The Specials
Features // 3 Articles
Blogs // 2 Articles
Media // 2 Articles
//Features

The Day the Specials Kicked Their Doc Martens Boots Against the Door
10 Feb 2016 // 9:00 PM

The ska revival kicked to life by the Specials blended previous subcultural styles in their own Cuisinart: Kingston, Jamaica, Mod, Skinhead and Jamaican rude-boy.

The Ska Will Go On
4 Oct 2009 // 5:00 PM

Ska never died... it merely sank back underground to the grimy clubs from whence it sprang, while the genre’s biggest stars took time to rest, regroup, and strategize their comebacks.

//Blogs

The Specials - "A Message to You Rudy" (1979) (Singles Going Steady Classic)
20 Jun 2016 // 7:57 AM

"A Message to You Rudy" is simply ska music at its purest -- and most enjoyable -- level.

Ska Icons the Specials Return to US Stages and Screens (videos)
16 Apr 2010 // 1:01 AM

Not one to get left behind in the late '70s/early '80s nostalgia rush, Britain's ska heroes the Specials are back touring and

//Mixed media
//Blogs

NYFF 2017: 'Mudbound'

// Notes from the Road

"Dee Rees’ churning and melodramatic epic follows two families in 1940s Mississippi, one black and one white, and the wars they fight abroad and at home.

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