The Specials were responsible for the ska revival that swept through the UK in the late '70s, but they left an impact that reached far beyond England. Their mix of brass horns and brash energy can be heard in the alternative funk of bands like Fishbone, as well as in the groovy punk of !!! and Ted Leo. Even American pop giants like No Doubt found a way to channel The Specials' swinging ska into irresistibly catchy rock ‘n' roll.