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  Topic: RIP Everett Morton
Trojan

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PostForum: General Chat   Posted: Sat Oct 09, 2021 5:20 pm   Subject: RIP Everett Morton
That's very sad news. He had a very distinctive drumming style which gave The Beat their unique sound.

Didn't he miss out, for whatever reason, in joining Fine Young Cannibals? I recall reading so ...
  Topic: Tracklisting for new Album of Protest Songs
Trojan

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PostForum: General Music   Posted: Fri Oct 08, 2021 5:28 pm   Subject: Tracklisting for new Album of Protest Songs
I dont know any of the songs apart from get up stand up... i would have thought that an album of protest songs would have included 'the men behind the wire'?

That would be a tad controversial. Terr ...
  Topic: Jerry, Nev, Neol, Pauline new 2-Tone doc
Trojan

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PostForum: The Specials   Posted: Fri Oct 08, 2021 5:26 pm   Subject: Jerry, Nev, Neol, Pauline new 2-Tone doc
Found it, its called 2 Tone: The Sound Of Coventry, was on BBC West Midlands - but can be found on the BBC Iplayer

Will watch that later Very Happy

It's very good. Jerry Dammers is the focal point of ...
  Topic: Tracklisting for new Album of Protest Songs
Trojan

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PostForum: General Music   Posted: Tue Oct 05, 2021 7:45 pm   Subject: Tracklisting for new Album of Protest Songs
According to the official chart company - The Script are currently leading the race for the no.1 spot with The Specials at no.2


Sound of Island Records scambling to find one more format of Prote ...
  Topic: Tracklisting for new Album of Protest Songs
Trojan

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PostForum: General Music   Posted: Mon Oct 04, 2021 7:19 pm   Subject: Tracklisting for new Album of Protest Songs

One for you that Trojan - '"I am so sorry for everything - best wishes Terry" Very Happy

LOL...brilliant Very Happy Very Happy
  Topic: Tracklisting for new Album of Protest Songs
Trojan

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PostForum: General Music   Posted: Mon Oct 04, 2021 8:47 am   Subject: Tracklisting for new Album of Protest Songs
I had a listen to this today on a well known streaming service. Christ, it is dull. Musical beige. Protest songs should have heart and soul in them. This is just lifeless.

A touch harsh maybe T ...
  Topic: Tracklisting for new Album of Protest Songs
Trojan

Replies: 45
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PostForum: General Music   Posted: Fri Oct 01, 2021 7:46 pm   Subject: Tracklisting for new Album of Protest Songs
I had a listen to this today on a well known streaming service. Christ, it is dull. Musical beige. Protest songs should have heart and soul in them. This is just lifeless.
  Topic: Ghost Town live in Margate
Trojan

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PostForum: The Specials   Posted: Sat Sep 11, 2021 12:07 pm   Subject: Ghost Town live in Margate
Another positive review from a fan in Playmouth
https://musomuso.com/reviews/the-specials-turned-plymouth-from-a-ghost-town-to-a-nite-klub-read-our-live-review

"The show really came to life when t ...
  Topic: Ghost Town live in Margate
Trojan

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PostForum: The Specials   Posted: Tue Sep 07, 2021 1:27 pm   Subject: Ghost Town live in Margate
Terry's comment about how fans should have made an effort and not bought clothes from Primark was ill judged.
I read on Facebook that sadly Lynval can no longer play guitar as there is a problem wit ...
  Topic: Ghost Town live in Margate
Trojan

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PostForum: The Specials   Posted: Mon Sep 06, 2021 11:57 am   Subject: Ghost Town live in Margate
This reviewer wasn't impressed http://www.realgonerocks.com/2021/08/real-gone-goes-out-the-specials-dreamland-margate-kent-28-8-2021/

Tragic in every way, Terry Hall proving once and for all that ...
  Topic: Do you rate Farm Yard Connection?
Trojan

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PostForum: The Specials   Posted: Thu Aug 26, 2021 10:27 am   Subject: Do you rate Farm Yard Connection?
Definitely one of their better tunes.
  Topic: new Protest Songs album press release
Trojan

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PostForum: The Specials   Posted: Thu Aug 26, 2021 10:25 am   Subject: new Protest Songs album press release
I am intrigued to discover if fans of the specials who love to dance to songs like Monkey Man will make of these covers

Polite applause at best, but the words lead and balloon spring to mind.
  Topic: new Protest Songs album press release
Trojan

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PostForum: The Specials   Posted: Tue Aug 24, 2021 12:16 pm   Subject: new Protest Songs album press release
Everybody Knows is the better one of the two.

It's from the album 'I'm Your Man' which is one of my favourite Laughing Leonard Cohen records.

Leonard Cohen is not an easy artist to cover. Half t ...
  Topic: new Protest Songs album press release
Trojan

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PostForum: The Specials   Posted: Tue Aug 24, 2021 12:10 pm   Subject: new Protest Songs album press release
Dull, lifeless and uninspired.
  Topic: Tracklisting for new Album of Protest Songs
Trojan

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PostForum: General Music   Posted: Tue Aug 17, 2021 4:02 pm   Subject: Tracklisting for new Album of Protest Songs
Had a listen. I understand artists evolve their sound but for me it's missing that 'Jamaican DNA' that always was a part of The Specials' work, no matter how experimental they got, even on Encore. The ...
  Topic: Tracklisting for new Album of Protest Songs
Trojan

Replies: 45
Views: 4121

PostForum: General Music   Posted: Mon Aug 16, 2021 6:49 pm   Subject: Tracklisting for new Album of Protest Songs
It does sound very much like a Terry Hall solo project.
  Topic: Tracklisting for new Album of Protest Songs
Trojan

Replies: 45
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PostForum: General Music   Posted: Mon Aug 16, 2021 4:48 pm   Subject: Tracklisting for new Album of Protest Songs
It certainly is an interesting choice of tracks, however, I don't know how some of them well lend themselves to cover versions. For instances songs like Soldiers Who Want To Be Heroes and I Don't Mi ...
  Topic: Tracklisting for new Album of Protest Songs
Trojan

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PostForum: General Music   Posted: Sun Aug 15, 2021 6:15 pm   Subject: Tracklisting for new Album of Protest Songs
It certainly is an interesting choice of tracks, however, I don't know how some of them well lend themselves to cover versions. For instances songs like Soldiers Who Want To Be Heroes and I Don't Mi ...
  Topic: Desmond's 80th Birthday
Trojan

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PostForum: General Music   Posted: Wed Jul 21, 2021 11:50 am   Subject: Desmond's 80th Birthday
Do you think King of Kings is the worst album credited to The Specials?

It's down there with those Skinhead Girl and Conquering Ruler albums. Plus Today's Specials and of course Encore Wink
  Topic: Desmond's 80th Birthday
Trojan

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PostForum: General Music   Posted: Sun Jul 18, 2021 2:37 pm   Subject: Desmond's 80th Birthday


Roddy Radiation once said Desmond wasn't that happy when they recorded the King of Kings album with Lynval, Nev, & Horace in 1993
https://www.roughtrade.com/gb/desmond-dekker-and-the-specials ...
 
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