Saturday, May 18, 2013

The Specials - Live Louisiana,New Orleans January 1980

Edit:Good evening everyone in interweb land and a belated Happy Christmas to you all.For your listening pleasure this evening we present this wonderful "missing" show from the Specials recorded at the Warehouse in Louisiana  New Orleans on January 26th 1980.This show was very kindly donated by Lordgeorgejerry who didnt record the gig but who was there and owns the master recording of this show and he has very kindly sent me a d/l link for the show to post on the blog. I also have to thank Deco for doing a great job in splitting the file into individual tracks. As Lordgeorgejerry mentioned in his email to me he was at the show himself and remembers Neville hanging from the rafters singing "Monkey Man".They were opening for the police at this show and played a much better gig than them!!
Anyway its a great sounding show with 19 tracks for your listening pleasure. So id like you to listen enjoy,leave some comments thanking LGJ and Deco for their work.Thanks!
new link for this show!!
p.s did Rico and Dick play at all shows on this tour?thanks

15 comments:

biopunk said...

Cheers Gobby, Lordgeorgejerry, and Deco!

biopunk said...

According to Ska'd For Life, by Horace Panter, if the date/venue is right, this would be the Saturday, January 26th 1980 gig in New Orleans, LA. (Louisiana *not* Los Angeles...)

Horace mentions Rod's guitar going out of tune at the New Orleans show and just turning it up, not tuning or swapping guitars. That sounds like it could be happening between "You're Wondering Now" and"Skinhead Moonstomp" to me.

The L.A. Whiskey dates would be from Friday, Feb. 8th through to Monday the 11th. The band played two shows each day, so there was eight total in L.A.

Thanks again!

Anonymous said...

Big DANKE from germany !!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this one, and have a happy New Year!

Paul Willo said...

fantastic find! Thanks! does anyone have a copy of the bradford ballroom, boston gig from 81- the Specials last ever gig from the hey day.

Sonchey said...

thanks guys

dan daniels said...

thank you thank you thank you!!

Budtheweiser said...

Cheers Mate as always

gobshyte said...

many thanks for the comments everyone.much appreciated!

Lord George Jerry said...

Greetings, and thanks so much to Gobshyte et al; let there be no doubt: this is The Warehouse in NEW ORLEANS, LA (internationally, "LA" may mean "Los Angeles", but here it means "Louisiana"). The Warehouse, at Tchoupitoulas and Felicity, was an old cotton warehouse, close to the Mississippi River, that served as a venue from 1970- 1982 [opened by The Grateful Dead, Fleetwood Mac, and The Flock, and closed by Talking Heads]. This show, Saturday, January 26, 1980, was a great double bill: The Specials and The Police. I lived in an apartment at 1310 Felicty St.; Apt. D, my senior year of high school, and when we had no ride, we decided to walk, straight down to The Warehouse. As we walked through The St. Thomas Housing Project, a place we would have been "out of place", a voice from a pitch black building, quietly proclaimed, "Ya'll better walk a little faster..." The Warehouse has a site dedicated to it, with other gigs as MP3's... "http://www.blackstrat.net/"

willem said...

hi there!
thanks for this nice post.
happy new year from holland.
cheers!
willem

Anonymous said...

thanks all, happy new year, a

Anonymous said...

Good work dear boy

Anonymous said...

Hi MDM,
The Link Don't Exists Mate...
Cheers.

Anonymous said...

Is the linking no longer working

 

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