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The Specials - Rat Race FLAC album


Performer: The Specials
Genre: Rock / Reggae
Title: Rat Race
Country: UK
Released: 1980
Style: Ska
FLAC version ZIP size: 1579 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1376 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1854 mb
Rating: 4.6
Votes: 115
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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 discography of The Specials, an English ska revival band consists of eight studio albums, one collaboration album, five live albums, eleven compilation albums, four extended plays, twenty-three singles, and five videos. E Promotional single release. F 2014 Record Store Day release Live!" (VHS).

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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Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Rat Race
Written-By – Roddy Radiation
3:07
A2 Rude Buoys Outa Jail
Written-By – Golding*, Staples*, Gentleman*
2:37

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
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