Happy 60 To TERRY HALL

19 March 2019

Terence Edward Hall better known as TERRY HALL was born in Coventry, England on
19 March 1959. Happy 60! He is most famous for being the frontman of ska legends
THE SPECIALS (who released new LP Encore last month) but he was also involved in several side-projects such as Fun Boy Three (1981-1983), The Colourfield (1984-1987),
he recorded two solo albums and collaborated with a series of musicians. Here are 3 big tracks to celebrate this special artist’s 60th birthday…

– GHOST TOWN –
(with The Specials – 1981)

– IT AIN’T WHAT YOU DO IT’S THE WAY THAT YOU DO IT –
(with Fun Boy Three featuring Banarama – 1982)

– THINKING OF YOU –
(with The Colourfield – 1985)

TERRY HALL: Fanpage Facebook / THE SPECIALS: Facebook

‘The Lunatics (Have Taken Over the Asylum)’ by FUN BOY THREE (1981)…

Sonic knockouts from the past

5 March 2019

The Lunatics (Have Taken Over the Asylum)’ by FUN BOY THREE

Fun Boy Three was a side project of 3 members of ska stars The Specials: Terry Hall,
Neville Staple
and Lynval Golding. ‘The Lunatics’ was the first single, released in 1981,
from their self-titled debut LP. African beats, tribal drumming and chant-like vocals.
Pretty innovative back then. The track hit the UK’s Singles Top 20. Although it’s a song
from 1981 the title & lyrics are very relevant today, isn’t it Mister Donald Lunatic Trump?

FUN BOY THREE: Biography

20 January 2017 – A Black Day For Human Solidarity… Worldwide

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20 January 2017 – The Lunatics Have Taken Over The Asylum by FUN BOY THREE

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It’s a black day for all of us, worldwide, who believe and understand that solidarity is the
one & only way to survive decently, in peace and harmony, and are now confronted with an Idiot as President of the USA. The 1981 prophecy of FUN BOY THREE has become sad reality today. Shame, bloody shame! But I’ll keep on listening to great music, it helps…

THE LUNATICS HAVE TAKEN OVER THE ASYLUM

I see a clinic full of cynics
Who want to twist the peoples’ wrist
They’re watching every move we make
We’re all included on the list

The lunatics have taken over the asylum
The lunatics have taken over the asylum

No nuclear the cowboy told us
And who am I to disagree
’cause when the madman flips the switch
The nuclear will go for me

The lunatics have taken over the asylum
The lunatics have taken over the asylum

I’ve seen the faces of starvation
But I just can not see the points
’cause there’s so much food here today
That no one wants to take away

The lunatics have taken over the asylum
The lunatics have taken over the asylum
The lunatics have taken over the asylum – take away my right to choose
The lunatics have taken over the asylum – take away my point of view
The lunatics have taken over the asylum
The lunatics have taken over the asylum – take away my dignity,
Take these things away from me
The lunatics have taken over the asylum
The lunatics have taken over the asylum – take away my family,
Take away the right to speak
The lunatics have taken over the asylum take away my point of view,
Take away my right to choose

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Three Specials: Neville Staple, Terry Hall and Lynval Golding…