Live From Planet Ska

I like Two Tone and ska so I think it’s worth getting full albums by The Specials, The Beat and Madness but others might prefer a live collection like Live From Planet Ska: The Best Of British Ska Live.

This collects together live performances from The Specials, The Selecter, The Special Beat and Bad Manners but I have two issues:

  1. Using tracks by Special Beat rather than the (English) Beat knocks down its authenticity.
  2. The absence of the early Madness songs that helped to popularise Two Tone in the late 1970s.

Live From Planet Ska

Songs On Live From Planet Ska

1. Gangsters – The Specials
2. Three Minute Hero – The Selecter
3. Tears Of A Clown – Special Beat
4. Special Brew – Bad Manners
5. Too Much Too Young – The Specials
6. Lip Up Fatty – Bad Manners
7. James Bond – The Selecter
8. Rankin’ Full Stop – Special Beat
9. Mirror In The Bathroom – Special Beat
10. Do The Dog – The Specials
11. Too Nice To Talk To – Special Beat
12. My Girl Lollipop – Bad Manners
13. Too Much Pressure – The Selecter
14. Rat Race – Special Beat
15. Skinhead Moonstomp – The Specials
16. On My Radio – The Selecter


Buying Live From Planet Ska

It is available from

These links will help you get to the albums quickly and easily but I recommend that you still search for the best deal.

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