One of many tracks I’ve had on repeat from the first Specials LP in twenty years Encore, Blam Blam Fever is a cover of a Valentines track from 1967, sounding appropriate now in these times at least in many big cities across the UK and what seems like weekly atrocity’s in the US. Many other political issues are still relevant since the first album was released 38 years ago, most notably Racism and Nationalism fueled by Brexit, as well as our featured track the album contains many more cover versions updated for today’s audience, a favorite of mine is ‘10 Commandments’ 21 year old activist Saffiyah Khan bringing new life to Prince Busters classic.

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