I guess a lot of reader's consider this the end of the real "Specials"... but I
shall keep travellin' back in time, as the present affects how we view the past.
(so bear with me goldielock's.)
The break up of the band was a tremendous relief to me, the future suddenly
seemed so much brighter and happier.. but as I wasn't a front line vocalist - or
a creative genius-band leader, life would not be a breeze!
The funboy's got a record deal... I was given 4 day's to record something
Chrysalis Record's could sell. I asked Dave Jordan who was now with the funboy
camp to produce, and Rick Roger's, now the funboy's manager, agreed to help
little ole me.
Dave didn't turn up for the first two day's recordin' and when he did he was not
well!? So Dick Cuthell (who hated rock'n'roll) bless him, helped us out.
I had plenty of new songs, but so little time. Anyway I was dropped from the
label. I heard Jerry was angry that I had been dropped, so i asked him if he
would put "me skabilly" out on Two Tone. This was at a student party in
Coventry, he turned around and head butted the wall.
They say the ladder to success is a hard one, but they don't tell you some of
the rungs are missin' on the way back down!
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