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  •  I love The Specials (4+ / 0-)
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    Garrett, high uintas, irate, ZenTrainer

    and ska (which is sort of speeded up reggae). Ska had a big influence on New Wave in the '80s. The Police, the Pretenders, and Elvis Costello all borrowed the beat (which emphazizes the 2nd and 4th beats instead of 1 and 3).

    I just checked Wikipedia, which says this: "Notable female backing singers on The Specials first two studio albums included: Chrissie Hynde, Rhoda Dakar (then of The Bodysnatchers and later of The Special AKA), Belinda Carlisle, Jane Wiedlin and Charlotte Caffey (of The Go-Go's)."

    "You might very well think that; I couldn't possibly comment." - PM Francis Urquhart (BBC's "House of Cards")

    by Dbug on Sun Jun 06, 2010 at 03:10:23 PM PDT

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