Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher sure inspired some unforgettable protest anthems. From The English Beat's "Stand Down, Margaret", To Elvis Costello's "Shipbuilding" to The Exploited's "Let's Start a War" every musician in England seemed united against the Iron Lady's Conservative government. The Specials (more here) responded to this avalanche of agitprop, by trying to update one of Bob Dylan's more abstract "protest" songs, "Maggie's Farm.
It used to go like that, then, for a few minutes, it went like this:
So, this early aughts CD bootleg of the Live at the Lyceum L.P. from 1979 tacks on nine more live and rare tracks, including a version of "Maggie's Farm".
Live at the Lyceum (Deluxe CD) link is in the comments
Speaking of comments, what do you make of The Specials doin' Dylan?
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