THE SPECIALS

Dub/Ska/Reggae • United Kingdom
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Pioneering second wave ska band that founded the 2 Tone label and combined socially conscious messages with jaunty, danceable music.

True innovators of the punk era, the Specials began the British ska revival craze, combining the highly danceable ska and rocksteady beat with punk's energy and attitude, and taking on a more focused and informed political and social stance than their predecessors and peers.

The band was originally formed in Coventry, in 1977, as the Coventry Automatics and later the Special A.K.A. by songwriter/keyboardist Jerry Dammers, with Terry Hall (vocals), Lynval Golding (guitar, vocals), Neville Staples (vocals, percussion), Roddy Radiation (guitar), Sir Horace Gentleman (bass), and John Bradbury (drums). An opening slot for the Clash stirred up interest with the major labels, but Dammers instead opted to start his own 2-Tone label, named for its multiracial agenda and after the two-tone tonic suits favored by the like-minded mods of the
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THE SPECIALS Specials album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Specials
Dub/Ska/Reggae 1979
THE SPECIALS More Specials album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
More Specials
Dub/Ska/Reggae 1980
THE SPECIALS The Special AKA ‎: In The Studio album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Special AKA ‎: In The Studio
Dub/Ska/Reggae 1984
THE SPECIALS Today's Specials album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Today's Specials
Dub/Ska/Reggae 1996
THE SPECIALS Guilty 'Til Proved Innocent! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Guilty 'Til Proved Innocent!
Dub/Ska/Reggae 1998
THE SPECIALS Skinhead Girl album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Skinhead Girl
Dub/Ska/Reggae 2000
THE SPECIALS The Conquering Ruler album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Conquering Ruler
Dub/Ska/Reggae 2001
THE SPECIALS Ghost Town album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ghost Town
Dub/Ska/Reggae 2008

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THE SPECIALS Live At The Moonlight Club album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live At The Moonlight Club
Dub/Ska/Reggae 1992
THE SPECIALS Live - Too Much Too Young album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live - Too Much Too Young
Dub/Ska/Reggae 1992
THE SPECIALS Gangsters album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Gangsters
Dub/Ska/Reggae 1996
THE SPECIALS Ghost Town 'Live' album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ghost Town 'Live'
Dub/Ska/Reggae 1999
THE SPECIALS More... Or Less. - The Specials Live album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
More... Or Less. - The Specials Live
Dub/Ska/Reggae 2012
THE SPECIALS Live 2014: The Tour Edition album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live 2014: The Tour Edition
Dub/Ska/Reggae 2014

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