Wednesday 10 March 2010

Doesn't Make It Alright

My mate has once again talked me into going to SLF's annual St Patrick's Night pilgrimage to the Glasgow Barrowlands. The excuse he used this time was that it may be the last one and how would I feel if I missed it? As eluded to yesterday I have been wallowing in quite a bit of nostalgia of late, so I thought what the hell.

If past experience is anything to go by they will do a blistering cover of Doesn't Make It Alright, the original of which can be found on The Specials first album. It is very difficult to pick a stand out track from that album as even listening now every track still sounds great but if I had to pick just one, then it would be the one posted, I just love everything about it.

The SLF version can be found on the b-side to Just Fade Away, another track which still sounds great, or you could splash out and get All The Best, every one a classic, well apart from 3 or 4 which I never really got into.

Specials - Doesn't Make It Alright


Simon said...

It's still one of my most favourite gigs, SLF in about 1991, with Foxton on bass, in a tiny little venue in Central London. Me and a very tall skinhead dancing on the bar to Johnny Was and Smithers Jones, and me copping off with gorgeous blonde called Samantha.

Part of my online life over the years has been on the gaming side. There are people out there who know me as JW, or Johnnywas. It was the song I was listening to the very first time I had to come up with an online name! If I don't want to use my own name these days out it comes...

davyh said...

Fab track, fab album.