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The Specials eating pizza, 1980

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The Piratones - 'Stinted' Review

Where have The Piratones been all my life? They’re a sweet seven-piece who make some even sweeter dub sounds, and ‘Stinted’ is their new free download. 152 more words

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4 Pines ESB (Extra Special Bitter) (AUS)

Manly-based, 4 Pines Brewing Co have done it again! I was a little wary of an English-style ‘extra special bitter‘ brewed in Manly, NSW. 99 more words

Beer

This is Ska!

The Specials. Bad Manners. Big 10. Madness. I reckon you’ve all heard of at least one of them. Well, they happen to be a part of one of my favourite genres of music- Ska! 562 more words

Entertainment

Meet The Interrupters

Who are The Interrupters? Well, imagine Brody Dalle fronting Rancid, which isn’t too hard to do since Dalle was once married to Rancid… 479 more words

Punk Rock

Pop Artist

If I said the name Horace Panter you would probably think of The Specials, at least if you have a decent taste in music and you’re of a certain age! 553 more words

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Reggae Progenitors: Andy & Joey - You're Wondering Now (The Specials)

The 1964 original by Andy & Joey lacks the signature disaffected sloth of The Specials‘1979 version from their eponymous LP, comprised as it is of gravelly urban voices muttering unenthusiastically but with irony intact. 38 more words

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