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  Topic: 'That reminds me of...' (The 'Genius Steals' thread)
Imani

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PostForum: General Music   Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:51 pm   Subject: 'That reminds me of...' (The 'Genius Steals' thread)
Another great post! thank you Imani - George Benson's "On broadway" is a beautiful inspiration and Madness does reflect the song- in a really cool "Madness" way : )

The bad Manners and Tchaikovsky ...
  Topic: 'That reminds me of...' (The 'Genius Steals' thread)
Imani

Replies: 23
Views: 7121

PostForum: General Music   Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 2:29 pm   Subject: 'That reminds me of...' (The 'Genius Steals' thread)
Madness: the title track of Keep Moving. I should say that this one is speculative, and the similarities maybe unconsciously done and coincidental.

The main riff in Keep Moving sounds like George B ...
  Topic: 'That reminds me of...' (The 'Genius Steals' thread)
Imani

Replies: 23
Views: 7121

PostForum: General Music   Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:45 pm   Subject: 'That reminds me of...' (The 'Genius Steals' thread)
Armchair Disco - Bad Manners (B side of Can-Can). Borrow's from Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet 'Fantasy Overture'.

There's a tune the violins play at 7:45:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Od7g ...
  Topic: Uncut magazine likes the new album
Imani

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PostForum: The Specials   Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:35 am   Subject: Re: Uncut magazine likes the new album
Encore gets a positive review in the new issue of Uncut and there's a small interview with Terry.
The reviewer says it's good but that you can't help thinking if Jerry was involved it would be really ...
  Topic: Jerry DJing tonight
Imani

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PostForum: Jerry Dammers   Posted: Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:57 am   Subject: Jerry DJing tonight
I've a feeling Jerry would like this one by The Three Sounds. New Orleans soulful jazz that almost sounds reggae-ish.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adX3eVeea-o
  Topic: Specials - Ghost Town - Old Gold reissue
Imani

Replies: 10
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PostForum: The Specials   Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:44 pm   Subject: Specials - Ghost Town - Old Gold reissue
And now it's time for 'Two Tone Fact Of the Day':

The verses in Too Much Too Young share the same melody as the original Batman Theme

If you're sitting comfortably at home, you might like to at ...
  Topic: Specials - Ghost Town - Old Gold reissue
Imani

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PostForum: The Specials   Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 7:00 pm   Subject: Specials - Ghost Town - Old Gold reissue
I was delighted when Too Much Too Young topped the charts though from my memories of school, Ghost Town had an appeal to a wider audience, not just 2 Tone followers. Kids who weren't even Specials fan ...
  Topic: Specials - Ghost Town - Old Gold reissue
Imani

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PostForum: The Specials   Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:23 am   Subject: Specials - Ghost Town - Old Gold reissue
Good article. In a fan club newsletter published at the time of Ghost Town's release, there was some additional lyrics that don't appear on the recording. 'If you happen to be lucky, and you want to g ...
  Topic: Specials new single on the radio
Imani

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PostForum: The Specials   Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:02 am   Subject: Specials new single on the radio
The piano reminds me of Monty Alexander, a Jamaican jazz artist who's done quite a few albums blending his piano trio approach with old school reggae.

I'll go further and say that had someone play ...
  Topic: Specials new single on the radio
Imani

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PostForum: The Specials   Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:04 pm   Subject: Specials new single on the radio
It might be linked to Donald Trump. I think there was a pro-Trump rally that got rowdy in Rockaway.

I had a feeling it was linked to Trump. Cheers, Harry.
  Topic: Specials new single on the radio
Imani

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PostForum: The Specials   Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:37 am   Subject: Specials new single on the radio
Does anyone know what the 'Rockaway Beach' reference means? I know it's a Ramones song title, but that's about it.
  Topic: Specials new single on the radio
Imani

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PostForum: The Specials   Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:27 am   Subject: Specials new single on the radio
'Low key' sums up the release, in more ways than one.

Even though I wouldn't have expected an all-singing, all-dancing promotional campaign, a video would have been nice. Even if it was a slide sho ...
  Topic: Smile? Really?
Imani

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PostForum: General Chat   Posted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:59 pm   Subject: Smile? Really?
Those street charity people should also consider how their presence can annoy anyone in general who happens to be walking in their direction. They're clearly trained to be mildly aggressive in their d ...
  Topic: Specials new single on the radio
Imani

Replies: 22
Views: 4102

PostForum: The Specials   Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:40 pm   Subject: Specials new single on the radio
On Facebook, I wrote:

'This is really good. I actually do think it has the More Specials tinge in there. I wasn't expecting that lounge-ish middle 8, put it this way. What it does remind me of is T ...
  Topic: Terry & Blur
Imani

Replies: 12
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PostForum: Terry Hall   Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:56 am   Subject: Terry & Blur
Another myth around Lucozade was the slogan 'Lucozade - Aids Recovery'.

I think they stopped using that in the mid eighties.

Imani - a link between Terry Hall, Blur and Lucozade - Pop (music)?
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  Topic: Terry & Blur
Imani

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PostForum: Terry Hall   Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:11 pm   Subject: Terry & Blur
I like Blur's version and I hear The Specials influence in a few of their songs. But it lacks that certain 'thing' Brad gave to it.

Lucozade always reminds me of being at home, feigning illness to ...
  Topic: Terry & Blur
Imani

Replies: 12
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PostForum: Terry Hall   Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 4:11 pm   Subject: Terry & Blur
I like Blur's version and I hear The Specials influence in a few of their songs. But it lacks that certain 'thing' Brad gave to it.

Lucozade always reminds me of being at home, feigning illness to ...
  Topic: Can you imagine Terry singing this Chris Difford song?
Imani

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PostForum: Terry Hall   Posted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 5:31 pm   Subject: Can you imagine Terry singing this Chris Difford song?
The vocal phrasing is very similar.
As well as Alcohol, that intro had shades of 'Well, Fancy That'.
  Topic: Some more 2 tone music, solo piano-styled
Imani

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PostForum: General Music   Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 4:57 pm   Subject: Some more 2 tone music, solo piano-styled
More of a tenuous connection to 2 Tone, this. I heard Amy Winehouse's rocksteady version of Our Day Will Come and thought it'd be nice to play on piano.

https://soundcloud.com/user-593516689-853983 ...
  Topic: Some more 2 tone music, solo piano-styled
Imani

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Views: 9701

PostForum: General Music   Posted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 5:21 pm   Subject: Some more 2 tone music, solo piano-styled
A version of Jose Feliciano's Rain (Listen To The Pouring Rain), a hit for Bruce Ruffin on Trojan Records in 1972, also covered by Madness on The Danger Men album.

https://youtu.be/bfsGYXGFE5M

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