A lot of comments on the Net that the Spareshells need too call it a day? I guess theres money too be made and if people want too hear the songs why shouldn't Terrys n whats left of the original band carry on?
The Specials are my favourite band, I still go to a lot of gigs, they're playing less than half a mile from where I live, but I'm not going. That's got to say a lot, surely? Not without Brad at the back, and it's been too long churning out the same tunes now.
I think Terry prefers it without me n Neville as we were trouble makers in his view Also he really didn't like the Punk Rock,n,Roll element anymore so my volume became a problem - so he had the out front sound guy turn my Guitar and Vocals right down in the mix They should just call it Terry Hall and Friends
It was the worst thing about about the reunion gigs that your guitar was too low in the mix at the gigs and on the live DVD and CD release. It was at a reasonable level on the Glastonbury broadcast but I guess the BBC mixed that and as such it was probably beyond Terry's influence. Strangely (based on Youtube footage) they seem to be allowing Steve Craddock to be louder in the mix, but then he doesn't really have that rock n roll / punk edge to his playing.
Lynval phoned last week much too my supprise! said he,d heard I hadn't been well and was thinking of jacking it in sometime in the next couple of years. He then told me about his illnesses and then I asked me to put him on the guest list for the my Coventry show at the Rialto... As he was the one who helped Terry nearly destroy me I said no... Love the bloke but I cant forgive him and probably never will