The Specials

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The Specials (originally known as The Coventry Automatics, then later named The Special AKA) were the first band of the 2-Tone era in the late '70s and early '80s in Britain. Led musically by keyboardist Jerry Dammers, the band also comprised Terry Hall (lead vox), Neville Staple (vox/percussion), Lynval Golding (rhythm gtr/vox), Roddy "Radiation" Byers (lead gtr), Sir Horace Gentleman (aka Horace Panter; bass), and John Bradbury (drums). From 1979 to 1981, they released seven singles, two of which ("Too Much Too Young" & "Ghost Town") got to #1. 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. Jerry Dammers and John Bradbury continued under the name The Special AKA until 1985, as did Horace Panter to a certain extent. Roddy Byers left but made a guest appearance on one single, and Terry Hall, Neville Staple, and Lynval Golding formed Fun Boy Three.
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The Specials - Specials artwork dell'album The Specials Specials (Album) Two-Tone Records, Two-Tone Records Panama 1979 Vendi questa versione
The Specials - More Specials artwork dell'album The Specials More Specials (Single, Album) Two-Tone Records Greece 1980 Vendi questa versione
CN 3504/S The Specials - In Concert-222 artwork dell'album The Pretenders / The Specials The Pretenders / The Specials - In Concert-222(LP, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services CN 3504/S UK 1980 Vendi questa versione
KB 316 The Specials - May 25, 1980 artwork dell'album The Boomtown Rats / The Specials The Boomtown Rats / The Specials - May 25, 1980(LP, Transcription + LP, S/Sided, Transcription) King Biscuit Flower Hour Records KB 316 US 1980 Vendi questa versione
29 The Specials - BBC College Concert #29 artwork dell'album Simple Minds / The Specials Simple Minds / The Specials - BBC College Concert #29(LP, Transcription) London Wavelength 29 US 1983 Vendi questa versione
The Specials - Live At The Moonlight Club artwork dell'album The Specials Live At The Moonlight Club (Album) Two-Tone Records Japan 1992 Vendi questa versione
The Specials - Live - Too Much Too Young artwork dell'album The Specials Live - Too Much Too Young (Album) Receiver Records Limited UK 1992 Vendi questa versione
The Specials - BBC Radio 1 Live In Concert artwork dell'album The Selecter / The Specials The Selecter / The Specials - BBC Radio 1 Live In Concert (Album) Windsong International UK 1992 Vendi questa versione
The Specials - King Of Kings artwork dell'album Desmond Dekker And The Specials Desmond Dekker And The Specials - King Of Kings (Album) Trojan Records UK 1993 Vendi questa versione
The Specials - Today's Specials artwork dell'album The Specials Today's Specials (Album) Kuff Records, Virgin US 1996 Vendi questa versione
The Specials - Guilty 'Til Proved Innocent! artwork dell'album The Specials Guilty 'Til Proved Innocent! (Album) MCA Records Japan 1998 Vendi questa versione
RRCD 271 The Specials - Ghost Town 'Live' artwork dell'album The Specials Ghost Town 'Live'(CD, Album) Receiver Records Limited RRCD 271 UK 1999 Vendi questa versione
The Specials - Skinhead Girl artwork dell'album The Specials Skinhead Girl (Album) Receiver Records Limited, Receiver Records Limited UK 2000 Vendi questa versione
The Specials - The Conquering Ruler artwork dell'album The Specials The Conquering Ruler (Album) Receiver Records Limited, Receiver Records Limited UK 2001 Vendi questa versione
MTCD-1044 The Specials - Dawning Of A New Era artwork dell'album The Coventry Automatics AKA The Specials The Coventry Automatics AKA The Specials - Dawning Of A New Era(CD, Album, RE) Felicity MTCD-1044 Japan 2005 Vendi questa versione
The Specials - Ghost Town artwork dell'album The Specials Ghost Town (Album) Chrysalis UK 2008 Vendi questa versione
The Specials - Aug 27th - Nov 3rd 2011 Belsonic Belfast 27.08.11 artwork dell'album The Specials Aug 27th - Nov 3rd 2011 Belsonic Belfast 27.08.11 (Album) Abbey Road Live Here Now UK 2011 Vendi questa versione
The Specials - More... Or Less. - The Specials Live artwork dell'album The Specials More... Or Less. - The Specials Live (Album) Chrysalis UK & Europe 2012 Vendi questa versione
none The Specials - Live 2014: The Tour Edition artwork dell'album The Specials Live 2014: The Tour Edition(2xCDr, Album, Ltd) Abbey Road Studios none UK 2014 Vendi questa versione
The Specials - Encore artwork dell'album The Specials Encore (Album) Island Records, UMC US 2019 Vendi questa versione
none The Specials - Live At The 100 Club artwork dell'album The Specials Live At The 100 Club(CD, Promo, Transcription) BBC Transcription Recording Unit none UK 2019 Vendi questa versione
RS 9180 The Specials - Live At The Lyceum artwork dell'album The Specials Live At The Lyceum(LP, Promo) Chrysalis RS 9180 France Unknown Vendi questa versione

Singles & EPs

The Specials - Gangsters artwork dell'album The Specials / The Selecter The Specials / The Selecter - Gangsters (Single) Chrysalis Netherlands 1979 Vendi questa versione
The Specials - A Message To You Rudy artwork dell'album The Specials Featuring Rico* The Specials Featuring Rico* - A Message To You Rudy (Single) Two-Tone Records France 1979 Vendi questa versione
The Specials - Too Much Too Young artwork dell'album The Specials Featuring Rico* The Specials Featuring Rico* - Too Much Too Young (EP, Single) Two-Tone Records France 1979 Vendi questa versione

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Rich.C

Rich.C

13 gennaio 2017
Just as Punk was catching its second wind in Britain, and Ska was becoming a quickly fading memory, the Specials arose -- not quite like a phoenix from the ashes but as rude boys from yesteryear -- to blend the sounds of England's present and Jamaica's past. What they did, essentially, was give Ska a swift kick in the pants, hurrying its mellow rhythms just so, while leaving its horns and humor intact.
While resurrecting Ska was hardly revolutionary, the band's multi-racial scope was, resulting in the aptly named 2-Tone record label. As the craze took off throughout Britain (and their cult status was founded in America), the band and label took on a number of similar acts - among them Madness and Bad Manners - who dominated the charts and held the attention of England's youth for a few years thereafter. The fad had run its course by the early '80s (even the Specials had splintered into other bands), but without the Specials' eponymous debut, neither Gwen Stefani (No Doubt) nor Mark McGrath (Sugar Ray) would have a genre to corrupt.
pepperj

pepperj

22 maggio 2015
One of the greatest bands there ever be. I love you guys!

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