classic Rock


  1. The Specials remains a snapshot of a bleaker time, and a wrily comical antidote to political and cultural indifference anywhere. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Licence.
  2. The Specials are one of the defining bands of the late 70’s/early 80’s along with Jerry Dammers’ iconic label Two Tone Records. Originally formed in as The Coventry Automatics, The Specials combined Jamaican ska and Rocksteady mixed with the energy of punk and launched a whole Ska Revival which helped fellow like-minded bands Madness, The Beat and The Selecter to release their first 5/5(3).
  3. The Specials, also known as The Special AKA, are an English 2 Tone and ska revival band formed in in Coventry. After some early changes, the first stable lineup of the group consisted of Terry Hall and Neville Staple on vocals, Lynval Golding and Roddy Radiation on guitars, Horace Panter on bass, Jerry Dammers on keyboards, John Bradbury on drums, and Dick Cuthell and Rico Rodriguez on horns.
  4. The Specials were formed in Coventry in as The Coventry Automatics. True innovators of the punk era, the band began the British ska revival craze, combining the highly danceable ska and rocksteadybeat with punk's energy and attitude. The Specials had seven consecutive UK Top 10 singles between and , including the number 1 hits Too Much Too Young and Ghost Town. The Specials.
  5. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Vinyl release of The Specials on Discogs. Label: Chrysalis - ,Chrysalis - • Format: Vinyl LP, Album /5().
  6. The ribald humor of "Stupid Marriage" was actually a Jamican ska reworking of Shorty Long's late Sixties R&B hit "Here Comes the Judge." "Blank Expression" was a cry against apathy and ignorance. The covers of ska classics like "A Message To Rudy" and Prince Buster's classic "Too Hot" showcase the muscular playing of the band.
  7. May 13,  · Song Why? Artist The Specials; Album Stereo-Typical: A's, B's & Rarities; Writers Lynval Golding; Licensed to YouTube by Reservoir Media Management (Label) (on .