Glen Matlock wrote Pretty Vacant after hearing SOS and altered it a bit to come up with part of the song. ABBA did come up with good strong melodies, how many ABBA songs can you list? quite a few I should think because of the hooks in the songs they stick in your mind. I was always partial to "Does Your Mother Know"
Hugh wrote: <<Look up some of Terry Hall's hateful comments about women, then listen to Too Much Too Young. Them's a shocker.>>
just because terry hall and the specials' songwriting suffered from a huge dollop of misogyny back then, does not excuse the behaviours of you and your specials' forum mates. bet you were a right snitch when you were young.......hahahaha! but fortunately you are now old enough to know better. now roddy sets a good example and just loves those green eyed blondes.....so go thou and do f***ing likewise!