Sunday, April 17, 2011
The Specials - More Specials
They definitely tried to stretch themselves a bit musically on this record, drawing on American Soul, Morricone soundtracks, 40's pop songs, and so on. It does make the album seem a bit scattershot compared the focused all-ska sound of the debut. "Enjoy Yourself" is a 40's song, and is a fun album opener (and closer, the reprise is sung with the Go-Gos, believe it or not...) and "Man at C & A" is an outstanding psychedelic ska cold war song.
Anyway, a fun album, and certainly worth a listen. Throw it on at a party some time, it would fit right in.