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  Topic: The Specials / Ghost Town, Chalkie Davies 1981
Imani

Replies: 19
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PostForum: The Specials   Posted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:58 am   Subject: The Specials / Ghost Town, Chalkie Davies 1981
It was a shame in the 90s when bands dressed down rather than up. Oasis, Coldplay, Ocean Colour Scene etc always dressed in a dull way.
I think The Specials (with Jerry on board) was more of an art s ...
  Topic: The Specials / Ghost Town, Chalkie Davies 1981
Imani

Replies: 19
Views: 5618

PostForum: The Specials   Posted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:32 am   Subject: The Specials / Ghost Town, Chalkie Davies 1981
It was a shame in the 90s when bands dressed down rather than up. Oasis, Coldplay, Ocean Colour Scene etc always dressed in a dull way.
I think The Specials (with Jerry on board) was more of an art s ...
  Topic: What went wrong?
Imani

Replies: 57
Views: 18149

PostForum: General Music   Posted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:33 pm   Subject: What went wrong?
Reiterating a few points, probably, but just to add to the discussion:

It's really difficult to find standout artists when there's so much music out there.

Mainstream radio playlists have always ...
  Topic: 'That reminds me of...' (The 'Genius Steals' thread)
Imani

Replies: 36
Views: 14004

PostForum: General Music   Posted: Sat Jul 06, 2019 3:38 pm   Subject: 'That reminds me of...' (The 'Genius Steals' thread)
Speak Like A Child/Style Council, anyone?
This is Brinsley Schwarz, with Nick Lowe on lead vocals.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMYc5U_jIdc
Definitely an inspired version! and your Brinsley Schw ...
  Topic: What went wrong?
Imani

Replies: 57
Views: 18149

PostForum: General Music   Posted: Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:11 pm   Subject: Re: What went wrong?
Yeah, but aside from Neoliberalism, commodification, commercialization, merchandization, playlistization and sentimentalization.
Why are there no great new bands anymore?

"What have you got?"
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  Topic: 'That reminds me of...' (The 'Genius Steals' thread)
Imani

Replies: 36
Views: 14004

PostForum: General Music   Posted: Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:53 pm   Subject: 'That reminds me of...' (The 'Genius Steals' thread)
Speak Like A Child/Style Council, anyone?

This is Brinsley Schwarz, with Nick Lowe on lead vocals.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMYc5U_jIdc

The title comes from Herbie Hancock.

https:// ...
  Topic: Congratulations to Doctor Staple
Imani

Replies: 1
Views: 280

PostForum: Neville Staple   Posted: Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:54 am   Subject: Congratulations to Doctor Staple
Congratulations to Neville, it's been quite a journey.
  Topic: Some more 2 tone music, solo piano-styled
Imani

Replies: 24
Views: 12827

PostForum: General Music   Posted: Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:36 pm   Subject: Some more 2 tone music, solo piano-styled
https://soundcloud.com/user-593516689-853983758/our-day
(Above) This one won't play for me Imani?
- I Love The International Reggae Day Intro Very Happy

Cheers, Mary... here's the link again.

https:/ ...
  Topic: Some more 2 tone music, solo piano-styled
Imani

Replies: 24
Views: 12827

PostForum: General Music   Posted: Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:59 am   Subject: Some more 2 tone music, solo piano-styled
A little something for International Reggae Day 2019.

https://youtu.be/PUOZtjpsJYQ
  Topic: The Specials / Ghost Town, Chalkie Davies 1981
Imani

Replies: 19
Views: 5618

PostForum: The Specials   Posted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:50 pm   Subject: The Specials / Ghost Town, Chalkie Davies 1981
It was a shame in the 90s when bands dressed down rather than up. Oasis, Coldplay, Ocean Colour Scene etc always dressed in a dull way.
I think The Specials (with Jerry on board) was more of an art s ...
  Topic: The Specials / Ghost Town, Chalkie Davies 1981
Imani

Replies: 19
Views: 5618

PostForum: The Specials   Posted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:59 am   Subject: The Specials / Ghost Town, Chalkie Davies 1981
Was thinking recently about the zoot suit look some of the band had on this video, most prominently on TOTP appearances and the gigs they played that year.

I wonder if it came from the band Blue R ...
  Topic: Costello on 2-tone (Tom Watson buys rare single)
Imani

Replies: 7
Views: 1344

PostForum: General Music   Posted: Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:47 am   Subject: Costello on 2-tone (Tom Watson buys rare single)
https://www.npr.org/2015/10/13/446676165/elvis-costellos-unfaithful-music-is-defiantly-fun

Great reviews for the Costello book!

With the spate of music/movies Bohemian Rhapsody - Elton John "Ro ...
  Topic: Websites you return to......
Imani

Replies: 2
Views: 411

PostForum: General Chat   Posted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:21 pm   Subject: Websites you return to......
Looks a very good site, that.
  Topic: Costello on 2-tone (Tom Watson buys rare single)
Imani

Replies: 7
Views: 1344

PostForum: General Music   Posted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:18 pm   Subject: Costello on 2-tone (Tom Watson buys rare single)
I'm reading Unfaithful Music (again), EC's memoir. There's a lot to take in as it's such a big book (674 pages). Currently at the part where he's working night shifts as a computer operator and giggin ...
  Topic: People's History of Pop - seeking 2 tone stories
Imani

Replies: 21
Views: 9541

PostForum: General Music   Posted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:50 pm   Subject: Re: People's History of Pop - seeking 2 tone stories
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/11HFqlKMMTvKNwX9cDlXb9w/peoples-history-of-pop

Well I'm only a few years behind/but now have something great to watch! thanks Imani.

I think they repeate ...
  Topic: Monkey Man Live with Nev on the ropes
Imani

Replies: 5
Views: 626

PostForum: The Specials   Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:15 pm   Subject: Monkey Man Live with Nev on the ropes
Nice to see that footage. On another note, I looked through the Twitter thread, I saw someone had claimed that Canary In The Coalmine by The Police was the first ska record. Normally I ignore this stu ...
  Topic: Admin thanks to you for all of this : )
Imani

Replies: 15
Views: 940

PostForum: General Chat   Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:43 am   Subject: Admin thanks to you for all of this : )
Hi Mary, I deleted my posts (not for the first time). Apologies.

On quite a few occasions I've seen threads started by members, and whilst many people view them, no-one contributes to the discussio ...
  Topic: Dave Wakeling No Warning
Imani

Replies: 6
Views: 1296

PostForum: Upcoming Events   Posted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:38 pm   Subject: Re: Dave Wakeling No Warning
Anybody got this solo album ? From 1991 l believe. Ive never heard any track from it, is it worth getting or not ? On a side note, Dave does an interview on The English Beat site with Richard Blade ta ...
  Topic: The English Beat Starring Dave Wakeling / New Album
Imani

Replies: 161
Views: 85614

PostForum: General Music   Posted: Thu May 09, 2019 6:09 pm   Subject: The English Beat Starring Dave Wakeling / New Album
I'm not sure what the future of crowd-funding will be, as today Pledge Music announced that it has gone into administration.

"The company will go into administration at some point this week or earl ...
  Topic: The English Beat Starring Dave Wakeling / New Album
Imani

Replies: 161
Views: 85614

PostForum: General Music   Posted: Thu May 09, 2019 2:55 pm   Subject: The English Beat Starring Dave Wakeling / New Album
I'm not sure what the future of crowd-funding will be, as today Pledge Music announced that it has gone into administration.

"The company will go into administration at some point this week or earl ...
 
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