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The Special A.K.A. - The Boiler


On this date in 1981, The Special A.K.A. released their first single after the split of The Specials (when Terry Hall, Lynval Golding and Neville Staples left to form Fun Boy Three). The A side was "The Boiler". The B side was an instrumental version called "Theme From The Boiler". Their new name was The Special A.K.A. This was not their first release under this name. The band that was to become The Specials released their first record, "Gangsters" (a split 45 with The Selecter), under the name The Special A.K.A. back in 1979. Neither side appeared on an album. The single reached the #35 spot on the U.K. singles chart. The ska band formed in Coventry, England.

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