Hot 8 Brass Band - Ghost Town
Tru Thoughts Records # TRU7268. Released in 2012.
Great brass bayou funk cover version on british 2-Tone classic Specials - Ghost Town (from 1981). With a tradition of iconic cover versions behind them – the most famous being “Sexual Healing” - in “Ghost Town” they have another potential hit on their hands, with a reworking that honours the party lilt and ominous lyrical message of the original, strips it back and then ramps it up into a straight-up joyful jam that is pure Hot 8 Brass Band and transposes the poignancy of the song straight onto the streets of their hometown.“What a track to cover. It was very difficult”, says tuba player and band-leader Bennie Pete. “But we can relate to the social commentary and what it meant to the people in the UK at the time. We hope we did it proud."
This double a-sided 7" single was released as an exclusive Japanese Special Edition, and now it's getting a tough one to get.
Vinyl rip from musicdawn records collection.

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