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, also known as The Special AKA, are an English 2 Tone and ska revival band formed in 1977 in Coventry. Their music combines a "danceable ska and rocksteady beat with punk's energy and attitude". Lyrically they present a "more focused and informed political and social stance" than most other ska groups. The band wore mod-style "1960s period rude boy outfits (pork pie hats, tonic and mohair suits and loafers)". In 1980, the song "Too Much Too Young", the lead track on their The Special AKA Live! EP, reached No. 1 in the UK. In 1981, the unemployment-themed single "Ghost Town" also hit No. 1 in the UK Singles Chart.
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Albums, Releases & Mixtapes


And Friends (Re-Recorded)

And Friends (Re-Recorded)

The Specials February 26, 2019

17 Tracks

Encore (Deluxe)

Encore (Deluxe)

The Specials February 1, 2019

21 Tracks

Guilty 'Til Proved Innocent! (Expanded Edition)

Guilty 'Til Proved Innocent! (Expanded Edition)

The Specials March 23, 2018

20 Tracks

More... Or Less: The Specials Live

More... Or Less: The Specials Live

The Specials August 3, 2012

27 Tracks

BBC in Concert (15 December 1979)

BBC in Concert (15 December 1979)

The Specials December 4, 2009

11 Tracks

Ghost Town - Greatest Hits (Re-Recorded Versions)

Ghost Town - Greatest Hits (Re-Recorded Versions)

The Specials April 1, 2009

14 Tracks

Best Of

Best Of

The Specials March 31, 2008

14 Tracks

The Best of The Specials

The Best of The Specials

The Specials March 31, 2008

26 Tracks

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The Specials April 29, 2003

14 Tracks

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