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Flex's Special Friday.

Post by Marky Dread » 11 Nov 2016, 2:35pm

Flex requested stuff by The Specials that's not on the reissues of their first 3 albums.

So here you go Flex and any others who might enjoy. I will leave this link here for a week.

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https://mega.nz/#!j4sVAJ6S!jEgKQbUfeOZM ... TzlP2Bndpk

The Coventry Automatics - The Dawning Of A New Era
The Specials - Live At The Moonlight Club
The Specials - BBC Sessions
The Specials - Stereo-Typical A's, B's & Rarities
The Specials - Today's Specials
The Specials - Guilty 'Til Proven Innocent
Roddy Radiation - Ska Billy Rebel - The Roddy Radiation Anthology
Neville Staple - The Rude Boy Returns

The cover of "Do Nothing" on Neville's album features Mick Jones.

Enjoy peoples.
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Re: Flex's Special Friday.

Post by Flex » 11 Nov 2016, 2:39pm

Thank you man, you are an absolute gent.

BTW, picked up the expanded In the Studio recently and have been listening to that a lot post-Tuesday. Not as effortlessly great as their first two albums, but there's a moral clarity and sense of purpose to that release that's been feeling perfect this week.
"I live inside my own heart, Matt Damon." - Prince

Sous les pavés, la plage.

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Re: Flex's Special Friday.

Post by Marky Dread » 11 Nov 2016, 2:44pm

Flex wrote:Thank you man, you are an absolute gent.

BTW, picked up the expanded In the Studio recently and have been listening to that a lot post-Tuesday. Not as effortlessly great as their first two albums, but there's a moral clarity and sense of purpose to that release that's been feeling perfect this week.
You are most welcome mate. "In the Studio" will never be a match for the energy of those first two albums but it is an album that tackles some serious issues and is very brave in it's approach of following on from what is a winning formula. It gets better with each new play for me.
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Re: Flex's Special Friday.

Post by same138 » 11 Nov 2016, 2:49pm

Thanks Flex, fills some gaps!

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Re: Flex's Special Friday.

Post by Marky Dread » 11 Nov 2016, 2:56pm

same138 wrote:Thanks Flex, fills some gaps!
Flex did the requesting. I did the uploading/sharing but you are welcome.
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Re: Flex's Special Friday.

Post by Flex » 11 Nov 2016, 2:59pm

Marky Dread wrote:
same138 wrote:Thanks Flex, fills some gaps!
Flex did the requesting. I did the uploading/sharing but you are welcome.
Really, doesn't that make me the REAL hero here. :shifty:
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Re: Flex's Special Friday.

Post by Marky Dread » 11 Nov 2016, 3:03pm

Flex wrote:
Marky Dread wrote:
same138 wrote:Thanks Flex, fills some gaps!
Flex did the requesting. I did the uploading/sharing but you are welcome.
Really, doesn't that make me the REAL hero here. :shifty:
I guess it does in some ways of course everybody else would've been stuffed if I had uploaded to you by PM's.

I enjoy being the pantomime villain. ;)
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Re: Flex's Special Friday.

Post by Flex » 11 Nov 2016, 3:04pm

Marky Dread wrote:I enjoy being the pantomime villain. ;)
Ehn't nothin' villainous about you, Marky. :kiss: :kiss: :kiss: :kiss:
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Re: Flex's Special Friday.

Post by Marky Dread » 11 Nov 2016, 3:08pm

Flex wrote:
Marky Dread wrote:I enjoy being the pantomime villain. ;)
Ehn't nothin' villainous about you, Marky. :kiss: :kiss: :kiss: :kiss:
Curses! :mrgreen:
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Re: Flex's Special Friday.

Post by revbob » 11 Nov 2016, 3:38pm

Flex wrote:
Marky Dread wrote:
same138 wrote:Thanks Flex, fills some gaps!
Flex did the requesting. I did the uploading/sharing but you are welcome.
Really, doesn't that make me the REAL hero here. :shifty:
Dont you know you'll always be my hero Flex.

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Re: Flex's Special Friday.

Post by 101Walterton » 11 Nov 2016, 4:37pm

Flex wrote:Thank you man, you are an absolute gent.

BTW, picked up the expanded In the Studio recently and have been listening to that a lot post-Tuesday. Not as effortlessly great as their first two albums, but there's a moral clarity and sense of purpose to that release that's been feeling perfect this week.
Without wanting to go over old ground I consider The Specials post More Specials to be a different band in as much the same way as The Clash that released CTC is not the same band as the earlier line up.

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Re: Flex's Special Friday.

Post by Marky Dread » 11 Nov 2016, 7:15pm

101Walterton wrote:
Flex wrote:Thank you man, you are an absolute gent.

BTW, picked up the expanded In the Studio recently and have been listening to that a lot post-Tuesday. Not as effortlessly great as their first two albums, but there's a moral clarity and sense of purpose to that release that's been feeling perfect this week.
Without wanting to go over old ground I consider The Specials post More Specials to be a different band in as much the same way as The Clash that released CTC is not the same band as the earlier line up.
A different line up of the same band for me. I have argued this before but it's a revolving line-up how I see it.


Current members

Lynval Golding – rhythm guitar, vocals (1977–81, 1993, 1996–2001, 2008–present)
Horace Panter – bass guitar (1977–81, 1982, 1993, 1996–2001, 2008–present)
Terry Hall – vocals and songwriting (1977–81, 2008–present)
Tim Smart – trombone (2008–present)
Drew Stansall – saxophone, flute (2008–present)
Nikolaj Torp Larsen – keyboards (2008–present)
Steve Cradock - lead guitar (2014–present)
Pablo Mandleson - trumpet (2014–present)
Gary Powell – drums (2016–present)

Due to John Bradbury sadly passing away and Roddy Byers leaving there are now only three original members. That means there were more original members on the "Guilty 'Til Proven Innocent" album. There were more original members in The Special Beat than what's in the current line-up.

Rhoda Dakar sings some of the vocals on "In the Studio" but she also sang on "More Specials". Personally I think people have a problem with the musical change more than those that played on the album.
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Re: Flex's Special Friday.

Post by 101Walterton » 11 Nov 2016, 7:28pm

Marky Dread wrote:
101Walterton wrote:
Flex wrote:Thank you man, you are an absolute gent.

BTW, picked up the expanded In the Studio recently and have been listening to that a lot post-Tuesday. Not as effortlessly great as their first two albums, but there's a moral clarity and sense of purpose to that release that's been feeling perfect this week.
Without wanting to go over old ground I consider The Specials post More Specials to be a different band in as much the same way as The Clash that released CTC is not the same band as the earlier line up.
A different line up of the same band for me. I have argued this before but it's a revolving line-up how I see it.


Current members

Lynval Golding – rhythm guitar, vocals (1977–81, 1993, 1996–2001, 2008–present)
Horace Panter – bass guitar (1977–81, 1982, 1993, 1996–2001, 2008–present)
Terry Hall – vocals and songwriting (1977–81, 2008–present)
Tim Smart – trombone (2008–present)
Drew Stansall – saxophone, flute (2008–present)
Nikolaj Torp Larsen – keyboards (2008–present)
Steve Cradock - lead guitar (2014–present)
Pablo Mandleson - trumpet (2014–present)
Gary Powell – drums (2016–present)

Due to John Bradbury sadly passing away and Roddy Byers leaving there are now only three original members. That means there were more original members on the "Guilty 'Til Proven Innocent" album. There were more original members in The Special Beat than what's in the current line-up.

Rhoda Dakar sings some of the vocals on "In the Studio" but she also sang on "More Specials". Personally I think people have a problem with the musical change more than those that played on the album.
I don't disagree although obviously the current line up doesn't record and is more of a tribute band for want of a better term.
FB3 would have had equal numbers if they actually existed!!

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Re: Flex's Special Friday.

Post by Marky Dread » 11 Nov 2016, 7:46pm

101Walterton wrote:
Marky Dread wrote:
101Walterton wrote:
Flex wrote:Thank you man, you are an absolute gent.

BTW, picked up the expanded In the Studio recently and have been listening to that a lot post-Tuesday. Not as effortlessly great as their first two albums, but there's a moral clarity and sense of purpose to that release that's been feeling perfect this week.
Without wanting to go over old ground I consider The Specials post More Specials to be a different band in as much the same way as The Clash that released CTC is not the same band as the earlier line up.
A different line up of the same band for me. I have argued this before but it's a revolving line-up how I see it.


Current members

Lynval Golding – rhythm guitar, vocals (1977–81, 1993, 1996–2001, 2008–present)
Horace Panter – bass guitar (1977–81, 1982, 1993, 1996–2001, 2008–present)
Terry Hall – vocals and songwriting (1977–81, 2008–present)
Tim Smart – trombone (2008–present)
Drew Stansall – saxophone, flute (2008–present)
Nikolaj Torp Larsen – keyboards (2008–present)
Steve Cradock - lead guitar (2014–present)
Pablo Mandleson - trumpet (2014–present)
Gary Powell – drums (2016–present)

Due to John Bradbury sadly passing away and Roddy Byers leaving there are now only three original members. That means there were more original members on the "Guilty 'Til Proven Innocent" album. There were more original members in The Special Beat than what's in the current line-up.

Rhoda Dakar sings some of the vocals on "In the Studio" but she also sang on "More Specials". Personally I think people have a problem with the musical change more than those that played on the album.
I don't disagree although obviously the current line up doesn't record and is more of a tribute band for want of a better term.
FB3 would have had equal numbers if they actually existed!!
Not that I blame them but I expect it's more of a cash cow.
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Re: Flex's Special Friday.

Post by 101Walterton » 11 Nov 2016, 8:18pm

Marky Dread wrote:
101Walterton wrote:
Marky Dread wrote:
101Walterton wrote:
Flex wrote:Thank you man, you are an absolute gent.

BTW, picked up the expanded In the Studio recently and have been listening to that a lot post-Tuesday. Not as effortlessly great as their first two albums, but there's a moral clarity and sense of purpose to that release that's been feeling perfect this week.
Without wanting to go over old ground I consider The Specials post More Specials to be a different band in as much the same way as The Clash that released CTC is not the same band as the earlier line up.
A different line up of the same band for me. I have argued this before but it's a revolving line-up how I see it.


Current members

Lynval Golding – rhythm guitar, vocals (1977–81, 1993, 1996–2001, 2008–present)
Horace Panter – bass guitar (1977–81, 1982, 1993, 1996–2001, 2008–present)
Terry Hall – vocals and songwriting (1977–81, 2008–present)
Tim Smart – trombone (2008–present)
Drew Stansall – saxophone, flute (2008–present)
Nikolaj Torp Larsen – keyboards (2008–present)
Steve Cradock - lead guitar (2014–present)
Pablo Mandleson - trumpet (2014–present)
Gary Powell – drums (2016–present)

Due to John Bradbury sadly passing away and Roddy Byers leaving there are now only three original members. That means there were more original members on the "Guilty 'Til Proven Innocent" album. There were more original members in The Special Beat than what's in the current line-up.

Rhoda Dakar sings some of the vocals on "In the Studio" but she also sang on "More Specials". Personally I think people have a problem with the musical change more than those that played on the album.
I don't disagree although obviously the current line up doesn't record and is more of a tribute band for want of a better term.
FB3 would have had equal numbers if they actually existed!!
Not that I blame them but I expect it's more of a cash cow.
Yes I'm sure it gives them a nice income and whilst people want to come and watch why not.
There was talk of new material around the time of the 30th anniversary tour but obviously came to nothing???

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