#Specials6Music - help pick the Ultimate Specials Playlist
Wednesday 5 December 2012, 16:00
On Wednesday December 12 The Specials
join Steve Lamacq
at our world famous Maida Vale studios for a very err…special live session full of festive cheer.
To celebrate such a legendary band gracing 6 Music's airwaves, we thought we thought what better time to ask you to put together the Ultimate Specials Playlist for two hours this Sunday evening?
We don't have to tell you how important The Specials are - after forming in 1977 their music captured the political & social tensions the early 1980s in a string of brilliant Top 10 singles before their split in 1984.
Their unique style is instantly recognizable and put 2-Tone and ska in the hearts of many a British music fan.
But, for the Ultimate Specials Playlist what do you think we simply must include?
It could be:
* Your favourite Specials tracks, b-side and rarities
* The music that inspired them, from Prince Buster
to Toots & The Maytals
* Collaborators and conspirators from The Clash
, to Chrissie Hynde
, Elvis Costello
to Belinda Carlisle
* Terry Hall's other work, from Fun Boy Three
and The Dub Pistols
to his perhaps his collaborations with Damon Albarn
* Other pioneers of 2-Tone & ska scene from Madness
and The Beat
to The Selecter
and Bad Manners
* Other iconic Midland musicians - from Ozzy Osbourne
to Mike Skinner
You need to tell us what to play so leave a comment on our Facebook page
or this blog, Tweet #Specials6Music
, send us an e-mail
or drag a track onto our Spotify playlist
And remember, if you're a Specials fan, tune in on Sunday at 6pm. Pork pie hats optional.
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