The Best Of Times… with Horace Panter and Terry Hall of The Specials
Welcome to The Best Of Times brought to you by Lush and The Quietus. The Best Of Times is a new podcast show presented by John Doran and over the coming months we will be talking to people about some of the best and worst times they have been through, and in the process, find out how these experiences have made them who they are today. In the first episode we talked to Jason Williamson of Sleaford Mods and today, for Episode two, we’re talking to Horace Panter and Terry Hall of The Specials. This popular punk-influenced rocksteady and ska band formed in Coventry in 1977 and went on to record one of the most highly rated British debut albums ever, The Specials in 1979. They rapidly became the epitome and gold standard in socially realist, anti-racist, politically progressive bands. They are back today with a new album 'Encore' and it feels like it’s not a moment too soon. Today they talk to John about violence at gigs, their own experience of getting too much too soon, old friendships and how it’s never too late to start dealing positively with mental illness. This podcast was produced and engineered by Andrew Paine and co-produced by Matthew Shaw. The theme music is by Oh The Gilt. The Best Of Times is available now on the Lush Player but will be available to download as a podcast from iTunes from next Monday morning. If you enjoyed it please subscribe, give us a star rating, tweet about us and tell your friends and family. Thanks for listening. We’ll be back soon with more Best Of Times.