September 14, 2009

The Specials

It's no secret, I love everything England. Football, Music, Film, Books, Art, Food, History, pretty much everything except the royal family (i still don't understand why they're still necessary at this point). Anyways, I was recently watching Snatch when The Specials' "Ghost Town" began playing and thought to myself "This song appears in quite a few movies" (Along with a few other classics from The Specials). This wouldn't be such a surprise if it wasn't for the fact that The Specials only really ever released three albums. All the other releases weren't the real band, not the full original members at least. For a group that only made music for about 3 years, they are still etched in many people's minds.

Enjoy some Specials tonight ladies and gents:

The Specials - A Message To You Rudy

The Specials - Gangster

Films in which The Specials are featured on the soundtracks
Sixteen Candles - "Little Bitch"
SLC Punk! - "Too Hot" and "Gangsters"
Snatch - "Ghost Town"
Shaun of the Dead - "Ghost Town"
Garage Days - "Ghost Town"
An Extremely Goofy Movie - "Pressure Drop"
A Room for Romeo Brass - "A Message to You, Rudy"
Grosse Pointe Blank - "Pressure Drop", "A Message to You, Rudy" and "You're Wondering Now"
This Is England - "Do the Dog"
Mystery Men - "Gangsters" Covered by Citizen King
200 Cigarettes "A Message to You, Rudy"
Multiplicity - "A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You"
Natural Born Killers - "Ghost Town" (not included on the soundtrack album)
We Own The Night - "A Message to You, Rudy"

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