"Gangsters" by The Special AKA Original Painting (Sold)


In 1979, Jerry Dammers formed 2 Tone Records and The Special AKA released their debut single ‘Gangsters’, a reworking of Prince Buster's ska hit ‘Al Capone’. The song became a Top 10 hit in 1979. The Specials recorded their debut LP in 1979, produced by Elvis Costello. The album lead off with Dandy Livingstone's ‘Rudy, A Message to You’ (slightly reworded) and also had Prince Buster and Toots & The Maytals covers from the late 1960s. In 1980, the EP ‘Too Much Too Young’ (credited to The Special AKA) was a number one hit in the UK Singles Chart, despite controversy over the song's lyrics, which reference teen pregnancy and promote contraception.

Framed Supersize Original - £12,500
Hand Painted 3D construction on canvas  27" grooved vinyl disc & fine art paper label
Signed and stamped by Morgan Howell
Size: 810mm x 810mm (32" x 32")
Bespoke Art Glass Frame
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