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I always thought there were a few songs by the 2 Tone bands that appeared on albums that should have been singles.

Here's my list:

Concrete Jungle (a new version with Terry on vocals) The Specials

Hey Little Rich Girl The Specials

Bed & Breakfast Man Madness

Too Much Pressure (on its own) The Selecter

Bristol & Miami The Selecter

Weeping & Wailing Bad Manners
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The first three were foreign release 7"s (CJ in Holland, HLRG in Japan, and BABM in Canada) so I guess you are not alone in those choices! Facing Situations by The Selecter was released in Spain, Tequila by Bad Manners was released in Holland, Monkey Murders by The Beat was released in France and In The City by Madness was released in Japan. They were all good choices for singles - not so sure the same can be said for Tarzan's Nuts by Madness released in Holland.

International Jet Set by The Specials, Believe Me by Madness, Dream Home In NZ by The Beat, Carry Go Bring Come by The Selecter and Inner London Violence by Bad Manners would all have been good A side singles.
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Bed & Breakfast Man - Madness
In The Rain - Madness
On The Town - Madness
Inner London Violence - Bad Manners
Silent Witness -UB40
Bad Card - Bob Marley
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There's a few songs I think could easily of been singles, and here's a single that I really think shouldn't of been

Return Of The Los Palmas 7 Shocked
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terry singing cj for sure, so much better when th sings it.
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Just put on the album and enjoy the whole canvas.

Read this today about a radio station's new format:

It essentially slashes Top 40 songs in half so the station can run 24 songs an hour instead of 12. The idea — according to Steve Jones, VP of programming for the parent company ​Newcap Radio — is to keep listeners engaged. But overwhelmingly the listener reaction has been, 'I love hearing this much music.' I mean it's really cool you can listen to a radio station for 15 minutes and hear six or seven songs in that short period of time.
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Jann Arden does not ssem amused. I think it is a good idea but it would also help if djs replaced their banal monologues with music instead.
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my dingaling Very Happy george michael Very Happy the back room version
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Chuck Berry's only number-one single on the pop charts
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ok Ricky - I'll get it back on track, although I daresay you know who will post his usual shite at some stage

Hey Little Rich Girl - More Specials
Walk Away - Wha'ppen
Sole Salvation - Special Beat Service
Suicide - Loonee Tunes
Weeping and Wailing or Ben E Wriggle - Go shIt's...
Educating Marmalade - Forging Ahead (Your is my favourite track, but thought this would have made a good single choice)
Tyler - Signing Off
Burning The Boats - Mad Not Mad.

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HarryJ185 wrote:
The first three were foreign release 7"s (CJ in Holland, HLRG in Japan, and BABM in Canada) so I guess you are not alone in those choices! Facing Situations by The Selecter was released in Spain, Tequila by Bad Manners was released in Holland, Monkey Murders by The Beat was released in France and In The City by Madness was released in Japan. They were all good choices for singles - not so sure the same can be said for Tarzan's Nuts by Madness released in Holland.

International Jet Set by The Specials, Believe Me by Madness, Dream Home In NZ by The Beat, Carry Go Bring Come by The Selecter and Inner London Violence by Bad Manners would all have been good A side singles.


It's strange that their isn't any Tv appearances for any of those non-UK releases? Confused
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Loads. But not exhaustive.

The Specials
Its Up Too You
Monkey Man
Man At C&A
Hey Little Rich Girl

A Dance Craze EP using a lead track from the Lp and the rest, tracks not on the LP would have been nice to have plugged the gap between Do Nothing and Ghost Town in the UK

The Selecter
Street Feeling

Madness
Shadow On The House (B-side)
Sign Of The Times
Day On The Town
Sunday Morning
All I Knew (B-Side)

The Beat
Rough Rider
Noise In This World
Monkey Murders
Get A Job
Sole Salvation

Bad Manners
Here Comes The Major
Inner London Violence
Echo Gone Wrong
Suicide
Dansetta
Weeping and wailing
Ben E Wriggle
Falling Out of Love

FB3
Best Of Luck Mate
Going Home
We're Having All The Fun
Farmayard Connection
The Pressure Of Life
Things We Do

UB40
Present Arms
Forget The Cost


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Sugarman - that is strange. Always wondered how they made the decision to release a different track - and that subsequent bands continued the trend e.g. General Public - Dishwasher ( Holland), Rainy Days 7" (USA), FYC EP (Germany), Colourfield - Wiindmills, Cant Get Enough, Yours sincerely, Goodbye Sun Valley. FB3 - Farmyard Connection
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HarryJ185 wrote:
Sugarman - that is strange. Always wondered how they made the decision to release a different track - and that subsequent bands continued the trend e.g. General Public - Dishwasher ( Holland), Rainy Days 7" (USA), FYC EP (Germany), Colourfield - Wiindmills, Cant Get Enough, Yours sincerely, Goodbye Sun Valley. FB3 - Farmyard Connection


Things We Do - Fun Boy Three was released in France, the picture sleeve is the same as the LP Waiting Smile
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Sugarman - ever since you posted the link to French releases I have been looking for Ain't What You Do (with the first LP sleeve) and Tunnel Of Love / Things You Do (with the second LP sleeve). Found the first earlier this week, and waiting for it to arrive any day now - but no luck with finding the second.
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Sugarman - ever since you posted the link to French releases I have been looking for Ain't What You Do (with the first LP sleeve) and Tunnel Of Love / Things You Do (with the second LP sleeve). Found the first earlier this week, and waiting for it to arrive any day now - but no luck with finding the second.


I'm glad you found one of them, I'm still after that French Message To You Rudy but I know I will never find it at a good price or at any price Laughing
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Never say never, Sugarman. The life of a record collector is never easy. You can browse for months in search of a record with no luck, or to see it at too high a price, or to be sniped at the last minute and lose out by 20p. But when it turns up at a good price, or you find it languishing unloved at a bargain price on some site, life is grand.

Anyway, this was six euros well spent.

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HarryJ185 wrote:
Never say never, Sugarman. The life of a record collector is never easy. You can browse for months in search of a record with no luck, or to see it at too high a price, or to be sniped at the last minute and lose out by 20p. But when it turns up at a good price, or you find it languishing unloved at a bargain price on some site, life is grand.

Anyway, this was six euros well spent.



I nearly died when i first saw that Fun Boy Three 7" on-line a few years ago I just had to have it Smile

Speaking of good prices I finally bought a copy of Sweetest Girl Pic Disc this week it cost me $16.00 M/M Very Happy
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With the foreign releases I am more interested in the cover than the record (since I usually have the songs on the UK 7", 12", and LP (and probably cd). My copy above is not mint as there is some ring wear but it is so different from the cover released in the rest of the world, and some French singles seem very difficult to track down - not sure why this is - unless they tended to press in smaller quantities, so I am still happy to add it to my collection.

I usually bought the Madness picture discs at the same time as the ordinary 7" release - the one exception was Michael Caine. I am not sure why it passed me by but I never remembered hearing about it when the record was released. I only got the 7" and 12" on the release date. It was some years before I got the German double pack and a good few years after that before I tracked down the picture disc - although it does come up often enough on eBay these days.
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(With the foreign releases I am more interested in the cover than the record)

That's how I am with collecting foreign releases, I have only made exceptions for the Canadian Too Much Too Young and some of The Irish 7" singles. The Chrysalis label is boring without a picture sleeve?

I have Michael Caine picture disc but I can't remember where I bought it Smile

I'm still missing Waiting for the Ghost Train and What's that picture discs, someday I will find them at the right price?

£50 for Ghost Train and £75 for What's That, no thanks Smile
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