Thursday, August 14, 2008

The Specs - Changes to the Few (link updated November 22, '08)

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This is The Specs'(The original Specs from Riverside California) first recording from 1991. It was a cassette only release which I have never been able to find another original copy of since mine disappeared. Luckily I made a friend a copy of my original tape way back in the days and after all these years he still has it. The sound quality is terrible - there is a constant tape-hiss all the way through and almost every song warps or has tape fading but those of you who know this album should appreciate it nonetheless.
And, though I don't have the original tape I do still have the cover - the scans are included in the download with the lyrics and all.

1 Don't Change My Song
2 My Soles are Worn
3 Eliminator
4 Let Me Now
5 Rude Agents
6 Dance with Me
7 Problems Arise
8 Bush Clearing
9 Rudeboy Has to Skank
10 Cleopatra Skat

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24 comments:

soulska said...

i think i still have my tape would u like me to transfer to MP3 to see if its better?

Tone & Wave said...

That would be great! Yes please!

bob said...

OMG! "My soles are worn" was my favorite ska song ever, I've been looking for this for ten years since I lost my tape and I cant get it to download!! HELP!!

Anonymous said...

Zshare has been quite unreliable lately, here it is on Badongo:

http://www.badongo.com/file/11784868

'My Soles are Worn' is my favorite song on this tape. Unfortunately I played it so often that the song is a bit worn.

Anonymous said...

unbelievable! thanks for the memories!

Anonymous said...

anychance you can put it back up.it wont come up.wasnt dick tracy on that cassette?thanks!

DavidL said...
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DavidL said...

I see this post is a few years old, but I'm currently burning some cassettes to mp3. Let me know if anyone is interested in a better copy.

Anonymous said...

How do I go about gettin this awesome album. I've been looking for a long time

stabledanger said...

I neeed this album

stabledanger said...

If anyone has this album please contact me. Very interested. Thanks

Danger said...

Again if anyone has this album please hit me up. Lost my account info just got a new contact. Thanks

Anonymous said...

I want! Please post link to download.

Anonymous said...

Can somebody please re-upload this. I really want this.

DavidL said...

I checked with Gregg from the band, and he gave me the go-ahead to share. So, here you go. Enjoy!

http://www.4shared.com/folder/2vpBzrXq/_online.html

Mike Menchaca said...

This is cool. Just happen to stumble upon this site. I'm Mike Menchaca singer, co-sonwriter and trumpet player of the original Specs. Cool to hear people still like the songs. I really loved singing My Soles the best. Maybe a Specs reunion show?

Anonymous said...

@MIKE MENCHACA I know Gurjinder. He played trombone!

Anonymous said...

Loved The Specs! Played this tape to death... Listening to this takes me right back to Spanky's Cafe and the year 1991.. Specs reunion, yes please!!!!

lazy j said...

Can anyone help me find Jeff braun?

Geoff Conklin said...

Ahh I loved this album! They were my favorite back in the day! The link is not working for My soles are worn!!

Geoff Conklin said...

I loved this album! I listened to this tape till it died!!
Can someone re-up the link? A few of the songs no longer work and I would love to hear this album in its entirety again!
Cheers!!

DavidL said...

I can. Which songs no longer work?

Anonymous said...

Attention all. Here's the Coveted Specs tape. By popular demand from The Specs! https://soundcloud.com/bernie-garcia/changes-to-the-few

primo said...

https://soundcloud.com/bernie-garcia/changes-to-the-few