The Aftershow: The Specials' Lynval Golding

Andre Paine

Guitarist and vocalist Lynval Golding was a founding member of The Specials, whose No.1 LP Encore is the first to feature Terry Hall in 39 years. Here, Golding reveals why they imploded, how Ghost Town almost wasn’t a single and what they learned from Bananarama…

Encore is a proper Specials album because…

“We’ve got our singer back, our real voice, which is Terry Hall. He’s one of the best writers I’ve ever worked with. When it comes to lyrics, he’s ...

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