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  Topic: The Specials - The Whisky, West Hollywood, Feb 9th, 1980
mangeire

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PostForum: The Specials   Posted: Fri Oct 02, 2020 8:34 pm   Subject: The Specials - The Whisky, West Hollywood, Feb 9th, 1980
This is in fact the same recording as the one dated 8th February 1980 which has been doing the rounds for a few years. I'm guessing the 9th could be the correct date as it's scribbled on the photo of ...
  Topic: Jerry Dammers Handwritten Lyrics - March 1979
mangeire

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PostForum: General Chat   Posted: Sat Sep 19, 2020 2:24 pm   Subject: Jerry Dammers Handwritten Lyrics - March 1979
A collection of Jerry's handwritten lyrics have cropped up on Ebay, a snip at £11K. They are attached to postcards and were apparently sent to Dave McCullough at Sounds in March 1979. Still haven't ...
  Topic: Too Many Crooks
mangeire

Replies: 5
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PostForum: General Music   Posted: Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:56 pm   Subject: Too Many Crooks
Thanks for the tip-off Kenny. I thought their album, 'Inside' was really really good; a stand out ska album from the 90s
  Topic: Prof. Neil Ferguson AKA Brother Belcher
mangeire

Replies: 17
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PostForum: General Chat   Posted: Sun Aug 23, 2020 9:53 am   Subject: Prof. Neil Ferguson AKA Brother Belcher
Politicians who attended golf event apologise for actions

...Like Ferguson in England, they know THERE'S NO PANDEMIC, i.e no mass danger to life. It's only the elderly and those with serious health ...
  Topic: The new look 2-tone.info
mangeire

Replies: 9
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PostForum: General Chat   Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2020 3:42 pm   Subject: The new look 2-tone.info
The Manchester bootleg is great from the point of view of hearing them in the days going up and down the motorway in a Transit van. So many groups say that this is their favourite time. I've heard it ...
  Topic: The new look 2-tone.info
mangeire

Replies: 9
Views: 1652

PostForum: General Chat   Posted: Sat Aug 15, 2020 10:57 am   Subject: The new look 2-tone.info
It's my 2 Tone Bible; the best site around. The updated version looks great; I'm glad it follows much the same format which has always been easy to search through
  Topic: Madness - The Whisky, West Hollywood, November 29th, 1979
mangeire

Replies: 5
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PostForum: General Chat   Posted: Sun Jul 05, 2020 3:12 pm   Subject: Madness - The Whisky, West Hollywood, November 29th, 1979
Many many thanks, this recording has never done the rounds before...from their first North American tour, just after leaving the 2 Tone Tour
  Topic: John Barrow on the FB3
mangeire

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PostForum: Terry Hall   Posted: Sun Jun 21, 2020 3:16 pm   Subject: John Barrow on the FB3
I bought the book when it came out (2003) and enjoyed it at the time. There was a fair bit of 2 Tone related stuff in it although I typically can't remember any of those details now, must re-read it
  Topic: What were the Top Ten best 2-Tone Singles?
mangeire

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PostForum: General Chat   Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2020 3:07 pm   Subject: What were the Top Ten best 2-Tone Singles?
Somewhat influenced by certain songs been overplayed, here's mine from 10 to 1. It's funny but I never tire of "Ghost Town", it sounds just as interesting and fresh with every play almost 40 years on ...
  Topic: In the studio with Shane Macgowan
mangeire

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PostForum: General Music   Posted: Thu Apr 16, 2020 7:50 pm   Subject: In the studio with Shane Macgowan
I think the album Jerry may have in the can is a live Spatial AKA one, not new studio recordings
  Topic: The Day Before You Came
mangeire

Replies: 3
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PostForum: General Music   Posted: Thu Apr 16, 2020 7:45 pm   Subject: The Day Before You Came
Dick Cuthell makes a couple of very suave cameos for the last 30 seconds of these Top of the Pops appearances here...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8UU9vh3yT4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v= ...
  Topic: New piano music
mangeire

Replies: 6
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PostForum: General Music   Posted: Sat Mar 21, 2020 12:00 pm   Subject: New piano music
I've said it before...record a collection of 2 Tone tunes in your style and release them in some way. It's not expensive to print up even 100 CDs and digitally costs little or nothing. It'd be somet ...
  Topic: Reggae Britannia at The Barbican with Dennis Bovell
mangeire

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PostForum: Neville Staple   Posted: Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:43 am   Subject: Reggae Britannia at The Barbican with Dennis Bovell
It’s impossible to fault the songs, but the generic backing band made the music sound very synthetic.

Yes, that's often the problem when I've seen some of these artists...electric piano used instea ...
  Topic: 2 Tone on TV website
mangeire

Replies: 9
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PostForum: The Specials   Posted: Sun Dec 22, 2019 5:35 pm   Subject: 2 Tone on TV website
Nice quality recording of The Apollinaires on Switch just up on YouTube...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTalooX-KkM
'tis really great! boy didn't "Haircut 100" truly nick this one....

More l ...
  Topic: 2 Tone on TV website
mangeire

Replies: 9
Views: 7015

PostForum: The Specials   Posted: Sun Dec 22, 2019 3:02 pm   Subject: 2 Tone on TV website
Nice quality recording of The Apollinaires on Switch just up on YouTube...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTalooX-KkM
  Topic: POP QUIZ
mangeire

Replies: 43
Views: 17188

PostForum: The Specials   Posted: Sun Dec 22, 2019 2:58 pm   Subject: POP QUIZ
According to

Hah, he could be cheated out of royalties! Neol Davies (of The Selecter, that is) had a studio in London at the time, next door to where it was being recorded and they popped in to a ...
  Topic: POP QUIZ
mangeire

Replies: 43
Views: 17188

PostForum: The Specials   Posted: Fri Dec 20, 2019 10:53 pm   Subject: POP QUIZ
You're along the right lines, Harry...

Neol Davies sang backing vocals on the Bob the Builder classic

Ha. So he did. I forgot about that.
What's Mr Davies up to these days. Anyone know?

He's ...
  Topic: POP QUIZ
mangeire

Replies: 43
Views: 17188

PostForum: The Specials   Posted: Fri Dec 20, 2019 11:08 am   Subject: POP QUIZ
You're along the right lines, Harry...

Neol Davies sang backing vocals on the Bob the Builder classic
  Topic: POP QUIZ
mangeire

Replies: 43
Views: 17188

PostForum: The Specials   Posted: Thu Dec 19, 2019 1:10 am   Subject: POP QUIZ
Here's another one, some of you may have heard about it lately...

Which 2 Tone artist performed on a UK Christmas no. 1?

I'm still looking - it's a challenging one Cool

I'll stretch it out a b ...
  Topic: POP QUIZ
mangeire

Replies: 43
Views: 17188

PostForum: The Specials   Posted: Fri Dec 13, 2019 9:45 pm   Subject: POP QUIZ
hmm... Did Pauline Black contribute to one of those Band Aid style charity things like, You'll Never Walk Alone or He Ain't Heavy He's My Brother?

No Harry, wasn't a charity single. And not Pauline ...
 
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