Thursday, September 17, 2009

Well Fancy That: The Terry Hall Collection

I was just a bit too young to go see The Specials, but I'm proud to say that I altered my drivers permit so I could see what turned out to be (I think) the final show of Fun Boy Three at the Ritz in New York in 1983. Though I don't remember too much about the show and I think I went primarily because of their connection to The Specials. I didn't really keep up with Terry Hall's 90s and 00s output, but I've always loved Waiting and the first Colourfield album (and ep) and never sound dated (at least to these ears.) So here's a couple mixtapes featuring The Fun Boy Three and Colourfield as well as some of Terry's later work.

Murder She Said The Fun Boy Three
The More I See (The Less I Believe) The Fun Boy Three
Castles In The Air The Colourfield
Grief Disguised As Joy Terry Hall
Sanctuary The Fun Boy Three
The Colourfield The Colourfield
Alone The Fun Boy Three
Ballad of a Landlord (Acoustic) Terry Hall
Fishbones and Scaredy Cats Terry, Blair & Anouchka
Badlands Colourfield
Frosty Morning The Colourfield
T'aint What You Do (It's The Way That You Do It) The Fun Boy Three
Forever J Terry Hall
Things We Do The Fun Boy Three
Hammond Song Colourfield

Disc Two

I Can't Get Enough Of You Baby Colourfield
Going Home The Fun Boy Three
We're Having All The Fun The Fun Boy Three
Tip Of My Tongue Vegas
Pushing Up Daisies The Colourfield
Way On Down The Fun Boy Three
Music to Watch Girls By Terry Hall
Problem Is Dub Pistols (featuring Terry Hall)
Miss Texas 1967 Colourfield
Yours Sincerely The Colourfield
Summertime (Extended 12'' Mix) Fun Boy Three
This Guy's In Love With You Terry Hall
The Lunatics Have Taken Over The Asylum The Fun Boy
Three Armchair Theater The Colourfield
Well Fancy That! The Fun Boy Three


solotoo said...

Nice, I've just recently discovered some of the work he's done with the Dub Pistols. Great tunes.

Anonymous said...

Check out Terry Hall & Mushtaq - The Hour Of Two Lights from 2003. It's one of his best records.

Ishkabibliophile said...

@anonymous and solotoo,

I've heard about the Mushtaq stuff, but I really should check it out. I'll also have to check out his work with the Dub Pistols - I thought he just did 1-2 songs with them.