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Gangsters
The Specials


US

POP 11
LP
Bootleg


A side
(Dawning Of A) New Era
Do The Dog
It's Up To You
Monkey Man

B side
Rat Race
Blank Expression
Rude Boys Out Of Jail
Concrete Jungle
Too Hot

C side
Doesn't Make It Alright
Stupid Marriage
Too Much Too Young
Guns Of Navarone
D side
Little Bitch
A Message To You Rudy
Nite Klub
Gangsters

all 4 sides white labels...
Recorded at the Boston Paradise 1/30/80

Yet another bootleg with the ‘Gangsters’ moniker. This time it’s a double vinyl effort, a recording of a gig at the Boston Paradise during the band’s first visit to the US. While the band were playing this gig on January 30th 1980, ‘Too Much Too Young’ had just been released and was beginning its upward trajectory through the UK singles chart. The track is introduced here by the now customary advice on the use of contraception from Terry Hall and is followed by Neville experiencing some problems with his microphone. Not exactly a perfect quality recording as it suffers from some distortion now and again, but it’s still worth tracking down for Terry Hall’s bizarre Jimmy Cagney based intro to ‘Rat Race’, if for nothing else.

In a move that bootlegs the bootleggers a single-disc version of this album has recently surfaced. The track listing is simply the first disk of the album with the track listing altered accordingly and appearing on the front instead of the rear of the sleeve.




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