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The Lunatics Have Taken Over The Asylum - sometimes good things do come from Coventry

I have a pet theory. Every generation of music lovers is doomed in its conviction that their youth was a golden era for rock’n’roll. That music will never again reach the heights it climbed when they were 16 years old. 1,110 more words


The Beatles – Practice Makes Perfect

I’m always interested in stories of big bands and artists that played in more humble environments in the early stages of their career – particularly intrigued if they had already earned a degree of fame and popularity at the time. 237 more words


Random jukebox - The Specials

You can’t really help but love this moment from The Specials:


The art of Horace Panter from The Specials

I tried not to gush too much when my pal Vicki Berndt introduced me to Horace Panter at their recent group art show. It turns out the bass player for The Specials, the much-loved and super influential 2-Tone ska band, is also a fine artist who masterfully paints immaculate and eye-popping tributes to vintage California signage, architecture, and landscapes. 1,166 more words

The Prince

THE LEGENDARY Cecil Bustamente Campbell, aka Prince Buster, the ‘King of Ska’ has died on the 8th of September 2016 at the age of 78. The Prince was a great pioneer of Jamaican music and bequeathed a legacy of the music to the many that he influenced. 234 more words


Song Of The Week: "Ghost Town" by The Specials

Internal strife while recording will take you one of two ways as a band:  you cobble together a disjointed mess and then break up amid a flurry of tears and recriminations; or, the intense pressure produces a diamond-like masterpiece … and then you break up amid a flurry of tears and recriminations. 350 more words

Song Of The Week

The Specials - Hypocrite

01 – Hypocrite (Stoker Radio Mix)
02 – Hypocrite (Steely & Clevie Radio Mix)
03 – Hypocrite (Manual Dub)
04 – Hypocrite (Intelligent Jungle Mix) 15 more words

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