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The Specials - Mug

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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 mug features the front cover of our Jan 28 2019 issue, where 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.

A purchase of this mug can make a difference, supporting The Big Issue's aim to dismantle poverty.

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