The Specials Live at the Moonlight Club 1979

The Specials Live at the Moonlight Club is a live album by The Specials.

It was recorded in London in May 1979 and was originally released in 1992. The concert was recorded about six months before their debut album The Specials was released in November 1979 and shortly after their first single, Gangsters started to be played on UK radio. Strangely that song is missing from this album which is a shame.

2 Tone took the old ska rhythms that predate reggae and added a punk attitude. I wonder how much it was influenced by The Clash and their experiments with reggae including Police & Thieves (1977) and (White Man) In Hammersmith Palais (1978).

Like punk in late 1976 and 1977, this was another exciting development in music.

The Specials Live at the Moonlight Club

Songs On The Specials Live at the Moonlight Club

1. It’s Up To You
2. Do The Dog
3. Monkey Man
4. Blank Expressions
5. Nite Klub
6. Concrete Jungle
7. Too Hot
8. Too Much Too Young
9. Little Bitch
10. Long Shot (Kick De Bucket)

It’s great that such an early live album from the 2 tone era is available. This is short of their best know songs except for Too Much Too Young which was their first #1 hit single in the UK.


Buying The Specials Live at the Moonlight Club

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