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Thursday, 7 January 2010

The Specials - More Specials - Album

'More Specials' is an October 1980 album from the ska band The Specials. The album was the band's second, after their self-titled debut, and expanded the group's 2 tone sound to include lounge music and other influences. It includes collaborations with The Go-Go's, Rhoda Dakar from The Bodysnatchers and Lee Jay Thompson from Madness. The lyrics, like the previous album, were often intensely political.

On the charts, the album hit the Top Five in the UK, where 'Rat Race', 'Stereotype' and 'Do Nothing' hit the Top Ten. 'Rat Race' hit number 89 on Billboard Music Chart's (US) Club Play Singles chart, while the album as a whole hit number 98 on Billboards Pop Albums chart.

More Specials was a hit in the two-tone movement, a late-1970s revival of Jamaican ska from the 1960s. Along with bands like the Bodysnatchers and Madness, The Specials would go on to be a leader in this revival, and later heroes for two further ska-punk revivals on the opposite side of the Atlantic: the late 1980s Southern California scene (NOFX, Operation Ivy) and the mid-1990s "third wave of ska" (Sublime, No Doubt) which popularised the mixture.

The Track 'Hey, Little Rich Girl' has been covered by Amy Winehouse

01 - Enjoy Yourself
02 - Rat Race
03 - Man at C & A
04 - Hey, Little Rich Girl
05 - Do Nothing
06 - Pearl's Cafe
07 - Sock It to 'Em J.B
08 - Stereotype/Stereotypes, Pt. 2
09 - Holiday Fortnight
10 - I Can't Stand It
11 - International Jet Set
12 - Enjoy Yourself (Reprise)

Click the link below to download the album


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