Eligible since: 2004 (The 2005 Induction Ceremony)
Previously Considered? No what's this?
Inducted into Rock Hall Projected in 2028 (ranked #288) .
|Essential Albums (?)||Wikipedia||Amazon MP3||Amazon CD|
|More Specials (1980)||☆||♫||♁|
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|A Message to You Rudy (1979)||☆||♫||☊|
|Ghost Town (1981)||☆||♫||☊|
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Comments10 comments so far (post your own)
I'm not a huge Ska fan, but it would seem likely that the Hall would eventually recognize the genre somehow; and since the Specials are apparently credited often as the band that got the ball rolling (fusing punk and reggae)... they seem a likely choice for Hall membership.
Posted by Bookhouse88 on Sunday, 01.14.07 @ 06:16am
As much as I like the Specials, I think Madness would get the nod out of sheer notoriety. If you do not know the Specials, get "Gangsters", it's a classic !!
Posted by Thomas on Tuesday, 02.27.07 @ 07:22am
I have a feeling time will catch up with these guys...they just need a new ska act to come along in the mainstream and they'll start earning credit for putting the genre together.
Posted by Casper on Tuesday, 02.27.07 @ 21:27pm
I'd give the nod to The English Beat aka The Beat over Madness or The Specials for first in.
Posted by Starr on Sunday, 06.24.07 @ 12:27pm
"This place....is comin' like a ghost town,
Posted by Liam on Monday, 04.7.08 @ 18:42pm
Yes! Absolutely, why no comments since '08?
Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Monday, 04.4.11 @ 14:24pm
How come The (English) Beat don't have a page here? Madness and the Specials both do. The Beat needs one too!
Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Saturday, 11.5.11 @ 15:59pm
RIP Rico Rodriguez
Posted by DarinRG on Saturday, 09.5.15 @ 17:21pm
Wow, I'm blown away that A Message to You Rudy hasn't been inducted in the Song Project. Making a note for next round.
Posted by DarinRG on Saturday, 09.5.15 @ 17:22pm
RIP John Bradbury.
Posted by DarinRG on Tuesday, 12.29.15 @ 23:02pm
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