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The Specials (sometimes called The Special AKA ) are an English 2 Tone ska revival band formed in 1977 in Coventry, England. Their music combines a "danceable ska and rocksteady beat with punk's energy and attitude", and had a "more focused and informed political and social stance" than other ska groups. The band wore mod-style "1960s period rude boy outfits (pork pie hats, tonic and mohair suits, and loafers)." In 1980, the song "Too Much Too Young", the lead track on their The Special AKA Live! EP, reached number one in the UK. In 1981, the unemployment-themed single "Ghost Town" also hit number one in the UK Singles Chart. After seven consecutive UK Top 10 singles between 1979 and 1981, the band broke up. Their 1983 song "Free Nelson Mandela" was a No. 9 U… more »


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Bernie Rhodes knows Don't Argue 

Why must you record my phone calls? 
Are you planning a bootleg LP? 
Said you've been threatened by gangsters 
Now it's you, that's threatening me 

Can't fight corruption with con tricks 
They use the law to commit crime 
And I dread, dread to think what the future will bring 
When we're living in gangster time 

Don't call me scar face 

Can't interrupt while I'm talking 
Or they'll confiscate all your guitars 
and catch 22 says if I sing the truth 
they won't make me an overnight star 

Don't offer us legal protection 
They use the law to commit crime 
I dread to think what the future will bring 
When we're living in gangster time 

Bernie Rhodes knows Don't Argue

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Written by: JERRY DAMMERS, TERRY HALL, NEVILLE STAPLES, JOHN BRADBURY, STEPHEN PANTER, LYNVAL GOLDING, ROD BYERS

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