Friday, July 11, 2008
Most UK music fans will be familiar with this clip from The Specials live in Colchester, but if you’re from elsewhere or have somehow missed it over the years, you’re in for a treat. Firstly, the band are on top form. This was the age of 2-Tone, when everything the tiny ska record label touched seemed to turn to gold: hit after hit in the UK charts with bands like The Beat, Madness (for a couple of singles) and The Selector. And this is a stunning live performance. Secondly, the video features the most glorious stage invasion in rock history. Fantastic stuff!