The Specials Live at The Moonlight Club 180g LP
180g Vinyl LP!
This live album was recorded at the Moonlight Club, London in May 1979 on the
eve of the British General Election that brought Margaret Thatcher to power.
The Specials are an English 2 Tone and ska revival band formed in 1977 in
Coventry. In 1980, the song "Too Much Too Young", the lead track on their The
Specials AKA Live! EP, reached No. 1 in the UK. The unemployment-themed single
"Ghost Town" also hit No. 1 in the UK Singles Chart in 1981.
True innovators of the punk era, the Specials began the British ska revival
craze, combining the highly danceable ska and rock steady beat with punk's
energy and attitude, and taking on a more focused and informed political and
social stance than their predecessors and peers.
Their agenda of racial harmony and social inclusion was pursued through their
music, and came to be described as the Two Tone movement. Identified also by
their distinctive look, the band wore mod-style 1960s period "rude boy" outfits
(pork pie hats, tonic and mohair suits, and loafers) that were adopted by fans
and musical followers alike.
• 180g Vinyl
1. It's Up To You
2. Do The Dog
3. Monkey Man
4. Blank Expression
5. Nite Klub
1. Concrete Jungle
2. Too Hot
3 Too Much Too Young
4. Little Bitch
5. Long Shot (Kick De Bucket)