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Hello ska people. If, like me, you remember the original line up (1982-93) of THE HOTKNIVES and love their music please join us on our new facebook page 'Fans Of The Original Hotknives'. Who can forget classics like 'Dave and Mary' / 'Julie Julie' / 'Holsten Boys' / 'Don't Go Away' / 'Skin Up Harry' / 'W.L.N' / Bedsit Land / 'One Man And His Dog' / ' Man In The Cellar' / etc etc etc etc. Please join our page and remember one of the UK's finest ska bands. Enjoy your weekend. Cheers and beers.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/842477272434235/
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Great band alright, saw them at Ska Explosion 3 in Herne Bay in 1989 and then again when they reformed for the International Ska Festival a couple of years ago. On both occasions they stole the show. I don't think they captured what they could do live on their studio album though. I thought the best Hotknives album was 'Home', with the 2nd line up, probably my favourite ska album of the 90s
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Fair comment about the studio album. The fellas recorded "The Way Things Are" in only five days and the band themselves admit it was 'rushed'. "Home" was a great album too, I think 'Always Tomorrow', 'Nadine' and the version of 'Driving Me Mad' are the standout tracks.
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"Skin Up Harry": what the Cure would have sounded like if they played ska. Brilliant.
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Brilliant description Polly ! Feel free to join in the banter on the fans page. The Hotknives (original line-up) were among the driving forces behind the ska explosion of the late 80's (alongside bands like the Loafers and The Riffs) and we celebrate their music here...

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