Cruising

One of the most visually interesting things about The Specials was the brass section, who looked like two old men compared to the frantic collection of rude boys, ex-mods, rockers (and Terry Hall), charging around at the front (or moping around at the front). Rico Rodriguez and Dick Cuthall looked older but just as cool looking back at them now, and on vinyl (or cd or mp3) they sound great. Rico had his own band and in 1980 recorded this single, which came out on Two Tone but failed to chart. The Specials often covered this themselves, and I think recorded it for a Peel Session. Anyway, time to skank about for a bit, in the privacy of your bedroom, frontroom, kitchen or wherever it is you listen to music. Not in the car though, especially if you’re driving…

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