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Issue 1343 -The Specials Return

It’s been almost 40 years since ska superheroes The Specials packed into a Vauxhall Cresta and took it for a spin around London’s deserted financial heartlands in the unforgettable video for their timeless track Ghost Town.

This week we take the band back to a time of riots and urban decay when the country seemed to be hurtling out of control. They talk parallels, protests and how the band still have big issues four decades on.

And, best of all, see The Specials retracing the Ghost Town video in exclusive Augmented Reality content only in The Big Issue.

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