The Specials - Ghost Town (official music video)

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emart : Snatch

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

Adam 'Baller' Khalid : Music was better then

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

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

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

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.

RayVon1968 : Father Ted Disco anyone?

Hargravity : The Irish national anthem.

AndreiTupolev : Vauxhall Cresta PA!!

crazy07cat : Song of my childhood! <3

John Waddon : nothing wrong with a bit of Ska

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

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

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

ironnica : Good auld Spinmaster Fr. Billy O'Dwyer

bandiflip : 2017 😎🇬🇧👍🏻

Cristian Martín García : Skate 2

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

Alex Cockell : Agreed - he basically continued Thatcherism - just with a red rosette. How different it could have been if John Smith had lived...

Merz Bois : Please stand for our national anthem.

Stuart Pleasance : the best

zora zoras : people getting angry

drumstick74 : Beautiful classic!

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

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

Never skip the intro. : insane

SchwarzWeiß_Belgrad GA : Love Coventry lads !!! Greetings from Serbia ...

jamie coe-welch : love this video

Arch Stanton : A Vaukhall Cresta we don't make them anymore

capannoli maurizio : <3

marco mostertz : guter geiler track gruss an euch marco

wescha : Thumbs up if you came here from Mark Lamarr

Yuna Thic : 3:02 whos that guy?

PhillyLucky7 : Natural Born Killers.

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.

Anthony Scaife : The first thirty seconds are amazing.

rodlonger17 : Such a timeless classic...

Jonas Wilkens : NBK and Snatch <3

dixiethistle1 : absolute classic

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

Conor Hines : anyone else notice that this music video goes faster than the original speed of the song?

Son Goku : Snatch

Jack BestVid : My favourite song by miles

Paul Cochrane : Its not even shot in Coventry!

luke dila : Eerybody hates Chris brought me here

RobW581 : Tony Blair or Tony Bliar as I call him and his Labour government did this country a lot of damage,he and Brown screwed up the economy good style so much so that the UK is in effect bankrupt.

RobW581 : Remember this tune very well from 1981,and it was so true then in the UK,and given the mess we are in now it sadly still rings true.It is as if we have gone back to the early 1980s with seemingly permanent recessions,well we NEVER did come out of the 2008/09 recession despite what the toss stain politicians say.

MSoulPoet : Well, I'm going to be listening to this song a bit more these next few days....

beantree1202 : Shaun of the Dead.