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> THE SPECIALS vs MADNESS, Second Wave SKA battle
Who do you like best?
Who do you like best?
THE SPECIALS [ 15 ] ** [46.88%]
MADNESS [ 15 ] ** [46.88%]
Both rubbish, or, "you have overestimated members' ages" [ 2 ] ** [6.25%]
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Sostie
post Dec 11 2006, 06:19 PM
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This week the big hitters of the Second Wave of SKA pleed for your votes

THE SPECIALS
Leaders of the 2-Tone movement. Coventry's finest musical export since the one tha came before it. Sung songs about teenage pregnancy, James Bond and having a good time. Later spawned Special AKA, Fun Boy Three, Colourfield, Vegas, Terry.Blair & Anoushka, and, err, Terry Hall!

MADNESS
Caaaaaaaahm-den's finest 7 piece. One of the bggest selling singles bands of the 80's. Sung about Contraception, Michale Caine, ill fitting pants and heart attacks. Later spawned The Fink Brothers, The Madness, Voice Of The Beehive and, err, Suggs.
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post Dec 11 2006, 06:21 PM
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More of a Madness man myself. I always found the Specials a bit too hardgoing, if that makes any sense at all.
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thirtyhelens
post Dec 11 2006, 06:24 PM
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You are an evil, evil man, Sos.

*goes off to ponder/fret/tear hair out/skank a bit/ponder some more*
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Rua
post Dec 11 2006, 06:47 PM
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Madness are definitely more fun.

The Specials are just better.
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post Dec 11 2006, 06:48 PM
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The Specials. I love 'em to bits.
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post Dec 11 2006, 06:51 PM
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Madness for me. No particular reason really, I like both. I need to borrow my mums CDs and get em copied to my Zen, it would make a nice break from all the podcasts and old stuff.
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feck off!
post Dec 11 2006, 06:55 PM
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Were you not tempted to put 'skank-wank' as the third option Sostie? biggrin.gif
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Sostie
post Dec 11 2006, 07:00 PM
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QUOTE (feck off! @ Dec 11 2006, 06:55 PM)
Were you not tempted to put 'skank-wank' as the third option Sostie? biggrin.gif
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Nice one. Necer thought of that. I may get a tattoo of it though.
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post Dec 11 2006, 07:09 PM
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QUOTE (Sostie @ Dec 11 2006, 07:00 PM)
Nice one. Necer thought of that.  I may get a tattoo of it though.
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Depending on where you have it I look forward to seeing that at the next meet. tongue.gif
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sleeping_pirate
post Dec 11 2006, 08:14 PM
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Madness, without a doubt. I love them to bits.
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maian
post Dec 11 2006, 08:33 PM
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Without a moments hesitation I plumped for The Specials. I do love Madness, House Of Fun was my favourite song as a child (leading to a very funny adolescent trauma when I found out what the song was actually about) but The Specials are just a better band. The first time I heard ''Ghost Town'' was a revelation, one only bettered when a mate of mine played me their debut on vinyl.
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thirtyhelens
post Dec 11 2006, 08:43 PM
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Finally went for The Specials, too, for the same reasons maian noted. And more. Childhood crush on Suggsy - and his ace line reading of "You hum it and I'll smash your face in" - notwithstanding. wink.gif
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post Dec 11 2006, 08:44 PM
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I voted for Madness because I enjoyed their music when I was a wee nipper and they helped soundtrack my first two years of university. Great videos as well.

*goes to listen to Our House*

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thirtyhelens
post Dec 11 2006, 08:48 PM
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QUOTE (Sir_Robin_the_brave @ Dec 11 2006, 12:44 PM)
Great videos as well.
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If we based it solely on the videos, Madness would win in a landslide. They wouldn't even need the hilarious Japanese Honda commercials to boost their cred.
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sleeping_pirate
post Dec 11 2006, 08:57 PM
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QUOTE (thirtyhelens @ Dec 11 2006, 08:43 PM)
Childhood crush on Suggsy - and his ace line reading of "You hum it and I'll smash your face in" - notwithstanding. wink.gif
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I love their appearances in The Young Ones biggrin.gif I think that adds to the reason why I voted for them.
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