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Old 12-02-2008, 08:21 PM   #71 (permalink)
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I love The Specials, but that's a lot of money, and I live in New York anyway. I suppose if I was that much of a fan I'd go anyway though.
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Old 12-12-2008, 10:15 AM   #72 (permalink)
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no way!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 01-14-2009, 05:55 AM   #73 (permalink)
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There are some smokin' good musicians in the original Specials line up. I'm fortunate enough to have seen them quite a few times in their prime. Since their influence reached far beyond their short tenure as a band, it's nice for younger fans to get a chance to see why the Specials are uh,...special.

Age isn't a factor unless all of the Specials stopped playing music in 1983 and have to relearn their instruments.

The Mekons are from the same era and they're a lot better than they were in 1980. Elvis Costello is certainly no musical slouch.

If a player keeps up his chops there isn't any reason why he can't play well into his 60s or even his 70s.
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Old 08-04-2009, 02:21 PM   #74 (permalink)
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I saw them at T in the Park and they're incredible live. Age hasn't affected them at all, they were on fire. Definitely worth going to see.
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Old 08-04-2009, 02:31 PM   #75 (permalink)
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I got the free disc of their reunion tour in a Sunday paper a few weeks back and it was OK but with Jerry Dammers not involved it kinda felt a bit hollow to me.
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Old 08-04-2009, 02:38 PM   #76 (permalink)
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Terry Hall seems a bit bored from the live shows they've been doing lately.
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Old 08-04-2009, 02:43 PM   #77 (permalink)
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Terry Hall seems a bit bored from the live shows they've been doing lately.
He has always had that disinterested demeanour since they began! He has benn diagnosed with bipolar disorder.
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Old 08-07-2009, 01:51 AM   #78 (permalink)
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aw, old.

the specials still rule
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Old 08-07-2009, 08:37 AM   #79 (permalink)
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I was unsure when Is them on Jools Holland, but once you're there it's a great atmosphere and every night was great. Obviously not as good as it would have been back in the day but they were still great shows.
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Old 01-14-2010, 12:06 PM   #80 (permalink)
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there's another reggae movie on the way, it will be spring/summer, probably have the vibe this is england had, the specials have some kind of input, should have a cracking sound track..
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