Duck - Gangsters (The Specials)

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We would defy anyone not to instantly jump up and start titting about with an imaginary pork pie hat as soon as the opening bars of "Gangsters" are heard. It's a classic of the 2 Tone era, one of our all-time favourite tunes and isn't something you would necessarily expect us to have a crack at. Hope you enjoy the "Duckerized" version!

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Bernie Rhodes knows don't argue

Why must you record my phone calls?
Are you planning a bootleg LP?
Said you've been threatened by gangsters
Now it's you, that's threatening me

Can't fight corruption with con tricks
They use the law to commit crime
And I dread, dread to think what the future will bring
When we're living in gangster time

Don't call me scar face

Can't interrupt while I'm talking
Or they'll confiscate all your guitars
And catch 22 says if I sing the truth
They won't make me an overnight star

Don't offer us legal protection
They use the law to commit crime
I dread to think what the future will bring
When we're living in gangster time

Bernie Rhodes knows don't argue

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from A Fourth Masquerade, released October 31, 2016
Created by Sarah Griffiths and Chris Minor

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Doncaster Electronic Foundation Doncaster, UK

D.E.F. was formed in 2013 in an attempt to reclaim the live music scene from guitar based bands. Now working on promoting live events in the Yorkshire region to showcase new emerging talents within the electronic music scene.

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