Monday, July 7, 2008

The Specials Appear Live On Stage!!

Yes. Its' true. The Specials actually all appeared live on stage together for the first time since 1981. No it wasn't a show. It was their induction into the Mojo Magazine Hall of Fame. The awards ceremony was held in mid-June in London and as you can see from the picture above and the video below all of the members (minus Neville who was apparently stuck on a train) were on hand to accept the award. Jerry rambles for most of the speech, Lynval is straight and to the point and Terry (ever the Man United fan) taunts Chelsea fans still smarting from their Champion's League Final loss in Moscow with a cutting quip.

Here is the video:

Finally, as we are still on the reunion watch, here is the most recent video update from Lynval who recorded it right before heading to London for the Mojo award ceremony.

Finally, to honor The Specials, Mojo distributed a CD with the cover issue honoring them. Here is the CD cover and the track listing and the download:

Skinhead Moonstomp - Symarip
It Mek - Desmond Dekker & The Aces
Monkey Man - Toots & The Maytals
A Message To You Rudy - Dandy Livingstone & Rico
Concrete Jungle - Bob Marley & The Wailers
Gangsters - Neville Staple
Babylon’s Burning - The Ruts
I Spy (For The FBI) - The Untouchables
Hiawatha - The Belle Stars
Sea Cruise - Rico
Baby Come Back - The Equators
Skinhead - Laurel Aitken & The Loafers
Skin Lake - Judge Dread
Play My Record - Arthur Kay & The Originals
Dambusters March - JJ All Stars

(You need to use the password matt-o-rach when downloading)

In the meantime, let's all continue to keep our collective fingers crossed...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

cheers for this marco.i couldnt find this issue of the mag where i live in spain so this is great.thanks again!!