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Re: The Specials

Post by Marky Dread » 08 Feb 2019, 6:21pm

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The Specials have their first #1 album!!
I’m guessing didn’t sell as many as s/t or MS to get there though :shifty:
No of course not. But hey what a great achievement for the guys and good taste. ;)
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Re: The Specials

Post by 101Walterton » 08 Feb 2019, 8:06pm

I just learnt that Gangsters was written on Joe’s guitar at Rehearsal Rehearsal.

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Re: The Specials

Post by Marky Dread » 08 Feb 2019, 8:12pm

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I just learnt that Gangsters was written on Joe’s guitar at Rehearsal Rehearsal.
Both were managed by Bernie at the time so very possible. I know the line "the coppers take all your guitars" is about having one of the guitars being held for colateral from damaging a hotel room. Which was caused by "another" English band.
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Re: The Specials

Post by 101Walterton » 08 Feb 2019, 8:15pm

Marky Dread wrote:
08 Feb 2019, 8:12pm
101Walterton wrote:
08 Feb 2019, 8:06pm
I just learnt that Gangsters was written on Joe’s guitar at Rehearsal Rehearsal.
Both were managed by Bernie at the time so very possible. I know the line "the coppers take all your guitars" is about having one of the guitars being held for colateral from damaging a hotel room. Which was caused by "another" English band.
Yep they were living at Rehearsal. The equipment (including Roddy and Lynvsl’s guitars) was seized from a hotel in Paris where the Damned had previously stayed and caused lots of damage. Nothing to do with The Specials. The club owners in Paris got the gear back at gun point.

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Re: The Specials

Post by Marky Dread » 08 Feb 2019, 8:18pm

101Walterton wrote:
08 Feb 2019, 8:15pm
Marky Dread wrote:
08 Feb 2019, 8:12pm
101Walterton wrote:
08 Feb 2019, 8:06pm
I just learnt that Gangsters was written on Joe’s guitar at Rehearsal Rehearsal.
Both were managed by Bernie at the time so very possible. I know the line "the coppers take all your guitars" is about having one of the guitars being held for colateral from damaging a hotel room. Which was caused by "another" English band.
Yep they were living at Rehearsal. The equipment (including Roddy and Lynvsl’s guitars) was seized from a hotel in Paris where the Damned had previously stayed and caused lots of damage. Nothing to do with The Specials. The club owners in Paris got the gear back at gun point.
Yep I read that also. Damn Damned. ;)
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Re: The Specials

Post by Low Down Low » 08 Feb 2019, 9:16pm

Marky Dread wrote:
08 Feb 2019, 8:12pm
101Walterton wrote:
08 Feb 2019, 8:06pm
I just learnt that Gangsters was written on Joe’s guitar at Rehearsal Rehearsal.
Both were managed by Bernie at the time so very possible. I know the line "the coppers take all your guitars" is about having one of the guitars being held for colateral from damaging a hotel room. Which was caused by "another" English band.
101 knows, don’t argue ;)

Really cool story if indeed true though

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Re: The Specials

Post by Low Down Low » 08 Feb 2019, 9:20pm

101Walterton wrote:
08 Feb 2019, 8:15pm
Marky Dread wrote:
08 Feb 2019, 8:12pm
101Walterton wrote:
08 Feb 2019, 8:06pm
I just learnt that Gangsters was written on Joe’s guitar at Rehearsal Rehearsal.
Both were managed by Bernie at the time so very possible. I know the line "the coppers take all your guitars" is about having one of the guitars being held for colateral from damaging a hotel room. Which was caused by "another" English band.
Yep they were living at Rehearsal. The equipment (including Roddy and Lynvsl’s guitars) was seized from a hotel in Paris where the Damned had previously stayed and caused lots of damage. Nothing to do with The Specials. The club owners in Paris got the gear back at gun point.
Isn’t that the time bernie sent them off to france without a penny in their pockets and they spent the whole time bitching about him. What I like about it is bernie definitely acted like a prick but I think looking back, the specials might agree that the trip did really bring them together as a band so maybe their was a bit of method to his madness. Being charitable to him in fairness.

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Re: The Specials

Post by 101Walterton » 08 Feb 2019, 9:38pm

Low Down Low wrote:
08 Feb 2019, 9:20pm
101Walterton wrote:
08 Feb 2019, 8:15pm
Marky Dread wrote:
08 Feb 2019, 8:12pm
101Walterton wrote:
08 Feb 2019, 8:06pm
I just learnt that Gangsters was written on Joe’s guitar at Rehearsal Rehearsal.
Both were managed by Bernie at the time so very possible. I know the line "the coppers take all your guitars" is about having one of the guitars being held for colateral from damaging a hotel room. Which was caused by "another" English band.
Yep they were living at Rehearsal. The equipment (including Roddy and Lynvsl’s guitars) was seized from a hotel in Paris where the Damned had previously stayed and caused lots of damage. Nothing to do with The Specials. The club owners in Paris got the gear back at gun point.
Isn’t that the time bernie sent them off to france without a penny in their pockets and they spent the whole time bitching about him. What I like about it is bernie definitely acted like a prick but I think looking back, the specials might agree that the trip did really bring them together as a band so maybe their was a bit of method to his madness. Being charitable to him in fairness.
Yep. Nearly broke them but yes you are right probably brought them closer together as a band. Bernie also credited with getting them to dress like a gang. Whether or not he can take the credit for the Rude Boy look ( which I doubt) he did advise them to get a look.

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Re: The Specials

Post by Low Down Low » 09 Feb 2019, 6:36am

101Walterton wrote:
08 Feb 2019, 9:38pm
Low Down Low wrote:
08 Feb 2019, 9:20pm
101Walterton wrote:
08 Feb 2019, 8:15pm
Marky Dread wrote:
08 Feb 2019, 8:12pm
101Walterton wrote:
08 Feb 2019, 8:06pm
I just learnt that Gangsters was written on Joe’s guitar at Rehearsal Rehearsal.
Both were managed by Bernie at the time so very possible. I know the line "the coppers take all your guitars" is about having one of the guitars being held for colateral from damaging a hotel room. Which was caused by "another" English band.
Yep they were living at Rehearsal. The equipment (including Roddy and Lynvsl’s guitars) was seized from a hotel in Paris where the Damned had previously stayed and caused lots of damage. Nothing to do with The Specials. The club owners in Paris got the gear back at gun point.
Isn’t that the time bernie sent them off to france without a penny in their pockets and they spent the whole time bitching about him. What I like about it is bernie definitely acted like a prick but I think looking back, the specials might agree that the trip did really bring them together as a band so maybe their was a bit of method to his madness. Being charitable to him in fairness.
Yep. Nearly broke them but yes you are right probably brought them closer together as a band. Bernie also credited with getting them to dress like a gang. Whether or not he can take the credit for the Rude Boy look ( which I doubt) he did advise them to get a look.
Whatever he did or didn’t do for them, i reckon the specials operated the correct bernie template, as did dexys too: get whatever early benefits they could out of his madcap plans and schemes, then fire the prick and, most crucial of all, STAY FIRED! The Clash fucked up on that last detail.

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Re: The Specials

Post by Silent Majority » 09 Feb 2019, 8:34am

101Walterton wrote:
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I just learnt that Gangsters was written on Joe’s guitar at Rehearsal Rehearsal.
Was the guitar playing a record of Al Capone by Prince Buster?
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Re: The Specials

Post by Marky Dread » 09 Feb 2019, 8:39am

Silent Majority wrote:
09 Feb 2019, 8:34am
101Walterton wrote:
08 Feb 2019, 8:06pm
I just learnt that Gangsters was written on Joe’s guitar at Rehearsal Rehearsal.
Was the guitar playing a record of Al Capone by Prince Buster?
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Re: The Specials

Post by Heston » 09 Feb 2019, 10:00am

Silent Majority wrote:
09 Feb 2019, 8:34am
101Walterton wrote:
08 Feb 2019, 8:06pm
I just learnt that Gangsters was written on Joe’s guitar at Rehearsal Rehearsal.
Was the guitar playing a record of Al Capone by Prince Buster?
:mrgreen:

The writing credits are a bit cheeky.
I just polished off some Low Country shrimp & grits and a mess of collards. That's a hell of a strain on the arm.

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Re: The Specials

Post by Marky Dread » 09 Feb 2019, 10:34am

Heston wrote:
09 Feb 2019, 10:00am
Silent Majority wrote:
09 Feb 2019, 8:34am
101Walterton wrote:
08 Feb 2019, 8:06pm
I just learnt that Gangsters was written on Joe’s guitar at Rehearsal Rehearsal.
Was the guitar playing a record of Al Capone by Prince Buster?
:mrgreen:

The writing credits are a bit cheeky.
Yeah maybe it should've been The All Stars / The Specials.
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Re: The Specials

Post by Wolter » 09 Feb 2019, 1:17pm

Low Down Low wrote:
09 Feb 2019, 6:36am
101Walterton wrote:
08 Feb 2019, 9:38pm
Low Down Low wrote:
08 Feb 2019, 9:20pm
101Walterton wrote:
08 Feb 2019, 8:15pm
Marky Dread wrote:
08 Feb 2019, 8:12pm


Both were managed by Bernie at the time so very possible. I know the line "the coppers take all your guitars" is about having one of the guitars being held for colateral from damaging a hotel room. Which was caused by "another" English band.
Yep they were living at Rehearsal. The equipment (including Roddy and Lynvsl’s guitars) was seized from a hotel in Paris where the Damned had previously stayed and caused lots of damage. Nothing to do with The Specials. The club owners in Paris got the gear back at gun point.
Isn’t that the time bernie sent them off to france without a penny in their pockets and they spent the whole time bitching about him. What I like about it is bernie definitely acted like a prick but I think looking back, the specials might agree that the trip did really bring them together as a band so maybe their was a bit of method to his madness. Being charitable to him in fairness.
Yep. Nearly broke them but yes you are right probably brought them closer together as a band. Bernie also credited with getting them to dress like a gang. Whether or not he can take the credit for the Rude Boy look ( which I doubt) he did advise them to get a look.
Whatever he did or didn’t do for them, i reckon the specials operated the correct bernie template, as did dexys too: get whatever early benefits they could out of his madcap plans and schemes, then fire the prick and, most crucial of all, STAY FIRED! The Clash fucked up on that last detail.
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Re: The Specials

Post by Kory » 11 Feb 2019, 3:55pm

Low Down Low wrote:
09 Feb 2019, 6:36am
101Walterton wrote:
08 Feb 2019, 9:38pm
Low Down Low wrote:
08 Feb 2019, 9:20pm
101Walterton wrote:
08 Feb 2019, 8:15pm
Marky Dread wrote:
08 Feb 2019, 8:12pm


Both were managed by Bernie at the time so very possible. I know the line "the coppers take all your guitars" is about having one of the guitars being held for colateral from damaging a hotel room. Which was caused by "another" English band.
Yep they were living at Rehearsal. The equipment (including Roddy and Lynvsl’s guitars) was seized from a hotel in Paris where the Damned had previously stayed and caused lots of damage. Nothing to do with The Specials. The club owners in Paris got the gear back at gun point.
Isn’t that the time bernie sent them off to france without a penny in their pockets and they spent the whole time bitching about him. What I like about it is bernie definitely acted like a prick but I think looking back, the specials might agree that the trip did really bring them together as a band so maybe their was a bit of method to his madness. Being charitable to him in fairness.
Yep. Nearly broke them but yes you are right probably brought them closer together as a band. Bernie also credited with getting them to dress like a gang. Whether or not he can take the credit for the Rude Boy look ( which I doubt) he did advise them to get a look.
Whatever he did or didn’t do for them, i reckon the specials operated the correct bernie template, as did dexys too: get whatever early benefits they could out of his madcap plans and schemes, then fire the prick and, most crucial of all, STAY FIRED! The Clash fucked up on that last detail.
I dunno, both those bands could have had a Combat Rock-esque resurgence with a little Bernie in the backseat.
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