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sdwright
(underwater)
Posted: Feb 27, 2018 9:54
 

Do you remember the good old days before the ghost town? 
We danced and sang, and the music played in a de boomtown 
~the good old days appear to be gone from everywhere... tsk tsk
laverdakeith
Posted: Feb 27, 2018 9:51
 

TUNE !
Stephen_Phillips
(Hillsborough, Northern Ireland)
Posted: Feb 07, 2018 1:35
 

 Jota wrote:

It's strange because in the UK we now have 10 Orange asshats influencing government with the DUP, The Hillbilly Taliban, influencing the Conservative party.

 
Hey Jota, you don't speak for everybody in the UK - in fact your region doesn't even want to remain within the UK so shut up and try this on for size...

Tartan hat and wig

 
Rashley
(Santa Cruz de la Palma)
Posted: Aug 03, 2017 8:01
 

Listening to this in Coventry right now. Perfect!
Jota
(Scotland)
Posted: Jun 11, 2017 9:28
 

 LowPhreak wrote:

Or not. The Orange Asshat and his minions have just gotten started.

 
It's strange because in the UK we now have 10 Orange asshats influencing government with the DUP, The Hillbilly Taliban, influencing the Conservative party.
ncollingridge
(Glorious rural Hertfordshire, UK)
Posted: May 30, 2017 9:04
 

The Specials were unbelievably good at a gig near here a couple of days ago. Amazingly tight, and so many great songs for a band that was only together for two years and two albums.
LowPhreak
(Divided Corporate States of Neo-Feudal Murikka, Inc.)
Posted: May 03, 2017 15:53
 

 vinylbob wrote:

Relax.  The country will be fine. 

 
Or not. The Orange Asshat and his minions have just gotten started.
vinylbob
Posted: Mar 30, 2017 7:50
 

 hayduke2 wrote:

always loved this piece of music

scary shit going on it's true, Putin's puppy will hopefully be impeached before we're all screwed 

 
Relax.  The country will be fine. 
hayduke2
(Southampton, NY)
Posted: Mar 11, 2017 6:32
 

 fredriley wrote:
This was a signature song of the early 80s, when the Thatcher regime's wilful destruction of manufacturing industry and associated communities was in full flow. It referred to Coventry in particular, but also applied to so many other manufacturing centres that were being destroyed. See the Wikipedia entry. Regardless of its musical de/merits, it's a classic song of social commentary.

 
always loved this piece of music

scary shit going on it's true, Putin's puppy will hopefully be impeached before we're all screwed 
greiffenstein
(Down in New Orleans)
Posted: Jan 09, 2017 10:22
 

Funtastic! 
corrado397
Posted: Dec 28, 2016 2:26
 

ska ska ska!
Proclivities
(Paris of the Piedmont)
Posted: Dec 01, 2016 9:55
 

 chileflyfishing8348 wrote:
Was that the "Late and Great" Nico  blowing trombone on the track ?

 
The late and great Rico Rodriguez.
anika200
(Maryland, USA)
Posted: Oct 31, 2016 17:55
 

hahahaha, me hungry for something, brains even {#Laughing}
chileflyfishing8348
Posted: Oct 27, 2016 16:51
 

Was that the "Late and Great" Nico  blowing trombone on the track ?
 
chileflyfishing8348
Posted: Oct 27, 2016 16:49
 

It was almost genius !!!!
I saw the link  but for me it didn't quite catch> {#Roflol} 
MassivRuss
(The Commonwealth of Massachusetts - God Save It!)
Posted: Oct 27, 2016 16:43
 

Bill, Bill! This is a segué that can happen nowhere else. "Caravan" to this. F*CKING GENIUS.
fredriley
(Nottingham, UK)
Posted: Sep 26, 2016 9:19
 

This was a signature song of the early 80s, when the Thatcher regime's wilful destruction of manufacturing industry and associated communities was in full flow. It referred to Coventry in particular, but also applied to so many other manufacturing centres that were being destroyed. See the Wikipedia entry. Regardless of its musical de/merits, it's a classic song of social commentary.
robus
Posted: Jun 23, 2016 12:51
 

The Specials "In the Studio" album is great (my failing memory had "Ghost Town" on that album but apparently it's not)
Jesselinney
Posted: Jun 23, 2016 12:49
 

I associate this song with Halloween so much (it has worked really well on my Halloween Party playlist), so it's always weird when I hear it on RP in the middle of June.
robus
Posted: Jun 23, 2016 12:48
 

 WonderLizard wrote:

Actually, "International Jet Set," "Message to You, Rudy," and "Gangsters" are also on the RP playlist. However, I miss "Our House" and "One Step Beyond."

 
"Our House" and "One Step Beyond" being Madness tracks of course...