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The Specials in Hit City

Van Gosse, Village Voice, The, January 1980

DADUHDA/DAduhDA/DAduhDA/DAduhDA/DAduhDA/DAduhDA/DAduhDA.... Triplets in two-four, the sound of the Specials: call it ska, call it punky reggae, it's a jumping groove, the group going up and down very fast, never fading. It's you who tire, even standing still, packed into the preppies, trendies, and hardcore fans at Hurrah for the big American debut, 1980's first real night for scenemaking.

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