The Specials



The Specials

Rating
Active
1977 to 2001
Born
November 30, -0001 in Coventry
Location
Coventry, England, United Kingdom
A.K.A.
ska band
Biography
The Specials (sometimes called The Special AKA) are an English "2 Tone" ska revival band formed in 1977 in Coventry, England. Their music combines a danceable ska beat with punk's energy, underpinned by an informed political and social stance. The group was formed by songwriter/keyboardist Jerry Dammers, with Terry Hall (vocals), Lynval Golding (guitar, vocals) and a rhythm section featuring Horace Panter (bass) and John Bradbury (drums). The band wore mod-style 1960s period "rude boy" outfits (pork pie hats, mohair suits, and loafers).
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Do Nothing

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Albums, Releases & Mixtapes


And Friends (Re-Recorded)

And Friends (Re-Recorded)

The Specials December 3, 2017

15 Tracks

The Boiler

The Boiler

The Specials January 1, 2017

2 Tracks

More... Or Less: The Specials Live

More... Or Less: The Specials Live

The Specials August 3, 2012

11 Tracks

Ghost Town (Dubstep MIx) [Re-Recorded]

Ghost Town (Dubstep MIx) [Re-Recorded]

The Specials June 13, 2011

1 Tracks

King of Kings

King of Kings

Desmond Dekker May 4, 2010

12 Tracks

BBC in Concert (15 December 1979)

BBC in Concert (15 December 1979)

The Specials December 4, 2009

11 Tracks

Live at the Moonlight Club

Live at the Moonlight Club

The Specials March 31, 2009

10 Tracks

John Peel Session (23 May 1979)

John Peel Session (23 May 1979)

The Specials November 28, 2008

4 Tracks

Best Of

Best Of

The Specials March 31, 2008

15 Tracks

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