Album: BBC Radio 1 Live In Concert
Release Date: January 1992
Music Genre: Rock Reggae Pop Ska
Label: Windsong International
Release Country: United Kingdom
Record Type: 19 Tracks CD Album
The Specials (originally known as The Coventry Automatics, then later named The Special AKA) were the first band of the 2-Tone era in the late '70s and early '80s in Britain. Led musically by keyboardist Jerry Dammers, the band also comprised Terry Hall (lead vox), Neville Staple (vox/percussion), Lynval Golding (rhythm gtr/vox), Roddy "Radiation" Byers (lead gtr), Sir Horace Gentleman (aka Horace Panter; bass), and John Bradbury (drums). From 1979 to 1981, they released seven singles, two of which ("Too Much Too Young" & "Ghost Town") got to #1. By the time "Ghost Town" reached UK#1 on July 11, 1981 amidst massive street violence in the UK's major cities, The Specials had split. Jerry Dammers and John Bradbury continued under the name The Special AKA until 1985, as did Horace Panter to a certain extent. Roddy Byers left but made a guest appearance on one single, and Terry Hall, Neville Staple, and Lynval Golding formed Fun Boy Three.
|2||Out On The Streets Again||4:46|
|3||The James Bond Theme||2:12|
|4||Carry Go Bring Come||3:18|
|6||Everyday Things Are Getting Worse||3:07|
|7||They Make Me Mad||2:28|
|8||Too Much Pressure||3:26|
|9||Dawning Of A New Era||2:26|
|10||Do The Dog||1:52|
|13||Rude Boys Out Of Jail||2:45|
|15||Too Much Too Young||2:14|
|18.1||Longshot Kicked De Bucket||5:22|
Originally recorded for BBC in Concert series at the Paris Theatre, London 5th December 1979
Track 18 also features an unlisted cover of Syramip's 'Skinhead Moonstomp', which plays directly after 'Longshot Kicked De Bucket' finishes
Track 1 published by Copyright Control, tracks 2, 5, 7, 8 Selecter Copyright/RAK Publishing Ltd, track 3 United Artists Music Ltd, track 4 Blue Mountain Music, track 6 Southern Music Publishing Co Ltd.
Specials: All tracks published by Plangent Visions Music Ltd except track 10 Warner Bros Music Ltd, track 18 by Asgard/Crooks/Robinson/Blue Mountain Music.
This recording is by arrangement with BBC Enterprises Ltd.
An original sound recording made by BBC Radio 1 "Live in concert".
(c) 1992 Windsong International
(p) 1979 BBC