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EP single released June 1981. It spent 3 weeks at number 1 in the UK charts. The song is about Coventry and the city's high unemployment at the time. The scathing indictment of poverty lead to the song being quite popular across the UK, which was riddled with unemployment at the time.

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  • One the best Ska songs ever in my opinion I love this song lots :D <3
  • People getting angry!
  • soothing.....
  • Great song. I love the eerie organ and the way the vocal harmonies and melodies wrap around it and the minor voicings on the guitar and bass vamp.
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  • "So let me just thank you for coming and ask you to stand for our national anthem!"
  • This is a better version April 2 2014.
  • I guess if you want original tracks you pay for them.
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