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The Specials new album

Discussion in 'Music' started by Stan_Drews, Feb 5, 2019.

  1. Stan_Drews

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    Encore.

    What’s the feeling?

    The new stuff don’t seem that great and the live tracks of old stuff at the end just don’t work for me.

    Mind with only 3 of the 7 in the group now I should have guessed something would have been lost.
     
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    Villa Rocker Registered User

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    Never liked them or that style of music .
     
  3. NotsoPosh

    NotsoPosh Common As Muck !

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    Didn't know they had a new album , but will give it a listen now I do.

    We have a local cover band in Peterborough called The Gangsters who do loads of their stuff , Ska is always popular with a few beers in you .
     
  4. Stan_Drews

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    A 15 year old Stan first saw the Specials when they were still called the Coventry Automatics supporting Sham 69 at The Mayfair club in Birmingham.

    1978. A lifetime ago.

    Next time I saw em they were headlining on the 2tone tour with The Selecter and Dexys at Birmingham Top Rank
     
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  5. Panja

    Panja In a land down under

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    I was probably in the same club for some of your gigs, Stan. The Jam at Barbs, 77 and 78, The Clash at the Top Rank, 78?

    Heedy days..
     
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    Great days mate and great music.

    Was more Sham than Jam personally and absolutely loved the Clash. Probably play their debut album at least once a month.

    Other venues of note back then, the Cedar club, Rebecca’s, Birmingham Odeon, the Town Hall, The Golden Eagle, Digbeth Civic Hall probably a few more that I can’t remember.
     
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    Villa Rocker Registered User

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    There is an actual Clash thread on page 3 of the music section. I don’t mind The Clash tbf, they made some good stuff and kept things interesting.
     
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    PorkchopExpress The Blackfish

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    Will have to give it a listen. Always like them and The Beat for some good ska.
     
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    Funny you should mention The Beat Porkchop as they have also got a new album out called Public Confidential.

    Ranking Roger not too well at the minute, still a Blue though.
     
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    Panja In a land down under

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    Pollyannas, Bogarts and Rum Runner (where you could hear Duran Duran practicing upstairs) are the obvious ones for me. Over a period of two years I think I saw every notable punk band (except The Pistols, boo-hoo )live in those clubs.
     
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    AlissonWonderland Slumdog Mignolet

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    Don't like the album sadly.

    As for The Clash, I was playing all my Dad's old Clash vinyl from a young age i remember him telling me that when Joe Strummer died he heard it in the radio driving to work. He had to pull over to sob like a baby.
     
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    I was around 9 when The Specials and other 2 Tone bands exploded onto the scene in the late 70s. Been listening to it ever since. I saw Rankin'Roger's (RIP) The Beat a couple of years ago and The Neville Staple Band recently. I didn't really think much to Encore.
     
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