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Posted by on Jun 18, 2014 in Wednesday Rock Blogging | 1 comment | Print Print

The Specials

A great ska band influenced by Elvis Costello (who produced their first album in 1979) and who loved the chaotic dance-party shows.

From wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Specials

The Specials, also known as The Special AKA, are an English 2 Tone and ska revival band formed in 1977 in Coventry.[1] Their music combines a “danceable ska and rocksteady beat with punk’s energy and attitude”, and had a “more focused and informed political and social stance” than other ska groups. The band wore mod-style “1960s period rude boy outfits (pork pie hats, tonic and mohair suits, and loafers).”

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