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message 1: by Spacepig (last edited Mar 28, 2019 04:51PM) (new)

Spacepig Pig | 1473 comments This could be a busy one so best get your noms in early. Tech's next choice, English 2 tone/ska band, The Specials.

Loads of hits, not that many albums considering how long they have been around, but there should be plenty for everyone.

As ever, noms close at 10 pm on Sunday evening, and remember your Youtube or equivalent link.

Spring has definitely sprung here in the Emerald Isle, holidays are zooming round, all is right with the world :-)


message 2: by Lez (new)

Lez | 7490 comments Skinhead Symphony

https://youtu.be/LDvf1gGSHdQ


message 3: by Val (new)

Val H. | 15325 comments After Lez

Someone's going to do it so it might as well be me. I've always loved this one:

Skinhead Symphony
A Message To You Rudy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cntvE...


message 4: by Tim (new)

Tim Franklin | 8986 comments After Val. One of the greatest opening couplets ever!

Skinhead Symphony
A Message To You Rudy
Gangsters

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=eGXedjQ...


message 5: by Tech XXIII (last edited Mar 29, 2019 01:12AM) (new)

Tech XXIII  | 6660 comments eftertim,

i have many favourites from their excellent (apart from 'in the studio') catalogue, but here's a killer from 'encore', the latest album, which is way way better than it had any right to be,

Skinhead Symphony
A Message To You Rudy
Gangsters
10 Commandments

https://youtu.be/hp0jsKJ0vRg


message 6: by SussexWelsh (new)

SussexWelsh | 5462 comments After Tech

Skinhead Symphony
A Message To You Rudy
Gangsters
10 Commandments
Concrete Jungle

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6OGFI...


message 7: by Sera69 (new)

Sera69 | 1564 comments After Sussex

Skinhead Symphony
A Message To You Rudy
Gangsters
10 Commandments
Concrete Jungle
Too Much Too Young

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8eClA...


message 8: by Spacepig (new)

Spacepig Pig | 1473 comments After Sera69

Never was a huge fan but, I did like this one:

Skinhead Symphony
A Message To You Rudy
Gangsters
10 Commandments
Concrete Jungle
Too Much Too Young
Ghost Town

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqZ84...


message 9: by Brass Neck (last edited Mar 29, 2019 04:42AM) (new)

Brass Neck | 3785 comments Best song on a meh album; best forced rhyme - "21 years in captivity, his shoes too small to fit his feet" - not, I suspect, the worst Robben Island could throw at you but I felt his pain! Those acapella vox though.

Skinhead Symphony
A Message To You Rudy
Gangsters
10 Commandments
Concrete Jungle
Too Much Too Young
Ghost Town
Free Nelson Mandela

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AgcTv...


message 10: by TheFoe (new)

TheFoe | 2105 comments After Brass, my favourite Specials song

Skinhead Symphony
A Message To You Rudy
Gangsters
10 Commandments
Concrete Jungle
Too Much Too Young
Ghost Town
Free Nelson Mandela
Do Nothing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGTtE...


message 11: by theDuke (new)

theDuke | 5721 comments Love a bit of Ska myself....Ghost Town is a evergreen classic imo...but that's taken...so i'll go with this one...

Skinhead Symphony
A Message To You Rudy
Gangsters
10 Commandments
Concrete Jungle
Too Much Too Young
Ghost Town
Free Nelson Mandela
Do Nothing
Too Hot

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8SIU...


message 12: by Gordon (new)

Gordon (skiiltan) | 2940 comments After Duke

Skinhead Symphony
A Message To You, Rudy
Gangsters
10 Commandments
Concrete Jungle
Too Much Too Young
Ghost Town
Free Nelson Mandela
Do Nothing
Too Hot
Guns of Navarone

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKgxd...


message 13: by Spacepig (new)

Spacepig Pig | 1473 comments We reach the dizzy heights of 11 noms for The Specials giving the 4 point scoring system a bit of a dust off.

As ever, voting closes at 10 pm on Thursday, no late votes counted.

This week's playlist:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list...

And the noms:

Skinhead Symphony
A Message To You, Rudy
Gangsters
10 Commandments
Concrete Jungle
Too Much Too Young
Ghost Town
Free Nelson Mandela
Do Nothing
Too Hot
Guns of Navarone

Enjoy folks, and don't forget to vote.


message 14: by Tech XXIII (new)

Tech XXIII  | 6660 comments kicking it,

only one track from the towering masterpiece 'more specials'?

4 - do nothing
3 - gangsters
2 - ghost town
1 - rudy

Skinhead Symphony
A Message To You, Rudy - 1
Gangsters - 3
10 Commandments
Concrete Jungle
Too Much Too Young
Ghost Town - 2
Free Nelson Mandela
Do Nothing - 4
Too Hot
Guns of Navarone


message 15: by TheFoe (new)

TheFoe | 2105 comments After Tech

Gangsters - 4
Ghost Town - 3
Free Nelson Mandela - 2
Concrete Jungle - 1

Skinhead Symphony
A Message To You, Rudy - 1
Gangsters - 7
10 Commandments
Concrete Jungle - 1
Too Much Too Young
Ghost Town - 5
Free Nelson Mandela - 2
Do Nothing - 4
Too Hot
Guns of Navarone


message 16: by SussexWelsh (new)

SussexWelsh | 5462 comments After TheFoe

Gangsters 4
Ghost Town 3
Do Nothing 2
Too Much Too Young 1

Skinhead Symphony
A Message To You, Rudy - 1
Gangsters - 11
10 Commandments
Concrete Jungle - 1
Too Much Too Young - 1
Ghost Town - 8
Free Nelson Mandela - 2
Do Nothing - 6
Too Hot
Guns of Navarone


message 17: by Spacepig (new)

Spacepig Pig | 1473 comments After SW

10 Commandments - 4
Guns of Navarone - 3
A Message To You, Rudy - 2
Do Nothing - 1

Skinhead Symphony
A Message To You, Rudy - 3
Gangsters - 11
10 Commandments - 4
Concrete Jungle - 1
Too Much Too Young - 1
Ghost Town - 8
Free Nelson Mandela - 2
Do Nothing - 7
Too Hot
Guns of Navarone - 3


message 18: by Brass Neck (new)

Brass Neck | 3785 comments GT - 4
MTYR - 3
G - 2
TMTY - 1

Skinhead Symphony
A Message To You, Rudy - 6
Gangsters - 13
10 Commandments - 4
Concrete Jungle - 1
Too Much Too Young - 2
Ghost Town - 12
Free Nelson Mandela - 2
Do Nothing - 7
Too Hot
Guns of Navarone - 3


message 19: by Gordon (last edited Apr 03, 2019 01:11PM) (new)

Gordon (skiiltan) | 2940 comments After BN

Nelson Mandela - 4 (my housemates used to roll in from the pub singing this in 1984 but I still like it)
Ghost Town - 3
Gangsters - 2
Do Nothing - 1

Skinhead Symphony
A Message To You, Rudy - 6
Gangsters - 15
10 Commandments - 4
Concrete Jungle - 1
Too Much Too Young - 2
Ghost Town - 15
Nelson Mandela - 6
Do Nothing - 8
Too Hot
Guns of Navarone - 3


message 20: by theDuke (last edited Apr 03, 2019 03:25PM) (new)

theDuke | 5721 comments Somewhat predictable voting from me, i think..

After Gordon:

Ghost Town - 4
Gangsters - 3
10 Commandments - 2
Concrete Jungle - 1

Skinhead Symphony
A Message To You, Rudy - 6
Gangsters - 18
10 Commandments - 6
Concrete Jungle - 2
Too Much Too Young - 2
Ghost Town - 19
Nelson Mandela - 6
Do Nothing - 8
Too Hot
Guns of Navarone - 3


message 21: by Val (new)

Val H. | 15325 comments After Duke

10 Commandments - 4
Ghost Town - 3
Gangsters - 2
Concrete Jungle - 1

Skinhead Symphony
A Message To You, Rudy - 6
Gangsters - 20
10 Commandments - 10
Concrete Jungle - 3
Too Much Too Young - 2
Ghost Town - 22
Nelson Mandela - 6
Do Nothing - 8
Too Hot
Guns of Navarone - 3


message 22: by Sera69 (new)

Sera69 | 1564 comments After Val

Guns - 4
Ghost - 3
10 - 2
Message - 1

Skinhead Symphony
A Message To You, Rudy - 7
Gangsters - 20
10 Commandments - 12
Concrete Jungle - 3
Too Much Too Young - 2
Ghost Town - 25
Nelson Mandela - 6
Do Nothing - 8
Too Hot
Guns of Navarone - 7


message 23: by suzysunshine7 (new)

suzysunshine7 | 14594 comments A great Playlist! ;o> ...

After Sera69 ...

Ghost Town - 4
Free Nelson Mandela - 3
A Message To You, Rudy - 2
Gangsters - 1

Skinhead Symphony
A Message To You, Rudy - 9
Gangsters - 21
10 Commandments - 12
Concrete Jungle - 3
Too Much Too Young - 2
Ghost Town - 29
Nelson Mandela - 9
Do Nothing - 8
Too Hot
Guns of Navarone - 7


message 24: by Tim (new)

Tim Franklin | 8986 comments After Suzy

Ghost Town - 4
Concrete Jungle - 3
Do Nothing - 2
Too Hot - 1

Skinhead Symphony
A Message To You, Rudy - 9
Gangsters - 21
10 Commandments - 12
Concrete Jungle - 6
Too Much Too Young - 2
Ghost Town - 33
Nelson Mandela - 9
Do Nothing - 10
Too Hot - 1
Guns of Navarone - 7


message 25: by Spacepig (new)

Spacepig Pig | 1473 comments Not much doubt about the result this week then. Way way out of sight, the gold gong this week to Spacepig with Ghost Town. An early contender but it fell away on the home run, Gangsters, giving the silver to Tim. And leading the pack for the bronze, Tech with 10 Commandments.

With only 4 of the 11 noms hitting double figures, are we left to assume that maybe, this band blows a bit hot and cold?


message 26: by suzysunshine7 (new)

suzysunshine7 | 14594 comments I needed more Points ;o>

Congratulations Spacepig ... x

And very well-nominated Tim and tech ... x x


message 27: by Tim (new)

Tim Franklin | 8986 comments Spacepig wrote: "Not much doubt about the result this week then. Way way out of sight, the gold gong this week to Spacepig with Ghost Town. An early contender but it fell away on the home run, Gangsters, giving the..."

It was obvious I think that Ghost Town would romp away with this one, even before you nommed it 😉 Things could have been closer if it hadn't been there (which would have been unthinkable, really!)


message 28: by Tech XXIII (new)

Tech XXIII  | 6660 comments hot and cold? i'd have to say other than 'in the studio with...', all hot! the majority of the nominations were from early days, mostly ska, before the magnificent forward thinking towering masterpiece 'more specials' broke their own mould. next came 'ghost town' and the first split, leaving jerry dammers to take an enormous amount of studio time to produce the above 'meh' record, hall, golding and staples to become the fun boy three. they reformed without dammers, to celebrate their 30th anniversary with a series of concerts, which continued until various reasons reduced them to a trio, making the no.1 album (that's right, no.1) 'encore' which i had low expectations of, but proves to be as relevant and valid as any of their best stuff! a tremendously vibrant, exciting live act, i saw them several times inc, two of the most memorable triple bills i ever saw (clash/suicide/(coventry) specials + specials/madness/selector), would go to see them in may, but there ain't no tickets left!


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