The Specials Setlist Liberty Bell Park Racetrack, Philadelphia, PA, USA 1981 Find tour dates and live music events for all your favorite bands and artists in your city. "I can't get my head round Trump as an American president – or Theresa May dancing to Abba as everything crumbles around her. April 1981. After some early changes, the first stable lineup of the group consisted of Terry Hall and Neville Staple on vocals, Lynval Golding and Roddy Radiation on guitars, Horace Panter on bass, Jerry Dammers on keyboards, John Bradbury on drums, and Dick Cuthell and Rico Rodriguez on horns. The Specials are back with ten songs on a brand new album. It is impossible to envisage the musical landscape without them, from the startling, angular Gangsters in 1979 to their swan song, the epoch-making Ghost Town in 1981. Sign in to get statistics for your attended concerts! Show all tours. The Specials tour dates and concert tickets in 2020 on Eventful. Tour Dates Gallery Shop (UK £) Shop (US $) 79-19. In the dressing room afterwards the band split. When the original line up of The Specials split in 1981 they left behind a legacy which has been unr... See More. I had forgotten this gig took place and was only recently reminded about it when Enda Murray … The Specials Ltd are the UK's most authentic and original tribute to 2-Tone Legends, The Specials. BLM (Black Lives Matter) is a sock to the jaw. "You play this, you play that. "But the way she puts it across – she's young, she has that energy. They both make those songs sound fantastic – and Tim Smart, who plays trombone and has been with us since 2009. In retrospect, maybe a signifier of how weird those times were is the fact that they are introduced on screen by both Jimmy Savile, and a nervy Adam Ant. She's wonderful. "He is an amazing keyboard player, arranger, producer… he's a godsend. Find The Specials tour dates and concerts in your city. Tour Dates. The songs are relevant – but then I always say injustice is timeless.". The roots of Ghost Town go back further, to the Specials' first major UK tour. This is similar and is bittersweet both musically and lyrically. Ten songs – originals and some covers. Something remarkable happens.". Then Neville quit, out of ill health, Roddy quit thank goodness, so four of us were left, all facing in the right direction, all in agreement. When the original line up of The Specials split in 1981 they left behind a legacy which has been unrivaled by a single band since. Whereas this time around, the whole process was really joyous. 3 Men + Black Ade Edmondson and the Bad Shepherds Lily Allen Archive The Bad Shepherds Chris Barron The Beat Bedouin Soundclash Big D and the Kids Table Blood or Whiskey Blur The Bruce Lee Band The Cat Empire Charlotte Church Amelia Coburn Elvis Costello Elvis Costello & The Attractions Elvis Costello and The Roots The Coward Brothers Crowded House Jerry Dammers' Spatial A.K.A. "Towards the end of 2015 Lynval, Brad and I got together in a little rehearsal room and we recorded some demos on a handheld mic," continues Horace. The Specials a zo ur strollad sonerezh ska savet e Coventry (Rouantelezh-Unanet) e 1977.Brudet e teujont da vezañ er Rouantelezh-Unanet e dibenn ar bloavezhioù 1970 gant tonioù evel Gangsters, A Message To You Rudie pe Too Much Too Young.Asambles gant strolladoù all evel Madness e lakjont ar sonerezh ska da vezañ diouzh ar c'hiz en-dro. Drummer with the Specials who mixed the drive of northern soul with a reggae feel to help create the band’s signature sound ... because 1981 was pop's year of revolution. The Music. The Specials spend ten days recording Ghost Town in an 8-track home studio in Leamington Spa. "We don't have to preach at all – although I don't think we ever did anyway. The Specials is not due to play near your location currently - but they are scheduled to play 20 concerts across 2 countries in 2020-2021. Much has become full circle. The Specials review – veteran fighters strike a chord with young recruits 4 out of 5 stars. She was wearing a Specials t-shirt. Sixteen Candles (1984) – song – "Little Bitch" Natural Born Killers (1994) – song – "Ghost Town" (not included on the soundtrack album) He started it off and then Terry wrote rest of the lyrics. The very same The Specials line-up also made a comeback in 2019 when they unveiled Encore, their first album of original music in 18 years, which debuted at No.1 on the UK albums chart. Artist information Sort name: Specials, The Type: Group Founded: 1977 (43 years ago) Founded in: Coventry, West Midlands, England, United Kingdom Area: United Kingdom ISNI code: 0000 0001 2285 9471 Rating. The Specials played "The Boiler" on their North American tour. In October they played the first gig at the Top Rank, Brighton. "This fits in, especially in America," says Lynval, who now lives in Seattle. "If you vote for me do you promise/To be upright, decent and honest/To have our best interests at heart?". I was reminiscing with an old friend over the weekend about The Specials, his favourite band. "There was never a long term plan," says Horace, the Special's extremely grounded, polite bassist. In the dressing room afterwards the band split. As a band, making this record, it was the closest we'd ever been. The Specials spend ten days recording Ghost Town in an 8-track home studio in Leamington Spa. The first track Black Skin Blue Eyed Boys – a cover of the Equals 1973 song - sounds like the Specials, but with '70s disco and funk thrown in. The Specials tour dates and tickets 2020-2021 near you. "Breaking point is how I feel every day. Life and Times of a Man called Depression is almost a prequel to Breaking Point. Find information on all of The Specials’s upcoming concerts, tour dates and ticket information for 2020-2021. The lyrics still pull no punches decades later. By the time "Ghost Town" reached UK#1 on July 11, 1981 amidst massive street violence in the UK's major cities, The Specials had split. Now it's an all-out fuck-you, kick-ass glorious Ten Commandments addressing rape culture, misogyny, self-worth and alt-right "pseudo-intellectuals on the internet" with 20-year-old Saffiyah Khan. Archive. 30th Anniversary Tour (48) Tickets. This Town: Chronicling the Racial Tensions in Coventry. "We can't scream and shout about it anymore because we're a lot older – there'd be very little dignity left and it would be hypocritical too. Breaking Point deals with the Internet, technology and social media – while the music is pure Weimar Germany, with a touch of Jacques Brel. "It's me looking back to when I first got properly diagnosed [with bipolar] 11 years ago, looking at that person and seeing how I've changed and how it's now mostly under control, whereas all those years ago it wasn't. 'You don't know what I had to go through…' When he came to England at first he couldn't find anywhere to sleep – he had to sleep in a garage in Gloucester.". Genres: 2 Tone, Ska, Rocksteady. Systemic racism surrounds this song, taut like wire, as Lynval simply narrates his story. In honour of the 40th anniversary of The Specials’ debut album, we are proud to release three exclusive Fred Perry shirts. It's classic Specials. "I'm aware our work has been out there for forty years and I'm so grateful for what we've done, I pinch myself sometimes," says Lynval. September. It suits the Specials perfectly. The parallels between the Britain of 1981 and 2011 might be up for debate. And he became a friend, we've worked together musically over the years [Mark Adams played keyboards with the band in the 90s]. The Specials with Amy WinehouseWithout Jerry Dammers (WTF? Blam Blam Fever by the Valentines, released in 1967 on Trojan, muses on gun culture. The Specials, formerly The Coventry Automatics and The Special AKA The Automatics, supported by Madness and The Selecter, had rehearsed for the tour at The Roundhouse in London’s Chalk Farm. Encore. From his father's arrival in the UK from Jamaica on the Windrush, to Lynval's own - arriving in Gloucester via Southampton in 1964. Vocalist Neville Staple and guitarist Roddy Byers (usually known as Roddy Radiation) joined the band the following year; the new line-up changed th… says Horace. In 1979 cool kids rocked like a Monkey Man to the 2-Tone tour. A re-formed Specials, minus Dammers, are due to tour later in 2011, with the song as the centrepiece of their set. It was really great to revisit it. Formed by vocalist Donnie Van Zant in 1975 in Jacksonville, Florida, the band initially had a straight-ahead Southern rock sound, much like Lynyrd Skynyrd, the band of his older brother Ronnie. Shirts available to purchase now at Fred Perry. "But before we knew it, it was 2012. They reformed for a 30th Anniversary Tour in 2009 and created a buzz of excitement for both old and new fans all around the world. They reformed for a 30th Anniversary Tour in 2009 and created a buzz of excitement for both old and a new wave of fans all around the world. The Specials - What I Like Most About You … I thought the Specials should sound more like Sly & Robbie, so I brought a Sly & Robbie track with me — the 12-inch of Gregory Isaacs' 'What a Feeling' — and if you listen to that, the drumming sounds a bit like 'Ghost Town'. The Rolling Stones' American Tour 1981 was a concert tour of stadiums and arenas in the United States to promote the album Tattoo You.It was the largest grossing tour of 1981 with $50 million in ticket sales. "Go nuclear the cowboy told us/And who am I to disagree. Watch live streams, get artist updates, buy tickets, and RSVP to shows with Bandsintown. The Specials are back on tour in 2021! But now it is worse… surreal worse.". After seven consecutive UK Top 10 singles between 1979 and 1981… )You're Wondering Now & Ghost Town2009-08-22 V Festival Hylands Park,Chelmsford U.K. The veteran ska-punk band formed in Coventry in 1977, the trend-starting ska revival band that hit the British music scene hard. Snowdog Recommended for you. The group's innovative sound combined elements of 2 Tone and ska music. "We all thought we knew Trojan but we didn't know this." In April 1981, The Specials spent ten days recording Ghost Town in Leamington Spa. ", "If you look at what the lyrics are saying," says Terry. RUSH - The Trees & Xanadu (live) 1981 - Moving Pictures Tour - Duration: 17:32. In 1978, still a good time local reggae band, they had wangled a bottom-of-the bill support slot with the Clash. It's extremely powerful, and heartbreaking. ", Vote for Me uses Jamaican rhythm and straight lyrics to nail essentially global, nameless corruption – with echoes of Ghost Town. Well, wait a minute – I think I'm normal because I don't want to shoot anyone.". "When we were known, on Top of the Pops and that sort of thing, I used to go round schools to talk to the kids about music," says Lynval. "A lot of people think it's the Specials, and it's not so this is a tribute to them. 2,694 people follow this. The parallels between the Britain of 1981 and 2011 might be up for debate. I've never done music before and I didn't know what to expect, but they said 'Trust us, leave it with us,' and they mixed it really well. Treat other people with respect and kindness. Two years, seven hit singles including two number ones, two hit albums, sell-out tours – the mass stage-invasions and audience energy only adding to the myth. People say to us, 'When we saw the Specials we saw that black and white is all right,' but me and Lynval thought that about the Equals.". 38 Special is an American rock band. Sir Horace Gentleman). 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The Specials are back with ten songs on a brand new album. It is impossible to envisage the musical landscape without them, from the startling, angular Gangsters in 1979 to their swan song, the epoch-making Ghost Town in 1981. Sign in to get statistics for your attended concerts! Show all tours. The Specials tour dates and concert tickets in 2020 on Eventful. Tour Dates Gallery Shop (UK £) Shop (US $) 79-19. In the dressing room afterwards the band split. When the original line up of The Specials split in 1981 they left behind a legacy which has been unr... See More. I had forgotten this gig took place and was only recently reminded about it when Enda Murray … The Specials Ltd are the UK's most authentic and original tribute to 2-Tone Legends, The Specials. BLM (Black Lives Matter) is a sock to the jaw. "You play this, you play that. "But the way she puts it across – she's young, she has that energy. They both make those songs sound fantastic – and Tim Smart, who plays trombone and has been with us since 2009. In retrospect, maybe a signifier of how weird those times were is the fact that they are introduced on screen by both Jimmy Savile, and a nervy Adam Ant. She's wonderful. "He is an amazing keyboard player, arranger, producer… he's a godsend. Find The Specials tour dates and concerts in your city. Tour Dates. The songs are relevant – but then I always say injustice is timeless.". The roots of Ghost Town go back further, to the Specials' first major UK tour. This is similar and is bittersweet both musically and lyrically. Ten songs – originals and some covers. Something remarkable happens.". Then Neville quit, out of ill health, Roddy quit thank goodness, so four of us were left, all facing in the right direction, all in agreement. When the original line up of The Specials split in 1981 they left behind a legacy which has been unrivaled by a single band since. Whereas this time around, the whole process was really joyous. 3 Men + Black Ade Edmondson and the Bad Shepherds Lily Allen Archive The Bad Shepherds Chris Barron The Beat Bedouin Soundclash Big D and the Kids Table Blood or Whiskey Blur The Bruce Lee Band The Cat Empire Charlotte Church Amelia Coburn Elvis Costello Elvis Costello & The Attractions Elvis Costello and The Roots The Coward Brothers Crowded House Jerry Dammers' Spatial A.K.A. "Towards the end of 2015 Lynval, Brad and I got together in a little rehearsal room and we recorded some demos on a handheld mic," continues Horace. The Specials a zo ur strollad sonerezh ska savet e Coventry (Rouantelezh-Unanet) e 1977.Brudet e teujont da vezañ er Rouantelezh-Unanet e dibenn ar bloavezhioù 1970 gant tonioù evel Gangsters, A Message To You Rudie pe Too Much Too Young.Asambles gant strolladoù all evel Madness e lakjont ar sonerezh ska da vezañ diouzh ar c'hiz en-dro. Drummer with the Specials who mixed the drive of northern soul with a reggae feel to help create the band’s signature sound ... because 1981 was pop's year of revolution. The Music. The Specials spend ten days recording Ghost Town in an 8-track home studio in Leamington Spa. "We don't have to preach at all – although I don't think we ever did anyway. The Specials is not due to play near your location currently - but they are scheduled to play 20 concerts across 2 countries in 2020-2021. Much has become full circle. The Specials review – veteran fighters strike a chord with young recruits 4 out of 5 stars. She was wearing a Specials t-shirt. Sixteen Candles (1984) – song – "Little Bitch" Natural Born Killers (1994) – song – "Ghost Town" (not included on the soundtrack album) He started it off and then Terry wrote rest of the lyrics. The very same The Specials line-up also made a comeback in 2019 when they unveiled Encore, their first album of original music in 18 years, which debuted at No.1 on the UK albums chart. Artist information Sort name: Specials, The Type: Group Founded: 1977 (43 years ago) Founded in: Coventry, West Midlands, England, United Kingdom Area: United Kingdom ISNI code: 0000 0001 2285 9471 Rating. The Specials played "The Boiler" on their North American tour. In October they played the first gig at the Top Rank, Brighton. "This fits in, especially in America," says Lynval, who now lives in Seattle. "If you vote for me do you promise/To be upright, decent and honest/To have our best interests at heart?". I was reminiscing with an old friend over the weekend about The Specials, his favourite band. "There was never a long term plan," says Horace, the Special's extremely grounded, polite bassist. In the dressing room afterwards the band split. As a band, making this record, it was the closest we'd ever been. The Specials spend ten days recording Ghost Town in an 8-track home studio in Leamington Spa. The first track Black Skin Blue Eyed Boys – a cover of the Equals 1973 song - sounds like the Specials, but with '70s disco and funk thrown in. The Specials tour dates and tickets 2020-2021 near you. "Breaking point is how I feel every day. Life and Times of a Man called Depression is almost a prequel to Breaking Point. Find information on all of The Specials’s upcoming concerts, tour dates and ticket information for 2020-2021. The lyrics still pull no punches decades later. By the time "Ghost Town" reached UK#1 on July 11, 1981 amidst massive street violence in the UK's major cities, The Specials had split. Now it's an all-out fuck-you, kick-ass glorious Ten Commandments addressing rape culture, misogyny, self-worth and alt-right "pseudo-intellectuals on the internet" with 20-year-old Saffiyah Khan. Archive. 30th Anniversary Tour (48) Tickets. This Town: Chronicling the Racial Tensions in Coventry. "We can't scream and shout about it anymore because we're a lot older – there'd be very little dignity left and it would be hypocritical too. Breaking Point deals with the Internet, technology and social media – while the music is pure Weimar Germany, with a touch of Jacques Brel. "It's me looking back to when I first got properly diagnosed [with bipolar] 11 years ago, looking at that person and seeing how I've changed and how it's now mostly under control, whereas all those years ago it wasn't. 'You don't know what I had to go through…' When he came to England at first he couldn't find anywhere to sleep – he had to sleep in a garage in Gloucester.". Genres: 2 Tone, Ska, Rocksteady. Systemic racism surrounds this song, taut like wire, as Lynval simply narrates his story. In honour of the 40th anniversary of The Specials’ debut album, we are proud to release three exclusive Fred Perry shirts. It's classic Specials. "I'm aware our work has been out there for forty years and I'm so grateful for what we've done, I pinch myself sometimes," says Lynval. September. It suits the Specials perfectly. The parallels between the Britain of 1981 and 2011 might be up for debate. And he became a friend, we've worked together musically over the years [Mark Adams played keyboards with the band in the 90s]. The Specials with Amy WinehouseWithout Jerry Dammers (WTF? Blam Blam Fever by the Valentines, released in 1967 on Trojan, muses on gun culture. The Specials, formerly The Coventry Automatics and The Special AKA The Automatics, supported by Madness and The Selecter, had rehearsed for the tour at The Roundhouse in London’s Chalk Farm. Encore. From his father's arrival in the UK from Jamaica on the Windrush, to Lynval's own - arriving in Gloucester via Southampton in 1964. Vocalist Neville Staple and guitarist Roddy Byers (usually known as Roddy Radiation) joined the band the following year; the new line-up changed th… says Horace. In 1979 cool kids rocked like a Monkey Man to the 2-Tone tour. A re-formed Specials, minus Dammers, are due to tour later in 2011, with the song as the centrepiece of their set. It was really great to revisit it. Formed by vocalist Donnie Van Zant in 1975 in Jacksonville, Florida, the band initially had a straight-ahead Southern rock sound, much like Lynyrd Skynyrd, the band of his older brother Ronnie. Shirts available to purchase now at Fred Perry. "But before we knew it, it was 2012. They reformed for a 30th Anniversary Tour in 2009 and created a buzz of excitement for both old and new fans all around the world. They reformed for a 30th Anniversary Tour in 2009 and created a buzz of excitement for both old and a new wave of fans all around the world. The Specials - What I Like Most About You … I thought the Specials should sound more like Sly & Robbie, so I brought a Sly & Robbie track with me — the 12-inch of Gregory Isaacs' 'What a Feeling' — and if you listen to that, the drumming sounds a bit like 'Ghost Town'. The Rolling Stones' American Tour 1981 was a concert tour of stadiums and arenas in the United States to promote the album Tattoo You.It was the largest grossing tour of 1981 with $50 million in ticket sales. "Go nuclear the cowboy told us/And who am I to disagree. Watch live streams, get artist updates, buy tickets, and RSVP to shows with Bandsintown. The Specials are back on tour in 2021! But now it is worse… surreal worse.". After seven consecutive UK Top 10 singles between 1979 and 1981… )You're Wondering Now & Ghost Town2009-08-22 V Festival Hylands Park,Chelmsford U.K. The veteran ska-punk band formed in Coventry in 1977, the trend-starting ska revival band that hit the British music scene hard. Snowdog Recommended for you. The group's innovative sound combined elements of 2 Tone and ska music. "We all thought we knew Trojan but we didn't know this." In April 1981, The Specials spent ten days recording Ghost Town in Leamington Spa. ", "If you look at what the lyrics are saying," says Terry. RUSH - The Trees & Xanadu (live) 1981 - Moving Pictures Tour - Duration: 17:32. In 1978, still a good time local reggae band, they had wangled a bottom-of-the bill support slot with the Clash. It's extremely powerful, and heartbreaking. ", Vote for Me uses Jamaican rhythm and straight lyrics to nail essentially global, nameless corruption – with echoes of Ghost Town. Well, wait a minute – I think I'm normal because I don't want to shoot anyone.". "When we were known, on Top of the Pops and that sort of thing, I used to go round schools to talk to the kids about music," says Lynval. "A lot of people think it's the Specials, and it's not so this is a tribute to them. 2,694 people follow this. The parallels between the Britain of 1981 and 2011 might be up for debate. I've never done music before and I didn't know what to expect, but they said 'Trust us, leave it with us,' and they mixed it really well. Treat other people with respect and kindness. Two years, seven hit singles including two number ones, two hit albums, sell-out tours – the mass stage-invasions and audience energy only adding to the myth. People say to us, 'When we saw the Specials we saw that black and white is all right,' but me and Lynval thought that about the Equals.". 38 Special is an American rock band. Sir Horace Gentleman). 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Albums include Specials, More Specials, and Ghost Town / Why? Shop. "We are three very different people, but you put us together and we become the greatest rock 'n' roll band in the world, as far as I'm concerned. ", "She was so shocked to be asked," says Lynval of Saffiyah. Explore museums and play with Art Transfer, Pocket Galleries, Art Selfie, and more When you've decided which The Specials venue you wish to see click on the "Tickets" button. Strickland was replaced by Terry Hall shortly after the band's formation. No frills; with less drums for Brad to hit and less mics, it had a cleaner sound. In honour of the 40th anniversary of The Specials’ debut album, we are proud to release three exclusive Fred Perry shirts. These versions are slightly polished but played in a fast and intense way so that it still sounds very different from the much more laid-back recorded version. In 1981, the unemployment-themed single "Ghost Town" also hit No. Please enter your details below for advanced information on tours, tickets & special competitions. The Specials' ascendancy was swift. The Specials tour. Embarrassed By You is co-written by Mark Adams, whom Lynval originally met while visiting Ernesford Grange school in Coventry. 30th Anniversary Tour (48) Beachfest (1) Encore 40th Anniversary Tour 2019 (77) European Tour 2010 (18) European Tour 2011 (14) European Tour 2014 (5) Japan Tour 2017 (4) Two Tone Tour (29) UK Tour 1980 (15) UK Tour 2011 (15) UK Tour 2013 (20) UK tour 2014 (17) UK Tour 2016 (21) US & Canada Tour 2013 (22) US & Canada Tour 2017 (12) The genius of the Specials is that they are still observers, not commentators. ", "They cover topics on that album with spoken word pieces," adds Saffiyah. It's got to that stage now where our brains can't deal with technology anymore.". Get the The Specials Setlist of the concert at Liberty Bell Park Racetrack, Philadelphia, PA, USA on August 22, 1981 and other The Specials Setlists for free on setlist.fm! 2Tone skyrocketed between 1979 and 1981 with The Specials … The song was influenced by scenes noted during the band's UK tour. Terry Hall, Lynval Golding, Horace Panter, John Bradbury, Neville Staple and Roddy "Radiation" Byers play a sell-out tour and the offers keep coming. While the band continued to tour all over, front-man Jerry Dammers was finding a new passion away from music, and in 1984 he dissolved the band to pursue his political activism work on a full-time basis. Track two is Lynval's song. The Specials are set to tour in 2019. It's wonderful. May 31, 2019 … The Specials played "The Boiler" on their North American tour. ", "That's how it feels and very little has changed," says Terry. Something's wrong, you're not normal. Swindon, UK. 01: USA - Compton Terrace Amphitheater, Tempe, Arizona [Ticket] Special "superwalk" show to help benefit the March of Dimes 08: USA - Wendler Arena, Saginaw, Michigan 10: USA - Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, Michigan with Joe Perry Project, Spider Audio recording is circulating 11: USA - Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, Michigan with Joe Perry Project, Spider 13: USA - Holiday Star Plaza, Merrillville, Indiana 14: USA - Grand Center, Grand Rapids, Michigan with Joe Perry Project 17: USA - Five Seasons Center, Cedar Rapi… "Looked all around the world, it'd be a beautiful place to live in. "We're so lucky to have Steve Cradock on guitar, and also Kenrick Rowe on drums. "We did More Specials, the second album," says Lynval. Browse the The Specials tour dates above to get the performance you wish to go to. Published: 17 Dec 2015 . ", The clipped, percussive original of 1981 has been given more of a Latin treatment. "Ghost Town" caught the mood of Summer 1981 as levels of civil unrest not seen in a generation hit the UK. The Specials live, seaside tour 1980. UK Tour 2021. Genres: 2 Tone, Ska, Rocksteady. The genius of the Specials is that they don't do finger-wagging. A 1981 odd and eerie protest song, 'Ghost Town', still resonates today. The song continues with Lynval's own experiences of being called a "black bastard" and a "goddam nigger". The Beat & Specials – Dublin’s Stardust Ballroom, 15 Jan, 1981. Dammers recalled in an interview in the music magazine Mojo, "In Liverpool, all the shops were shuttered up, everything was closing down. The Specials Tickets The Specials Tickets The Specials formed in Coventry, England, during the late '70s. "Then it all came together just before we went into the studio. "Lynval is not saying it's right or wrong, there's no polemic, it's just his story," says Horace. (Hide) setlist.fm Add Setlist. August 1981: The Face examines the areas where conflict has caused fear and segregation from marginalised groups, as well as tackling the root cause. "One thing we talked about before we started recording – how do we address these subjects that bug us?" ... 1981 (12) 1980 (40) 1979 (44) 1978 (11) Tours. The song spends three weeks at number one in July 1981 culminating in a Top of The Pops appearance 9th July 1981. We start on an up. The Specials began at the same time as Rock Against Racism which first organised in 1978. Nobody was out of their heads, nobody had another agenda – we all wanted to make this great record. The Specials, also known as The Special AKA, are an English 2 Tone and ska revival band formed in 1977 in Coventry. Pavilions. Oasis Centre. When I open my door I want to shut it again. Produced by original members Terry Hall, Lynval Golding and Horace Panter – alongside long-time Specials keyboardist Nikolaj Torp Larsen. In 1980, their song "Too Much Too Young", the lead track on their The Special AKA Live! View the statistics of songs played live by The Specials. The Specials, formerly The Coventry Automatics and The Special AKA The Automatics, supported by Madness and The Selecter, had rehearsed for the tour at The Roundhouse in London’s Chalk Farm. On April 7 2008 it was announced that the band are officially reforming. The genius of the Specials is their innate understanding. The Specials Liberty Bell Park Racetrack, Philadelphia, PA - Aug 22, 1981 Aug 22 1981. September 2nd. The group was formed in 1977 by songwriter/keyboardist Dammers, vocalist Tim Strickland, guitarist/vocalist Lynval Golding, drummer Silverton Hutchinson and bassist Horace Panter (a.k.a. Throughout the decades the Specials' influence has never gone away. The band was first called the Automatics, then the Coventry Automatics. The intro is that wonderful keyboard by Nikolaj, which goes absolutely berserk at the end. A proportion of the proceeds will go to the legendary 100 Club. August 31st. / … It remains a cry out against injustice, against closed off opportunities by those who have pulled the ladder up. The song spent three weeks at number one and 10 weeks in total in the top 40 of the UK Singles Chart.Addressing themes of urban decay, deindustrialisation, unemployment and violence in inner cities, the song is remembered for being a hit at the same time as riots were occurring in British cities. ... Music blog Forget 1966, because 1981 was pop's year of revolution. 2,124 people like this. "I can pat myself on the back now, and say 'Well done,' because that what my father says to me. They're not just great songs, they're played by these amazing musicians.". And we need it. The Specials discography and songs: Music profile for The Specials, formed 1977. ", "We are very fortunate to have surrounded ourselves with excellent musicians," says Horace. There are at least two bootleg versions of "The Boiler" live with The Specials in 1981. In 1979 cool kids rocked like a Monkey Man to the 2-Tone tour. "Ghost Town" is a song by the British two-tone band the Specials, released on 12 June 1981. Jerry Dammers and John Bradbury continued under the name The Special AKA until 1985, as did Horace Panter to a certain extent. so I said, 'Let him stick with me'. "The Equals were the first British multiracial band," says singer Terry Hall, over a cup of coffee.

The Specials Setlist Liberty Bell Park Racetrack, Philadelphia, PA, USA 1981 Find tour dates and live music events for all your favorite bands and artists in your city. "I can't get my head round Trump as an American president – or Theresa May dancing to Abba as everything crumbles around her. April 1981. After some early changes, the first stable lineup of the group consisted of Terry Hall and Neville Staple on vocals, Lynval Golding and Roddy Radiation on guitars, Horace Panter on bass, Jerry Dammers on keyboards, John Bradbury on drums, and Dick Cuthell and Rico Rodriguez on horns. The Specials are back with ten songs on a brand new album. It is impossible to envisage the musical landscape without them, from the startling, angular Gangsters in 1979 to their swan song, the epoch-making Ghost Town in 1981. Sign in to get statistics for your attended concerts! Show all tours. The Specials tour dates and concert tickets in 2020 on Eventful. Tour Dates Gallery Shop (UK £) Shop (US $) 79-19. In the dressing room afterwards the band split. When the original line up of The Specials split in 1981 they left behind a legacy which has been unr... See More. I had forgotten this gig took place and was only recently reminded about it when Enda Murray … The Specials Ltd are the UK's most authentic and original tribute to 2-Tone Legends, The Specials. BLM (Black Lives Matter) is a sock to the jaw. "You play this, you play that. "But the way she puts it across – she's young, she has that energy. They both make those songs sound fantastic – and Tim Smart, who plays trombone and has been with us since 2009. In retrospect, maybe a signifier of how weird those times were is the fact that they are introduced on screen by both Jimmy Savile, and a nervy Adam Ant. She's wonderful. "He is an amazing keyboard player, arranger, producer… he's a godsend. Find The Specials tour dates and concerts in your city. Tour Dates. The songs are relevant – but then I always say injustice is timeless.". The roots of Ghost Town go back further, to the Specials' first major UK tour. This is similar and is bittersweet both musically and lyrically. Ten songs – originals and some covers. Something remarkable happens.". Then Neville quit, out of ill health, Roddy quit thank goodness, so four of us were left, all facing in the right direction, all in agreement. When the original line up of The Specials split in 1981 they left behind a legacy which has been unrivaled by a single band since. Whereas this time around, the whole process was really joyous. 3 Men + Black Ade Edmondson and the Bad Shepherds Lily Allen Archive The Bad Shepherds Chris Barron The Beat Bedouin Soundclash Big D and the Kids Table Blood or Whiskey Blur The Bruce Lee Band The Cat Empire Charlotte Church Amelia Coburn Elvis Costello Elvis Costello & The Attractions Elvis Costello and The Roots The Coward Brothers Crowded House Jerry Dammers' Spatial A.K.A. "Towards the end of 2015 Lynval, Brad and I got together in a little rehearsal room and we recorded some demos on a handheld mic," continues Horace. The Specials a zo ur strollad sonerezh ska savet e Coventry (Rouantelezh-Unanet) e 1977.Brudet e teujont da vezañ er Rouantelezh-Unanet e dibenn ar bloavezhioù 1970 gant tonioù evel Gangsters, A Message To You Rudie pe Too Much Too Young.Asambles gant strolladoù all evel Madness e lakjont ar sonerezh ska da vezañ diouzh ar c'hiz en-dro. Drummer with the Specials who mixed the drive of northern soul with a reggae feel to help create the band’s signature sound ... because 1981 was pop's year of revolution. The Music. The Specials spend ten days recording Ghost Town in an 8-track home studio in Leamington Spa. "We don't have to preach at all – although I don't think we ever did anyway. The Specials is not due to play near your location currently - but they are scheduled to play 20 concerts across 2 countries in 2020-2021. Much has become full circle. The Specials review – veteran fighters strike a chord with young recruits 4 out of 5 stars. She was wearing a Specials t-shirt. Sixteen Candles (1984) – song – "Little Bitch" Natural Born Killers (1994) – song – "Ghost Town" (not included on the soundtrack album) He started it off and then Terry wrote rest of the lyrics. The very same The Specials line-up also made a comeback in 2019 when they unveiled Encore, their first album of original music in 18 years, which debuted at No.1 on the UK albums chart. Artist information Sort name: Specials, The Type: Group Founded: 1977 (43 years ago) Founded in: Coventry, West Midlands, England, United Kingdom Area: United Kingdom ISNI code: 0000 0001 2285 9471 Rating. The Specials played "The Boiler" on their North American tour. In October they played the first gig at the Top Rank, Brighton. "This fits in, especially in America," says Lynval, who now lives in Seattle. "If you vote for me do you promise/To be upright, decent and honest/To have our best interests at heart?". I was reminiscing with an old friend over the weekend about The Specials, his favourite band. "There was never a long term plan," says Horace, the Special's extremely grounded, polite bassist. In the dressing room afterwards the band split. As a band, making this record, it was the closest we'd ever been. The Specials spend ten days recording Ghost Town in an 8-track home studio in Leamington Spa. The first track Black Skin Blue Eyed Boys – a cover of the Equals 1973 song - sounds like the Specials, but with '70s disco and funk thrown in. The Specials tour dates and tickets 2020-2021 near you. "Breaking point is how I feel every day. Life and Times of a Man called Depression is almost a prequel to Breaking Point. Find information on all of The Specials’s upcoming concerts, tour dates and ticket information for 2020-2021. The lyrics still pull no punches decades later. By the time "Ghost Town" reached UK#1 on July 11, 1981 amidst massive street violence in the UK's major cities, The Specials had split. Now it's an all-out fuck-you, kick-ass glorious Ten Commandments addressing rape culture, misogyny, self-worth and alt-right "pseudo-intellectuals on the internet" with 20-year-old Saffiyah Khan. Archive. 30th Anniversary Tour (48) Tickets. This Town: Chronicling the Racial Tensions in Coventry. "We can't scream and shout about it anymore because we're a lot older – there'd be very little dignity left and it would be hypocritical too. Breaking Point deals with the Internet, technology and social media – while the music is pure Weimar Germany, with a touch of Jacques Brel. "It's me looking back to when I first got properly diagnosed [with bipolar] 11 years ago, looking at that person and seeing how I've changed and how it's now mostly under control, whereas all those years ago it wasn't. 'You don't know what I had to go through…' When he came to England at first he couldn't find anywhere to sleep – he had to sleep in a garage in Gloucester.". Genres: 2 Tone, Ska, Rocksteady. Systemic racism surrounds this song, taut like wire, as Lynval simply narrates his story. In honour of the 40th anniversary of The Specials’ debut album, we are proud to release three exclusive Fred Perry shirts. It's classic Specials. "I'm aware our work has been out there for forty years and I'm so grateful for what we've done, I pinch myself sometimes," says Lynval. September. It suits the Specials perfectly. The parallels between the Britain of 1981 and 2011 might be up for debate. And he became a friend, we've worked together musically over the years [Mark Adams played keyboards with the band in the 90s]. The Specials with Amy WinehouseWithout Jerry Dammers (WTF? Blam Blam Fever by the Valentines, released in 1967 on Trojan, muses on gun culture. The Specials, formerly The Coventry Automatics and The Special AKA The Automatics, supported by Madness and The Selecter, had rehearsed for the tour at The Roundhouse in London’s Chalk Farm. Encore. From his father's arrival in the UK from Jamaica on the Windrush, to Lynval's own - arriving in Gloucester via Southampton in 1964. Vocalist Neville Staple and guitarist Roddy Byers (usually known as Roddy Radiation) joined the band the following year; the new line-up changed th… says Horace. In 1979 cool kids rocked like a Monkey Man to the 2-Tone tour. A re-formed Specials, minus Dammers, are due to tour later in 2011, with the song as the centrepiece of their set. It was really great to revisit it. Formed by vocalist Donnie Van Zant in 1975 in Jacksonville, Florida, the band initially had a straight-ahead Southern rock sound, much like Lynyrd Skynyrd, the band of his older brother Ronnie. Shirts available to purchase now at Fred Perry. "But before we knew it, it was 2012. They reformed for a 30th Anniversary Tour in 2009 and created a buzz of excitement for both old and new fans all around the world. They reformed for a 30th Anniversary Tour in 2009 and created a buzz of excitement for both old and a new wave of fans all around the world. The Specials - What I Like Most About You … I thought the Specials should sound more like Sly & Robbie, so I brought a Sly & Robbie track with me — the 12-inch of Gregory Isaacs' 'What a Feeling' — and if you listen to that, the drumming sounds a bit like 'Ghost Town'. The Rolling Stones' American Tour 1981 was a concert tour of stadiums and arenas in the United States to promote the album Tattoo You.It was the largest grossing tour of 1981 with $50 million in ticket sales. "Go nuclear the cowboy told us/And who am I to disagree. Watch live streams, get artist updates, buy tickets, and RSVP to shows with Bandsintown. The Specials are back on tour in 2021! But now it is worse… surreal worse.". After seven consecutive UK Top 10 singles between 1979 and 1981… )You're Wondering Now & Ghost Town2009-08-22 V Festival Hylands Park,Chelmsford U.K. The veteran ska-punk band formed in Coventry in 1977, the trend-starting ska revival band that hit the British music scene hard. Snowdog Recommended for you. The group's innovative sound combined elements of 2 Tone and ska music. "We all thought we knew Trojan but we didn't know this." In April 1981, The Specials spent ten days recording Ghost Town in Leamington Spa. ", "If you look at what the lyrics are saying," says Terry. RUSH - The Trees & Xanadu (live) 1981 - Moving Pictures Tour - Duration: 17:32. In 1978, still a good time local reggae band, they had wangled a bottom-of-the bill support slot with the Clash. It's extremely powerful, and heartbreaking. ", Vote for Me uses Jamaican rhythm and straight lyrics to nail essentially global, nameless corruption – with echoes of Ghost Town. Well, wait a minute – I think I'm normal because I don't want to shoot anyone.". "When we were known, on Top of the Pops and that sort of thing, I used to go round schools to talk to the kids about music," says Lynval. "A lot of people think it's the Specials, and it's not so this is a tribute to them. 2,694 people follow this. The parallels between the Britain of 1981 and 2011 might be up for debate. I've never done music before and I didn't know what to expect, but they said 'Trust us, leave it with us,' and they mixed it really well. Treat other people with respect and kindness. Two years, seven hit singles including two number ones, two hit albums, sell-out tours – the mass stage-invasions and audience energy only adding to the myth. People say to us, 'When we saw the Specials we saw that black and white is all right,' but me and Lynval thought that about the Equals.". 38 Special is an American rock band. Sir Horace Gentleman). 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