Fun Boy Three

Fun Boy Three were an English New Wave/pop-reggae trio from Coventry that released two albums on Chrysalis between 1982 and 1983. The three had previously recorded two albums as part of the two-tone/ska septet The Specials. On their first two singles, the three were joined by the up-and-coming girl group Bananarama. Members: Terry Hall, Lynval […]

The Specials ‎– The Specials (1979)

The Specials is the debut album by the namesake Coventry Two Tone/ska band, produced by Elvis Costello and released in 1979 on 2 Tone/Chrysalis. Tracklist: A1. “A Message to You Rudy” (2:54) A2. “Do the Dog” (2:12) A3. “It’s Up to You” (3:25) A4. “Nite Klub” (3:24) A5. “Doesn’t Make It Alright” (3:26) A6. “Concrete […]

The Colourfield

The Colourfield were an English sophisti-pop band that released two albums and assorted singles on Chrysalis between 1984 and 1987. The band featured ex-Specials/Fun Boy Three vocalist Terry Hall and onetime Swinging Cats guitarist/keyboardist Toby Lyons. Initially a trio, the band were joined in 1986 by former Teardrop Explodes drummer Gary Dwyer. Members: Terry Hall […]

The Specials

The Specials were an English two-tone/ska band from Coventry that released two albums and several non-album sides between 1979 and 1981 on 2 Tone, a specialty imprint that keyboardist Jerry Dammers established in cooperation with Chrysalis. After the departure of guitarist Lynval Golding and vocalists Terry Hall and Neville Staple to Fun Boy Three, Dammers […]