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who's up for a Specials reunion
vote for the Specials to reunite
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steppa
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skatalite wrote:
I suppose you're right. I know the Sex Pistols ******* left much to be desired.


As a veteran of the seminal punk scene I am glad to report that the most recent Pistols tour was well worth its cost and thoroughly thrashing as people of all ages and styles sang along and watched the rotten one arse himself while all the original creators pour themselves back into the power of what is obviously still true within the music made so long ago.

Furthermore I do think the Specials message and power of truth is still needed today if the fellas will only take the time to overcome the sense of self which belittles the power of their social revolution. Of course I would never ask the fellas to endanger themselves if that is the case.
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i may have got older physically but on the inside i'm still the same, what i'm trying to say the message may be older but its value is as important today as it was when some of us were younger oooooooooo CELEBRATION
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Old again,st .. young for?
me i,m old ? Crying or Very sad









i remember thing,s that never happened, all those thing,s i can,t forget.
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Old again,st .. young for?
me i,m old ? Crying or Very sad









i remember thing,s that never happened, all those thing,s i can,t forget.
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What kind of drugs or medication are you people on? Confused

I've been sober for 2 or 3 days, fuck is it weird.
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i,m drinkin "earl gray tea" ,with a tea spoon of natural honey in it!
don,t call me a girl "h" Embarassed










i remember thing,s that never happened,all those thing,s i,ld rather forget.
miss green eyed blond*
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Blimey.

Seems so long ago.
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REUNITE THE SPECIALS - I WAS TOO YOUNG, BEEN WAITING TOO LONG!

NOT THE DONKEY!
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A Specials reunion would be fab. Very Happy
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We can say *******?
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It would make me so happy for a Specials reunion, in fact there should be a twotone tour ( in my dreams )
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It's good to see that this topic has had over 21 and a half thousand views!!!

I cor wait
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A picture is worth something, something...


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i would like the specials to reform, maybe a new album first then a tour.
all these people analising the reunion should get a life !! you cant recreate the spirit or energy of 1978 ..so what !!! they were shit times, im sure everyone will agree!! and if they didnt reform id be more than happy with a new album by Jerry.
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automatic aka wrote:

all these people analising the reunion should get a life !! you cant recreate the spirit or energy of 1978 ..so what !!! they were shit times, im sure everyone will agree!! and if they didnt reform id be more than happy with a new album by Jerry.


I disagree. I was never able to see them. I suspect your saying that partly because you have seen them.
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I have such mixed feelings about this. For me the specials weren’t just a band, they were almost like a whole concept. They where like a rallying call during times of turmoil in the UK.
A time that was blighted by high unemployment, a conservative government that failed to represent working class people, High recruitment into far right organisations, The threat of the arms race, the allowance of an apartheid system in South Africa

In a time of depression and a repressive government Two tone was independent, free thinking and protesting. They helped me to understand that not all in the world was negative. They defiantly and unashamedly mixed styles and cultures that nobody else would do. When was the last time a band could truly unite, inspire and stand for more than just being a part of the music industry machine?

If the specials reformed it would be for reasons that are very far removed from what the band originally stood for. But who am I to say that really, actually it’s none of my business.

The members of the specials possess something that is uniquely theirs and it’s their right to use that as they will.
The selling out argument is really based on a romantic idea that the band belong to everyone. We all have a right to make a living and if we have something to sell that everybody wants and so on. As uncomfortable to some as that may be we all want something valuable and we have the right to sell it. For some members of the band it’s the only valuable thing they have. It’s like a classic car. You’ve got it, plenty want it…are you gonna give it away.

Lets not forget that some members are still attempting to write new and unique music, particularly Jerry, Roddy & Terry and its almost as if their being prevented from doing so by some peoples desire for nostalgia. Like their being haunted by past success that prevents them from ever succeeding again. What their doing ‘is’ good, original and innovative which is surely what two tone was all about. Maybe we should allow them to do that & forgive them if their work doesn’t sound like it could have been released by two tone.
Perhaps if the band does reform then it may put that ghost to rest, once and for all.
That’s what I think anyway, not that it means anything at all.
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Great post Bear. Cool
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As long as the BNP are getting council seats in the UK then The Specials are relevant and needed

The reasons for the reunion are not for anyone to comment on but the band.

I seen the Who recently with only two of the original members left and it blew away most of the live acts I have seen for years, imagine what the full line up of the Specials could do if they really want to?

bring it on i say
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Resurrected!
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Is it too late to change my vote................ Laughing
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