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UNDER THE INFLUENCE [Ep2] - EXPLORES THE ROOTS AND INFLUENCE OF 2 TONE SKA

NOISEY EXPLORES THE ROOTS AND INFLUENCE OF 2 TONE SKA
IN EPISODE TWO OF UNDER THE INFLUENCE 

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The Miner's Strike and the politics of punk

Punk music in the UK was arguably a response to the poor conditions of living during James Callaghan’s time as Labour Prime Minister. Though it wasn’t until Thatcher came to power that punk really hit its political stride. 958 more words

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'It's the eve of the general election, and it's up to you...'

May 1979, their debut single ‘Gangsters’ still a couple of months away, the tonik suited Specials play a scorching set at The Moonlight Club in north west London. 63 more words

Something Special: Horace Panter interviewed

In the late 1970s and early 1980s, The Specials were a rare group that successfully combined a political message with mainstream appeal. Their style, which combined the infectious rhythms of Jamaican ska with the social commentary of punk, continues to be an influence of many musicians, including contemporary artists such as Lily Allen and Tricky. 216 more words

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Just another burden on the welfare state

The Specials, eh?  What a band, and what to say about this?  Rather like their (probably) best-known song, Ghost Town, this is another great pop record with a serious message – a conscience, if you will?   123 more words

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Saturday Matinee - The Specials, Seasick Steve & The J. Geils Band

The Specials live at PinkPop 28 May 2012.

Pinkpop Festival or PINKPOP is a large, annual music festival held at Landgraaf, the Netherlands. It is usually held on the Pentecost weekend (Pinksteren in Dutch, hence the name).

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