11 Jan 2006

"You work in shirt with your nametag on it, drifting apart like a plate tectonic."

Tonight's offering is a request from the forum wot I'm on. More Specials by The Specials another album that in it's day was belted out around the caravan parks by a tape recorder strapped to the handle bars of my bike. Funnily enough especially the Pearl's Cafe track. Hearing this album again reminds me of those long ago long cold grey summer months in the 80's as I filled my time whilst waitnig to grow up and leave home asap. This album was a more drastic departure than any other second album as I've heard in my life. It roams the musical spectrum more widely than most albums ranging from Ska, Rockabilly, lounge music, even supermarket muzak. Still Our undivided loyalty to all things Two Tone didn't waver until t he 'Friday club' in '85 when they supported Madness on the Mad not Mad Tour. But they were bland and anyway I digress (which is a female digre), More Specials is often cited as one of those 'lost' albums which to my mind is stupid as it's always been in my collection in one form or another.

http://rapidshare.de/files/10856795/SpeMorSpe.rar.html More Specials
http://rapidshare.de/files/10866107/M7.rar.html new Madness seven post
http://rapidshare.de/files/10858879/Madtely.rar.html New Madness Absolutely post
http://rapidshare.de/files/10868910/2ToneDC.rar.html Various Artists Dance Craze

1 comment:

p said...

Wow - someone's been busy....

Haven't heard that Specials album for an age - looking forward to it. Maybe a trip to WOM tomorrow??