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Thought they were really good at Splendour,first time I have seen them outdoors.....do miss Roddys little runs and fills in songs though,the current guy plays it pretty straight,like the hired hand he is I suppose.

We all know what we are going to get song-wise,and for me its much more of a social occasion these days,meeting up with friends made over the past 6 years.
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who is filling Rods shoes these days?
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For the festival shows its been Matt McManamon (Dead 60's).
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Fester wrote:
For the festival shows its been Matt McManamon (Dead 60's).


Thanks Fester
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Wink Matt's a good player but he aint got the Rodsters snarl or spit ...
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Probably from smoking too many Marlboros
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Does it really matter anymore? Laughing
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CLANG! goes the spittoon
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Funny the M.K.2 Specials in the 1990,s were never taken seriously in the U.K. because there were only four original members Wink
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Terry was the face of the band and had hits after the Fun Boys split. He remains the most famous member of the band.

When it was 4 original members in the 90s version of the band they were promoting new material that both critics and the public thought was less special than the material they had contributed to in the 2-Tone years
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Jett Rink wrote:
Funny the M.K.2 Specials in the 1990,s were never taken seriously in the U.K. because there were only four original members Wink


I think the unfortunate thing for MK2 from a publicity point of view is that Terry wasn't part of it (sorry Jett), and people tend to recognise bands from their frontman, I mean if Terry formed a band with 6 musicians he picked up from busking on the streets and called the band The Specials, the majority of the public would accept it was The Specials because they recognise the frontman and his voice.


personally, I really like guilty til proved innocent.
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I've always considered Terry a supporting member.
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Guilty album the best thing any of the collective members have done in 20 odd years.
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The Specials MK2 just wasn't The Specials as I wanted them to be and was anything but what the original band had been. I'm not sure what to make of the band as it is now. Perhaps it's just best to remember them as they were 79-81?
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At least The Specials Mk2 released 4 albums, one live album and a few singles Smile
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