In October of 1980 The Specials released their sophomore album.
After six months on the road and utterly exhausted, the band went into the studio with musak on their minds.
“On that tour in America, I was listening to music in the hotel bars and elevators. Vibraphone music in elevators. Obviously this was classed as rubbish. I don’t know if it was my state of mind, because I was so zonked, but it struck me as a really weird, psychedelic music, which is now called lounge or exotica. It’s been rehabilitated, but at the time, to say you actually liked that music was mad. It completely freaked out some of the band.”
The results speak for themselves.
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