01.12.2007

THE SPECIALS - Rat Race


Back by popular demand. There are so many bands influenced by The Specials nowadays. Amy Winehouse has covered the whole catalogue of The Specials, the sound of The Gorillaz/Mr Hudson & The Library/Hard Fi/The Babyshambles a.m.m. would not be possible without "More Specials", the second album. "Rat Race" was originally only released as a 7 Inch single after the first album and showed the way out of the Ska-universe, that The Specials were hating already after their first album. Althoug being one of the few mixed bands (black and white musicians) the right wing Skinhead movement loved and obviously never understood The Specials and most shows ended in big fights between left wing and right wing Skinheads/Mods/Punks...

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