Hey You Rude Boy! It's the Two Tone and related thread (release by release).

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Colocally, May 14, 2018.

  1. Colocally

    Colocally One Of The New Wave Boys Thread Starter

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  2. Colocally

    Colocally One Of The New Wave Boys Thread Starter

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  3. Man at C&A

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    I'd love the Rock Goes To College programme released. I do have it on DVD from a BBC Four broadcast a few years back, but a Specials at the BBC DVD compiling this, their Top Of The Pops, Whistle Test and Something Else appearances as well as any other clips they have and the Arena 1979 2 Tone documentary would be sublime. It would sell well too. 2 Tone collectors are many and loyal and some of this footage is very rare in decent quality. The Arena programme is unavailable complete even on YouTube.
     
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  4. Colocally

    Colocally One Of The New Wave Boys Thread Starter

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  5. Colocally

    Colocally One Of The New Wave Boys Thread Starter

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    So here we are, just shy of two months, I can finally close a tab on my browser which listed all the releases in chronological order, with chart placings, videos, covers, etc. I went two years longer than I initially expected to, but it was just so much fun that I had to continue. I first had the idea for this thread 10 years ago, it was something that was always in the back of my mind. A search of Two Tone threads on here gives up few results and there is one from around 10 years ago with some of the same magazine scans that I put in this one, there was even talk of a release by release thread in one of them.
    I am very much a visual person, which is half of why I love 2 Tone, the labels, the covers, the logos, the videos, so compiling all the visual stuff was a lot of fun.
    This topic brought back lots of memories for me, and I hope for you all too.

    There really is only one way to sign off.....................
     
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  6. sweetdudejim

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    Hey, so I'm a huge Beat fan, been enjoying the new album, Here We Go Love! and whatnot, but something has been bugging me. The so called "dub style" version of "What's Your Best Thing" that I've heard sounds just about the exact same as the "regular" version. And just to make sure it's not a mistake I've listened to the track on both the Bonus Beat set that came with their complete albums set and also on the UK 2 CD/1 DVD version of Special Beat Service, along with a recording of it on YouTube. Yet they all sound the same, and not dubby in any way. Not even really any echo.

    What am I missing?
     
  7. Man at C&A

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    It's been great. Thanks for creating this thread. I contributed less than I thought I would when it started, but that's because other people posting here said it all. I've enjoyed reading it all a lot.
     
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  9. slopduck

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    One last single I’d add that I think you missed (it’s a long thread so maybe I flew right past it) is the 1985 Ethiopian charity single “Starvation” on Madness’ Zarjazz label. It features an all star cast of 2 Tone alums and others covering The Pioneers reggae track “Starvation”. It has Mark and Woody from Madness, Jerry and Lynval from The Specials, Roger and Dave from The Beat/General Public, all three Pioneers, Ali Campbell from UB40. It’s a good track and backed by a Afrobeat song featuring a all star cast of Afrobeat stars.
     
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  10. Colocally

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    Good call!
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  11. Colocally

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    So I forgot to list a few random releases which are worth picking up if you can find them.
    First We will start with the Specials, or Coventry Automatics, with a set of pre-embryonic Specials tracks, Rock And Roll Nightmare is an early version of Pearl's Cafe with different lyrics, which is pretty interesting and there are a few tracks which didn't make the transition to black and white. This was actually rereleased this year in a card sleeve, not sure of the legitimacy of the new release, so I won't post a link to it.

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  12. Colocally

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    Next up is The Specials BBC Sessions. These are mainly from the classic era, although there is one session from the later Special AKA.
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    Nothing really that you haven't heard but done in a "live in the studio" setting which gives it that more ragged feel. Well worth a listen.
     
  13. Colocally

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    The Selecter's Sessions were with a few different DJs, John Peel, Kid Jensen and Mike Read.
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  14. Colocally

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    Next up is also from the BBC and is an "In Concert" that The Specials did with The Selecter.
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  15. Colocally

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    In 1992 2 Tone actually released a Specials Concert, The Specials Live At The Moonlight Club. This has been rereleased a few times since I believe.
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    This was actually rereleased a few years ago on vinyl as well.
     
  16. Cereal Killer

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    This thread got me digging out all these! BTW singles sounds better, especially 12" gotta get more of them!
     
  17. heliocentric

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    Huge thanks Colocally for hosting this thread and reminding me of so much great music !!!
     
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  18. Colocally

    Colocally One Of The New Wave Boys Thread Starter

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    For those who have had their appetites whetted for some Bad Manners.
    Bad Manners / The Albums 1980 – 1985 | superdeluxeedition
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    CD ONE:
    SKA ‘N’ B
    1. NE-NE NA-NA NA-NA NU-NU
    2. HERE COMES THE MAJOR
    3. FATTIE FATTIE
    4. KING SKA-FA
    5. MONSTER MASH
    6. CALDONIA (WHAT MAKES YOUR BIG HEAD HARD)
    7. MAGNIFICENT SEVEN
    8. WOOLY BULLY
    9. LIP UP FATTY
    10. SPECIAL BREW
    11. INNER LONDON VIOLENCE
    12. SCRUFFY WAS A HUFFY CHUFFY TUG BOAT

    BONUS TRACKS
    13. HOLIDAYS
    14. NIGHT BUS TO DALSTON (INSTRUMENTAL VERSION)
    15. LIP UP FATTY (12” EXTENDED VERSION)
    16. SPECIAL BREW (7” VERSION)
    17. IVOR THE ENGINE

    CD TWO:
    LOONEE TUNES!
    1. ECHO FOUR-TWO
    2. JUST A FEELING
    3. EL PUSSYCAT
    4. DORIS
    5. SPY I
    6. TEQUILA
    7. LORRAINE
    8. ECHO GONE WRONG
    9. SUICIDE
    10. THE UNDER SEA ADVENTURES OF IVOR THE ENGINE
    11. BACK IN ’60
    12. JUST PRETENDIN’

    BONUS TRACKS
    13. LORRAINE (12” EXTENDED VERSION)
    14. HERE COMES THE MAJOR (NEW IMPROVED VERSION)

    CD THREE:
    GOSH IT’S
    1. WALKING IN THE SUNSHINE
    2. DANSETTA
    3. CAN CAN
    4. WEEPING AND A WAILING
    5. CASABLANCA (RAGS AND RICHES)
    6. DON’T BE ANGRY
    7. BEN E. WRIGGLE
    8. RUNAWAY
    9. NEVER WILL CHANGE
    10. ONLY FUNKIN’
    11. END OF THE WORLD
    12. GHERKIN

    BONUS TRACKS
    13. ARMCHAIR DISCO
    14. WALKING IN THE SUNSHINE (12” EXTENDED VERSION)
    15. NIGHT BUS TO DALSTON (VOCAL VERSION)
    16. BUONA SERA
    17. THE NEW ONE
    18. NO RESPECT
    19. YAKETY YAK
    20. ELIZABETHAN REGGAE

    CD FOUR:
    FORGING AHEAD
    1. SALAD BAR
    2. TONIGHT IS YOUR NIGHT
    3. SAMSON AND DELILAH (BIBLICAL VERSION)
    4. EXODUS
    5. GOT NO BRAINS
    6. ROSE OF ITALY
    7. MY GIRL LOLLIPOP (MY BOY LOLLIPOP) (EXTENDED LICK MIX)
    8. FALLING OUT OF LOVE
    9. SEVENTH HEAVEN
    10. EDUCATING MARMALADE
    11. WHAT’S UP CRAZY PUP
    12. YOUR

    BONUS TRACKS
    13. PSYCHEDELIC ERIC
    14. FLASHPOINT
    15. BEN E. WRIGGLE (REMIX)
    16. MY GIRL LOLLIPOP (MY BOY LOLLIPOP) (7” VERSION)
    17. SAMSON AND DELILAH (7” VERSION)
    18. GOOD HONEST MAN
    19. YOUR (INSTRUMENTAL VERSION)
    20. THAT’LL DO NICELY
    21. MONSTER LOVE (DUB)
    22. THAT’LL DO NICELY (12” EXPRESS VERSION)

    CD FIVE:
    MENTAL NOTES
    1. WHAT THE PAPERS SAY
    2. BLUE SUMMER
    3. BODY TALK
    4. TOSSIN’ IN MY SLEEP
    5. TIE ME UP
    6. BANG THE DRUM ALL DAY
    7. DESTINATION UNKNOWN
    8. MOUNTAIN OF LOVE
    9. WORK
    10. SATURDAY NIGHT

    BONUS TRACKS
    11. MY GIRL LOLLIPOP (MY BOY LOLLIPOP) (EXTENDED LICK USA RE-MIX)
    12. MY GIRL LOLLIPOP (MY BOY LOLLIPOP) (EXTENDED INSTRUMENTAL USA RE-MIX)
    13. THAT’LL DO NICELY (USA 7” RE-MIX)
    14. MY GIRL LOLLIPOP (MY BOY LOLLIPOP) (USA 7” RE-MIX)
    15. BLUE SUMMER (RE-MIX)
    16. MR. JORDAN (LOUIE LOUIE)
    17. BLUE SUMMER (DUB)
    18. WHAT THE PAPERS SAY (12” MIX)
    19. BANG THE DRUM ALL DAY (EXTENDED RE-MIX)
    20. BANG THE DRUM ALL DAY (DUB VERSION)
     
  19. Colocally

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    What we need is for the Selecter albums to be rereleased, as they are woefully under represented.
     
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  20. slopduck

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    The Captain Mod reissue of “Too Much Pressure” is still in print, but their release of “Celebrate The Bullet” is not. I do think that Chrysalis have released both digitally (without all the bonus tracks that were tacked onto the reissues).
     
  21. Edmoney

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    Apologies for disrupting the flow of this thread, but I'm wondering if discussions of sound quality are appropriate here? I read the first 10 pages and did a search but didn't really find the answer I was looking for unless I missed it. Can anyone comment on the best sounding digital versions (I assume on CD) of the Specials ... specifically their first album plus a compilation that includes key tracks such as Gangsters, Ghost Town, etc.? For their first album, I believe a CD came out in 1989, 2002, and 2015 (each louder than the previous version from my understanding). Is the original from 1989 the best sounding? What about Singles vs. Stereo-Typical vs. Best of Specials (or any others)? Thanks.
     
  22. Phil_Lip

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  23. MGSeveral

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    In addition to Terry Hall, the new album features a line-up that includes two other original members, bassist Horace Panter and guitarist Lynval Golding.

    I got that album "Todays Specials" that they made 20 years ago. It wasn't great. It was... mmmm.. mostly poor. It didn't have Terry or Jerry but I believe it had everyone else.

    The Classic Specials line-up was a perfect combination. That last album didn't have it. Somehow, I can imagine this one being better, but will it be good?
     
  24. lukatherfan

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    Today's Specials was weak, but I really liked Guilty Til Proved Innocent.
     
  25. Cereal Killer

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    This SHM-CD sounds better than both my US and UK original pressed but I still prefer the original vinyl
     
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