Roddy Radiation of The Specials

The Real Talk Podcast

17-11-2023 • 27 min

Roddy Radiation is the guitarist of UK music legends The Specials. From the late 70s to the mid-80s, The Specials were part of the Two Tone music movement in Coventry, England. The music combined the sounds of Jamaican reggae, ska and British punk to create a "dance craze" all over England. That popularity would eventually reach the US in the MTV 80s and help spawn bands such as No Doubt, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, The Untouchables, Sublime, Mento Buru and countless others. You can catch Roddy Radiation and The Skabilly Rebels on November 25th at Roosters HonkyTonk in downtown Bakersfield. Doors open at 8pm. Admission is $10. 21 & Over Only. Originally aired on 11-17-23.

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