The Specials

The Specials

The Specials

The Specials @The Palace, Melbourne (05/04/2012)2

The Specials @The Palace, Melbourne (05/04/2012)

By Alex Watts 14th Apr, 2012

The mighty Specials, leaders of the 2 Tone movement in Britain at the close of the seventies, who would disband in 1981 with seven UK top 10 singles, appeared at Melbourne's Palace Theatre as part of their 30th Anniversary Reunion Tour on Thursday.

The Specials, Lime Cordiale @ Enmore Theatre, Sydney (7/4/12)2

The Specials, Lime Cordiale @ Enmore Theatre, Sydney (7/4/12)

By David Young 10th Apr, 2012

Thirty-odd years on from their beginnings, The Specials still have a lot to offer fans in the live department.

The Specials @ Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide (03/04/2012)

The Specials @ Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide (03/04/2012)

By Ryan Winter 7th Apr, 2012

From 1979 to 1981, The Specials enjoyed 7 straight consecutive Top 10 singles in the UK charts, including two number ones. 33 years later, the rude-boys made it to Adelaide for the very first time.

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The Specials: "If we were all drunks, or all cokeheads...it probably would have been better."

By David Young 4th Apr, 2012

The Specials look back on drugs, performing with Amy Winehouse and changing the course of modern music.

West Coast Blues n Roots set times

West Coast Blues n Roots set times

By Ashryn Romaro 26th Mar, 2012

There's going to be something to keep you running between stages all day at this one.

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West Coast Blues n Roots Lineup

By Ashryn Romaro 27th Nov, 2011

Crosby, Stills and Nash and The Pogues head up the 9th annual West Coast Blues and Roots Festival lineup.

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The Specials Bluesfest sideshows

By Sarah Smith 21st Nov, 2011

The Godfathers of two-tone return to Australia for some super special Bluesfest sideshows.

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Byron Bay Bluesfest second lineup announcement

By Tom Mann 15th Nov, 2011

Bluefest has added Crosby Stills and Nash, The Specials, Lucinda Williams, Seasick Steve and more to its already impressive lineup.

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A night of NME bombshells

By Jack Tregoning 26th Feb, 2010

The last thing you’ll get from the Shockwaves NME Awards is a shock.

The Specials - FL Splendour Pop Quiz

The Specials - FL Splendour Pop Quiz

By Jack Tregoning 3rd Aug, 2009

2-tone legends THE SPECIALS were in the festival spirit as they faced our rigorous Pop Quiz. Lynval Golding was right on the ball - even offering Jane's Addiction drummer Stephen Perkins some inspired advice.

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The Specials @ The Palace, Melbourne (30/07/09)

By Aidan Stewart 31st Jul, 2009

The Specials teach a full Palace the meaning of fun

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The Specials @ Enmore Theatre, Sydney (27/07/09)

By Chris Familton 29th Jul, 2009

The Specials return with a storming live set for the patient fans.

Neville Staple and The Special Beat3

Neville Staple and The Special Beat

By Paul Busch 6th Apr, 2009

Here this weekend for Bluesfest (and again in July with The Specials), Neville Staple muses on the legacy of ska.

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The Specials tour

By Jack Tregoning 6th Apr, 2009

Here's another name to add to the Splendour wish-list - ska legends The Specials are bringing the original line-up to Australia in July.

Neville Staple backstage at Falls Festival2

Neville Staple backstage at Falls Festival

By Sarah Smith 1st Apr, 2009

The last time Neville Staple was in Australia he blew the kids away at Falls Festival. FasterLouder took some time out to have a chat to the Godfather of Ska backstage at Lorne.

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Paul_Busch Paul_Busch said on Wed 11th Apr, 2012
"Call me stubborn but I was there for the first go round a..."
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MorningAfterboy MorningAfterboy said on Mon 9th Apr, 2012
"As did I. Shame that old people don't know how to skank."
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Stefan Beck Stefan Beck said on Sun 27th Nov, 2011
"The Pogues? The Specials? My Morning Jacket? This is act..."
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MorningAfterboy MorningAfterboy said on Fri 25th Nov, 2011
"Boom boom!"
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humanracin humanracin said on Thu 12th Jan, 2012
"According to liveguide, Stevie Wonder is on 4th announcem..."