The Specials - Ghost Town (official music video)

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waterstreet68 : Great track that's been stuck in my head for the past two days.  The bassline is so infectiously good, and the songwriting is really quite inventive in a genre that can be a tad bit repetitive and/or derivative. Boy oh boy did some amazing bands come out of the Two Tone movement.  Specials AKA and The Beat were always my faves.  Both bands had truly superlative songwriters, and then executed it with crack, spot-on musicianship.  The Beat's rhythm section is not to be equaled, though Specials AKA comes damned close.   They also really took seriously the whole Two Tone message of racial harmony, at a time when National Front bullpucky was starting to infect parts of the skinhead movement, who used to be reggae and ska lovers, but left their mates, and their music behind for the nastiness of the Far Right:  too much fighting on the dancefloor. IMHO, the whole 90s US ska revival never even got close to what England was doing in the 80s.  Not the clothes and natty Rude Boy/Mod style, not the politics, which was absolutely integral to that whole movement, and not the music.  There was *much* better songwriting; a whole lot more subtle than the cookie-cutter-ish rave-ups churned out by the legions of 90s US bands with the word "ska" awkwardly inserted/jammed into the band's name.  The 80s kids were also much closer tied-to and respectful of the original Jamaican ska and rocksteady greats on Trojan and Studio 1. Great tune.  Great band.  Great era.

Creamy Beef : Let us all rise for our national anthem!

RayVon1968 : Father Ted Disco anyone?

Adam 'Baller' Khalid : Music was better then

essie finch : I like the gloomy look and feel of this song I've love this song from day1

emart : Snatch

leftcoaster67 : I always think of Snatch. with this song.

Merz Bois : Please stand for our national anthem.

da_hooliii : I remember this song. It was a Number 1 Hit in the UK in 1981.

Alfie Whitnell : England owns the SKA genre, no question about it.

REEPERz : I've been looking for this song for years

Andrew Mapplebeck : Class! Used to drive mum nuts playing the Specials!

crazy07cat : Song of my childhood! <3

John Waddon : nothing wrong with a bit of Ska

waki : I love it, gives me the same taste on my tongue as it did 30 years ago

drumstick74 : Beautiful classic!

adrian thomas : I have that same model car / Vauxhall  P A Cresta 1962. good vid !

Hargravity : The Irish national anthem.

bandiflip : 2017 😎🇬🇧👍🏻

Cristian Martín García : Skate 2

Stuart Pleasance : the best

CheckeredKey : sorry, gotta do it I'm in your car Edward

AndreiTupolev : Vauxhall Cresta PA!!

Doctor Who Productions : They are from Coventry like me

PhillyLucky7 : Natural Born Killers.

Venom NBK : Natural Born Killers & Shaun of the Dead.

Lyric Quiz : A shame this was the last song recorded before they split up.

marco mostertz : guter geiler track gruss an euch marco

Staziish : LEGENDS

SukaStyle : This might just be the coolest song track/video combination EVER!!! EVer!!..Ever!..ever!...(Echo)  Eternally LOVE this... it NEVER gets old!

Paul Cochrane : Its not even shot in Coventry!

David Fernandez : Is this around the financial square mile ? I guess back then in the 80s it would be a bit dead on a Saturday or Sunday.

dixiethistle1 : absolute classic

Wayne Sheldon : babylon shall fall

Jason Byun : These are his thoughts and my feelings

Roarasaurus Rex : To everyone this is Coventry where the specials come from :-)

randomvids.awsome : Is that Smithfield in London

Susan J. Bramlette, LMFT : Sadly, might have just seen Princess Di's ghost in that tunnel! Remembering the good old days when ....

Jack BestVid : My favourite song by miles

mattymoffett : Father Ted!

Anthony Coote : Snatch and Shaun of the dead

Anthony Scaife : The first thirty seconds are amazing.

Berty Mac : This song is starting to feel more relevant in the last couple of days....

beantree1202 : Shaun of the Dead.

Adverse Camber : About Coventry after WWII. Bombed by Nazis. Finished off by Harold Wilson.

ivan gonzalez : AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA me recuerda mi Bogotá por el Centro, muerta.............................................................. pero mi ciudad.

derekflesheri : One word (WOW)

capannoli maurizio : <3

Frank Nugent : cant buy a flat herre for less than 3 million

ehm gee : The only piece of Vinyl that I still own, my prized 12" extended version of Ghost Town.