5. The Specials ‘The Specials’

The two tone debut from the Specials was a political and musical masterpiece from the sharpest band around in every possible way…

‘…I love the Specials and this album was my rite of passage. I was brought up on blue beat and ska from my old man and ol’ skool rude bwo to rass… I wanted to be in the Specials.’

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Award winning journalist and boss of Louder Than War. In a 30 year music writing career, John was the first to write about bands such as Stone Roses and Nirvana and has several best selling music books to his name. He constantly tours the world with Goldblade and the Membranes playing gigs or doing spoken word and speaking at music conferences.


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