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Olaf wrote:
12 Aug 2019, 7:53am
Heston wrote:
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It's like saying Shakin' Stevens is better than Elvis.
I'm pretty sure you've already made that exact claim on here.
Haha, you got me.
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Heston wrote:
12 Aug 2019, 8:08am
Olaf wrote:
12 Aug 2019, 7:53am
Heston wrote:
10 Aug 2019, 2:56am
It's like saying Shakin' Stevens is better than Elvis.
I'm pretty sure you've already made that exact claim on here.
Haha, you got me.
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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...
I'm inclined to agree with this, especially on the issue of "Bullet." Blew me away when I first heard it, which was sadly very late since it's so out of print.
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Wolter wrote:
10 Aug 2019, 6:36pm
Can we please not have a pissing contest in a thread about God’s most glorious genre? They’re both great. My god.
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A little bit of Selecter from my ITV stash for anyone interested. Interview and four songs, Pauline is great...

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The most authentic "Ska by white men" song ever, totally brilliant...

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Heston wrote:
12 Aug 2019, 5:23pm
A little bit of Selecter from my ITV stash for anyone interested. Interview and four songs, Pauline is great...

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Heston wrote:
12 Aug 2019, 5:23pm
A little bit of Selecter from my ITV stash for anyone interested. Interview and four songs, Pauline is great...

Thanks, man. Great stuff - as good as Shakin' Stevens, dare I say! ;)
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Heston wrote:
12 Aug 2019, 5:30pm
The most authentic "Ska by white men" song ever, totally brilliant...

Are I joking I, mon? It's nice, but operative word being "white". Very little blue beat riddim. Try this one for size - I think Panic Report should cover it but jack up the BPM's considerably. (btw - got "not available in your country" thingy for "Rudi's In Love", looked it up, said 'live BBC 1968'. Same version that you posted, yeah?)
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muppet hi fi wrote:
12 Aug 2019, 8:08pm
(btw - got "not available in your country" thingy for "Rudi's In Love", looked it up, said 'live BBC 1968'. Same version that you posted, yeah?)
No mate, different version. The one you mention sounds well lacking in the groove dept.
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Heston wrote:
12 Aug 2019, 8:19pm
muppet hi fi wrote:
12 Aug 2019, 8:08pm
(btw - got "not available in your country" thingy for "Rudi's In Love", looked it up, said 'live BBC 1968'. Same version that you posted, yeah?)
No mate, different version. The one you mention sounds well lacking in the groove dept.
Gotcha. I'll dig a bit further, see if I can find it (was it on an album or just a single?).
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muppet hi fi wrote:
12 Aug 2019, 8:25pm
Heston wrote:
12 Aug 2019, 8:19pm
muppet hi fi wrote:
12 Aug 2019, 8:08pm
(btw - got "not available in your country" thingy for "Rudi's In Love", looked it up, said 'live BBC 1968'. Same version that you posted, yeah?)
No mate, different version. The one you mention sounds well lacking in the groove dept.
Gotcha. I'll dig a bit further, see if I can find it (was it on an album or just a single?).
Single. I thought they were black for about 25 years until I saw a picture of them a couple of years back..
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Heston wrote:
12 Aug 2019, 8:29pm
muppet hi fi wrote:
12 Aug 2019, 8:25pm
Heston wrote:
12 Aug 2019, 8:19pm
muppet hi fi wrote:
12 Aug 2019, 8:08pm
(btw - got "not available in your country" thingy for "Rudi's In Love", looked it up, said 'live BBC 1968'. Same version that you posted, yeah?)
No mate, different version. The one you mention sounds well lacking in the groove dept.
Gotcha. I'll dig a bit further, see if I can find it (was it on an album or just a single?).
Single. I thought they were black for about 25 years until I saw a picture of them a couple of years back..
Funny when that happens. When I was coming up, with '70s radio, I often couldn't tell either and was always surprised, both ways. (might be a fun thread topic?).
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Heston wrote:
12 Aug 2019, 8:29pm
muppet hi fi wrote:
12 Aug 2019, 8:25pm
Heston wrote:
12 Aug 2019, 8:19pm
muppet hi fi wrote:
12 Aug 2019, 8:08pm
(btw - got "not available in your country" thingy for "Rudi's In Love", looked it up, said 'live BBC 1968'. Same version that you posted, yeah?)
No mate, different version. The one you mention sounds well lacking in the groove dept.
Gotcha. I'll dig a bit further, see if I can find it (was it on an album or just a single?).
Single. I thought they were black for about 25 years until I saw a picture of them a couple of years back..
Hello,

After Wikipedia and AllMusic, it looks like they (Spinal) tapped into this:

https://www.allmusic.com/album/we-are-e ... 0000483411

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muppet hi fi wrote:
12 Aug 2019, 7:49pm
Heston wrote:
12 Aug 2019, 5:23pm
A little bit of Selecter from my ITV stash for anyone interested. Interview and four songs, Pauline is great...

Thanks, man. Great stuff - as good as Shakin' Stevens, dare I say! ;)
No one is as good as Shakin' Stevens not even Shakin' Stevens.
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