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Going back to my youth two that I loathed would be, doug backs-kept on dancing, and Howard guyton- I watched you slowly slip,. I don't mind either nowadays as both are only heard occasionally, mid 8ts however they were absolutely hammered.

the worst sound from that era would have to be that instrumental version of Frank will wilson, that somebody knocked up on a bontempi organ. The anyone remember it? Can't find it on tube but used to have the it on a tape. 

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1 minute ago, geeselad said:

Going back to my youth two that I loathed would be, doug backs-kept on dancing, and Howard guyton- I watched you slowly slip,. I don't mind either nowadays as both are only heard occasionally, mid 8ts however they were absolutely hammered.

the worst sound from that era would have to be that instrumental version of Frank will wilson, that somebody knocked up on a bontempi organ. The anyone remember it? Can't find it on tube but used to have the it on a tape. 

Michel 'Simon' Soussan at his very best!

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1 minute ago, BabyBoyAndMyLass said:

Michel 'Simon' Soussan at his very best

Just searched again, really can't see it on YouTube, but it's rayt bad! And it got played loads around Stoke nighters at lightwood Road , twice a night, it rammed the floor! 

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2 hours ago, shinehead said:

I do not attend gigs anymore so I am out of touch, so records like the '' DJ GENESIS'' f**k up of the Betty Wright coming of age classic are filling dance floors at certain so called northern soul gigs ?

I've heard it, quite a few times

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3 minutes ago, Zed1 said:

This is by far the biggest piece of Shite EVER to be played on the scene, BUT You have to ask who the fook decided to play this garbage and what the fook was going through their head (or bloodstream) to not only be listening to this crap in the first place, but then actually deciding that it would make a good NS track.

I mean seriously...i've heard this played and the floor was packed and the dancers were well into it....

A bit like a cult record, truth be told.

Hence my ' pointless topic' of what tune do you ' have most reservations about audio enjoyment'. That's if hate is inappropriate.. 

It's a broad church indeed. 

Ed

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1 hour ago, geeselad said:

Just searched again, really can't see it on YouTube, but it's rayt bad! And it got played loads around Stoke nighters at lightwood Road , twice a night, it rammed the floor! 

It wasn't this one was it? 

 

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5 minutes ago, shufflin said:

does this one still get plays...?

 

personally speaking, can't stand the Benny Troy record

Can anybody actually dance to this?

Don't get me wrong, I got my pressing just like many more, but never got the hang of what to do with it apart from play the air guitar:)

Ed

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24 minutes ago, geeselad said:

No, sorry it was by far worse than that turd! 

It’s this one at the beginning of this video. I think it was credited to ‘The Inferno Orchestra’. A Keele floor filler back in the day.

 

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14 hours ago, Soul16 said:

It’s this one at the beginning of this video. I think it was credited to ‘The Inferno Orchestra’. A Keele floor filler back in the day.

 

that's the one- absolutely crap!

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1 hour ago, geordiejohnson said:

dont know about the most hated song on the scene buy the most hated in Geordie's Space is this bag of shite...

 

 

Geeeeeooooordie

Just looking at writer's credits..it's not the same Peter Shelley that formed the Buzzcocks later in the 70's is it?

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Blimey O'Reilly, Such passions for tunes that people don't like. Might as well have my tuppence worth.

Apologies to all Palace and Blackpool FC fans but really didn't rate this back in the day or tomorrow for that matter.  There's a version by Kenny Bernard that hasn't even made it to You Tube which ain't great.

 

Edited by Firecrest
Irrelevant to thread.

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Wombat Wombat and Wombat and whoever dropped that needs it sticking up their wombat-I am not providing a link-nothin f to do with soul. It sounds pervy. 

Edited by bonhsoulie

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Sorry everyone, the topic was the most hated tune, not necessarily the worst tune.

Al Wilson and the snake is indeed an all time classic, and as I pointed out, between 14 and 16 it was a big record, but then it got hijacked and commercialised and even copied on TV talent shows etc.

So now when I hear it, it's like fingernails down a blackboard. I'm not disputing it's place in history etc, and I've owned a reissue as a teeny boppa.

There must be a track that does this to you!

Ed

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6 minutes ago, tomangoes said:

Sorry everyone, the topic was the most hated tune, not necessarily the worst tune.

Al Wilson and the snake is indeed an all time classic, and as I pointed out, between 14 and 16 it was a big record, but then it got hijacked and commercialised and even copied on TV talent shows etc.

So now when I hear it, it's like fingernails down a blackboard. I'm not disputing it's place in history etc, and I've owned a reissue as a teeny boppa.

There must be a track that does this to you!

Ed

I'd hazard a guess that if you asked around the scene, and although I wholeheartedly don't hate it at all, the answer would indeed be 'The Snake' whenever I see it mentioned it's in a derogatory way and when people want to take the pee out of an event or a person or group of people it's 'The Snake' that is always seem to be the track named. That's why I said what I did about it earlier. I think the answer was given in post 1, Ed.

Personally for me I love 'The Snake' and have admitted it and would do again, I don't hate or even particularly dislike intensely any record in particular, there are groups of records I dislike somewhat (synthesised handclaps etc) but that is more of a type specific thing. In a setting outside of 'Soul' I like that kind of music, just don't count it in as 'Soul'.

It's quite an insightful, subjective discussion though. :hatsoff2:

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20 minutes ago, tomangoes said:

Sorry everyone, the topic was the most hated tune, not necessarily the worst tune.

Al Wilson and the snake is indeed an all time classic, and as I pointed out, between 14 and 16 it was a big record, but then it got hijacked and commercialised and even copied on TV talent shows etc.

So now when I hear it, it's like fingernails down a blackboard. I'm not disputing it's place in history etc, and I've owned a reissue as a teeny boppa.

There must be a track that does this to you!

Ed

Benny Troy and that Love Boat theme sound-a-like

Big Lee Dowell too, it's very popular I know, maybe I'm out of step

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I wonder what impression anyone arriving at Soul Source for the first time would receive this thread, on a website that promotes soul music! Not only the comments about the music but also the disrespect and unkindness about a major soul artist who is still alive and performing and who may well look at soul source. This is not a great advert for the soul scene, if you are already tired of these records why mention them again and inflict your misery on everyone else!

Time to change the record

 

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Pete

With all due respect, you miss the point.

Nobody is having a go at Al Wilson.

I've personally admitted having a copy of the snake, and danced to it a thousand times.

But for me, now, when I hear it, I loathe it!

In 2017, in Detroit,  I heard Spyder Turner stating he never really liked I C T I A....but yet I could listen to that morning noon and night!

I love Frank's dee da do.....but others cringe at it. 

If you love everything by everybody, that's great.

All these threads are tongue in cheek!

In answer to your choice rebuke choice of tune...show and tell your ' sick of hearing it tune!

 

 

Ed

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Tricky question to answer. Are we talking about records that have been played by top DJs at major venues? Or minor records of dire quality that are played after a buying trip to the States? Some of the records already flagged up have an irritating facet, perhaps due to overexposure, but there are dozens like these that annoy some but please others.

I reckon many of the tailor-mades fit the ‘Hated’ description. Four Vandals comes to mind and wins the Drosscar. Biddu Orchestra’s Northern Dancer on Epic is similarly dire but surely never played out by any self respecting DJ. Some of the Casino Classics releases are so poor they sunk without trace and are not worth playing even for a laugh. Such is the depth of brilliant soul music, it is a real struggle to identify the worst record as nobody would bother to play it.

If I had to nominate one horrible sound, if only to provoke debate, it would be ‘I Love My Baby’ on GSF but I don’t care who sings it... I would run off the dancefloor if this was played in public and applaud the DJ who snapped it into two.

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I’m with Pete, this site seems to spend so much time with what they dislike.  There is so much negativity on here of late no wonder people are choosing other avenues for their social media.

 So you don’t like a record, move on to something you do rather than waste all the energy on a record that in reality you rarely hear in a venue.  I cannot even remember the last time I heard it out? I heard it on a radio show recently but I didn’t feel the need to smash the radio up 🙄

Edited by chalky

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2 hours ago, chalky said:

I’m with Pete, this site seems to spend so much time with what they dislike.  There is so much negativity on here of late no wonder people are choosing other avenues for their social media.

 So you don’t like a record, move on to something you do rather than waste all the energy on a record that in reality you rarely hear in a venue.  I cannot even remember the last time I heard it out? I heard it on a radio show recently but I didn’t feel the need to smash the radio up 🙄

Why not ns songs we love, no soul snobbery ,just great songs no matter how often they have been played.

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I had very high hopes for the thread below, died a death before even a whole page, thought it a great opportunity to wax lyrical about these old records that folks are supposed to love and go mad for...

I try and try to come up with ideas that are positive, upbeat and encourage a positive attitude, have done numerous threads in a similar vein, trying to engage the members on the positive side, we are supposed to be lovers of this music and scene, looking in the forum for this I passed a load of threads that could be engaged on positively, unfortunately it's a true fact that any negative thread will run page after page, if the members won't post on the positive there isn't a lot I can do, the threads are there, if the members don't post on them then... 🤨

It's strange because on the net there are literally thousands talking about Soul music, there is a whole very vibrant active scene out there full of human diversity all interacting with one another who can't get enough of it.

 

 

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7 hours ago, Leicester boy said:

Why not ns songs we love, no soul snobbery ,just great songs no matter how often they have been played.

 

Richard Searling just published a book like that!

Great idea - it would be a good way of sharing memories of the scene in addition to bringing some insight and maybe even generating new appreciation for the well worn, the rare, or simply the underplayed obscurity.

I don't think this place is so negative at the moment, although I don't scour every corner. For me this thread has been a good laugh and Ed deserves our thanks for starting it off and giving us yet another chance to enjoy "Tribute". :facepalm:

Can somebody kick off a new "Personal favourites" thread?

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