May 1979, their debut single ‘Gangsters’ still a couple of months away, the tonik suited Specials play a scorching set at The Moonlight Club in north west London. Their 2-Tone sound correctly predicted the dawning of a new era. It was the night before Margaret Thatcher came to power, and if The Specials’ deadpan lead singer, Terry Hall, kept it short then, the sentiments remain every bit as true now.
”I haven’t got much to say. It’s the eve of the election and it’s up to you…”