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.