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Bedouin Soundclash supporting The Specials and Toots & The Maytals

For the first-time ever, influential British icons The Specials and legendary reggae heroes Toots And The Maytals will share the stage at three dates across the UK this summer. 416 more words


Top 5 Galore: Kevin / Do the Dog Music

1. The Specials – Do Nothing (one of the first 7″ singles I ever bought. I have always loved the tune & the lyrics are just as relevant today as they were back in the early 1980’s) 152 more words



Britain in the late 70s, then as now, was a divided isle: the rise of far-right organisations such as the National Front, as well as an authoritarian government, proved troubling for a burgeoning multicultural country.Black and Asian families in particular were still at the receiving end of racism and prejudiced preconceptions.So bands which featured black and white musicians, such as the Specials and the Selecter, were important in what became known as the Two Tone movement, fundamental in raising awareness of diversity and issues around gang violence.Many punk bands toured with, and took influences from, reggae and ska bands. 119 more words

Lorna Irvine

Busy few days ahead

Last night I attended a quiz to raise money for a local man who was involved in an awful accident in London. My team finished third or fourth; three points behind the joint winners. 119 more words

The Specials - Pressure Drop

01 – Pressure Drop (Radio Edit)
02 – Pressure Drop (Handbaggers Remix Edit)
03 – Do Nothing (Live)
04 – Hey Little Rich Girl (Live)

The Specials

The Specials