The Selecter started out with this self-titled instrumental on the flip-side of Gangsters by The Special A.K.A. (soon to be shortened to The Specials) in 1979.
Fellow founders of the Two-Tone movement in Coventry, they would add Pauline Black to their line-up and enjoy a few hits in their own right.
This instrumental tune, written by Neol Davies and John Bradbury – who went on to join The Specials – predates her arrival.
Technically, it was a double-A side, described as a reggae-style soundclash on the record cover: Gangsters v The Selecter. It’s a great single – and it reached no.6 in the charts.