"Gangsters'' by The Special AKA

(Print by Morgan Howell)

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In 1979, Jerry Dammers formed 2 Tone Records and The Special AKA released their debut single ‘Gangsters’, a reworking of Prince Buster's ska hit ‘Al Capone’. The song became a Top 10 hit in 1979. The Specials recorded their debut LP in 1979, produced by Elvis Costello. The album lead off with Dandy Livingstone's ‘Rudy, A Message to You’ (slightly reworded) and also had Prince Buster and Toots & The Maytals covers from the late 1960s. In 1980, the EP ‘Too Much Too Young’ (credited to The Special AKA) was a number one hit in the UK Singles Chart, despite controversy over the song's lyrics, which reference teen pregnancy and promote contraception.

Limited Edition Print

  • Strictly limited to just 75 numbered copies
  • Printed on fine art paper with an attractive frame and mount
  • Signed and stamped and numbered by Morgan Howell
  • Size: 430mm x 530mm (17" x 21")

    Framed Oversize Print
  • Strictly limited to just 9 numbered copies
  • 3D Print construction on fine art paper with an attractive box frame
  • Signed and stamped and numbered by Morgan Howell
  • Size: 410mm x 410mm (16" x 16')

    Framed Supersize Print (Price on Application)
  • Strictly limited to just 9 numbered copies
  • 3D Print construction on canvas with 27" vinyl disc and printed fine art paper label
  • Signed and stamped and numbered by Morgan Howell
  • Size: 810mm x 810mm (32" x 32")

    Framed Original Painting (Price on Application)
  • 3D construction, hand painted canvas, 27" vinyl disc and hand painted paper label
  • Signed and stamped by Morgan Howell
  • Size: 810mm x 810mm (32" x 32")