Where Have All the Rude Boys Gone?

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"Where Have All the Rude Boys Gone?"
Single by Ted Leo and the Pharmacists
from the album Hearts Of Oak
Recorded September 2002
Genre Rock, punk rock, indie rock
Length

5:02

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"Where Have All the Rude Boys Gone?" is a song by Ted Leo and the Pharmacists from their 2003 release Hearts Of Oak. It was the single from the record, and the video received airtime on MTV.[1] The lyrics of the song pine for an older age of ska music and the "rude boys" who represented its most dedicated fans. Additionally, the song is thoroughly laced with references to The Specials. The video is based on the 1962 horror film Carnival of Souls.

Canadian folk singer-songwriter Basia Bulat performed a version of the song in August of 2011 for The A.V. Club's A.V. Undercover series.[2]

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