The Specials – Ghost Town
The Specials are an English 2 Tone and ska revival band formed in 1977 in Coventry. Their music combines a “danceable ska and rocksteady beat with punk’s energy and attitude”. Lyrically, they present a “more focused and informed political and social stance”. In 1980, the song “Too Much Too Young”, the lead track on their The Special AKA Live! EP, reached No. 1 in the UK Singles Chart. In 1981, the recession-themed single “Ghost Town” also hit No. 1 in the UK. Ghost Town is a compilation album featuring the all-time classics “Ghost Town,” “A Message To You Rudy” and “Gangsters” plus two demo recordings of tracks that would later become Specials’ songs.
Cat. # CLP 2133