Maybe I have said a few unkind things about Jerry in jest over the last 30 odd years? but I never thought hed delete one of my tracks from the new re-issue Maybe he should of deleted all my songs from both Albums if he thinks my contribution to the Specials didn't matter? We were once close friends in the early days and shared rooms on tour, but I guess I thought we could be the next Lennon/Mc Cartney or Jagger/Richards as a song writing partnership but that was not meant too be. I suppose that and him making Why Argue with Fate/Holiday Forthnight an instrumental and saying some of my songs were not good enough made me lose it? Being told note for note what too play and having no imput tipped the balance, and as my home life was wrecked I started drinking heavy as did Jerry. Sorry Jerry but you destroyed our friendship and it nearly destroyed me At least unlike Mr Hall you had the guts to say things too my face
This post makes me very sad. Wish one of you would extend an olive branch. I bet you would both be happier when it's sorted. You are both 60 year old guys now, don't wait till it is too late. I won't pretend to know the in's and out's of the situation ... but I do know what it's like to lose an old friend without mending the bridges.