I guess it was always going to happen, it's been on the cards for the last 5 or so years, according to rumour. Good luck to them, they deserve the payday. And it sounds like if Jerry's not there it will be because the others don't want him and his desire to be in charge.
The Specials DVD 'Too Much Too Young' has been withdrawn due to copyright reasons.
There's copies still available via ebay or even Amazon market place but the quality of some of the footage ain't great. You'll be best waiting till the end of the month and picking up the CD/DVD set below. HMV are currently listing this at a pre-order price of £8.99 (shipping free to the UK).
disc 1 1. Gangsters 2. Message To You Rudy 3. Nite Klub 4. Concrete Jungle 5. Too Much Too Young [live] 6. Blank Expression 7. Doesn't Make It Alright 8. Rude Buoys Outta Jail 9. Rat Race 10. Man At C And A 11. Do Nothing 12. Stereotype/Stereotypes [medley/part 2] 13. International Jet Set 14. Friday Night Saturday Morning 15. Why  16. Ghost Town [extended version] 17. What I Like Most About You Is Your Girlfriend 18. Racist Friend 19. War Crimes (The Crime Remains The Same)  20. Nelson Mandela
disc 2 1. Gangsters [DVD] 2. Message To You Rudy [DVD] 3. Too Much Too Young [live/DVD] 4. Rat Race [DVD] 5. Do Nothing [DVD] 6. Enjoy Yourself (It's Later Than You Think) [live/DVD] 7. Ghost Town [DVD] 8. Bright Lights [DVD] 9. Lonely Crowd [DVD] 10. Housebound [DVD] 11. Alcohol [DVD] 12. Racist Friend [DVD] 13. War Crimes (The Crime Remains The Same) [DVD] 14. Nelson Mandela [DVD] 15. Break Down The Door [DVD] 16. What I Like Most About You Is Your Girlfriend [DVD]
I take from this,that he`s in,but has his reservations if it will actually work.
Well, Jerry does say that it will take a lot of hard work and at the moment they haven't had a rehearsal with the full band.
I recently reformed my old band Thee Strawberry Mynde after splitting up 10 years ago. So I know just how much work The Specials will need to put in. We've been rehearsing every week since February and won't be ready to gig again till July. So, unless something changes with The Specials I can't seem them touring this year especially since one of the band now lives in America.
Post by olgacrackcorn on Jun 21, 2008 10:55:33 GMT -5
Lynval Golding was a guest on Talksports Jon Gaunt show yesterday,to talk about knife crime & his work with Pama International.Whilst on he was asked about the specials touring again,& he basically said,that there would be no point in rehearsing if a tour wasn`t in the pipeline.Lynval Golding lives in America but he is still rehearses here.THE SPECIALS ARE BACK.
Post by olgacrackcorn on Jun 23, 2008 13:02:21 GMT -5
Thats great news Bazza. Heard today on Talksport that they already have 3 nights booked at the Brixton Academy. Would prefer to see them in a smaller venue like the Mean Fiddler or Islighton Academy personally.
Does anyone know where Nick is these days or what he has done musically since the Redskins? It was only when I was putting together the Redskins tribute CD 'Reds Strke The Blues' and had to pay the songwriters fees that I found out that Nick's real surname is Cheel and not King.
The following was posted by Roddy Byers (aka Roddy Radiation) on his forum today -
"Right you asked for it! I think a reunion of the Original Specials is pratically impposible .. Terry,Lynval and Horace refuse to work with Jerry.. Jerry will only do it if hes has total control.. Im wee weeed off with the lot of them.. Brad seems to be joining the without Jerry camp.. Nevelle is saying nothin? Me im out Skabillin* If this makes yer mad imagine how i feel!"
"Im not involed with any of it! It seems a Terry Hall ,n, friends band will be out there giging sometime soon. Guess i was never meant to be Rich,n,Famous? But ild rather be Sane ,n, Broke."