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  Topic: Specials new single on the radio
Fester

Replies: 22
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PostForum: The Specials   Posted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:42 pm   Subject: Specials new single on the radio
Took a few listens but I really like it.

Very cool and assured vibe.

Great teaser for the LP.

Only negative I can see is that at 5 minutes long it may not get the radio plays.
  Topic: 2019 TOUR
Fester

Replies: 2
Views: 617

PostForum: The Specials   Posted: Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:29 pm   Subject: 2019 TOUR
Yep fair point Trojan.

Still really looking forward to it all the same.

I've only seen 2 reviews of the new Album, one from Willo and one from Pete Chambers. Both positive. Not exactly indepen ...
  Topic: 2019 TOUR
Fester

Replies: 2
Views: 617

PostForum: The Specials   Posted: Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:27 am   Subject: 2019 TOUR
Tickets secured for Dublin and Liverpool.

Very Happy Man.

Plus its Friday.

Very Happy




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  Topic: Neville Staple / 'devastated' by grandson's death
Fester

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Views: 2377

PostForum: Neville Staple   Posted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 11:08 pm   Subject: Neville Staple / 'devastated' by grandson's death
This is just so senseless and sad.

I know some on here like myself have young lads around the same age as Neville's Grandson. Just cannot imagine what he is going through. Sincere condolences to ...
  Topic: Nice piece of memorabilia on the old eBay
Fester

Replies: 0
Views: 700

PostForum: General Chat   Posted: Sun Aug 19, 2018 10:23 pm   Subject: Nice piece of memorabilia on the old eBay
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/THE-SPECIALS-POSTER-1981-PRINTERS-UNRELEASED-ART-WORK-CONCERT-GIG-POSTER-UNIQUE/362411070764?hash=item546162152c:g:mhUAAOSwyKhbbaaC


This gig never happened by the way . ...
  Topic: Dexys Live in Sweden 1980
Fester

Replies: 5
Views: 952

PostForum: General Chat   Posted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:49 pm   Subject: Dexys Live in Sweden 1980
Same Session as this ?? Height of their powers.

https://youtu.be/l1e9YRXMrTQ
  Topic: 'The Specials' to Support The Rolling Stones
Fester

Replies: 3
Views: 1878

PostForum: General Music   Posted: Sat Aug 04, 2018 5:58 pm   Subject: 'The Specials' to Support The Rolling Stones
So apparently there is a photo of the Stones & the Specials backstage? I've never seen it published anywhere so if anyone has it please share. A nice little moment in time.

Thanks
  Topic: Interview with Roddy
Fester

Replies: 1
Views: 950

PostForum: Roddy "Radiation" Byers   Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:33 am   Subject: Interview with Roddy
Cool interview, thanks for sharing Harry Smile
  Topic: New Book - Trouble Songs
Fester

Replies: 6
Views: 1520

PostForum: General Music   Posted: Mon May 14, 2018 2:51 pm   Subject: New Book - Trouble Songs
Cheers for the recommendation Trojan, I will be checking this out.

Was up in Belfast recently and the buzz in the city is unbelievable. It's a fantastic place now.

Visiting in the 80's and 90's ...
  Topic: Book on West Brom F.C mentions 2 Tone & UB40
Fester

Replies: 5
Views: 1795

PostForum: The Specials   Posted: Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:26 am   Subject: Book on West Brom F.C mentions 2 Tone & UB40
And Country & Western Music Shocked Very Happy
  Topic: The Specials Belgian TV 1970
Fester

Replies: 6
Views: 2335

PostForum: The Specials   Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:05 pm   Subject: The Specials Belgian TV 1970
Nice one Mike. Thanks.

"Do The Frog" ? Well Horace laughed anyway ....

And Bono nonchalantly eating an apple in the pre-wanker days. Nice!




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  Topic: Reformation
Fester

Replies: 8
Views: 2900

PostForum: The Specials   Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:30 pm   Subject: Reformation
Yep he's a pal of Terry from the footy so they say.

Looks can be deceptive but he is a huge Specials Fan. Laughing
  Topic: CYRILLE REGIS
Fester

Replies: 1
Views: 1339

PostForum: General Chat   Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:42 pm   Subject: CYRILLE REGIS
So that's another piece of my childhood gone.

Big Cyrille, what a player and icon he was.

And by all accounts as big a hero off pitch as on it.

Very sad this morning to hear of his passing.
  Topic: tours
Fester

Replies: 26
Views: 7427

PostForum: For Sale & Wanted...   Posted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 12:24 am   Subject: tours
I'd pay good money to see Ed Sheeran and Harry Styles fight to the death.

Roman Gladiator style.

Winner gets to fight a starving tiger.

Very Happy
  Topic: tours
Fester

Replies: 26
Views: 7427

PostForum: For Sale & Wanted...   Posted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:36 pm   Subject: tours
All of the latest studies (Spotify etc) show that the majority of us stop listening to new music at about age 33.

I would be in this category.

Have about 20-25 bands on rotation and rarely if ev ...
  Topic: tours
Fester

Replies: 26
Views: 7427

PostForum: For Sale & Wanted...   Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:00 pm   Subject: tours
Lighten up lads FFS ??

Nobody's twisting anybody's arm to go to see the band.

If you don't like it then don't go.

If you do and you have the cash to spare then go.

Simple No ?
  Topic: Quiet on here nowadays ?
Fester

Replies: 5
Views: 2299

PostForum: For Sale & Wanted...   Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 7:45 am   Subject: Quiet on here nowadays ?
Still log on every few days as well ... but it is very quiet.
  Topic: Postings
Fester

Replies: 3
Views: 2021

PostForum: General Music   Posted: Wed Jun 21, 2017 1:51 pm   Subject: Postings
Yep ... thinking the same myself.

No real reports on the festivals or the US / Canadian Concerts for example.

Just picking up snippets from Social Media.

Checked on the new forum but it's qui ...
  Topic: First black artists on MTV???
Fester

Replies: 1
Views: 1993

PostForum: General Chat   Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 12:14 am   Subject: First black artists on MTV???
Wikipedia credits the Specials. So it must be true. Smile



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MTV#Breaking_the_.22color_barrier.22_.281981.E2.80.931983.29



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  Topic: Happy 50th Birthday Paul Willo
Fester

Replies: 3
Views: 2446

PostForum: General Chat   Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 4:28 am   Subject: Happy 50th Birthday Paul Willo
Welcome to the Klub Big Fella.
Very Happy

A very Special man who kept the fire lit all these long years.
 
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