They Were Collaborators #240


Fun Boy Three

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

it ain't what you do, it's the way that you do it.

but can you hear them? they're talking about us.

since the lunatics are taking over the asylum.

Richard Gibson said...

'Waiting', for me is one of the greatest albums of the 80's and certainly one of my all time favourite albums. I love it! Were Fun Boy Three, The Colourfield, The Specials big in North America?

I actually bumped into Terry Hall in Covent Garden when I was about 18 or 19. I was a little bit star struck, I asked him to sign a London A-Z that I'd borrowed from a friend and dedicate it to him, he did.

Last night BBC4 showed: Rock Goes to College: The Specials. Which was filmed at the Colchester Institute in 1979. What an amazing live band. I think I will make a post...

Mike D said...

hmm... bananarama. did some good stuff in the early days.

but what about mariska veres who died last week from cancer?

she more than deserves an 'artist in action' if you ask me...

swac said...

I still vividly remember seeing The Specials for the first time on Saturday Night Live, when they sang Gangsters. Totally blown away. I'd already heard of them, due to their Elvis Costello connection, but seeing them perform sealed the deal.

Still a huge fan of that "new wave of ska", with bands like Selecter, Madness, The (English) Beat, and even a handful of Bad Manners tunes. Maybe someone will see fit to issue the Dance Craze documentary on DVD one of these days...