Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Ska revival

I don't know whether it has anything to to with the credit crunch, but I notice that there has been something of a revival of ska music of late. The Specials have reformed and Madness have a new album out. I was a mod rather than a rude boy back in the 80's, but I still had a liking for ska. There is something eerily contemporary about 'Ghost Town' by The Specials, a 1981 track released during the Thatcher recession years. 'Baggy Trousers' by Madness is just for fun.


Anonymous said...

That was on the first record I ever bought - on the Complete Madness compilation - I think I was 10.



Exiled Preacher said...

A nutty boy eh?

By a strange coincidence the last CD I bought was the "Complete Madness" compilation, for old time's sake after seeing them on the tele the other night. They have a new album out "The Liberty of Norton Folgate".