Flex's Special Friday.

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Re: Flex's Special Friday.

Post by Marky Dread » 11 Nov 2016, 8:56pm

101Walterton wrote:
Marky Dread wrote:
101Walterton wrote:
Marky Dread wrote:
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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???
Just a live album and DVD.
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Re: Flex's Special Friday.

Post by 101Walterton » 11 Nov 2016, 11:27pm

Marky Dread wrote:
101Walterton wrote:
Marky Dread wrote:
101Walterton wrote:
Marky Dread wrote:
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???
Just a live album and DVD.
I read that they were working up some new songs but as far as I know there was nothing new in the live set.

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Re: Flex's Special Friday.

Post by Silent Majority » 12 Nov 2016, 5:22am

Marky Dread wrote: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.
Amazing, Marky. Thanks so much.
'But also: hey dude, you can just go looking for more glasses. They're all free now. '

www.pexlives.libsyn.com/

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Re: Flex's Special Friday.

Post by same138 » 12 Nov 2016, 5:53am

Marky Dread wrote:
same138 wrote:Thanks Flex, fills some gaps!
Flex did the requesting. I did the uploading/sharing but you are welcome.
My bad. Should've paid more attention, thanks to both of you then. Cheers!

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Re: Flex's Special Friday.

Post by Marky Dread » 12 Nov 2016, 7:51am

Silent Majority wrote:
Marky Dread wrote: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.
Amazing, Marky. Thanks so much.
:cool: :approve:
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Re: Flex's Special Friday.

Post by Marky Dread » 12 Nov 2016, 7:51am

same138 wrote:
Marky Dread wrote:
same138 wrote:Thanks Flex, fills some gaps!
Flex did the requesting. I did the uploading/sharing but you are welcome.
My bad. Should've paid more attention, thanks to both of you then. Cheers!
No probs mate, enjoy. :cool:
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Re: Flex's Special Friday.

Post by Dr. Medulla » 12 Nov 2016, 8:39pm

Just getting around to dl'ing this. You are now and always a champ, Marky. :cool:
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Re: Flex's Special Friday.

Post by Marky Dread » 12 Nov 2016, 11:09pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:Just getting around to dl'ing this. You are now and always a champ, Marky. :cool:
Cheers Doc. :cool:
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Re: Flex's Special Friday.

Post by drowninghere » 20 Nov 2016, 9:18pm

Thanks for this Marky - having 4 Specials albums (the first two and two comps) and seen them in concert twice, you might have figured I would have heard 'The Skinhead Symphony' before you dropped this the other day - but, I guess not! Anyways, the whole thing has been a major treat - in addition, to TSS, Sea Cruise and the Peel Session version of Gangsters are also new favourites. One other comment - The Boiler - :wtf:

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Re: Flex's Special Friday.

Post by gkbill » 20 Nov 2016, 9:29pm

Hello,

I also have Neville Staples - Special Skank (may also go by the name Skanktastic). It's an ep-length disc of covers. Was this a legit release?

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Re: Flex's Special Friday.

Post by Marky Dread » 20 Nov 2016, 10:09pm

gkbill wrote:Hello,

I also have Neville Staples - Special Skank (may also go by the name Skanktastic). It's an ep-length disc of covers. Was this a legit release?
Yep.
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Re: Flex's Special Friday.

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Re: Flex's Special Friday.

Post by gkbill » 20 Nov 2016, 10:21pm

Marky Dread wrote:
gkbill wrote:Hello,

I also have Neville Staples - Special Skank (may also go by the name Skanktastic). It's an ep-length disc of covers. Was this a legit release?
Yep.
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Hello,

My version of Special Skank has:
Hypocrite
Simmer Down
Johnny Too Bad
Pressure Drop
Maga Dog
Rude Boy Gone To Jail

That's it for my copy.

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Re: Flex's Special Friday.

Post by Silent Majority » 21 Nov 2016, 3:57am

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This isn't as insulting as it'll sound, but I've always thought that album's just a bar below UB40.
'But also: hey dude, you can just go looking for more glasses. They're all free now. '

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Re: Flex's Special Friday.

Post by Marky Dread » 21 Nov 2016, 4:13am

Silent Majority wrote:
Marky Dread wrote:
This isn't as insulting as it'll sound, but I've always thought that album's just a bar below UB40.
That would depend upon which UB40 album you are battling it against. It's a bar neither you or I could limbo under that's for sure.
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