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It seems about time for this since the fourth wave is upon us and I know most of our limeys plus Wolt and Flex are on board for it.

Plus it’s a chance for me to post this balls-out shit:

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Just gonna say this from the jump: the Selector were at least as good, maybe better than the Specials. Their second album, 'Celebrate the Bullet', might the best single album of the Two Tone wave. Plus Pauline was a great singer whilst Terry Hall was, uhm, a bit twee, shall we say...
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muppet hi fi wrote:
09 Aug 2019, 9:11pm
Just gonna say this from the jump: the Selector were at least as good, maybe better than the Specials. Their second album, 'Celebrate the Bullet', might the best single album of the Two Tone wave. Plus Pauline was a great singer whilst Terry Hall was, uhm, a bit twee, shall we say...
Wrong.

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101Walterton wrote:
09 Aug 2019, 9:17pm
muppet hi fi wrote:
09 Aug 2019, 9:11pm
Just gonna say this from the jump: the Selector were at least as good, maybe better than the Specials. Their second album, 'Celebrate the Bullet', might the best single album of the Two Tone wave. Plus Pauline was a great singer whilst Terry Hall was, uhm, a bit twee, shall we say...
Wrong.
Oh yeah, I forgot - it's actually Madness' 'One Step Beyond'. :rolleyes:
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muppet hi fi wrote:
09 Aug 2019, 9:32pm
101Walterton wrote:
09 Aug 2019, 9:17pm
muppet hi fi wrote:
09 Aug 2019, 9:11pm
Just gonna say this from the jump: the Selector were at least as good, maybe better than the Specials. Their second album, 'Celebrate the Bullet', might the best single album of the Two Tone wave. Plus Pauline was a great singer whilst Terry Hall was, uhm, a bit twee, shall we say...
Wrong.
Oh yeah, I forgot - it's actually Madness' 'One Step Beyond'. :rolleyes:
No, The Specials best band best album.

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Hello,

If we just want to consider musical execution, I would probably have to put the Selector first. If we consider the spirit of the music and movement, the Specials win going away. Pauline was a really good lead. I never saw them live but their performance on Dance Craze was top shelf.

If you put me on a desert island and let me select - choose - one album, I'd take the Specials S/T by a large margin.
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101Walterton wrote:
09 Aug 2019, 11:18pm
muppet hi fi wrote:
09 Aug 2019, 9:32pm
101Walterton wrote:
09 Aug 2019, 9:17pm
muppet hi fi wrote:
09 Aug 2019, 9:11pm
Just gonna say this from the jump: the Selector were at least as good, maybe better than the Specials. Their second album, 'Celebrate the Bullet', might the best single album of the Two Tone wave. Plus Pauline was a great singer whilst Terry Hall was, uhm, a bit twee, shall we say...
Wrong.
Oh yeah, I forgot - it's actually Madness' 'One Step Beyond'. :rolleyes:
No, The Specials best band best album.
Yeah it's great, an all time classic and fave. 'More Specials' was nearly as brilliant, albeit in slightly different ways. And guess what - Terry was the weak link in the band. The Selecters first two albums are flawless.
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Doesn’t get any better than this


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Hell yeah! Ska!!!!

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muppet hi fi wrote:
09 Aug 2019, 11:43pm
101Walterton wrote:
09 Aug 2019, 11:18pm
muppet hi fi wrote:
09 Aug 2019, 9:32pm
101Walterton wrote:
09 Aug 2019, 9:17pm
muppet hi fi wrote:
09 Aug 2019, 9:11pm
Just gonna say this from the jump: the Selector were at least as good, maybe better than the Specials. Their second album, 'Celebrate the Bullet', might the best single album of the Two Tone wave. Plus Pauline was a great singer whilst Terry Hall was, uhm, a bit twee, shall we say...
Wrong.
Oh yeah, I forgot - it's actually Madness' 'One Step Beyond'. :rolleyes:
No, The Specials best band best album.
Yeah it's great, an all time classic and fave. 'More Specials' was nearly as brilliant, albeit in slightly different ways. And guess what - Terry was the weak link in the band. The Selecters first two albums are flawless.
I know what you mean about Terry but disagree. The Selector didn’t have the same punk / ska axis that The Specials created and guess where they got it from 😉

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gkbill wrote:
09 Aug 2019, 11:42pm
Hello,

If we just want to consider musical execution, I would probably have to put the Selector first. If we consider the spirit of the music and movement, the Specials win going away. Pauline was a really good lead. I never saw them live but their performance on Dance Craze was top shelf.
Yep, right on, Bill. Never saw Selecter live either. I did see the Specials in '80 - vert rowdy gig - somehow Jerry lost his hat and went pushing & shoving through the audience looking for whoever swiped it. Eventually got it back and the show resumed. The man was Shane MacGowan drunk. I'd doubt the Selecter would have performed like that, but whatever.
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In no universe are the Selecter better than the Specials. It's like saying Shakin' Stevens is better than Elvis.
There's a tiny, tiny hopeful part of me that says you guys are running a Kaufmanesque long con on the board

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Heston wrote:
10 Aug 2019, 2:56am
In no universe are the Selecter better than the Specials. It's like saying Shakin' Stevens is better than Elvis.
But Elvis was largely pre-1964, so...
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Kory wrote:
09 Aug 2019, 8:48pm
It seems about time for this since the fourth wave is upon us and I know most of our limeys plus Wolt and Flex are on board for it.

Plus it’s a chance for me to post this balls-out shit:

Goddamn, that's fucking great. Never seen that, thanks for posting it.
Strong shoes is what we got and when they're hot they're hot!
- Marky Dread and his fabulous Screaming Blue Messiahs

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