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Posted: 07 Jan 10, 13:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hi,

Has anybody round here heard of a band called The Specials? They were amazing! (Well, I say "were", but they're still together and last year were doing a series of concerts around the country. When they're doing another round, I shall be first in line to order my tickets. Gotta see this.)

They did a lot of great music in the late 70's/early 80's. And that's why I like them. Old music rules, and The Specials revived ska for the "new" generation. I wasn't even born when they were most popular... well, I was born in 1981 which was the year they split up but that year they pulled out the classic Ghost Town record, 15 days after I was born! (It came out on June 20, 1981.)

Here are some top Specials songs that you could look up, and the years they came out:
1. Rat Race (1980)
2. Too Much Too Young (1980)
3. Gangsters (1979)
4. Ghost Town (1981)
5. A Message to You, Rudy (1979)

If you appreciate old music as much as I do, you will surely have heard about this band and if you're a fair bit older than me, perhaps you shall remember them when they were popular and could enlighten me a bit more on your personal Specials favourites and memories? I would have loved to see them play in concert in their heyday (1979/80) but sadly that was a bit before my time and even if I had been born then, I wouldn't have been able to go because... well, I don't think you need to be told! They are a great old band and some of their songs are very addictive. Must have some more of that now! ("Why must you record my phone calls... / Are you planning a bootleg LP... / you said you've been threatened by GANGSTERS... / now it's you that's threatening me!)

*Goes off to enjoy some more Specials songs, and perhaps a bit of QUEEN afterwards! I know where I am after all...*

Best regards,
i_like_1981

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Posted: 07 Jan 10, 14:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ghost Town was the first record i ever brought :-D
the B-side to it is also worth listening to "friday night,saturday morning" plus there's also Fun Boy Three and The Specials AKA too for good measure


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Posted: 07 Jan 10, 18:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"Friday Night, Saturday Morning" is good too. Doesn't sound much like ska though... more like calm synthpop. Not quite as loud and brash as songs like "Little Bitch" and "(Dawning of a) New Era"!

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Posted: 07 Jan 10, 18:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Oh, I got excited then. I thought this was going to be a thread for "special"/mentally challenged people. Shame.

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Posted: 07 Jan 10, 22:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It still can be!!!
Someone get Mahler in here!


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Posted: 08 Jan 10, 08:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

They played a reunion gig round my area a few months back. SOLD OUT LIKE HOT CAKES. Hahaha.