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  Topic: New (old) madness LP
chemode

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PostForum: The Specials   Posted: Fri Jul 10, 2020 7:12 am   Subject: New (old) madness LP
I see Madness are re- re-re-releasing yet another compilation album, this time named " The Full House" (Can you see what they did there?)_...

A 4 LP compilation on vinyl for you audiophiles and mad ...
  Topic: The Specials - The Whisky, West Hollywood, Feb 9th, 1980
chemode

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PostForum: The Specials   Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:16 am   Subject: The Specials - The Whisky, West Hollywood, Feb 9th, 1980
9th Feb 1980 ...wow that was my birthday!! I turned 14... oh to go back to those days Cool
  Topic: The Selecter / (Who likes) facing situations (2019)
chemode

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PostForum: General Music   Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2020 10:33 am   Subject: The Selecter / (Who likes) facing situations (2019)
I like the selector and its a testament to Pauline and Gaps et al that they have continued performing and recording pretty decent albums after all this time.

However my pet hate is this; why does s ...
  Topic: The Day Before You Came
chemode

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PostForum: General Music   Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2020 10:23 am   Subject: The Day Before You Came
I wonder if Dick actually played the trumpet on that Blancmange classic?

Last time I saw Dick was at the Jazz Café when Rico did his Man From Wareka gig several years ago. That was a good night. ...
  Topic: Is everybody happy?
chemode

Replies: 12
Views: 3356

PostForum: General Chat   Posted: Tue Nov 12, 2019 4:50 pm   Subject: Is everybody happy?
I buy so much music, so much that i find it difficult to recommend anything in particular.... however, i picked up the two Soulsavers (featuring Dave Gahan) albums and have to say i was over whelmed. ...
  Topic: 40th Anniversary Vinyl
chemode

Replies: 11
Views: 5809

PostForum: The Specials   Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:27 am   Subject: 40th Anniversary Vinyl
£100 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Twisted Evil Twisted Evil

Good lord....
  Topic: Neville's doctorate ceremony and Specials gig review
chemode

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PostForum: The Specials   Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:52 am   Subject: Re: Neville's doctorate ceremony and Specials gig review
Yes the chart topping album “Encore” was great

Er...no it wasn't. It was piss poor with only one or two passible tracks.

I agree. I saw them in Margate several months back and the lack of move ...
  Topic: The Specials / Ghost Town, Chalkie Davies 1981
chemode

Replies: 19
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PostForum: The Specials   Posted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:26 pm   Subject: The Specials / Ghost Town, Chalkie Davies 1981
Enjoying reading back over these old posts.

Wonder if that old curmudgeon Hugh is still spouting his negativity Smile

Also miss Iron Man / Stan Drews and his wind ups, Nanker and his wankerisms, ...
  Topic: Admin thanks to you for all of this : )
chemode

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PostForum: General Chat   Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:28 pm   Subject: Admin thanks to you for all of this : )
I've no idea.... i'm not sure it had a lot of interest.

Cool
  Topic: Admin thanks to you for all of this : )
chemode

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PostForum: General Chat   Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:11 am   Subject: Admin thanks to you for all of this : )


Regarding the "other" site I did log on but it failed to hold my interest...is it still going? Cool

The "other" site????

http://thespecials2.com/community/viewtopic.php?t=24282&highlight= ...
  Topic: Admin thanks to you for all of this : )
chemode

Replies: 20
Views: 10630

PostForum: General Chat   Posted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:29 am   Subject: Admin thanks to you for all of this : )
I check in almost every day, hopeful of new "news", updates on bands I love and the general gossip that the board has.
Its true that its nowhere near as busy as it was but its like a cosy couch...nic ...
  Topic: Uncut's 2-Tone Archive / Classic Pop Jerry interview
chemode

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PostForum: The Specials   Posted: Thu May 02, 2019 8:02 am   Subject: Uncut's 2-Tone Archive / Classic Pop Jerry interview
Its is 9 quid.... unless like me you "accidentally" left it in the bottom of your trolley when shopping in Tesco ! Cool
  Topic: NITE KLUB (live at 100 Club)
chemode

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PostForum: The Specials   Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 4:15 pm   Subject: NITE KLUB (live at 100 Club)
. The album also features some great bass playing by Horace and some great trombone from Tim Smart.


Yes but it doesn't feature any great songs.

There's some good, relevant lyrics but there's n ...
  Topic: Leave E.U. or Remain in the E.U. How would you vote?
chemode

Replies: 21
Views: 9210

PostForum: General Chat   Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:49 am   Subject: Leave E.U. or Remain in the E.U. How would you vote?
Leave.


I've had a gutful of this fannying about. We voted leave. We had a democratic vote.

The sooner this farce is over the sooner we can start re-building.

Re building what exactly? The ...
  Topic: Leave E.U. or Remain in the E.U. How would you vote?
chemode

Replies: 21
Views: 9210

PostForum: General Chat   Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:07 am   Subject: Leave E.U. or Remain in the E.U. How would you vote?
Leave.


I've had a gutful of this fannying about. We voted leave. We had a democratic vote.

The sooner this farce is over the sooner we can start re-building.
  Topic: Encore - the new LP due in February
chemode

Replies: 101
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PostForum: The Specials   Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:31 am   Subject: Encore - the new LP due in February
Found a track listing for the greatest hits live bonus CD:

1.Gangsters (Recorded live at Le Bataclan, Paris, 30th November 2014)
2. A Message To You, Rudy (Recorded live at Le Bataclan, Paris, 30t ...
  Topic: Specials new single on the radio
chemode

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PostForum: The Specials   Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:20 am   Subject: Specials new single on the radio
I really like it. ... I wasn't sure what to expect yet after only one listen I found myself humming it in the shower!!

Had another listen yesterday and in my opinion its got a kind of lounge bar sk ...
  Topic: Neville and Sugary Staples, featuring Roddy Radiation
chemode

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PostForum: The Specials   Posted: Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:03 pm   Subject: Neville and Sugary Staples, featuring Roddy Radiation
got this album on black and white splatter vinyl some good tunes on it but i think its more a sugary staple album as her voice is very present on most of the tracks not that i mind

Having seen them ...
  Topic: Encore - the new LP due in February
chemode

Replies: 101
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PostForum: The Specials   Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2018 6:45 pm   Subject: Encore - the new LP due in February
I also here there is going to be a second disc with the album, basically, the best of The Specials Live, anybody know if this is true, or is it part of a deluxe version ?, or have l just heard it all ...
  Topic: New album.......hmmm?
chemode

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Views: 15112

PostForum: The Specials   Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:04 pm   Subject: New album.......hmmm?
I hear the Specials album is due out around February 1 2019... Cool
 
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