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This is what has become of our so called Under Ground Scene, UNDERGROUND MY ARSE . Its the BIGGEST Commercialised Scene since  the Camera's came to Wigan . This is also down to the so called NORT

Think they have misunderstood the rules of Northern soul. You are meant to be spinning off your head, not spinning on it..

why cant we just be f~~kin left alone




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Oh dear not looking forward to this.Get ready at your local soul night for a load of Brendan Cole lookalikes turning up and all your relatives this christmas saying thats what youve been into then all these years

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If they don't dance to 'Out On The Floor' I'm going to refuse to pay the BBC for my TV license from now on.

Personally, I can't wait for Breakdancing week where Brendan Cole and Debbie McGee will attempt to imitate Crazy Legs from the Rocksteady Crew's signature 'windmill' move while dancing to The Incredible Bongo Band's version of 'Apache' by The Shadows.

Ho hum.

  

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Its a real shame because its not that they lack decent choreographers , they pulled off a real sensitive and class routine for last weeks remembrance  sunday  event. I think they  go a bit Blackpool loopy and OTT . to be honest. I think they did a Motown routine this series , which came off ok. Id be happy to hear Out on the Floor , but would demand a refund if they played The Snake. !! 

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Because all the clowns on the scene love to put it "out there" can barely listen to radio 2 these days without some dickhead requesting the Snake.

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Is it me or have I missed the dancers who spin on their heads at the nighters, all dayers & soul nights that I have attended:g::rofl:

Kirsty

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RW is being invited to Strictly and his playing the original Frank Wilson followed by the Javaleers, follwed by either Wombat or the Snake is this a bad dream turning into a nightmare L o L, I'm only joking but be prepared for any kind of shock if you expect the worst it might not be that much of a dogs dinner

ML

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I've just popped into the bookies while the wife's in Tesco and stuck a tenner on Len Goodman making a suprise appearance at odds oft 66/1 by leaping out of the audience and doing some backdrops and karate kicks if 'Sliced Tomatoes' gets a spin. 

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Like I’ve put on Facebook...... 

someone complained about baby Jesus being a sausage roll on the greggs advert and then there’s this ..... 

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next week " strictly does Modern Soul "     shit no !  cant wait to get in work next week , to a load of " oh I know what those soul doos you go to are like " NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO..........

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This is what has become of our so called Under Ground Scene, UNDERGROUND MY ARSE . Its the BIGGEST Commercialised Scene since  the Camera's came to Wigan .

This is also down to the so called NORTHERN SOUL FILM , Which to me was a bloody Joke .

Every where you go , Supermarkets , shopping centre , Pubs , etc. the music is playing Tee shirts, Hold All's , For sale , and even on Bloody TV Adverts. 

The whole Scene is getting to be a joke,

Where were all these people back in the 80s and 90s, After Wigan closed. Probably at their local Night club dancing to Duran Duran .

Those were best years for Northern Rare Soul Scene, Fantastic Venues such as TOP OF THE WORLD STAFFORD , BANK HALL MINERS BURNLEY, CLIFTON HALL ROTHERAM , SHOTTS SCOTLAND , TONY,S EMPRESS HALL BLACKBURN. 100 CLUB LONDON, I could name a lot more , The music was second to none New sixties discoveries, no same old same old , And Fantastic  Djs , Mark Bicknell , Roger Banks , Guy Hennigan , Keb Darge , Pat Brady , Ady Croasdale  etc all playing new discoveries both 60s and 70s.

Those were the Golden days of Northern Soul . True Dancers , Collectors , and Djs.

I will Take my hat off to those Djs and Promoters who try really hard to put on events where the music is forward thinking , Playing not Rare but quality Under Played Soul . And their are 1000,s of quality Soul records waiting to be played.

As soon as the BANDWAGON Goes over Cliff the better.

Sorry to winge on but enough is enough , After been part of a unique scene for the past 40yrs really hurts to see the scene

as one BIG COMMERCIAL PRODUCT. 

 

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When did the BBC seize control of the northern scene.

Some of the producers wern't even born in the late 1960's- early 1970's  and they'd probably treat the mention of a black bomber as a rascist commment !

Dave

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Will I be in, watching this tripe tonight, No.

Grosvenor rooms first and then off to the Blackhearts nighter me thinks.

Hugh

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But we need new blood on the scene otherwise it will die .

No we  dont and no it wont 

And as for that bloody Northern soul girl  arggggghhhh

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Thought the media coverage in the 70's was bad enough,but this preoccupation with the BBC trying to look trendy is beyond the pale.

The majority of the scene is nothing more than a money making exercise and self promotion, by some people who should know better-look at all the garbage for sale at so called weekenders.

To sum up,it's certainly not the scene I discovered and loved in the early 70's ,will I be watching yet another major embarrassment on National TV ?

NO, i'll probably be having a pint somewhere and remembering a time when Northern Soul was underground and not just a Saturday night joke

Comments welcome ! 

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3 hours ago, Andyontherock said:

Think they have misunderstood the rules of Northern soul.

You are meant to be spinning off your head, not spinning on it..:D

lol :wicked:

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why all the fuss ,theres nowt we can do about it , don't watch the show anyroadsart am usually out and will be tonight , off to the Grovenor rooms to watch and listen to two of the best young DJs on the scene , think neither of them went to the Station Road Casino ,

 

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i've danced to NS for 45 years ( last night the latest at The Ukrainian Club, ashton u lyne.

I've also ballroom and latin danced for nearly 20 yrs.

I never mix the two up- and neither should the BBC.

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5 hours ago, dave pinch said:

why cant we just be f~~kin left alone

Here Here Dave,it’s absolutely pathetic,bring back the Stafford days when the scene was nearly on its arse and what you had was the true die hards.

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Trying hard to look on the bright side, I think it might be quite comical. Sure, it’ll be watching-through-one-eye cringing behind the sofa stuff, but the last laugh is ours.

Here’s a trashy TV programme put on by a useless TV company, fronted by washed-up has beens (sorry Darcy) with inept paticipants floundering around to tuneless garbage. Since the demise of the popular music industry, the virtual disappearance of musical talent has been replaced by endless troops of dancers who can’t even mime, let alone sing. Mass dancing has now become the latest but lowest form of popular culture. Go to any school concert and there’ll be dozens of out-of-step show-offs desperate for attention in this me-me-me age: watch Strictly and witness the grown-ups’ version.

As we all know, cream rises to the top, so the sad saps at Strictly Prancing, running low on ideas, have reached for the Northern manual to salvage the programme. The music is guaranteed to be laughable and the dance steps even worse. But, hey, who cares? None of us watch rubbish on Saturday night TV anyway...

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Yes looking on the bright side, maybe they'll go the whole hog and have a dab and be talking bollix outside about Troy Dodds b sides at 4.23 am (chewing). :-)

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Northern Soul for the masses after all these years this is what it’s come to giving every tom dick and levanna the right to Cut rug with their baggys and bevy in hand eyein up the soulteds giving them courage to be out on the floor. No where to run now, northern overground Rip

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So thats 2 weekends on the trot when the antics at Blackpool Tower have cast an almighty dark shadow on a once great scene.
Hang your heads in shame all those involved.

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2 hours ago, Wheelsville1 said:

Here Here Dave,it’s absolutely pathetic,bring back the Stafford days when the scene was nearly on its arse and what you had was the true die hards.

yes mate stafford was a great venue loved going even though the scene was really down to a couple of thousand nationwide  or so it seemed  every thing on ovo . cover ups pure era of the scene .6Ts mafia days lol 

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5 hours ago, Mark S said:

But we need new blood on the scene otherwise it will die .

No we  dont and no it wont 

And as for that bloody Northern soul girl  arggggghhhh

I agree, irritating AF

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1 hour ago, Cunnie said:

So thats 2 weekends on the trot when the antics at Blackpool Tower have cast an almighty dark shadow on a once great scene.
Hang your heads in shame all those involved.

Dare  I ask what was last week in Blackpool...

Many of you on here with negative stuff to say will tune in i bet... Don't give em yer viewing figures, switch off...

I would put a hammer through the tv if I had to watch that shite.... Out of sight and out of mind..

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On 18/11/2017 at 11:41, PIED PIPER said:

This is what has become of our so called Under Ground Scene, UNDERGROUND MY ARSE . Its the BIGGEST Commercialised Scene since  the Camera's came to Wigan .

This is also down to the so called NORTHERN SOUL FILM , Which to me was a bloody Joke .

Every where you go , Supermarkets , shopping centre , Pubs , etc. the music is playing Tee shirts, Hold All's , For sale , and even on Bloody TV Adverts. 

The whole Scene is getting to be a joke,

Where were all these people back in the 80s and 90s, After Wigan closed. Probably at their local Night club dancing to Duran Duran .

Those were best years for Northern Rare Soul Scene, Fantastic Venues such as TOP OF THE WORLD STAFFORD , BANK HALL MINERS BURNLEY, CLIFTON HALL ROTHERAM , SHOTTS SCOTLAND , TONY,S EMPRESS HALL BLACKBURN. 100 CLUB LONDON, I could name a lot more , The music was second to none New sixties discoveries, no same old same old , And Fantastic  Djs , Mark Bicknell , Roger Banks , Guy Hennigan , Keb Darge , Pat Brady , Ady Croasdale  etc all playing new discoveries both 60s and 70s.

Those were the Golden days of Northern Soul . True Dancers , Collectors , and Djs.

I will Take my hat off to those Djs and Promoters who try really hard to put on events where the music is forward thinking , Playing not Rare but quality Under Played Soul . And their are 1000,s of quality Soul records waiting to be played.

As soon as the BANDWAGON Goes over Cliff the better.

Sorry to winge on but enough is enough , After been part of a unique scene for the past 40yrs really hurts to see the scene

as one BIG COMMERCIAL PRODUCT. 

 

I agree wholeheartedly with what you say, and I went to all the venues you mention.   But the great years you refer to were before the internet was available to most people.

The internet has ruined the traditional Northern Soul, as it was.      Once, the only way to keep up with the scene was to go to forward thinking allnighters.  Now all these low commitment soul night people can learn everything sitting at home.  This means allnighter attendances have suffered and soul nights are booming!

Since roundabout year 2000 the Northern scene has been taken over by people who learned about it from their PC's.  Now it looks like a complete retro/ nostalgic pantomime!

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Why the fuss about Strictly doing Northern when most weeks on the scene these days it's Northern Doing strictly.

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Do l like this.?  Not a lot  not a lot   not a lot   Debbie mc gee did you use to go to the mecca. I think not 😉

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1 hour ago, little-stevie said:

Dare  I ask what was last week in Blackpool...

Many of you on here with negative stuff to say will tune in i bet... Don't give em yer viewing figures, switch off...

I would put a hammer through the tv if I had to watch that shite.... Out of sight and out of mind..

Come on Stevie, keep up. The novelty dancing World Championship thing hosted by Roberts & Searling to boost their pension funds.
The Blackpool box set will be flying off the presses in the next couple of weeks just in time for Christmas no doubt alongside the T shirt, patches, genuine ADIDAS copy holdall complete with authentic 2nd issue patches, toilet roll holder etc...

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I read on social media that the Northern bit ain't on tonight.. You have been duped as the BBC wanted to up the viewing figures.. You are all part of a scam ????

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2 minutes ago, little-stevie said:

I read on social media that the Northern bit ain't on tonight.. You have been duped as the BBC wanted to up the viewing figures.. You are all part of a scam ????

Wouldn't know Stevie. Watching Bitty McLean with Sly & Robbie live.
No brainer really.

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Totally agree All the hallmarks of Roberts n £nig no doubt playing there part as advisers to the bbc, drawing in the soultemps, here today gone tomorrow, well we can all live in hope sadly it’s too late. Sub cultures like jazz funk, rockabilly, even teddy boys way more underground then this over exposed scene currently is. Sadly we can’t turn back to hands of time.

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1 hour ago, little-stevie said:

I read on social media that the Northern bit ain't on tonight.. You have been duped as the BBC wanted to up the viewing figures.. You are all part of a scam ????

Well, you're right. Missus always has it on and I didn't hear Frank Wilson & Co once!

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12 hours ago, John A said:

Because all the clowns on the scene love to put it "out there" can barely listen to radio 2 these days without some dickhead requesting the Snake.

You grumpy old fckr John

You won't be welcome at the St Ivo "beertowel and baggies" revival events with that kind of talk mate :lol:

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