post-punk gems, v. 52 — Special AKA — “Break Down the Door”

Happy Wednesday, folks!

I’ve got The Clash on my mind after watching this newly released film from Julien Temple (see post below), and just last night I finished up Horace Panter’s Ska’d for Life, his memoir of life as the bassist for The Specials, one of my all-time fave bands. Is there a better band that only released two LPs?  I don’t count *In the Studio* as a Specials’ LP, even though it’s got some fantastic tracks, including this one.

It’s members of The Specials, of course, with Ms. Rhoda Dakar from The Bodysnatchers (a too short-lived Two-Tone combo) and Stan Campbell on lead vocals. The LP also included “Free Nelson Mandela”–which of course got much more airplay on both sides of the Atlantic.

Lunch time is closing in. Thanks for checking out Radio K-SAT. More info on my 22 January appearance at the RocknRoll Hall of Fame archive in Cleveland soon.

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