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Annoying Things The Media Say When They Talk About Northern Soul

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I don't know what made me think of this but i thought i'd start a thread to try to collect some of the annoying things / cliches that lazy, clueless media types say when they turn their attention to northern soul....

To kick things off, the oft-repeated phrase 'the northern soul movement' is always worth a cringe. It's the 'movement' bit... Makes it sound like The Young Conservatives Movement or a branch of the Church of England or something...

Flipping, 'movement' indeed!!! Clueless!

Any more?

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I don't know what made me think of this but i thought i'd start a thread to try to collect some of the annoying things / cliches that lazy, clueless media types say when they turn their attention to northern soul....

To kick things off, the oft-repeated phrase 'the northern soul movement' is always worth a cringe. It's the 'movement' bit... Makes it sound like The Young Conservatives Movement or a branch of the Church of England or something...

Flipping, 'movement' indeed!!! Clueless!

Any more?

"Bowel" springs to mind with the word movement !!

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"Northern Soul was a cult back in the 70s but is now back" is annoying, made worse when that myth is supported by some commentators involved in the scene at that time and now back with a big break of a decade or two. Insulting to the Djs, promoters and importantly punters who carried on I think.

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I'll tell you hat is annoying, Lisa Tarbuck played the Pointer Sisters - send him back on Radio 2 tonight as I was driving home. I was amazed. Then what does she do? Fades it out for the six o'clock news.  :facepalm:  :dash2:

Edited by Quinvy

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The TV programs that start with film of the drab industrial North smoking chimneys and all. Then we are told that this was our escape from humdrum existence. Then to stereotype us all as having no life apart from northern soul is grating and condescending to say the least. It was fabulous but there was football, the pub, girls, family.....

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Time to get out your dancing shoes and kick back the carpet!!!!!......... Cringe!

Do you know Frank Wilson on the Soul label is the most expensive soul record!

The rebirth of Northern Soul!! (It never stopped!!!)

Edited by solidsoul

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Anything Craig ('i am reading this information about the record that was just on off a script in an unconvincing attempt to sound like i know what i am talking about') Charles says on the subject.

Edited by son of stan

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Build it up.... then knock it down! 

Watch the media change it's view point in the near future. It's the mentality our country was built on. 

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"Northern Soul was a cult back in the 70s but is now back" is annoying, made worse when that myth is supported by some commentators involved in the scene at that time and now back with a big break of a decade or two. Insulting to the Djs, promoters and importantly punters who carried on I think.

I 've often thought there's quite a few cults from the 70's that are now back again.

I can't help being disleksick

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It's not just the media's fault. I've seen some horrific stuff on Facebook and on other sites produced by so-called 'soulies' that make Northern Soul look like a complete joke. So much so that I wonder whether I even want to tell people I'm into it at all any more. There are plenty actually on the scene doing damage without the media getting involved, in fact if the media reported everything we'd be even more of a laughing stock. Just be thankful half the stuff never gets out.

Edited by Matt Male

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It's not just the media's fault. I've seen some horrific stuff on Facebook and on other sites produced by so-called 'soulies' that make Northern Soul look like a complete joke. So much so that I wonder whether I even want to tell people I'm into it at all any more. There are plenty actually on the scene doing damage without the media getting involved, in fact if the media reported everything we'd be even more of a laughing stock. Just be thankful half the stuff never gets out.

Most Facebook Nurvun groups are dire, there's some bufoons out there who don't half spout some sh1te. Just see some now contacting the BBC with their take - we'll be begging Paul Ogrady to do another 'hilarious' programme to deflect from the I went to the Twisted Casino Facebook Massive doc.

Edited by Byrney

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Is my assessment of Media influence reasonable?

The mainstream media is loaded with boring, agenda fuelled assholes.

Sadly some dickheads on this scene court publicity and the products published from those encounters is what you expect when a dickhead meets with an asshole!

Therefore, anything the mainstream media publish about the scene is a product of the afore mentioned union and not worth my time or effort reading or listening to. 

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Whenever I hear/see the words Northern Soul in the media :sleep3: its time to go to my imaginary potting shed and polish me shoes.

Edited by 50 Shades

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Most Facebook Nurvun groups are dire, there's some bufoons out there who don't half spout some sh1te. Just see some now contacting the BBC with their take - we'll be begging Paul Ogrady to do another 'hilarious' programme to deflect from the I went to the Twisted Casino Facebook Massive doc.

I'm on a few and I've always accepted I have limited knowledge on records, but even I sometimes come across as bit of an authority, which takes some doing :) 

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Some of the key omissions when it gets talked about on the likes of the BBC, i.e:

 

Ian 'Pep' Pereira

The Catacombs

Tony Jebb

& of course Simon Soussan

 

 

 

 

 

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About 15/16 years ago a local radio DJ asked me to play some Northern Soul in his predominantely Indie Rock show. After a few tunes he asked me live on air why I was listening to this kind of music, it's "dull and sends him to sleep". Now that was annoying....

Edited by Benji

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