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Blank Cheque

17 year old, northern band ‘Blank Cheque’ are my latest discovery and new found love. The two piece have just released their EP ‘Down the Hill’, which i can only describe as a fusion of indie/rock; Ska/Two-Tone; and almost Northern Soul, which combined with their Rock n’ Roll image makes them a rare commodity. 147 more words


Now You Know This is the End: The Specials' "You're Wondering Now"

In 1977 a group of mates in Coventry, England formed the ska revival band The Specials.  Jerry Dammers, founder/keyboard player started 2 Tone Records in 1979, a label that became synonymous with the ska and reggae revival movement in England.   164 more words

Sing Like No One Is Listening

Mornington Brown Ale - Mornington Peninsula Brewery (AUS)

“Be true to the beer and those who drink it” is the motto of the Mornington Peninsula Brewery in Victoria. It had been a while since I’d tried a brown ale, having once been a fan of the “old dog”, the famous ‘ 197 more words


The Specials at The Olympia Theatre – Review

“You look amazing and some have you even made an effort,” is Terry Hall’s deadpan greeting to a very enthusiastic Dublin crowd after Ghost Town… 584 more words


The Specials at the Camden Roundhouse

Pobs: When I was 10 years old in 1980, I wanted to be bald and have a skinhead.  Now 34 years on in 2014, I’m hanging on to the hair I’ve got (just). 284 more words


75 Essential Albums - Day #36 The Specials

Here goes with day 36 of my countdown of 75 Albums that in my opinion should have a place in everyones music collection.  They are not in any particular order though the top 10 will be my personal take on the top 10 albums ever released.   640 more words