It wasn't just the Specials it was the whole 2Tone thing - Madness going "pop" The Selecter, The Bodysnachers & the Beat hitting the rocks. Bad Manners shedding members left right & centre.
The only thing I had left was UB40 to keep me going and even that waned after a while.
The only thing that stopped me going to see the Tearjerkers was that the Special AKA was stilll bumbling along and the Fun Boys were about. I wasn't really a rockabilly person and thought it wasn't for me.
For you, it sounds like a typical Specials fan, if it ain't Ska stylee then no thanks, but for me, the tag "rockabilly" was enough for me to give the Tearjerkers a miss.
With hindsight - a pathetic reason not to go see them and hear them, but there you go
oh sorry................. I got a bit carried away there.
Its been a great year for me, I dont think I can narrow it down too one thing, I met alot of musical heroes this year and saw so many brilliant gigs. Ive discovered Kate Bush this past year along with Willie Nelson.................but as I say I cant narrow it down
Last Edit: Dec 27, 2009 12:57:04 GMT by mrclaypole