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The Specials – Singles

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The Specials – Singles
Mp3 @ 192 / RS

Compilation of amazing singles from UK SKA group ‘The Specials’.

They weren’t around long but they sure made one hell of a fucking impact!

We’ve posted loads more Specials and fun Boy Three stuff already.

Tracklisting

Gangsters
Rudi, A Message To You
Nite Club
Too Much Too Young
Guns Of Navarone
Rat Race
Stereotype
International Jet Set
Do Nothing
Ghost Town
Why
Friday Night, Saturday Morning
War Crimes
Racist Friends
Nelson Mandella
(What I Like Most About You Is Your) Girlfriend


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August 6, 2008 Posted by | Music_Ska, Terry Hall, The Specials, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

The Specials – THE SPECIALS (1979) Remastered

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The Specials – THE SPECIALS (1979) Remastered
Mp3 @ 192 / RS

This is the remastered re-issue of The Specials great debut album.

It contains some of their best material, including the track ‘Little Bitch’ which, strangely, was not written about Paris Hilton but was used in the movie ’16 Candles’!

Tracklisting

A Message To You Rudy
Do The Dog
It’s Up To You
Nite Klub
Doesn’t Make It Alright
Concrete Jungle
Too Hot
Monkey Man
(Dawning Of A) New Era
Blank Expression
Stupid Marriage
Too Much Too Young
Little Bitch
You’re Wondering Now

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August 6, 2008 Posted by | Music_Ska, Terry Hall, The Specials, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

The Specials And Fun Boy Three – The Best of the Specials & Fun Boy Three (2006)

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The Specials And Fun Boy Three – The Best of … (2006)

This “Best Of” is kind of misleading. It sppears that the only person associated with these bands who appears on these remakes is Neville Staples. None of the other members of either band appear on these versions. Further, the two “remixes” at the end are techno/electronica remixes of the songs.

Some of it is ok … Check it out yourself though.

Tracklisting

1. Our Lips Are Sealed – The Specials
2. Man at C & A
3. Message to You Rudy
4. Rude Boy’s Outta Jail
5. Leave It Out
6. You’re Wondering Now
7. Running Away
8. Ghost Town
9. It Ain’t What You Do
10.It’s You
11.Gangsters
12.Lunatics
13.Too Hot
14.Ghost Town [Mix]
15.Our Lips Are Sealed [Mix]

Here she be:

The_Specials-FUN

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August 5, 2008 Posted by | Fun Boy Three, Music_Ska, The Specials, _MUSIC | 2 Comments

Amy Winehouse – The Ska EP (2008)

Amy Winehouse – The Ska EP (2008)
14 MB – MP3 160 kbps

Yes indeed, a very strange one this from Brit whackjob, junkie, skank Winehouse!

When she’s not making videos with baby mice, the skank apparently makes some music. I use that term very loosely!

There must be a music studio in her local Rehab joint!

This one’s a limited 7-inch vinyl EP with Screamy Winehouse covering some Ska and soul/pop classics.

We’re kinda interested in this one only cos we love ska! And the tracklisting is excellent. However, we’re a tad afraid to listen though! We fear a bloodbath!

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Some blurb! …

Limited press 7″ EP with England’s most talented trainwreck covering some two-tone favorites.

The slow skank of Sam Cooke’s “Cupid(1)” suits her voice best, but I’m feeling the accompaniment on “Hey Little Rich Girl(2)” too. Two more Specials covers – the uptempo “You’re Wondering Now(3)” and a skippable version “Monkey Man(4)” – round things out. Plays at 33.

http://www.turntablelab.com/vi…..50380.html

Side A:
01. Monkey Man (Toots & The Maytals)
02. Hey Little Rich Girl (The Specials)

Side B:
01. You’re Wondering Now (Andy & Joe)
02. Cupid (Sam Cooke)

Here be da 2 tone skank!

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July 31, 2008 Posted by | Amy Winehouse, Music_Pop, Music_Ska, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

The Specials – "The Specials" [1978]

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The Specials – “The Specials” [1978]

The beat that got a generation dancing and brought ska back into the public eye. Produced by Elvis Costello, then still a boy wonder himself, the album built on the sound of the Specials’ first two singles, and gave the world its first extended look at Two Tone.

Inspired writing and arranging (much of it down to founder Jerry Dammers) with Terry Hall as the laconic front man made for a perfect combination, the riddim of ska and the speed of punk.

As a testament to its power, two decades haven’t lessened its impact.

This is clearly the best Ska record ever made. Their debut album (the BBC had just aired The Specials John Peel Sessions, but it was not yet for sale. Also, their true debut was a 45rpm single of Gangsters whose B-side was titled The Selector and credited to The Selector, but in reality, The Selector was Jerry Dammers, John Bradbury, both from The Specials, and two of their roommates. I think it is the best song The Selector ever did).

If you listen to earlier versions of these songs available elsewhere, you can see how much they honed everything. The Specials had toured the U.K. supporting The Clash, and as a result you can hear more Clash-like-Grit on this album, and you can also see The Specials influence on Clash songs like Pressure Drop, very Ska.

I like everything about this album, every song. I still remember my high school English tutor in the 9th grade (I was really bad in school) who was more interested in shaping my musical tastes, and my sister, English was third on his list. He made me a tape of this album with the This Are Two Tone compilation on the second side. I listened to that tape for years, before they had tape-players that would flip the tape for you. I remember one time I accidentally hit “Record”, so to this day I am surprised there is no gap at the beginning of “Concrete Jungle”.

Not too long ago, I was invited to several Specials shows. My friend had gone to school with Mark Addams (keyboards) in Coventry and whenever they’d come to San Francisco my friend rob would arrange to have us on the list. They have altered the band since 1980 (when this album came out), a few new members, but they still have Neville Staples(who looks even cooler today), Horace Panter, Roddy Radiation, and Lynval Golding. They preformed these songs in a dizzying frenzy. After each show we’d go backstage with them (once to the Green-Room of the legendary Fillmore Auditorium!) and one time on their tour bus somewhere in Santa Cruz. My friends wife was blind, so she had a seeing-eye-Doberman with her. We were on this crowded bus, with the band, this huge dog and scattered other people. They were playing some old sixties Ska on the bus stereo, and Lynval Golding (guitarist) danced with the seeing-eye-dog, and I cracked a corny joke, which I began to regret as I was saying it. I said to Mr. Golding, “Do The Dog!” (referring to their song by the same name) then my ears began to turn red. He thought it was the funniest thing he’d ever heard and slapped his leg as he laughed. He put his rude-boy hat on my head, which was pathetically loose, and laughed his way to the ice-chest and he fetched two beers and brought one to me as his laughter died down. The joke seemed rather obvious to me. He took his hat back as he gave me the beer. It was all very weird.

Anyway, this is the album to have. I have many Specials albums, and would choose this one over all the rest, or any other Ska band, there is No Doubt about that. If you have never heard this album but are considering it, then trust the instincts that brought you this far and get it, if you remember this album from your youth but haven’t gotten around to getting it on CD I suggest you drop everything and get it, and get Led Zeppelin IV another time. This album has aged very well.

By M. Fantino


Tracklisting

01. A Message To You Rudy
02. Do The Dog
03. It’s Up To You
04. Nite Klub
05. Doesn’t Make It Alright
06. Concrete Jungle
07. Too Hot
08. Monkey Man
09. (Dawning Of A) New Era
10. Blank Expression
11. Stupid Marriage
12. Too Much Too Young
13. Gangsters
14. Little Bitch
15. You’re Wondering Now

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Thanks to the original poster

Banzai !

March 16, 2008 Posted by | Music_Ska, The Specials, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

The Specials – "The Specials" [1978]

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The Specials – “The Specials” [1978]

The beat that got a generation dancing and brought ska back into the public eye. Produced by Elvis Costello, then still a boy wonder himself, the album built on the sound of the Specials’ first two singles, and gave the world its first extended look at Two Tone.

Inspired writing and arranging (much of it down to founder Jerry Dammers) with Terry Hall as the laconic front man made for a perfect combination, the riddim of ska and the speed of punk.

As a testament to its power, two decades haven’t lessened its impact.

This is clearly the best Ska record ever made. Their debut album (the BBC had just aired The Specials John Peel Sessions, but it was not yet for sale. Also, their true debut was a 45rpm single of Gangsters whose B-side was titled The Selector and credited to The Selector, but in reality, The Selector was Jerry Dammers, John Bradbury, both from The Specials, and two of their roommates. I think it is the best song The Selector ever did).

If you listen to earlier versions of these songs available elsewhere, you can see how much they honed everything. The Specials had toured the U.K. supporting The Clash, and as a result you can hear more Clash-like-Grit on this album, and you can also see The Specials influence on Clash songs like Pressure Drop, very Ska.

I like everything about this album, every song. I still remember my high school English tutor in the 9th grade (I was really bad in school) who was more interested in shaping my musical tastes, and my sister, English was third on his list. He made me a tape of this album with the This Are Two Tone compilation on the second side. I listened to that tape for years, before they had tape-players that would flip the tape for you. I remember one time I accidentally hit “Record”, so to this day I am surprised there is no gap at the beginning of “Concrete Jungle”.

Not too long ago, I was invited to several Specials shows. My friend had gone to school with Mark Addams (keyboards) in Coventry and whenever they’d come to San Francisco my friend rob would arrange to have us on the list. They have altered the band since 1980 (when this album came out), a few new members, but they still have Neville Staples(who looks even cooler today), Horace Panter, Roddy Radiation, and Lynval Golding. They preformed these songs in a dizzying frenzy. After each show we’d go backstage with them (once to the Green-Room of the legendary Fillmore Auditorium!) and one time on their tour bus somewhere in Santa Cruz. My friends wife was blind, so she had a seeing-eye-Doberman with her. We were on this crowded bus, with the band, this huge dog and scattered other people. They were playing some old sixties Ska on the bus stereo, and Lynval Golding (guitarist) danced with the seeing-eye-dog, and I cracked a corny joke, which I began to regret as I was saying it. I said to Mr. Golding, “Do The Dog!” (referring to their song by the same name) then my ears began to turn red. He thought it was the funniest thing he’d ever heard and slapped his leg as he laughed. He put his rude-boy hat on my head, which was pathetically loose, and laughed his way to the ice-chest and he fetched two beers and brought one to me as his laughter died down. The joke seemed rather obvious to me. He took his hat back as he gave me the beer. It was all very weird.

Anyway, this is the album to have. I have many Specials albums, and would choose this one over all the rest, or any other Ska band, there is No Doubt about that. If you have never heard this album but are considering it, then trust the instincts that brought you this far and get it, if you remember this album from your youth but haven’t gotten around to getting it on CD I suggest you drop everything and get it, and get Led Zeppelin IV another time. This album has aged very well.

By M. Fantino


Tracklisting

01. A Message To You Rudy
02. Do The Dog
03. It’s Up To You
04. Nite Klub
05. Doesn’t Make It Alright
06. Concrete Jungle
07. Too Hot
08. Monkey Man
09. (Dawning Of A) New Era
10. Blank Expression
11. Stupid Marriage
12. Too Much Too Young
13. Gangsters
14. Little Bitch
15. You’re Wondering Now

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Thanks to the original poster

Banzai !

March 16, 2008 Posted by | Music_Ska, The Specials, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

The Specials – "The Specials" [1978]

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The Specials – “The Specials” [1978]

The beat that got a generation dancing and brought ska back into the public eye. Produced by Elvis Costello, then still a boy wonder himself, the album built on the sound of the Specials’ first two singles, and gave the world its first extended look at Two Tone.

Inspired writing and arranging (much of it down to founder Jerry Dammers) with Terry Hall as the laconic front man made for a perfect combination, the riddim of ska and the speed of punk.

As a testament to its power, two decades haven’t lessened its impact.

This is clearly the best Ska record ever made. Their debut album (the BBC had just aired The Specials John Peel Sessions, but it was not yet for sale. Also, their true debut was a 45rpm single of Gangsters whose B-side was titled The Selector and credited to The Selector, but in reality, The Selector was Jerry Dammers, John Bradbury, both from The Specials, and two of their roommates. I think it is the best song The Selector ever did).

If you listen to earlier versions of these songs available elsewhere, you can see how much they honed everything. The Specials had toured the U.K. supporting The Clash, and as a result you can hear more Clash-like-Grit on this album, and you can also see The Specials influence on Clash songs like Pressure Drop, very Ska.

I like everything about this album, every song. I still remember my high school English tutor in the 9th grade (I was really bad in school) who was more interested in shaping my musical tastes, and my sister, English was third on his list. He made me a tape of this album with the This Are Two Tone compilation on the second side. I listened to that tape for years, before they had tape-players that would flip the tape for you. I remember one time I accidentally hit “Record”, so to this day I am surprised there is no gap at the beginning of “Concrete Jungle”.

Not too long ago, I was invited to several Specials shows. My friend had gone to school with Mark Addams (keyboards) in Coventry and whenever they’d come to San Francisco my friend rob would arrange to have us on the list. They have altered the band since 1980 (when this album came out), a few new members, but they still have Neville Staples(who looks even cooler today), Horace Panter, Roddy Radiation, and Lynval Golding. They preformed these songs in a dizzying frenzy. After each show we’d go backstage with them (once to the Green-Room of the legendary Fillmore Auditorium!) and one time on their tour bus somewhere in Santa Cruz. My friends wife was blind, so she had a seeing-eye-Doberman with her. We were on this crowded bus, with the band, this huge dog and scattered other people. They were playing some old sixties Ska on the bus stereo, and Lynval Golding (guitarist) danced with the seeing-eye-dog, and I cracked a corny joke, which I began to regret as I was saying it. I said to Mr. Golding, “Do The Dog!” (referring to their song by the same name) then my ears began to turn red. He thought it was the funniest thing he’d ever heard and slapped his leg as he laughed. He put his rude-boy hat on my head, which was pathetically loose, and laughed his way to the ice-chest and he fetched two beers and brought one to me as his laughter died down. The joke seemed rather obvious to me. He took his hat back as he gave me the beer. It was all very weird.

Anyway, this is the album to have. I have many Specials albums, and would choose this one over all the rest, or any other Ska band, there is No Doubt about that. If you have never heard this album but are considering it, then trust the instincts that brought you this far and get it, if you remember this album from your youth but haven’t gotten around to getting it on CD I suggest you drop everything and get it, and get Led Zeppelin IV another time. This album has aged very well.

By M. Fantino


Tracklisting

01. A Message To You Rudy
02. Do The Dog
03. It’s Up To You
04. Nite Klub
05. Doesn’t Make It Alright
06. Concrete Jungle
07. Too Hot
08. Monkey Man
09. (Dawning Of A) New Era
10. Blank Expression
11. Stupid Marriage
12. Too Much Too Young
13. Gangsters
14. Little Bitch
15. You’re Wondering Now

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http://megaupload

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Banzai !

March 16, 2008 Posted by | Music_Ska, The Specials, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

The Beat – 12"s (vinyl rips by Theupsetter1969 )

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Theupsetter1969 has very kindly uploaded loadsa Beat 12″s !

Great work mate! Nice to hear this fantastic and innovative group again and nice to hear these versions of the songs we love!
https://i0.wp.com/www.theweathermen.com/acatalog/thm_ska_beatgirl_white.jpgFor those unfamiliar with this top group, here are a few details! The Beat (strangely, known in North America as The English Beat) is a 2 Tone ska revival band founded in England in 1978. Their songs fuse ska, pop, soul, reggae and punk rock and their lyrics deal with themes of love, unity and sociopolitical topics.

The Beat released three great albums: I Just Can’t Stop It (1980), Wha’ppen (1981) and Special Beat Service (1982), and a string of singles, including “Mirror in the Bathroom”, “Stand Down Margaret” (which refers to former British Prime Minister and cunt supreme, Margaret Thatcher), ” Too Nice To Talk To”, and “Hands off She’s Mine”.

The Beat in 1981The Beat was formed in Birmingham, England in 1978, during a period of high unemployment and social upheaval in the United Kingdom.

Ranking Roger, one of the band’s vocalists, added a Jamaican vocal flavor to the band’s sound with his toasting style. Jamaican saxophonist Saxa (Lionel Martin aka Papa Saxa) added a Jamaican ska instrumental sound.

The Beat toured the world with well-known artists such as David Bowie, The Police, REM, The Clash, Talking Heads, The Pretenders, and The Specials. Members of the band often collaborated on stage with The Specials.

After the break-up of The Beat in 1983, Dave Wakeling (guitar, vocals) and Ranking Roger (vocals) went on to form General Public, while Andy Cox (guitar) and David Steele (bass guitar) formed Fine Young Cannibals with vocalist Roland Gift. Ranking Roger also briefly joined Mick Jones’ post-Clash band Big Audio Dynamite and performed at several live shows with the band.


Tracks

Too Nice to talk to (dubweiser)
Psycadelic rockers (dubweiser)
Doors of your heart (Dub)
Drowning (Dub)
Hit it
Which side of the bed…?
Save it for later
What’s your best thing? (Dub style)
Jeanette
March of the swivelheads
I confess (remix)
I confess (live)
Spar Wid Me (live)
Hands off …She’s Mine b/w Twist and Crawl

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Here she be:

B12.part1.rar

B12.part2.rar

All credit to Theupsetter1969!

January 8, 2008 Posted by | Music_Ska, The Beat, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

The Beat – 12"s (vinyl rips by Theupsetter1969 )

https://i0.wp.com/www.guilfest.co.uk/storage/userfiles/Image/bands/2007/thebeat/beat2.jpg

Theupsetter1969 has very kindly uploaded loadsa Beat 12″s !

Great work mate! Nice to hear this fantastic and innovative group again and nice to hear these versions of the songs we love!
https://i0.wp.com/www.theweathermen.com/acatalog/thm_ska_beatgirl_white.jpgFor those unfamiliar with this top group, here are a few details! The Beat (strangely, known in North America as The English Beat) is a 2 Tone ska revival band founded in England in 1978. Their songs fuse ska, pop, soul, reggae and punk rock and their lyrics deal with themes of love, unity and sociopolitical topics.

The Beat released three great albums: I Just Can’t Stop It (1980), Wha’ppen (1981) and Special Beat Service (1982), and a string of singles, including “Mirror in the Bathroom”, “Stand Down Margaret” (which refers to former British Prime Minister and cunt supreme, Margaret Thatcher), ” Too Nice To Talk To”, and “Hands off She’s Mine”.

The Beat in 1981The Beat was formed in Birmingham, England in 1978, during a period of high unemployment and social upheaval in the United Kingdom.

Ranking Roger, one of the band’s vocalists, added a Jamaican vocal flavor to the band’s sound with his toasting style. Jamaican saxophonist Saxa (Lionel Martin aka Papa Saxa) added a Jamaican ska instrumental sound.

The Beat toured the world with well-known artists such as David Bowie, The Police, REM, The Clash, Talking Heads, The Pretenders, and The Specials. Members of the band often collaborated on stage with The Specials.

After the break-up of The Beat in 1983, Dave Wakeling (guitar, vocals) and Ranking Roger (vocals) went on to form General Public, while Andy Cox (guitar) and David Steele (bass guitar) formed Fine Young Cannibals with vocalist Roland Gift. Ranking Roger also briefly joined Mick Jones’ post-Clash band Big Audio Dynamite and performed at several live shows with the band.


Tracks

Too Nice to talk to (dubweiser)
Psycadelic rockers (dubweiser)
Doors of your heart (Dub)
Drowning (Dub)
Hit it
Which side of the bed…?
Save it for later
What’s your best thing? (Dub style)
Jeanette
March of the swivelheads
I confess (remix)
I confess (live)
Spar Wid Me (live)
Hands off …She’s Mine b/w Twist and Crawl

https://i1.wp.com/www.irscorner.com/de/images/eb.jpg

Here she be:

B12.part1.rar

B12.part2.rar

All credit to Theupsetter1969!

January 8, 2008 Posted by | Music_Ska, The Beat, _MUSIC | 1 Comment