The Specials is the debut album by British ska revival band The Specials. Released on 19 October 1979 on Jerry Dammers' 2 Tone label, the album is seen by some as the defining moment in the UK ska scene. Produced by Elvis Costello, the album captures the disaffection and anger felt by the youth of the UK's "concrete jungle"-a phrase borrowed from Bob Marley's 1972 album Catch a Fire but equally apposite used here to describe the grim, violent inner cities of 1970s Britain.
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The first single from the Specials' somewhat unfocused second album, "Rat Race" is both a restatement of the group's ska roots and something of a retrenchment. The first Specials single not written or co-written by leader Jerry Dammers, "Rat Race" is a Roddy Radiation-penned attack on the unthinking snobbery of the upper-middle-class university life. Given that students were a huge chunk of the Specials' audience, as shown in the song's cheeky video, there's an admirably "bite the hand that feeds" aspect to the lyrics
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Injection moulded silver labels stating Made in France with cat CHS TT 11 (A1) for Rat Race & CHS TT 11 (A2) on the flipside. Matrix, Runout (Runout A2 variant 1): CHSTT 11 A POLYGRAM REDDREAD A B. Matrix, Runout (Runout A1 stamped, etched, stamped, etched variant 2): TRR 650 CHSTT 11 A POLYGRAM ITCH A2 RAYS B. Matrix, Runout (Runout A2 stamped, etched, stamped variant 2): TTR 650 CHSTT 11 B POLYGRAM B RED DREAD A2.
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Written-By – Roddy Radiation
|B||Rude Buoys Outa Jail
Written-By – Golding*, Staples*, Gentleman*
- Manufactured By – Toshiba EMI Ltd
- Copyright (c) – Chrysalis Records Ltd.
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Chrysalis Records Ltd.
- Producer – Dave Jordan
NotesJapanese pressing with unique cover/insert. Lyrics printed on back.
Comes in a green Toshiba EMI company sleeve.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode (Side 1 Label): WWS-17022 (CHS-TT-11-A1)
- Barcode (Side 2 Label): WWS-17022 (CHS-TT-11-A2)
- Rights Society: JASRAC
|CHS TT11||The Specials||Rat Race (7", Single, Pap)||Two-Tone Records||CHS TT11||UK||1980|
|6198 357||The Specials||Rat Race (7", Single)||Chrysalis||6198 357||France||1980|
|101.995||The Specials||Rat Race (7", Single)||Chrysalis||101.995||Germany||1980|
|101 995||The Specials||Rat Race (7", Single)||Chrysalis||101 995||Germany||1980|
|A-101.977||The Specials||Rat Race (7", Single)||Chrysalis||A-101.977||Spain||1980|