Apr 26, 2009

The Specials



For anyone, like me, who couldn't be there, the reports are in on the first of the Specials reunion shows in Newcastle. They are nothing short of stark, raving mad.

From the Guardian: The moment was ... well, yes, special. Twenty-nine minutes past nine on Wednesday night, the sticky floor of the Academy was sweating like nitroglycerine, heaving with hope and beer. There were many who hadn't been born when this lot last toured: many other fans, old friends, who took a few seconds to recognise one another, what with their hair having grown back in all those long years as whipsnake jeans, RAF parkas and Attitude morphed into man-boobs and mortgages. Continued here.

Performing "Gangsters" on Jools Holland:


Performing "A Message To Rudy" on Jools Holland:


Performing "The Man At C&A" on Jools Holland:


Interview from Jools Holland:

2 comments:

EV Grieve said...

Thanks for posting this... Hmmm, I dunno if I'm sold by this review... What do you think?

Karate Boogaloo said...

I think that the UK music press can definitely oversell things/events BUT I don't see why it wouldn't have been an amazing show. They sound fantastic in the Jools Holland clips and I'm sure the crowd at the show was absolutely worshipful.

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