The Specials Cover Song Week: Top Soil – “Concrete Jungle”

For no real reason other than that we can, this week we’ll be showing you five great songs from various bands covering 2-tone icons The Specials. The band, who formed in 1979, was among the forefront of musicians to push ska music outside of the Caribbean, and their music became a unifying force among racial tensions in the UK in the 1980′s. Watch Monday’s installment by The Ordinary Boys here, and Tuesday’s by Reel Big Fish right here.

Today’s cover is coming to you from New Jersey’s self-described ‘river punk’ band Top Soil who have taken on The Specials song “Concrete Jungle” off their 1979 debut, self-titled album.  Top Soil’s version is pretty different and maybe even a little weird, but the crowds at their live shows love it.  Check it out below.

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