Special Aka: In The Studio (original version)
Don Snowden, The Boston Phoenix, 14 August 1984
THE 2-TONE ska era was never more than another passing Anglo hip trip in America, but the Specials represented the pinnacle of the idealistic phase of British punk. Black/white, rock/reggae, good times/serious commentary, most of punk's polarities came together in the music of 2 Tone's figurehead band.
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