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Live In NYC: The Specials

Andy Schwartz, New York Rocker, March 1980

IF THE REACTION of the New York rock press is any indication (and it usually isn't), the Specials are going to be Very Big In America. So numerous were the requests for interviews with the group that, on the afternoon of their U.S. debut appearance at Hurrah, Chrysalis Records called a press conference. Such formalities are usually reserved for special occasions like the Rolling Stones' fifty-fifth tour of America, or Elvis Costello calling Ray Charles an "old, blind nigger."

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