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  Topic: The Specials / On TV 1979 - 1981
Trojan

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PostForum: The Specials   Posted: Tue Oct 02, 2018 1:59 pm   Subject: The Specials / On TV 1979 - 1981


'...Gary Powell of the Libertines explains the groove on The Specials’ “Ghost Town”, and Drummie Zeb outlines reggae’s revolutionary “one drop” rhythm.'

https://www.ft.com/content/68e4c52a-b235 ...
  Topic: New album.......hmmm?
Trojan

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PostForum: The Specials   Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 11:48 am   Subject: New album.......hmmm?


I'm not sure. If you tour under the name "The Specials" and you give out live CDs to Sunday Times readers and bring out t-shirts and DVDs you could probably get away with putting out an album feat ...
  Topic: New album.......hmmm?
Trojan

Replies: 37
Views: 3306

PostForum: The Specials   Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:13 am   Subject: New album.......hmmm?
I hear the Specials album is due out around February 1 2019... Cool

Odd that there's been no official announcement.

Since they don't own the copyright to the name The Specials I think there could ...
  Topic: New album.......hmmm?
Trojan

Replies: 37
Views: 3306

PostForum: The Specials   Posted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:17 pm   Subject: New album.......hmmm?
With perhaps the expectation of the most hard-line Brexit supporters, I doubt that anyone who voted Leave voted for this current mess. Teresa May is searching for a deal which will keep her in power ...
  Topic: New album.......hmmm?
Trojan

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PostForum: The Specials   Posted: Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:54 am   Subject: New album.......hmmm?
" those times in general were aggressive and angry. It's not quite the same today in Britain, neither musically nor culturally" Give it 6 months and see what shite we face when this Tory govt drop us ...
  Topic: New album.......hmmm?
Trojan

Replies: 37
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PostForum: The Specials   Posted: Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:02 pm   Subject: New album.......hmmm?
The new album may sounds like many things, but one thing won't sound like is a Specials album.
  Topic: New album.......hmmm?
Trojan

Replies: 37
Views: 3306

PostForum: The Specials   Posted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:35 am   Subject: New album.......hmmm?


I agree with that, but at the point of reformation the remaining members plus Nik were able to reproduce the sound of The Specials (obviously without any new material), but after Neville left I we ...
  Topic: New album.......hmmm?
Trojan

Replies: 37
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PostForum: The Specials   Posted: Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:32 pm   Subject: New album.......hmmm?
Individuals can be replaced to a degree (although I wish they didn't have to be) Jerry on keyboards, Brad on drums, Roddy on guitar, but I think Nev is irreplaceable for his toasting - and the current ...
  Topic: Horace, Terry and Lynval are In The Studio making a new LP
Trojan

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PostForum: The Specials   Posted: Sat Sep 01, 2018 12:47 pm   Subject: Horace, Terry and Lynval are In The Studio making a new LP
I'm not feeling the excitement I think this news should bring me. Hopefully this will change as we learn more....

Regardless of what other members of the band may think, the one person who can make ...
  Topic: Horace, Terry and Lynval are In The Studio making a new LP
Trojan

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PostForum: The Specials   Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:39 pm   Subject: Horace, Terry and Lynval are In The Studio making a new LP
Will it be released under the name 'The Specials'? Isn't that name now under copyright, registered to a certain Mr J Dammers?
  Topic: Bad Manners Box set
Trojan

Replies: 13
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PostForum: Upcoming Events   Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:58 pm   Subject: Bad Manners Box set
Having just played Mental Notes for the first time ever, I am going to draw my 'severe loss of quality in albums released' mark after Forging Ahead.

Still I suppose I have gained a handful of new ...
  Topic: New album.......hmmm?
Trojan

Replies: 37
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PostForum: The Specials   Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:49 pm   Subject: New album.......hmmm?
How about a 'Pledge' campaign to accompany it Trojan - you in? Very Happy

Count me in!!!
  Topic: New album.......hmmm?
Trojan

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PostForum: The Specials   Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:27 am   Subject: New album.......hmmm?
This is enough to chill anyone to the bone. The standard was set with 'Specials' and 'More Specials'. Good luck in trying to match those.

Think of some of the shit that has been releasd under the ...
  Topic: Dexys Live in Sweden 1980
Trojan

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PostForum: General Chat   Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:27 pm   Subject: Dexys Live in Sweden 1980
I always thought if Dexys and UB40 had signed to 2 Tone it would have done wonders to the label’s longevity. Circumstances certainly got the better of 2 Tone at the time at it quickly became what Damm ...
  Topic: Dexys Live in Sweden 1980
Trojan

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PostForum: General Chat   Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:57 pm   Subject: Dexys Live in Sweden 1980
They were such a great band. The sound, the style, just the who package.

Why and how did it go from this to poncing around in dungarees with fiddles?
  Topic: The Selecter - Look Hear (1979 or 1980)
Trojan

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PostForum: General Music   Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:15 pm   Subject: The Selecter - Look Hear (1979 or 1980)
I'm pretty sure this is Crackerjack (the screams before and after give it away!) Smile



Cheers for that, I'd never seen that performance of 'Girlfriend' before.

Yeah, could be Crackerjack, or ev ...
  Topic: New Book - Trouble Songs
Trojan

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PostForum: General Music   Posted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 6:48 pm   Subject: New Book - Trouble Songs
Speaking of books, Rip It Up & Start Again: Post-Punk 1978 to 1984 looks like it has quite a lot on 2 Tone, just saw a snippet of it online.

I have that book. It's nothing to get too excited a ...
  Topic: The English Beat Starring Dave Wakeling / New Album
Trojan

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PostForum: General Music   Posted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:28 pm   Subject: The English Beat Starring Dave Wakeling / New Album
I am having difficulty grasping that fact that people were willing to fork out these sums of money in the first place. What on earth made you do so, especially since nothing at that stage was actuall ...
  Topic: Bad Manners Box set
Trojan

Replies: 13
Views: 1398

PostForum: Upcoming Events   Posted: Fri Jul 27, 2018 12:02 pm   Subject: Bad Manners Box set
I noticed Cherry Red are releasing quite a few box sets. I suppose it's the latest way of floging back catalogue.
  Topic: Bad Manners Box set
Trojan

Replies: 13
Views: 1398

PostForum: Upcoming Events   Posted: Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:08 am   Subject: Bad Manners Box set
Mental Notes is a piss poor album. No wonder the record company saw it as a tax write off. The band seemed to be attempting some sort of Euro pop sound. What the Papers Say has to be the worst ever ...
 
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