The Specials – Live, Paramount Theatre, NY, 1981
I don’t really post live shows here at the Skull, but this one’s too good to resist. It’s a great Specials gig from 1981 recorded at the Paramount Theatre on Staten Island, New York. The sound quality is pretty good considering the vintage of the show, and the best thing here is the chance to hear a live showcase of tracks taken from the band’s second album, More Specials. Guests include Rhoda Dakkar of the Bodysnatchers delivering a harrowing live version of “The Boiler”. All this and crowd control problems to boot. Get skanking.