Reason #409 Why The ’80’s Didn’t Suck: Free Nelson Mandela

nelson mandelaTaken from the ‘just OK’ debut album from Dammer’s Special AKA (a bastardized version of his far superior ensemble The Specials), Free Nelson Mandela (or, just “Nelson Mandela”, depending who you ask and what record you buy) is simply one of the best songs of the 1980’s. Just take a listen below and you’ll see what I mean…and Allmusic sums it up beautifully, stating Free Nelson Mandela’s “glorious melody, jubilant atmosphere, and exuberant optimism are the only bright moments on the entire album, a single song of hope…”