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Tom and the 6 Music listeners compile a Specials-themed playlist to tie in with their session for Steve Lamacq.

Tom and the 6 Music listeners compile a Specials themed playlist to tie in with their session for Steve Lamacq. They are one of the most iconic bands of their generation, and enjoyed huge success between 1979 and 1981, when the band split. They reformed in 2008 and have made various live appearances since.
The show delved into their back catalogue, as well as looking at their peers, collaborators, and people they've performed live with. The playlist included tracks from The Clash, Desmond Dekker, The Slits, The Beat, Gorillaz and The Go-Gos amongst others.

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Sun 9 Dec 2012 18:00

Music Played

  • The Specials


    • Chrysalis.
  • The Clash

    White Riot

    • Columbia.
  • Desmond Dekker

    Rudy Got Soul

  • John Barry

    Amicalement Votre - Theme From The Persuaders

  • The Specials

    Rat Race

    • EMI.
  • Rancid

    Time Bomb

  • The Slits

    I Heard It Through The Grapevine

  • The Orb

    Golden Clouds (feat. Lee “Scratch” Perry)

  • The Specials

    Do Nothing

    • EMI.
  • The Selecter

    Too Much Pressure (Live)

  • The Specials

    Monkey Man (Radio 1 Session, 23rd May 1979)

  • Faith No More

    We Care A Lot

    • Sony Music TV.
  • The Beat

    Twist And Crawl

  • Prince Buster

    Al Capone

    • Sequel Records.
  • Gorillaz

    Slow Country

  • The Mighty Mighty Bosstones

    The Impression That I Get

    • Polygram Tv.
  • The Specials

    Too Much Too Young

    • Chrysalis.
  • The Colour Field

    The Colour Field

  • Madness

    Forever Young

    • (CD Single).
    • Lucky 7 Records.
    • 1.
  • The Go‐Go’s

    Our Lips Are Sealed

    • Go-Go's - Greatest.
    • Irs.
  • Fun Boy Three

    The Lunatics (Have Taken Over The Asylum)

    • Chrysalis.
  • The Special A.K.A.

    Free Nelson Mandela

    • Now That's What I Call Music 1984 (Various Artists).
    • Now.
    • 4.
  • Blur

    Fade Away

    • The Great Escape.
    • FOOD.
    • 5.
  • Pretenders

    Brass In Pocket

    • Sire.
  • Terry Hall & Mushtaq

    A Gathering Storm

  • The Specials

    Ghost Town


  • Sun 9 Dec 2012 18:00