The Specials: A Message To You on SBS Viceland
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The Specials: A Message To You on SBS Viceland – The Specials emerged in the late 1970s during a time of great social, political, and economic upheaval in England. These deep subjects heavily influenced their music right up to the present day.

The band’s songs ‘Ghost Town’, ‘Gangsters’, and ‘Too Much Too Young’ bravely tackled issues of racism, unemployment, and social inequality, unafraid to reflect England’s shadow back onto itself.

With the passing of Terry Hall this film reflects on The Specials’ cultural impact.

They were not just a musical phenomenon, but a cultural one that influenced fashion, style, popular culture, trends and even the mood of the entire nation.

This film explores how their legacy lives on in contemporary culture and how their influence can still be seen in modern art, fashion, and media. Their messages are universal. They soundtrack moments in history.

*The Specials: A Message To You is airing as a tie-in with the drama series, This Town on SBS.

The Specials: A Message To You on SBS Viceland and SBS on Demand – Premiere / Monday 20 May 2024 at 9.25pm

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The Specials: A Message To You on SBS Viceland

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