Topic: The Sound of Liverpool 1976 - 1988

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DISC 1

1. WHAT A WAY TO END IT ALL – Deaf School
2. BIG IN JAPAN – Big In Japan
3. SUFFICE TO SAY – Yachts
4. THE PICTURES ON MY WALL – Echo And The Bunnymen
5. LIL’S GONE TO PARIS – Ded Byrds
6. BREAKTHROUGH IN GREY ROOM – 0-51
7. TODAY’S MYSTERY IS… – The Dance Party
8. SLEEPING GAS – The Teardrop Explodes
9. FACTION-Faction
10. TOUCH – Lori And The Chameleons
11. BLACK LEATHER – Nightmares In Wax
12. BUNKER SOLDIERS – Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark
13. 194 RADIO CITY – Jaqui & Jeanette
14. LONELY EVENING – Clive Langer And The Boxes
15. MORNING, NOON AND NIGHT – Glass Torpedoes
16. COULD THIS BE HEAVEN – Original Mirrors
17. HEADS I WIN – The Moondogs
18. BREAK IT TO ME GENTLY – The Planets
19. DO THE CHUD – The Chuddy Nuddies
20. BRITISH REFUGEE – Spitfire Boys
21. THE DOCTOR – Geisha Girls
22. DON’T STOP THE WORLD – Deaf School

DISC 2

1. DALEK I LOVE YOU (DESTINY) – Dalek I
2. TELECOMMUNICATION – A Flock Of Seagulls
3. WHEN I DREAM – The Teardrop Explodes
4. HIT THE MOON – Ellery Bop
5. NUCLEAR SUMMER – The Nice Men
6. HUMAN FEATURES – Black
7. TOTAL RECALL – Systems
8. TOUCH – Freeze Frame
9. SUPERMAN – Attempted Moustache
10. INTERCONTINENTAL – Afraid Of Mice
11. RESCUE – Echo And The Bunnymen
12. PIGGIE IN THE MIDDLE EIGHT – Cook The Books
13. CREATION REBEL – Windows
14. MY MOTIVE – Chinese Religion
15. TOO LATE TO FLY THE FLAG – Hambi And The Dance
16. SOLDIERS – Egypt For Now
17. DOWN AT THE ZOO – Those Naughty Lumps
18. EUTHENICS – Modern Eon
19. LAUNDERETTE – A Formal Sigh
20. NIGHTLIFE – The Moderates

DISC 3

1. REVOLUTIONARY SPIRIT (STEREO MIX) – Wild Swans
2. AFRICAN AND WHITE – China Crisis
3. DON’T LET GO – Pink Industry
4. OBSESSIONS – Passion Polka
5. I’M THINKING OF YOU NOW – Box Of Toys
6. FLAMING SWORD – Care
7. DORIAN GRAY – The Bamboo Fringe
8. SHE’S LOCKED MY LIFE UP IN HER SUITCASE – Steve Lindsey
9. OCEANIC EXPLORERS – Ex Post Facto 1
10. SOME ASPECTS – Chain Of Command
11. HE’S DEAD ALRIGHT – Ambrose Reynolds
12. ART ON 45 – Royal Family And The Poor
13. THEMES FOR ‘GRIND’ SCENE V – Will Sergeant
14. THROUGH THE GLASS – Shiny Two Shiny
15. BIRDS FLY (WHISPER TO A SCREAM) – Icicle Works
16. A GIGANTIC RAFT IN THE PHILIPPINES – It’s Immaterial
17. TOXTETH – Public Disgrace
18. PLAYING FOR TIME – Send No Flowers
19. THINGS HAVE LEARNT TO WALK THAT OUGHT TO CRAWL – The Room
20. SHE KEEPS HER SECRET – The Balcony (Mk I)
21. BURST BALLOONS – The Turquoise Swimming Pools

DISC 4

1. TWO TRIBES – Frankie Goes To Hollywood
2. REASONS TO LIVE – Mr Amir
3. EVERY DAY ANOTHER DREAM – Brenda And The Beach Balls
4. THE FIRST PICTURE OF YOU – The Lotus Eaters
5. MISTY CIRCLES – Dead Or Alive
6. ARE YOU READY FOR THAT FEELING? – Virgin Dance
7. VALLEY OF EVERGREEN – Alternative Radio
8. JIMMY’S GRIN–Margox
9. KARDOMAH CAFÉ (2017 MIX) – The Cherry Boys
10. CONTRASTING STRANGERS – The Light
11. JEAN’S NOT HAPPENING – Pale Fountains
12. IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE – The Balcony (MK II)
13. WORKING FOR THE MAN – The High Five
14. JAMES WHERE ARE YOU NOW? – The Press Gang
15. MY WAR – Western Promise
16. DON’T CRY DARLING (DADDY HAD TO DROWN THE CAT) – Old Ma Cuxsom And The Soapchoppers
17. HAPPEN – The Rioutous Hues
18. BOMB SUTRA – Mel-O-Tones
19. HELL – Marshmallow Overcoat

DISC 5

1. ALWAYS THE BRIDESMAID – Jegsy Dodd And The Sons Of Harry Cross
2. GET DOWN OVER – The La’s
3. HIP AND HER CHEEK ELECTRIC (DEMO) – Barbel
4. A TRICK OF FATE – Magic Carpets
5. DEVIL LAUGHING – Benny Profane
6. THE TALLEST MAN – Jactars
7. DIDN’T WE HAVE A NICE TIME? (AND ALL MY FRIENDS ARE HERE) – The Tempest
8. PRECIOUS LOVE – The Onset
9. PAT NEVIN’S EYES – The Tractors
10. DANCE – Cyclic Amp
11. WHEN YOU’RE IN – The DaVincis
12. WAY OUT – The La’s
13. TANTRIC WIPEOUT – The Walking Seeds
14. BURNIN’ AND LOOTIN’ – Ministry Of Love
15. BIG BAD MONEY WORLD – A Game Of Soldiers
16. ONLY IN AMERICA – Exhibit B
17. SONS OF – Thomas Lang
18.COME HOLY SPIRIT- Revolutionary Army Of The Infant Jesus

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Re: The Sound of Liverpool 1976 - 1988

Derek Hatton was a fan of Cook The Books.

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I remember reading about that Piggy in the Middle 8 single, but never got to hear it until years after it came out. Was this sort of mythical single in my mind, then when I eventually heard it was a bit of let down. Ah, much like life really.

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Did have a big old "oooh" moment when Birds Fly (Whisper To A Scream) cranked up over the closing credits of a season two Stranger Things episode.

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Looks good that. Who were the Bamboo Fringe? Ace name that.

Was it the chameleons with Lori?

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Harvest wrote:

Derek Hatton was a fan of Cook The Books.

That fucking spiv was in charge when I arrived to start Liverpool Poly, September 85. The fucker was handing out redundo notices by taxi, chaos everywhere, nobody knew what the fuck was going on. Then Toxteth kicked off again, drivers being dragged out of their cabs on Upper Parliament Street and then cabs set on fire, got back to my student hovel and there was a riot cop top of my street, full gear, told me to get inside, lock the door and don't come out till tomorrow morning. A gentle introduction to leaving home. Might have to revisit some of the tunes on this.

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Mike Jones wrote:
Harvest wrote:

Derek Hatton was a fan of Cook The Books.

That fucking spiv was in charge when I arrived to start Liverpool Poly, September 85. The fucker was handing out redundo notices by taxi, chaos everywhere, nobody knew what the fuck was going on. Then Toxteth kicked off again, drivers being dragged out of their cabs on Upper Parliament Street and then cabs set on fire, got back to my student hovel and there was a riot cop top of my street, full gear, told me to get inside, lock the door and don't come out till tomorrow morning. A gentle introduction to leaving home. Might have to revisit some of the tunes on this.

You must have a few streets from me Mike. Albeit a decade earlier. It was all ecstasy, John moores and Ibiza by the time I got there.

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During the late 80s when I lived in Liverpool briefly I saw Derek Hatton out jogging with a young friend (Minder). He's still the only jogger I have ever seen waving at people in a 'nice one Derek way'

That compilation looks excellent but I think the Tractors were from St Helens !!

Kardomah Cafe was a mid 80s fave of mine.

And good to see the Mel O Tones/Walking Seeds getting some attention they may even deserve as well.

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Loose Lips wrote:
Mike Jones wrote:
Harvest wrote:

Derek Hatton was a fan of Cook The Books.

That fucking spiv was in charge when I arrived to start Liverpool Poly, September 85. The fucker was handing out redundo notices by taxi, chaos everywhere, nobody knew what the fuck was going on. Then Toxteth kicked off again, drivers being dragged out of their cabs on Upper Parliament Street and then cabs set on fire, got back to my student hovel and there was a riot cop top of my street, full gear, told me to get inside, lock the door and don't come out till tomorrow morning. A gentle introduction to leaving home. Might have to revisit some of the tunes on this.

You must have a few streets from me Mike. Albeit a decade earlier. It was all ecstasy, John moores and Ibiza by the time I got there.

Top of Smithfield Rd as it meets U Parliament - was back there in June for a gathering of our Poly gang, didn't recognize anywhere around there now, really changed. But did see the house we lived in on Kenny Ave, dodgy landlord had told us that The Beatles recorded in the basement, we thought yeah right - now a blue plaque on the wall saying this is where The Quarrymen recorded, 1958. Missed all the E shenanigans in Lipool, left for the US in 1990, started my E adventures at Chicago clubs and raves in cornfields in the Midwest.
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Apologies for hijacking the thread! Loved my time in Lipool and was great to go back, changed so much, mostly of course for the better - big disappointment was round by the old Cavern Club, had my 21st bday party there - now it's like Prague, full of pissed up knobheads on stag do's.

Just remembered - me n my mate were sat in the front room of this place (on the floor, no furniture) as Hillsborough unfolded, gobsmacked and glued to the screen. Aftermath in the city was one of the most touching things I'd seen, ended up at Wembley for the FA Cup final that year, beat Everton on a very emotional day. 12 years later I was in New York as the Twin Towers came down...

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Loose Lips wrote:
Mike Jones wrote:
Harvest wrote:

Derek Hatton was a fan of Cook The Books.

That fucking spiv was in charge when I arrived to start Liverpool Poly, September 85. The fucker was handing out redundo notices by taxi, chaos everywhere, nobody knew what the fuck was going on. Then Toxteth kicked off again, drivers being dragged out of their cabs on Upper Parliament Street and then cabs set on fire, got back to my student hovel and there was a riot cop top of my street, full gear, told me to get inside, lock the door and don't come out till tomorrow morning. A gentle introduction to leaving home. Might have to revisit some of the tunes on this.

You must have a few streets from me Mike. Albeit a decade earlier. It was all ecstasy, John moores and Ibiza by the time I got there.

I was there in between the two of you. All shell suits and Marillion t-shirts.

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Mike Jones wrote:
Loose Lips wrote:
Mike Jones wrote:

That fucking spiv was in charge when I arrived to start Liverpool Poly, September 85. The fucker was handing out redundo notices by taxi, chaos everywhere, nobody knew what the fuck was going on. Then Toxteth kicked off again, drivers being dragged out of their cabs on Upper Parliament Street and then cabs set on fire, got back to my student hovel and there was a riot cop top of my street, full gear, told me to get inside, lock the door and don't come out till tomorrow morning. A gentle introduction to leaving home. Might have to revisit some of the tunes on this.

You must have a few streets from me Mike. Albeit a decade earlier. It was all ecstasy, John moores and Ibiza by the time I got there.

Top of Smithfield Rd as it meets U Parliament - was back there in June for a gathering of our Poly gang, didn't recognize anywhere around there now, really changed. But did see the house we lived in on Kenny Ave, dodgy landlord had told us that The Beatles recorded in the basement, we thought yeah right - now a blue plaque on the wall saying this is where The Quarrymen recorded, 1958. Missed all the E shenanigans in Lipool, left for the US in 1990, started my E adventures at Chicago clubs and raves in cornfields in the Midwest.
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Apologies for hijacking the thread! Loved my time in Lipool and was great to go back, changed so much, mostly of course for the better - big disappointment was round by the old Cavern Club, had my 21st bday party there - now it's like Prague, full of pissed up knobheads on stag do's.

Just remembered - me n my mate were sat in the front room of this place (on the floor, no furniture) as Hillsborough unfolded, gobsmacked and glued to the screen. Aftermath in the city was one of the most touching things I'd seen, ended up at Wembley for the FA Cup final that year, beat Everton on a very emotional day. 12 years later I was in New York as the Twin Towers came down...

Did you go to Cassablanca's Mike? I used to work in the bar in the Phil across the road, four nights a week, have a few pints after closing while bottling up, then nip across the road to Cassa's. Loved it in there.

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The dockers set up the 'Casa' in 2000 which was next door to the Everyman where I worked behind the bar. I think it was in tribute the Cassablanca's but I could be wrong.

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Might even be in the same building.

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Loose Lips wrote:

Might even be in the same building.

Yeah, looks like it might be. Great stuff. (There were always rumours that upstairs was a knocking shop, though I remember being up there for a party and didn't see anything going on. But that's me. Couldn't pull in a whore house.)

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I never saw anything that interesting in there.

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Kavanagh's was another great boozer.

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fulmine wrote:
Mike Jones wrote:
Loose Lips wrote:

You must have a few streets from me Mike. Albeit a decade earlier. It was all ecstasy, John moores and Ibiza by the time I got there.

Top of Smithfield Rd as it meets U Parliament - was back there in June for a gathering of our Poly gang, didn't recognize anywhere around there now, really changed. But did see the house we lived in on Kenny Ave, dodgy landlord had told us that The Beatles recorded in the basement, we thought yeah right - now a blue plaque on the wall saying this is where The Quarrymen recorded, 1958. Missed all the E shenanigans in Lipool, left for the US in 1990, started my E adventures at Chicago clubs and raves in cornfields in the Midwest.
http://www.phillipsacetates.com/uploads/8/9/9/4/899469/3993596.jpg
http://www.phillipsacetates.com/uploads/8/9/9/4/899469/4030779.jpg

Apologies for hijacking the thread! Loved my time in Lipool and was great to go back, changed so much, mostly of course for the better - big disappointment was round by the old Cavern Club, had my 21st bday party there - now it's like Prague, full of pissed up knobheads on stag do's.

Just remembered - me n my mate were sat in the front room of this place (on the floor, no furniture) as Hillsborough unfolded, gobsmacked and glued to the screen. Aftermath in the city was one of the most touching things I'd seen, ended up at Wembley for the FA Cup final that year, beat Everton on a very emotional day. 12 years later I was in New York as the Twin Towers came down...

Did you go to Cassablanca's Mike? I used to work in the bar in the Phil across the road, four nights a week, have a few pints after closing while bottling up, then nip across the road to Cassa's. Loved it in there.

Yes! Every weekend was Casa's after hours, the Poly student union (The Haigh) was directly opposite. Place was legendary, just an old shithole terraced house that looked like it was run by Somalian pirates, veg curry for a quid to stop you falling over drunk, Crucial Brew for 2 quid to continue the process. At times some great music and everyone up for it. I do vaguely remember some rumours of it being a knocking shop but never had confirmed stories. Popped in there when I was back in June and it's right upmarket, very shwanky Harvey winebar with a small performance space, got talking to the lad working there and he gave me the dockers story, which was very Lipool. Think you're right, it was The Casablanca back in the 80s and now gentrified as Casa. Also spent plenty of time in the Phil, which was always a regular haunt, a very impressive boozer all round, although the bogs weren't as impressive as i remember! Also in The Pilgrim, great local boozer just down and off Hope St - landlord was piss funny in that Evertonian way, had us in stitches.

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Yeah, the Haigh! There was also the Commerce Bar, over near the tunnel. Used to love it in there. Across the car park there was this pub called the Ship (I think - something nautical anyway) where they had Friday afternoon lock-ins and would show porn films.

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Think I only went in the Commerce once, real claggy mat place and lots of Millie Tant lasses. I was "studying" in the Byrom St building right near the tunnel, it was The Ship, I remember seeing an auld stripper in there. Fuck me, times were tough for Liverpudlians in those days, made the Boro look well off.

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fulmine wrote:

Kavanagh's was another great boozer.

Oh aye.

It's was my local when I lived behind the drive through Natwest on the corner of Parliament Street.

Proper boozer.

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Ye Cracke anyone?

I'm not sure that ever shuts.

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There's a Time Slip on Bold Street ...

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Had a night out in Old Swan, late 80s. The quality of women in the First Ave was exemplary. A good time was had by all....

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There's a Time Slip on Bold Street ...

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It's fucking true, total time slip going on there. June 24 2017 - Suddenly it was 1987 and The Cabin (full of nurses and membership needed for lads, fucking nirvana once you got the blue card membership), Mardi Gras and Macmillans and I was a dorky fresh-faced mulleted Teessider on the pull, with mixed results. In an instant it was back to all worthy independent shops, superb curryhouses, Tesco Express and Salisbury's Fast and slightly better-dressed scouse biddys.

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