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The Specials

Author : Kel Pollard
ISBN : 9781475086379
Genre : Fiction
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When three very different high school students are rushed to the school nurse's office with severe headaches, they realize they have something very special in common... Kory can move things with his mind. Heather can hear people's thoughts. David can freeze time. How did the powers develop? What caused them? Are they dangerous? Rogue scientist Dr. Walter Strong seems to have all the answers, but the three teenagers are wary when he tries to warn them about Ascentia, a secret organization whose sole purpose is to capture and control them by any means necessary.It is only when members of Ascentia's Specials Recovery Unit attack their homes and abduct their loved ones that Kory, Heather and David are left with no choice but to trust Dr. Strong, and to risk their lives to save the people they care about most.
Category: Fiction

Music From Coventry England

Author : Source Wikipedia
ISBN : 115537276X
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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: The Specials, Bolt Thrower, All About Eve, Attrition, Hazel O'connor, the Colourfield, Godiva Festival, Cathedral, Terry Hall, the Enemy, the Selecter, Fun Boy Three, King, Jerry Dammers, the Primitives, Adorable, the Sequins, Lee Dorrian, Ludicrous Lollipops, Honeytrap, the Ripps, Broken Dolls, Jason Herbert, Democracy Records. Excerpt: Adorable Adorable were a British alternative rock band. They formed in Coventry in 1991, and consisted of band members Piotr Fijalkowski (Vocals, Guitar), Robert Dillam (Guitar), Stephen 'Wil' Williams (Bass) and Kevin Gritton (Drums) History After recording a 12" of "Sunshine Smile" ("I'll Be Your Saint"

Ska D For Life

Author : Horace Panter
ISBN : 9780330508216
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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As bass player with the Specials, in his second-hand suit and pork pie hat, Horace Panter was a member of one of the most innovative and exciting bands to come snarling out of the punk era. Founded by Jerry Damners, their fusion of punk, reggae and ska created a new musical fashion, spearheaded by their own record label Two Tone. They stood for unity and racial harmony in a polarised society. They even got British men dancing again. In Ska'd for Life Horace takes the reader on a musical odyssey with the Specials from their early days on Coventry's punk circuit to chart storming success with singles like 'Too Much Too Young' and the eerily prescient 'Ghost Town', released as the race riots saw Toxteth and Brixton go up in flames. Written with wry humour, taking an affectionate look at a band whose sublime music remains influential today, this is a must for all Specials fans. 'I found myself laughing out loud whilst revisiting some long forgotten memories . . . It was a fantastic journey and I thank Horace for sharing it' Lynval Golding
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Original Rude Boy

Author : Neville Staple
ISBN : 9781781311981
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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DIV 1979. The dawn of Thatcher’s Britain. It’s a country crippled by strikes, joblessness and economic gloom, divided by race and class - and skanking to a new beat: 2-Tone. The unruly offspring of white boy punk and rude boy ska, the new music’s undeniable leaders were The Specials. Bursting out of Coventry’s concrete jungle, their lyrics spoke of failed marriages, petty violence, crowded dance floors, gangsters and race hate - but with a wit that outshone their angry punk forebears. On stage they were electric, and at the heart of this energy was the vocal chemistry of the ethereal Terry Hall and Jamaican rude boy Neville Staple. In 1961, aged only five, Neville was sent to England to live with his father – a man for whom discipline bordered on child abuse. Growing up black in the Midlands of the Sixties and Seventies wasn’t easy, but then Nev was hardly an angel. His youth was marked by scuffles with skins, compulsive womanising, and a life of crime that led from shoplifting to burglary and eventually borstal and Wormwood Scrubs. But throughout there was music, and now Nev tells how a very bad boy became part of the most important band of the Eighties. He remembers sound system battles; the legendary 2-Tone tour with The Selecter, Madness and Dexy’s – and their clashes with NF thugs. He recalls the band’s increasing tensions and eventual split; his subsequent foray into bubblegum pop with Fun Boy Three; and a new found fame in America, as godfather to bands like Gwen Stefani’s No Doubt. Finally he reflects on The Specials’ reunion and how even now, thirty years on, they can’t help tearing themselves apart.Raucous and charming Original Rude Boy is the story of a man who done too much, much too young. Neville Staple was a frontman with The Specials, a member of the hugely successful pop trio Fun Boy Three and now tours the world with own his own ska act The Neville Staple Band. Visit him at: Tony McMahon is a journalist and TV producer living in south London. /div
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Specials

Author : Ronald Seth
ISBN : STANFORD:36105039009480
Genre : Police
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The Specials How They Served London The Story Of The Metropolitan Special Constabulary

Author : William Thomas Reay
ISBN : 0342865714
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The Specials Book 2

Author : Douglas Evans
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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The Specials--Jump Rope, Ace+, Spitball, and Noise--do battle with Dr. TT, a former school principal who attempts to take control of the local school board and become School Board Emperor.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

You Re Wondering Now

Author : Paul Williams
ISBN : 1901447510
Genre : Music
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Against the backdrop of the demise of punk, social unrest, and the coming to power of Margaret Thatcher, the Specials burst onto the scene with their unique brand of music in 1979—sweeping up the nation's youth with their edgy, politically charged message and iconic 2 Tone branding. Thirty years later, as the band celebrate their anniversary with a reunion tour, their hard-hitting, poignant tales of teen pregnancy, knife crime, and racism are still as prevalent as they always were. This book sees the first publication of a full gig listing, complete discography, and an amazing collection of rare, unseen photographs from the band members themselves.
Category: Music