Stop your messing around

Better think of your future
Time you straighten right out
Creating problems in town

Rudy, a message to you
Rudy, a message to you

What an earworm. Once you listen to it, you’ll be humming it all day long. RIP Terry Hall.

Today I learned that “rudy” is slang. I always thought it was about a specific person!

A ‘Rudy’ (or rudi or rude boy) is a 1960s Jamaican slang for a youth who is out of control. The term became popular in England in the late 1970s, referring to teens who listened to ska and their fashion of the time.

While you’re here, take a look at my photo tour of Coventry Music Museum. There are lots of Specials memorabilia, a signed guitar, and even the car they used in the Ghost Town video!

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