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Fun Boy Three: Fun Boy Three

Gavin Martin, New Musical Express, 13 March 1982

THERE NEEDS to be good reason for breaking up an outfit like The Specials, their heyday happened so fast, ended so soon and was tied up with so many other problems and questions – the 'validity of protest', the relationship between a band and its audience, the eruption of widespread social disaffection to name but a few topics – that their actual musical clout is often forgotten.

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