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  Topic: Fun Boy Three, The Ritz, New York, July 1983
PollyTheWasp

Replies: 4
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PostForum: The Specials   Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:42 pm   Subject: Fun Boy Three, The Ritz, New York, July 1983
Appreciated, thanks bud.
  Topic: Worst Madness single ?
PollyTheWasp

Replies: 12
Views: 7626

PostForum: Upcoming Events   Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:31 pm   Subject: Worst Madness single ?
Driving In My Car. Commercial gash.
  Topic: Charlie Harper/UK Subs - Cov Arches
PollyTheWasp

Replies: 1
Views: 2543

PostForum: General Music   Posted: Wed Nov 16, 2016 8:15 am   Subject: Charlie Harper/UK Subs - Cov Arches
Charlie's great, isn't he? Still seems right into it and up for it.
  Topic: All the Time in the World
PollyTheWasp

Replies: 10
Views: 7793

PostForum: General Chat   Posted: Wed Nov 09, 2016 6:17 pm   Subject: All the Time in the World
I agree with campervanbob, it did take the atmosphere down, but I guess it's fitting at a tribute to Brad and Rico.
  Topic: Reading 8/11: Who was Terry moaning at?
PollyTheWasp

Replies: 0
Views: 2805

PostForum: The Specials   Posted: Wed Nov 09, 2016 6:15 pm   Subject: Reading 8/11: Who was Terry moaning at?
Terry had a right go at someone in the audience, stage right, but I couldn't make out what he was saying. Did anyone hear it better than me?
  Topic: RIP Lord Tanamo
PollyTheWasp

Replies: 2
Views: 2877

PostForum: General Music   Posted: Wed Apr 27, 2016 2:10 pm   Subject: RIP Lord Tanamo
Rats. I'm In The Mood For Ska is the only choon I can play right through on the sax.
  Topic: The Specials Mk 2 / Motefestival Koekelare Focus (1996)
PollyTheWasp

Replies: 3
Views: 4789

PostForum: Specials & Other related video   Posted: Thu Jan 28, 2016 5:05 pm   Subject: The Specials Mk 2 / Motefestival Koekelare Focus (1996)
Roddy's bleach job! Smile
  Topic: Brad R.I.P.
PollyTheWasp

Replies: 3
Views: 11254

PostForum: John Bradbury   Posted: Thu Jan 14, 2016 4:58 pm   Subject: Brad R.I.P.
The best drummer most people have played with, I reckon.
  Topic: Horace Panter / The Specials Future unclear (BBC) 03/01/2016
PollyTheWasp

Replies: 4
Views: 10974

PostForum: Sir Horace Gentleman   Posted: Fri Jan 08, 2016 12:25 pm   Subject: Horace Panter / The Specials Future unclear (BBC) 03/01/2016
The elephant in the room has been spotted, huh.

I always thought that Brad and Horace would be unreplaceable. Having said that, I thought it about Jerry as well, and couldn't have been more wrong, ...
  Topic: Suggs: My Mad-Life Crisis (Radio 4)
PollyTheWasp

Replies: 4
Views: 3703

PostForum: General Music   Posted: Thu Jan 07, 2016 5:37 pm   Subject: Suggs: My Mad-Life Crisis (Radio 4)
I enjoyed this. All the anecdotes were covered in his book, but it was nice to hear some nuttiness on Radio 4.

Suggs was in a radio comedy/drama series with Bob Monkhouse called I Think I Got A Pr ...
  Topic: Cartoon of Brad in today's Metro Newspaper
PollyTheWasp

Replies: 1
Views: 5708

PostForum: John Bradbury   Posted: Thu Jan 07, 2016 5:31 pm   Subject: Cartoon of Brad in today's Metro Newspaper
It's on page 25 of http://e-edition.metro.co.uk/2016/01/06/
  Topic: Pauline and Gaps on Hootenanny
PollyTheWasp

Replies: 2
Views: 3438

PostForum: General Chat   Posted: Mon Jan 04, 2016 4:33 pm   Subject: Pauline and Gaps on Hootenanny
I thought they were excellent with the RnB Orchestra. It came over like a tribute to Desmond Dekker. Worth a look on the iPlayer.

Spoiled only slightly by Jools Holland's piano. He will insist o ...
  Topic: The Ordinary Boys / The Ordinary Boys (2015)
PollyTheWasp

Replies: 4
Views: 4220

PostForum: General Music   Posted: Thu Oct 22, 2015 11:46 am   Subject: The Ordinary Boys / The Ordinary Boys (2015)
Ordinary Boys covering Little Bitch

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HI9pj_Atf-A
  Topic: Joe Strummer
PollyTheWasp

Replies: 54
Views: 27340

PostForum: General Chat   Posted: Tue Sep 08, 2015 4:52 pm   Subject: Joe Strummer
I definitely remember some racist punks. They were the ones in the early punk uniform: Sid spikey cuts, leather jackets, many with the God Save The Queen logo on the back. Not real punks, a bit like ...
  Topic: Madstock CD and DVD
PollyTheWasp

Replies: 6
Views: 11716

PostForum: Who's who of current Ska ?   Posted: Wed Sep 02, 2015 3:00 pm   Subject: Madstock CD and DVD
Funny they left Land Of Hope & Glory, Razor Blade Alley, and Take It Or Leave It off the original DVD; they were three of the four best tracks on the original VHS, along with Close Escape, in my h ...
  Topic: Pauline Black, Brian Eno and others supporting Jeremy Corbyn
PollyTheWasp

Replies: 13
Views: 8150

PostForum: General Chat   Posted: Wed Sep 02, 2015 2:49 pm   Subject: Pauline Black, Brian Eno and others supporting Jeremy Corbyn
Don't believe some of the crap the shitbag British press say about Corbyn. When he said that he thought Bin Laden should have gone to trial rather than being summarily executed (and quite right too), ...
  Topic: Joe Strummer
PollyTheWasp

Replies: 54
Views: 27340

PostForum: General Chat   Posted: Wed Sep 02, 2015 2:43 pm   Subject: Joe Strummer
Can't believe I'm reading Clash slating on a Specials forum!

Some of their achievements:

- Defining the sound of punk rock, as opposed to the pseudo-metal dirge of the Pistols, or the how-fast ...
  Topic: Roddy song dropped from Deluxe More Specials C.D.
PollyTheWasp

Replies: 43
Views: 34548

PostForum: Roddy "Radiation" Byers   Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2015 9:53 am   Subject: Roddy song dropped from Deluxe More Specials C.D.
I would have thought that Why Argue In Vain.would have been included on the MOR Specials release, as it is a museum piece, in that it included a guide vocal that wasn't used, but the music was (Holida ...
  Topic: Specials Live on the InterWebulator tonight
PollyTheWasp

Replies: 13
Views: 17131

PostForum: 2014 Tour   Posted: Wed Dec 03, 2014 10:03 pm   Subject: Specials Live on the InterWebulator tonight
Just watched that Paris gig online. Not the same, but good. Lynval smashed it, and Hoz was on form. I liked the song order. Slow and easy ones, then the jazz, then the heavier reggae, Why was awes ...
  Topic: The Specials / Live 2014: The Tour Edition (CD & MP3)
PollyTheWasp

Replies: 17
Views: 14094

PostForum: 2014 Tour   Posted: Thu Nov 06, 2014 3:43 pm   Subject: The Specials / Live 2014: The Tour Edition (CD & MP3)
the guitar's still getting turned down, eh Jett?
 
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