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Droplets of Verse: 'Watching the Specials at Splendour in the Company of Frank McMahon'

‘Terry Hall’s a miserable git, he’ll just walk off
If anyone throws beer cans on to the stage’
That’s what Frank McMahon said as we waited… 172 more words

Writing

Age is Such a Relative Thing

Book: Black Swan Green

Author: David Mitchell

Music: The Lunatics Have Taken Over the Asylum

Composer/Artist: Funboy Three

It’s 2015 – Terry Hall is 56 years old. 31 more words

Fiction

The Specials Play "Too Much Too Young" (Live EP Version)

Listen to this track by first tier of second wave ska outfits The Specials. It’s “Too Much Too Young” as featured on their 1980 EP of the same name. 1,118 more words

Music

Ska

I will admit that it was only after I heard English Beat’s version of “Tears of a Clown” that I understood the line, “Just like Pagliacci did.” Now I need to figure out who Pagliacci is. 676 more words

Top 10

‘Too Punk Even For The Punk Crowd’: Part Two (Aberdeen & Dunfermline)

Thanks to Les Clark for getting in touch and sending me his tale of attending the Clash show the night after the band played the Glasgow Apollo, which he originally sent to the letters page of… 317 more words

Music

The Specials at Splendour 2015


Time to make way for some serious music, with proper intent.
It felt that good as the introductory howls of “Ghost Town” whirled their way across Wollaton Park. 39 more words

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