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  Topic: 40 years today since debut Specials LP was released
Harry

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PostForum: The Specials   Posted: Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:49 pm   Subject: 40 years today since debut Specials LP was released
Neil Muholland wrote a book called 'Fear of Music'. His take on The Specials is that "They're heroes who proved you can change the world with an unwavering moral stance and some of the best f***ing po ...
  Topic: 40 years today since debut Specials LP was released
Harry

Replies: 5
Views: 126

PostForum: The Specials   Posted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:10 am   Subject: 40 years today since debut Specials LP was released
I love everything about the first Specials L.P. It still holds up. It's still exciting, funny, inspiring, and cool as fuck.
  Topic: Elvis Costello on In The Studio
Harry

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PostForum: The Specials   Posted: Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:34 pm   Subject: Elvis Costello on In The Studio
I didn't think of them being a supergroup just collaborating on a record the way their Jazz heroes would have done in the 60s.
I find in interesting how for a time in the 70s artists on Island record ...
  Topic: Elvis Costello on In The Studio
Harry

Replies: 5
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PostForum: The Specials   Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:44 pm   Subject: Elvis Costello on In The Studio
That's an extensive list, Harry. Mr Costello's knowledge of music is broad to say the least. It would have been interesting if he'd produced the entire In The Studio album, and for musical reasons as ...
  Topic: Elvis Costello on In The Studio
Harry

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PostForum: The Specials   Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:17 am   Subject: Elvis Costello on In The Studio
I love a bit of Elv.
I managed to find 65 interesting things he's recorded....
http://therebelmagazine.blogspot.com/2019/07/accidents-will-happen.html
  Topic: Coventry City F.C. 2-Tone inspired Football Kit
Harry

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PostForum: General Chat   Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 2:55 pm   Subject: Coventry City F.C. 2-Tone inspired Football Kit
Doctor Nev Staple was at the launch of a new football kit. It's now 40 years since Nev first sang Message to You Rudy. The message of the new kit is to kick racism out of football.
  Topic: PJ Harvey
Harry

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PostForum: General Music   Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:15 am   Subject: PJ Harvey
There are a few links she has to The Specials.
Terry Edwards (from Higsons) has collaborated with her and been in Jerry's Spatial aka Orchestra.
She and Terry Hall both collaborated with Tricky.
An ...
  Topic: Jerry
Harry

Replies: 4
Views: 353

PostForum: Jerry Dammers   Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:58 am   Subject: Jerry
I agree with you one hundred percent that there was always more to The Specials sound than just Punk and Ska elements.
And yes, Concrete Jungle was written by Roddy before he'd even joined the band!
  Topic: PJ Harvey
Harry

Replies: 2
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PostForum: General Music   Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:54 am   Subject: PJ Harvey
When PJ Harvey plays live her drummer of choice is the same man who played drums on Encore (Kenrick Rowe).
Are any Specials fans here also PJ Harvey fans?
https://www.theguardian.com/music/2019/oct/ ...
  Topic: Jerry
Harry

Replies: 4
Views: 353

PostForum: Jerry Dammers   Posted: Sun Oct 06, 2019 6:15 pm   Subject: Jerry
from the We Are Cult website...
http://wearecult.rocks/jerry-dammers-an-appreciation
  Topic: Terry helps out charity by making an artwork
Harry

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PostForum: Terry Hall   Posted: Sat Oct 05, 2019 5:50 am   Subject: Terry helps out charity by making an artwork
Ha. We were both wrong.
Terry's drawing was number 278 (hand turning on light. T.E.H = Terry Edward Hall)
https://www.nationalbrainappeal.org/product-category/artwork-shop/page/4/
There's another T ...
  Topic: Terry helps out charity by making an artwork
Harry

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PostForum: Terry Hall   Posted: Fri Sep 27, 2019 6:32 am   Subject: Terry helps out charity by making an artwork
Yes, maybe 193.
I remember reading Terry makes work about Micheal Jackson. I don't know if it was collages or painting.
I saw on Facebook yesterday that Horace has made a new painting of Wonder Wom ...
  Topic: Terry helps out charity by making an artwork
Harry

Replies: 4
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PostForum: Terry Hall   Posted: Thu Sep 26, 2019 8:09 pm   Subject: Terry helps out charity by making an artwork
Every year a charity gives 350 people an envelope and tells them to draw or paint on it. They are given a theme to respond to, this year the theme is "Making Light Work" - the envelopes are sold anony ...
  Topic: The Kinks
Harry

Replies: 15
Views: 2597

PostForum: General Music   Posted: Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:26 pm   Subject: The Kinks
On Facebook there's a nice video clip of Madness doing the rounds. You see them walking around town talking about their "Past, Present and Future" tour. It's been a while since they did new material I ...
  Topic: The Kinks
Harry

Replies: 15
Views: 2597

PostForum: General Music   Posted: Sun Sep 01, 2019 4:44 pm   Subject: The Kinks
Their comments about songwriting credits are depressing.
Terry chipped in one line ("the girls are slags") to Nite Klub yet he gets the same amount in songwriting royalties as Jerry.
I'm pretty sure ...
  Topic: David Byrne's fave Protest songs of last 60 years
Harry

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PostForum: General Chat   Posted: Sun Sep 01, 2019 4:23 pm   Subject: David Byrne's fave Protest songs of last 60 years
Ex Talking Heads frontman and Fun Boy 3 producer David Byrne has "curated a playlist"
I like most of the protest songs he's picked. As you'd expect Ghost Town is included...
http://www.openculture. ...
  Topic: The Kinks
Harry

Replies: 15
Views: 2597

PostForum: General Music   Posted: Sun Sep 01, 2019 9:05 am   Subject: The Kinks
https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/iconic-band-kinks-finally-end-19115808?fbclid=IwAR2EkqnXeEARGzdrM5FoV4bWepkTldfuHN3gzrSVzcH-h9ZuYXmi6fC8aVM
I love The Kinks. In my opinion their best work ...
  Topic: Ian Botham
Harry

Replies: 2
Views: 775

PostForum: General Chat   Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:55 pm   Subject: Ian Botham
Even if cricket is not your thing you might enjoy this documentary about: The Legend of 1981. Its got a great soundtrack and contributions from Stephen Fry and Mick Jagger...
https://www.youtube.com/ ...
  Topic: The crimes of Winston Churchill
Harry

Replies: 6
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PostForum: General Chat   Posted: Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:48 pm   Subject: The crimes of Winston Churchill
Good article, Harry.

Young British people today will probably be far less in thrall to figures like Winston Churchill - that is, if they even know him. The only exception would be on occasions of ...
  Topic: Silly Games
Harry

Replies: 6
Views: 1714

PostForum: General Music   Posted: Fri Aug 02, 2019 1:49 pm   Subject: Silly Games
Terry's favourite lyricist Leonard Cohen has a line about it's only when something cracks that the light can get through. (Meaning the best songs, paintings, films all have a few happy accidents and b ...
 
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