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#21 Saint Billinge

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 01:51 PM

Mr M's.

 

Was it once called king of clubs? Having been to a club in St Helens with some mates one Saturday early evening, we then caught a taxi to Wigan Casino. Come midnight, the same band that had performed in St Helens came on stage. 


Edited by Saint Billinge, 01 November 2013 - 01:53 PM.


#22 Phil

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 02:58 PM

I'm off to a Northern soul night in Illingworth this very evening


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#23 808tone

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 07:47 PM

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.

What differ from Northern Soul and Rave was that the students and middle classes took over part of the Rave scene alongside Rave music splitting off with loads of genres i.e. Happy Hardcore, Jungle, Techno etc while Northern Soul in the early 1980's continued on the Scooter Scene.



#24 Johnoco

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Posted 02 November 2013 - 12:14 AM

What differ from Northern Soul and Rave was that the students and middle classes took over part of the Rave scene alongside Rave music splitting off with loads of genres i.e. Happy Hardcore, Jungle, Techno etc while Northern Soul in the early 1980's continued on the Scooter Scene.

What on earth is Happy Hardcore? There is only one hardcore, and that is hardcore.



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Posted 02 November 2013 - 12:39 AM

I can always remember people getting late buses from Rochdale out to Wigan as the northern scene didn't seem to get going until midnight.

 

A workmate of mine has a neighbour who's kitchen floor is made of boards from out of the Casino.


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#26 Johnoco

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Posted 02 November 2013 - 12:45 AM

I can always remember people getting late buses from Rochdale out to Wigan as the northern scene didn't seem to get going until midnight.

A workmate of mine has a neighbour who's kitchen floor is made of boards from out of the Casino.

Lol must have been a blinking big floor that casino because I have heard that said by a few people. Not even in Lancashire never mind Wigan.

#27 Saint Billinge

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Posted 02 November 2013 - 08:36 AM

Lol must have been a blinking big floor that casino because I have heard that said by a few people. Not even in Lancashire never mind Wigan.

 

The Bolton Palais was once an iconic nightclub that had a wooden dance floor and hollow underneath. No one was allowed drinks downstairs because of the bouncy floor, and so had to sit upstairs on the surrounding balcony. Having left your drinks upstairs to go down and have a dance, you would come back minus the drinks. Sneaky lot in those days. ;) Actually there was no need to dance because the floor was like a giant trampoline. A great night out though.



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Posted 03 November 2013 - 10:01 PM

What on earth is Happy Hardcore? There is only one hardcore, and that is hardcore.

 


Edited by ckn, 04 November 2013 - 10:58 PM.
Edited by CKN: Enough of the sweary stuff!


#29 my missus

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Posted 03 November 2013 - 11:38 PM

is this the same show that was on about a month back?


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Why all the fuss
It's only two humans being.


#30 Griff9of13

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 08:13 PM

is this the same show that was on about a month back?

 

Not only the same show that was on about a month ago, but the same thread that was started about a month ago (September 25th if you check the OP) :D


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#31 my missus

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Posted 10 November 2013 - 06:58 PM

Hmm i must start reading from the top ;)


What does it mean
This tearjerking scene
Beamed into my home
That it moves me so much
Why all the fuss
It's only two humans being.





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