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  Topic: Elvis Costello on In The Studio
Imani

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PostForum: The Specials   Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 2:45 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
Imani

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PostForum: The Specials   Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:35 am   Subject: Elvis Costello on In The Studio
This is from a 1983 interview on the Australian music show Nightmoves. He's mainly talking about his then latest album Goodbye Cruel World but speaks about In The Studio just over a minute in. Also re ...
  Topic: BBC4 documentary on reggae producer Clive Chin
Imani

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PostForum: General Music   Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:46 pm   Subject: BBC4 documentary on reggae producer Clive Chin
'The compelling story of the Chins - the Chinese-Jamaican family behind Studio 17 established above Randy’s Records at 17 North Parade in downtown Kingston.'

'Randy’s Records was founded in the lat ...
  Topic: Coventry City F.C. 2-Tone inspired Football Kit
Imani

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PostForum: General Chat   Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:36 pm   Subject: Coventry City F.C. 2-Tone inspired Football Kit
Sky's football coverage was on and I overheard a commentator at half time mention 2 Tone. Ghost Town was playing and I noticed the kit. The team's match programme has the checks as well.
  Topic: David Byrne's fave Protest songs of last 60 years
Imani

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PostForum: General Chat   Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 5:33 pm   Subject: David Byrne's fave Protest songs of last 60 years
Recently saw an interview with Joe Jackson from May this year. Along with Elvis Costello, The Clash and others, he was initially dubbed as 'an angry young man' by the press. But it's interesting to he ...
  Topic: Jerry
Imani

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PostForum: Jerry Dammers   Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:14 am   Subject: Jerry
It's odd that he kind of brushes over More Specials and In The Studio, and overstates the punk element throughout. Probably because this is his musical niche which is fair enough.

Bringing another ...
  Topic: Jerry
Imani

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PostForum: Jerry Dammers   Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:01 pm   Subject: Jerry
What I mean is the writer only focuses on the punk/ska elements which is a well-mined area, but completely overlooks the eclecticism from More Specials onward when there was more than punk and ska goi ...
  Topic: Jerry
Imani

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PostForum: Jerry Dammers   Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:17 pm   Subject: Jerry
Hugely complimentary piece though much of what he says is out there already. Nothing new in the way of insights brought to the table.

I'm often surprised how little is mentioned of Jerry's dad as a ...
  Topic: Does this remind you of anyone or any band???
Imani

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PostForum: General Chat   Posted: Thu Oct 03, 2019 8:29 am   Subject: Does this remind you of anyone or any band???
Sam and Dave. Simon and Garfunkel. The Police. There are loads of groups that didn't get along and have had toxic relationships, Specials are far from unique there. Even very close-knit ones such as U ...
  Topic: Does this remind you of anyone or any band???
Imani

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PostForum: General Chat   Posted: Thu Sep 26, 2019 7:09 pm   Subject: Re: Does this remind you of anyone or any band???


It reminds me of quite a few, to be honest, though I know the one you're referring to.

The more you look at the history of popular music, the more you realise that great bands, like great foot ...
  Topic: Alan Partridge's Inheritance Tracks
Imani

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PostForum: General Chat   Posted: Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:04 am   Subject: Alan Partridge's Inheritance Tracks
My two would probably be first Double Barrel by Dave and Ansel Collins, because it's one of my earliest memories - watching it on TOTP and imitating Dave Barker's toasting.

Since Alan chose a sport ...
  Topic: Alan Partridge's Inheritance Tracks
Imani

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PostForum: General Chat   Posted: Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:06 pm   Subject: Alan Partridge's Inheritance Tracks
Alan Partridge picks his Inheritance Tracks for BBC Radio Four's Saturday Live. From 2018, if I recall correctly.

It's brill.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6W0febbg5rs
  Topic: I could easily imagine The Spatials doing this
Imani

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PostForum: Jerry Dammers   Posted: Sat Sep 14, 2019 12:27 pm   Subject: I could easily imagine The Spatials doing this
Keith Mansfield - Morning Broadway

Reminds me of that quirky muzak phase.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDZA_-3xfhc
  Topic: Story behind the Specials cover of 'Rudy'
Imani

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PostForum: The Specials   Posted: Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:22 am   Subject: Story behind the Specials cover of 'Rudy'
'Jerry Dammers, Lynval Golding and Rico Rodriguez from The Specials about how they chose to cover Dandy Livingstone's 'A Message to You, Rudy'. A short documentary by Top 2000 a gogo from 2004 (Dutch ...
  Topic: The Kinks
Imani

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PostForum: General Music   Posted: Tue Sep 03, 2019 3:29 pm   Subject: The Kinks
I'll check out the Madness clip. Keeping this in Kinks context, Madness have been influenced by them quite a bit, to put it mildly.
  Topic: The Kinks
Imani

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PostForum: General Music   Posted: Sun Sep 01, 2019 6:08 pm   Subject: The Kinks
Shangri La by The Kinks is a song I like a lot. Listening to it is like watching some late 1960s film on English life.

I remember this as a kid from the tv drama Budgie. I didn't know it was them u ...
  Topic: The Selecter - Live on Alright Now 1980
Imani

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PostForum: General Chat   Posted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 2:42 pm   Subject: The Selecter - Live on Alright Now 1980
Great bit of footage. I'm biased but the Hammond organ really makes the sound of early Selecter. Stax with the depth of reggae.

Halfy's right. Imagine watching a 2019 version of Dance Craze? It'd b ...
  Topic: Classic Album - The Specials Radio 6 Now
Imani

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PostForum: The Specials   Posted: Sat Aug 24, 2019 8:00 am   Subject: Classic Album - The Specials Radio 6 Now
Inani, I can't agree with you more Brad upped the game massively - I don't think anyone could argue about that..

In other new more on radio 6 tomorrow with Liz Kershaw at 1pm. I'm not aware or not ...
  Topic: Classic Album - The Specials Radio 6 Now
Imani

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Views: 1743

PostForum: The Specials   Posted: Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:07 pm   Subject: Classic Album - The Specials Radio 6 Now
Jerry seemed to talk more about ore about the rest of the band, said Rico was by far the best musician (technically I assume) followed by Horace. Also nods to Roddy and chat about Neville. A shame n ...
  Topic: Classic Album - The Specials Radio 6 Now
Imani

Replies: 9
Views: 1743

PostForum: The Specials   Posted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 5:48 pm   Subject: Classic Album - The Specials Radio 6 Now
It's a good listen. Nice to hear the back stories of the songs and the recording sessions ... also, they both sounded like they enjoyed the interview.
 
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