January 27, 2012

They won't make me an overnight star

Have You Heard From Johannesburg?: Free at Last on Independent Lens might have put you in the mood for The Specials (or abc). You can hear a few here, though the originals are more interesting:

'Gangsters' was a reworking of a Prince Buster tune. In the same period, The Specials had a talkative baby with The Go-Go's:

And just for fun (choosing sound over visuals), coming full circle with the producer of The Specials 1st album:

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