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The Specials

The Specials
Formed: 1977 in Coventry, England
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Genre: Pop/Rock
Group Members: Stan Campbell, John Bradbury, Jerry Dammers, Horace Gentleman, Lynval Golding, Terry Hall, Roddy Radiation, Neville Staple
Biography: True innovators of the punk era, the Specials began the British ska revival craze, combining the highly danceable ska and rocksteady beat with punk's energy and attitude, and taking on a more focused and informed political and social stance than their predecessors and peers.

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The Specials
Released: 1979
Label: 2-Tone
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A perfect moment in time captured on vinyl forever, such is the Specials' eponymous debut album; it arrived in shops in the middle of October 1979 and soared into the U.K. Top Five. It was an utter revelation ...Read full review
More Specials [2002 Remaster]
Released: 1980
Label: EMI
Critics' Rating:
Less frenzied than its predecessor, but more musically adventurous, More Specials was nearly as popular in its day as its predecessor, falling just one chart place below their debut. It kicked off in similar ...Read full review
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