True innovators of the punk era,the Specialsbegan 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.
Their agenda of racial harmony and social inclusion was pursued through their music, and came to be described as the Two Tone movement. Identified also by their distinctive look, the band woremod-style 1960s period"rude boy"outfits (pork pie hats, tonic andmohairsuits, and loafers) that were adopted by fans and musical followers alike.
|A2||–The Specials||Rudi, A Message To You||2:52|
|A3||–The Specials||Nite Klub||3:12|
|A4||–The Specials||Too Much Too Young||2:04|
|A5||–The Specials||Guns Of Navarone||2:20|
|A6||–The Specials||Rat Race||3:08|
|A8||–The Specials||International Jet Set||4:11|
|A9||–The Specials||Do Nothing||3:52|
|B1||–The Specials||Ghost Town||5:59|
|B3||–The Specials||Friday Night, Saturday Morning||3:34|
|B4||–The Special A.K.A.*||War Crimes||4:03|
|B5||–The Special A.K.A.*||Racist Friend||3:48|
|B6||–The Special A.K.A.*||Nelson Mandela||4:34|
|B7||–The Special A.K.A.*||(What I Like Most About You Is Your) Girlfriend||4:02|