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  Topic: What album songs should have been released as singles?
dubweiser

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PostForum: Specials & Other related video   Posted: Thu Dec 03, 2015 6:47 pm   Subject: What album songs should have been released as singles?
Ages since I've been on this forum. Anyway, agree with a lot of these choices, however one of my faves would be the Selecter : Tell Me What's Wrong from Celebrate The Bullet, excellent track.
  Topic: Favourite live specials song
dubweiser

Replies: 32
Views: 12497

PostForum: The Specials   Posted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 8:30 pm   Subject: Favourite live specials song
Skinhead Symphony and Stupid Marriage.
  Topic: Specials V More Specials
dubweiser

Replies: 41
Views: 15635

PostForum: The Specials   Posted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 8:27 pm   Subject: Specials V More Specials
First for me too. Like so many others, changed my life and, after watching the Rock Goes To College show shortly after, inspired me to become a skinhead and switched me onto classic Jamaican music. Un ...
  Topic: Great new ska albums
dubweiser

Replies: 11
Views: 5701

PostForum: General Music   Posted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 5:36 pm   Subject: Great new ska albums
Soul Radics 'Down The Hall' is a good American ska album, only been out a few months.
  Topic: The Jam & The Style Council / Classic Album Selection
dubweiser

Replies: 14
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PostForum: General Music   Posted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 5:34 pm   Subject: The Jam & The Style Council / Classic Album Selection
Filth & Fury is a much better watch than the Swindle movie, some good interviews.
  Topic: Some photos from last night at the O2 in Bham
dubweiser

Replies: 6
Views: 3092

PostForum: General Music   Posted: Wed May 22, 2013 7:21 pm   Subject: Some photos from last night at the O2 in Bham
Class pics mate, can't wait for the next tour
  Topic: Later with Jools Holland / Lee Thompson Ska Orchestra
dubweiser

Replies: 4
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PostForum: General Music   Posted: Wed May 22, 2013 7:19 pm   Subject: Later with Jools Holland / Lee Thompson Ska Orchestra
Watched it, good cover of Desmond Dekker's Fu Manchu from Lee. shame only the one track, though will check out the extended version on Friday case there's more...
  Topic: The Specials & The Beat - Dublin, January 15th 1981
dubweiser

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PostForum: The Specials   Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 6:52 pm   Subject: The Specials & The Beat - Dublin, January 15th 1981
Found this review of the Stardust Ballroom gig from January 1981.

http://brandnewretro.ie/2011/07/03/the-beat-specials-dublins-stardust-ballroom-14-jan-1981/

Think I remember reading about this ...
  Topic: The Specials & The Beat / The Arcadia, Cork 17/01/81
dubweiser

Replies: 7
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PostForum: The Specials   Posted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 2:39 pm   Subject: The Specials & The Beat / The Arcadia, Cork 17/01/81
Would have been a great gig to have gone to, love the pictures Very Happy
  Topic: Last gig in 1981?
dubweiser

Replies: 11
Views: 6661

PostForum: The Specials   Posted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 10:25 am   Subject: Last gig in 1981?
Here's the thread mate, is an interesting read

http://www.thespecials2.com/community/viewtopic.php?t=19444
  Topic: Songs that make you feel happy
dubweiser

Replies: 37
Views: 14684

PostForum: General Music   Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 7:25 pm   Subject: Songs that make you feel happy
Well, the sun was shining today and it was warm too, first time since I don't know when. Stuck in gridlock traffic on the way to pick the wife up. Put on one of my ska mp3s and the Nutty Boys' 'Madnes ...
  Topic: Punky or reggaeish
dubweiser

Replies: 17
Views: 6489

PostForum: General Music   Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 7:22 pm   Subject: Punky or reggaeish
There are, of course, bands who mix punk and reggae, such as the Clash, the Ruts (very effectively), Stiff Little Fingers, Case and US bands like Operation Ivy. Not to mention the Specials!
  Topic: Punky or reggaeish
dubweiser

Replies: 17
Views: 6489

PostForum: General Music   Posted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 5:26 pm   Subject: Punky or reggaeish
Good mix of the two. I equally like, on the one hand original 60s/early 70s ska/rocksteady/bluebeat, 2 tone, early UB40 and Bob Marley. On the other, I like Sham, Cockney Rejects, Ruts, Angelic Upstar ...
  Topic: Dance Craze
dubweiser

Replies: 20
Views: 7120

PostForum: General Music   Posted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 5:20 pm   Subject: Dance Craze
Saw it at the Newcastle Odeon. Seemed virtually everyone there was wearing a harrington and half the place was up dancing at the finish!
  Topic: Last gig in 1981?
dubweiser

Replies: 11
Views: 6661

PostForum: The Specials   Posted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 5:17 pm   Subject: Last gig in 1981?
Was it about the beginning of October? Anyone else confirm this? If I remember rightly, Terry, Lynval and Neville appeared on Tiswas a few weeks earlier, then the split was officially announced in ear ...
  Topic: Last gig in 1981?
dubweiser

Replies: 11
Views: 6661

PostForum: The Specials   Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 7:25 pm   Subject: Last gig in 1981?
I enjoyed reading the threads elsewhere on this forum about the Leeds Potternewton Park RAR gig from July 1981. However, I've been wondering what the 'final' UK gig from 1981 was? I remember a copy of ...
  Topic: More Specials
dubweiser

Replies: 30
Views: 11033

PostForum: The Specials   Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 7:20 pm   Subject: More Specials
For me, the 1st album will always be one of the greatest LPs ever released. However, I still have a lot of time for More Specials, there are some great tracks on it - my faves are Enjoy Yourself (both ...
  Topic: Selecter / Stiff Little Fingers
dubweiser

Replies: 10
Views: 15893

PostForum: Which gig? Heads Up   Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 5:22 pm   Subject: Selecter / Stiff Little Fingers
Was a great night (Fingers), surprise just how well they still play the old stuff. Packed house as well. Did a good cover of Ruts 'Staring At The Rude Boys' too. Tudor Pole was a good opener, played s ...
  Topic: madness
dubweiser

Replies: 13
Views: 5915

PostForum: General Music   Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 5:16 pm   Subject: madness
Still playing quite canny. Though I also prefer the Specials, I've got a lot of time for Madness.
  Topic: Selecter / Stiff Little Fingers
dubweiser

Replies: 10
Views: 15893

PostForum: Which gig? Heads Up   Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 8:35 am   Subject: Selecter / Stiff Little Fingers
stiff little fingers 'll be great! Very Happy

Yeah, Jake Burns lived in Newcastle for several years during the 80s and 90s. He also had a season ticket for NUFC, so they always get a full house and great r ...
 
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