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Bigbilly Posted on 22/12/2008 18:59
The specials "not much cop"

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Who is this idiot who writes such drivel.



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sakura Posted on 22/12/2008 21:22
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'The specials jumped the gun and announced a new tour next year. Thing is these guys were never really much kop first time round, I mean they were ok but no great shakes to be honest.' - These words do seem to come from an idiot, have to admit. But, we'll need to give the good Mr Shankly the benefit of the doubt and put it down to overwork, The Specials - at their height - were the real deal. They created their own label - 2Tone Records and were one of the first bands to notably fuse black and white music. Pioneers they kickstared the career of the hugely successful Madness. The original lineup produced two truly great albums - 'Specials' featuring 'Nite Klub' and 'Too Much Too Young' and the following album being 'More Specials' with 'Rat Race' and 'StereoType'. These 2 albums not only featured great music but the most blistering lyrics of young urban disillusionment that spoke to a generation that truly embraced the ideals of punk without all the funny business. You had the Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Jam but The Specials were up there too. Go back and listen to 'Ghost Town' - best UK single ever? Well, XXXXXXes all over 'WonderWall' for starters don't it!
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Bigbilly Posted on 23/12/2008 09:33
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good call Mr Sakura.
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Millsnboom Posted on 23/12/2008 09:35
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I was not a major fan but I can see how much they influenced the 80's music scene.

Now Frankie goes to hollywood they were a band.
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sakura Posted on 24/12/2008 19:08
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oh late 70's / 80's music was really rather excellant -
llyod cole and the commotions - rattlesnakes
the the - soul mining AND infected
duran duran - rio (don't laugh)
teardrop explodes - kilimanjaro
the scream - Siouxsie And The Banshees
the associates - sulk
abc - the lexicon of love
tears for fears - the hurting
depeche mode - music for the masses
new order - low-life

-are modern british groups really as good as the vast range of experimentation included with the range of music above?
or are they really just status quo wannabees without the wrinkles?
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sakura Posted on 24/12/2008 19:13
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what an idiot!!! forgot to include my fave brit album ever (after Infected which is a true work of genius)

Searching for the Young Soul Rebels - Dexy's Midnight Runners
(which actually begins with the band listening to RatRace by ..... The Specials!!!!!!!!)
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Justino Posted on 27/12/2008 09:34
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Although I don't doubt the talent and influence these guys had, I just didn't get it myself.

The person above who mentions Frankie goes to Hollywood need professional help btw.
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Bigbilly Posted on 29/12/2008 11:45
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I notice the person who wrote the piece is quiet on the subject.


Sakura you have a XXXXXXe taste in music btw.
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sakura Posted on 29/12/2008 21:02
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huh? really?? u don't think anyone modern artist with the slightest sense of how music should be done didn't XXXXXX themselves silly over at least half the albums i've named. have you listened to half the albums i've named? or just decided because dexy's and tears for fears aren't 'cool' they must be crap. and note i listed ALBUMS - virtually all the artists mentioned produced major crap but these albums are, in their own way, classics. Anyone who has LISTENED to all of THE THE's INFECTED album simply cannot disagree it's one of the MOST important album releases of the last 25 years. It's influenece is tremendous and can be heard in the likes of Kasabian, LCD Soundsystem, Bloc pARTY. Also I didn't mention any 90's music - Beta Band, DJ Shadow and, yes, Oasis. And this century? Kasabian, Muse and Jamie T.
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BenGee Posted on 30/12/2008 11:17
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Contrary to popular belief I am not the author of the said article nor am I Mr Shankly.

The mail bags have been rather full since this piece, with most people calling me a XXXXXX for either writing it or allowing it to be published.

So with all this in mind I have offered Mr Shankly a payrise to XXXXXX off all The Specials fans.
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