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#1 Futtocks

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 01:25 PM

'Keeping the Faith', tonight on BBC2.


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Posted 25 September 2013 - 02:14 PM

Yeah looking forward to this :dancer:


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Posted 25 September 2013 - 05:09 PM

Out on the floor tonight ........


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Posted 25 September 2013 - 06:12 PM

Nicely timed


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Posted 25 September 2013 - 09:00 PM

Imaginary royals on, imaginary talc ready, imagining 35 years back #stillgotit


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Posted 25 September 2013 - 09:01 PM

Hosted by a Leyther :)


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Posted 25 September 2013 - 09:41 PM

Given that there a limit to what you can do on 30 minutes, it was a rather good documentary. Great to see the young kids eschewing manufactured pop in favour of something more real too.

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 10:43 PM

My dad used to go to the Casino and I can see now where the "rave" has originated from. The way the participants described the whole thing reminds me of my own experiences in underground house and techno nights.....the beat, the drugs, the pseudo-religious experience, that underground buzz, sense of "us" and it being "ours".......

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#9 Northern Sol

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 10:48 PM

Unsurprising I do like Soul music though the whole Wigan scene was long before my time.

#10 Futtocks

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 08:40 AM

Hey kids! Work on your dancing and you too can become an economics correspondent. :P 

 

Seriously, that was a very enjoyable programme, and it was especially heartening to see a new generation still keeping the faith.


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Posted 26 September 2013 - 08:01 PM

Really good show, I thought.

 

Well recommended Futtocks, my good man


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Posted 27 September 2013 - 12:42 PM

Didnt know this was one.

 

Just watched it on iplayer and really enjoyed it.



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Posted 27 September 2013 - 12:51 PM

My dad used to go to the Casino and I can see now where the "rave" has originated from. The way the participants described the whole thing reminds me of my own experiences in underground house and techno nights.....the beat, the drugs, the pseudo-religious experience, that underground buzz, sense of "us" and it being "ours".......


You can very easily draw parallels with the "rave" explosion of the late 80s/early 90s - both initially were working class youth culture movements, with dancing (and taking drugs) being a release from the 9-5 drudgery of day-to-day working life. Living for the weekend is something that us Brits do quite well - hence why our underground club/party scene for years was the envy of the world. It's interesting comparing it to America, where the underground dance/music scene was traditionally either very black, or very gay (or a combination of the two - see the early disco movement).

There's a lot about this in Bill Brewster and Frank Broughton's excellent history of the DJ, "Last Night a DJ Saved My Life".

Interesting, too, that one of the most famous Northern Soul DJs from the early years of the Wigan Casino, Ian Levine, went on to pioneer high energy music (which, admittedly, was largely terrible) - musically different, but still based around driving rhythms, a stomping beat, and a hedonistic outlook on life. Less obsessive crate-digging for records found in somebody's attic in Detroit, though.
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Posted 27 September 2013 - 04:36 PM

Mate of mine used to go with his Adidas bag and talc to help him slide on the floor. There was a big night in Cleethorpes aswell. I like soul music but could never get into Northern Soul I was more of a Stax and Atlantic fan myself.

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 08:15 PM

Is there anyway i can watch this again?



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Posted 31 October 2013 - 08:33 PM

Is there anyway i can watch this again?

I have a digital copy of it. If you send me your e-mail address via PM, we can work out a way to get it to you.



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Posted 01 November 2013 - 09:16 AM

Mate of mine used to go with his Adidas bag and talc to help him slide on the floor. There was a big night in Cleethorpes aswell. I like soul music but could never get into Northern Soul I was more of a Stax and Atlantic fan myself.

me too although NS was more of a dance movement rather than a musical one IMHO

and I hated the clothes as well


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Posted 01 November 2013 - 09:36 AM

My dad used to go to the Casino and I can see now where the "rave" has originated from. The way the participants described the whole thing reminds me of my own experiences in underground house and techno nights.....the beat, the drugs, the pseudo-religious experience, that underground buzz, sense of "us" and it being "ours".......

 

I seem to recall being able to enter another night club that backed on to the Wigan Casino. Padge might know more. I did enjoy some great times there when being able to get in due to the long queues stretching down the street. Many clubs and pubs in the Sixties wouldn't let you in unless wearing a tie. I once swapped my cravat for a tie after being refused entry to a nightclub. The burly doorman was quite amused when looking at my tie that didn't match my suit.  :tongue:



#19 Wolford6

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 09:52 AM

I love Northern Soul, Tamla, Stax, Philadelphia and all that stuff. It's never lost its attraction and has many younger adherents who weren't born when it had its heyday.

 

My trouble is that I have no talent whatsoever; I am tone deaf, can't sing and can't play an instrument.  

 

I definitely can't dance, so I'm pretty sure that I would only have gone the once to Wigan Casino. Embarrassment would have put paid to more visits,  much as I would have liked to go more often.

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 10:48 AM

I seem to recall being able to enter another night club that backed on to the Wigan Casino. Padge might know more. I did enjoy some great times there when being able to get in due to the long queues stretching down the street. Many clubs and pubs in the Sixties wouldn't let you in unless wearing a tie. I once swapped my cravat for a tie after being refused entry to a nightclub. The burly doorman was quite amused when looking at my tie that didn't match my suit.  :tongue:

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