Have you seen the new Specials DVD Roddy? Mojo only gives it a 2 star review, not for the performances but for the way it is cobbled together without any input from the band. Worse still apparently is the commentary from Tim Lovejoy.
No i havent seen it and unless i buy one im unlikely to see it. They EMI dont send the band a copy, i e-mailed them a few years back and begged our stuff on C.D. maybe ill try that route again? Its a shame our stuff is so shoddy compared to the Clash, Madness etc.. But maybe thats because we dont come over as a unit anymore or Dammers has wound them up?
It's most likely the record company trying to make a quick buck. It's outrageous that the band don't get consulted and also do not recieve a copy. Also who owns the rights to the footage, if they give their permission I don't think their is a lot you can do about it. It could be done so much better, like you say like the Clash ect....
You would think that by now some director would get it together to do a decent Specials bio pic ala "Westway to the World" or "The Filth and the Fury". Anybody know Don Letts? they should give him a call and make it his next project.
I Have a copy of that video it's on a US promo vhs I got years ago I can transfer you a copy to DVD anytime. i'm not sure how to contact you but you can send me a message on myspace regarding your Details. the link is below.