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The Specials: Original Gangsters

Lois Wilson, MOJO, May 2008

Out of the inner-city misery and post-punk experiment of the late '70s came a group of black and white Coventry kids called the Specials who changed the way Britain dressed, danced and thought. Thirty years on, they've set aside their differences to talk to MOJO. "We were aiming for revolution," they tell Lois Wilson, "we were trying to change minds."

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