Apr 26, 2009
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: