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From the Specials to the Skabilly Rebels, Roddy Radiation is still a "mocker"

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Imagine a big name like Elvis Costello offering to produce your first album. That's what happened when word got out about the Specials, the legendary ska band from Coventry, England that rose to popularity in the late '70s. That relationship was essential in getting the band's debut, Specials, perfected and off the ground, but not everyone was that impressed with the producer's opinions. "Elvis Costello actually told the Specials to sack me, as he thought my rock 'n' roll-punk guitar-playing didn't work with the Specials' ska music," says Roddy "Radiation" Byers, the band's original/former lead guitarist. Thankfully, he didn't get fired. "Since then I've been credited with inventing ska-punk," Byers laughs.

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"in 2009 he found the perfect marriage of ska and rockabilly when he formed the Skabilly Rebels"

????? The rebels were formed around 2003 I think.......?
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They didn't get married til 2009.
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