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Someone posted on Facebook to 2 Tone Central stating that Ghost Town owes a debt of gratitude to another record that Rico plays on - The M.B.V. - Theme From The Gun Court.

I always thought one of the sounds in Ghost Town may have been slightly inspired in part by Jackie Mittoo's Lazy Bones.

Has there ever been anything written on what the influences may have been on, as Jerry rightly described as "the greatest record that has ever been made in the history of anything?" (This quote has been lifted from 2 tone info).

On Wikipedia it mentions the drum sound on What A Feeling by Gregory Isaacs, and the fading in over a sound effect from Lift Off, B Side to At The Club.
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Here's the most obvious one:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bz7sOX5OLG0
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mangeire wrote:
Here's the most obvious one:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bz7sOX5OLG0


You can certainly hear it in that
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Thanks Harry and Mangeire Smile

Absolutely stunning tunes, regardless of the Ghost Town connection Smile
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Thanks, mangeire. Had not heard that Prince Buster track before, but clearly a very strong influence on Mr Dammers.
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mangeire wrote:
Here's the most obvious one:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bz7sOX5OLG0


- very cool post mangeire....
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Nice thread. Wink And agreed, all great tunes - all new to me.

The Prince Buster one is the most similar, even though PB's tune is also a generic middle eastern vibe you get in exotica and some Hollywood soundtracks from that period. Buster's 'Ghost Dance' has also been mentioned by Jerry - the ghost sounds and probably the title.

The horns on the M.B.V tune reminded me of an old Sinatra song, 'A Day In The Life Of A Fool' which Dexter Gordon did a cool version of. Listen out from 0:24 onward.

<br /><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bhk3TbNyq0A" target="_blank">View on YouTube</a>
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Very interesting guys!

Another I've heard mentioned as a possible influence is Thelonius Monk's 'In Walked Bud'


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Some gorgeous Sunday listening there, thanks folks
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I agree Fester!

Here are most of them on a playlist...


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It's from Jackie McLean's One Step Beyond Album


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Alan Partridge: Kicking off our Mid Morning Matters 'Halloween Special', let me begin by sending you to Coventry for something...'special'. It is in fact The Specials, with their song all about ghouls & spooks, 'Ghost Town'.

Sidekick Simon: Hmm, er, Alan. Ghost Town isn't actually about Halloween.

Alan: Really? Isn't it?

Sidekick Simon: No, Ghost Town is all about riots and inner city anger.

Alan: 'Riots'? Ugh, not playing that again.
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wally wrote:
Very interesting guys!

Another I've heard mentioned as a possible influence is Thelonius Monk's 'In Walked Bud'



I didn't get this at first, but I realise the chords on the wailing chorus of Ghost Town are the same as Monk's, in another key.
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Imani wrote:
Alan Partridge: Kicking off our Mid Morning Matters 'Halloween Special', let me begin by sending you to Coventry for something...'special'. It is in fact The Specials, with their song all about ghouls & spooks, 'Ghost Town'.

Sidekick Simon: Hmm, er, Alan. Ghost Town isn't actually about Halloween.

Alan: Really? Isn't it?

Sidekick Simon: No, Ghost Town is all about riots and inner city anger.

Alan: 'Riots'? Ugh, not playing that again.


Great post I have always hated Ghost Town being associated with Halloween Rolling Eyes

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http://www.amazon.co.uk/100-Hits-Halloween-Various-Artists/dp/tracks/B002KFZJRM/ref=dp_tracks_all_1#disc_1

UK Top 40 Compilations Albums 30/10/2015 (13)

Madness - Grey Day is now a Halloween song Confused

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Greatest-Ever-Halloween-Definitive-Collection/dp/tracks/B00MJ1DJAQ/ref=dp_tracks_all_1#disc_1
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what was the 1 that sounds what i like most about you is your girl friendcarnt seem to find it
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Reselecter wrote:
what was the 1 that sounds what i like most about you is your girl friendcarnt seem to find it


Cornell Campbell - Jah Jah Mi On Ya Wink
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Sugarman wrote:
Imani wrote:
Alan Partridge: Kicking off our Mid Morning Matters 'Halloween Special', let me begin by sending you to Coventry for something...'special'. It is in fact The Specials, with their song all about ghouls & spooks, 'Ghost Town'.

Sidekick Simon: Hmm, er, Alan. Ghost Town isn't actually about Halloween.

Alan: Really? Isn't it?

Sidekick Simon: No, Ghost Town is all about riots and inner city anger.

Alan: 'Riots'? Ugh, not playing that again.


Great post I have always hated Ghost Town being associated with Halloween Rolling Eyes

UK Top 40 Compilations Albums 30/10/2015 (9)

http://www.amazon.co.uk/100-Hits-Halloween-Various-Artists/dp/tracks/B002KFZJRM/ref=dp_tracks_all_1#disc_1

UK Top 40 Compilations Albums 30/10/2015 (13)

Madness - Grey Day is now a Halloween song Confused

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Greatest-Ever-Halloween-Definitive-Collection/dp/tracks/B00MJ1DJAQ/ref=dp_tracks_all_1#disc_1


Smile

I wonder if the writers are aware of their songs being used like that?
Better than a Christmas song association, but then that'd be interesting as well, and I don't think most people associate them with Halloween.
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Madness and Bad Manners definitely are from the same path as Jackie McLean.
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