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About Joey

  • Birthday November 10

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  • Public Real Name
    Joe
  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Kirkcaldy, by way of Oldham and other points north, south, east and west.
  • Top Soul Sound
    Moses smith. Girl across the street, Jackie Lee, Oh my Darlin', Duke Browner, Crying over you. And about 347 others.

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  1. Joey

    Pictures of Us

    Yup. Page 2, before and after shots, then and now.
  2. Joey

    Pictures of Us

    Yeah, those cord Wranglers were definitely the business. Very popular. I had a maroon/wine coloured one that looked great with grey sta-pres and oxblood Royals. Cost me about four quid from the Army and Navy store in Oldham.
  3. Joey

    Pictures of Us

    Yeah, the material was heavyweight cotton, and they were made to last. But, as you say, the colour made them completely useless. May have been OK for Southern California, but certainly not Southern Manchester!
  4. Joey

    Pictures of Us

    My pleasure mate. (And yeah, they really were crap!).
  5. Joey

    Pictures of Us

    Don't recall a paper-like version, but both Levi's and Wrangler brought out jean jackets in white. Wrangler also had one in a very light cream/yellow-ish colour, which was sold, surprisingly, in C&A of all places. This would have been around 71-72. I do remember white bomber jackets made of a papery material in 75-76 though. I was stationed up in the far north of Scotland at the time, and a girlfriend brought me one back from a visit to London. Didn't last two bloody minutes! The jacket nor the relationship .
  6. Never been a lover of 70's stuff, but always thought this was pure quality. Remember going to the cinema to see it when it came out. Nice post. First time I've heard it in decades.
  7. Joey

    Forgotten Monsters From Wigan Etc Days

    Yeah, I first heard it at the Mecca, early 74, but it never seemed to really take off there. At the Casino however.......Wow!
  8. Joey

    Forgotten Monsters From Wigan Etc Days

    Loved and loathed in equal quantities certainly, but......... Another one where you just had to be there at the time. Another record that the soul police and chin strokers have tried to erase from the scene's history. But, it was played, was a monster sound for a couple of months, and along with other tunes now deemed not PC enough to be even mentioned, (much less played), created an atmosphere quite possibly unmatched anywhere either before or since.
  9. Joey

    Forgotten Monsters From Wigan Etc Days

    Maybe not a "forgotten" Casino tune, but definitely one which is not only rarely played out nowadays, but one that most on the scene will deny even liking. Such is the snobbery today! BUT....... if we're talking Monsters, none were any bigger than this mid 74. It filled the floor to its maximum and beyond, and provided an atmosphere only matched by AOTR that summer. If you were lucky enough to be there, and topped up to the gunnels with copious amounts of high quality pharmaceuticals, then close your eyes, listen, and you'll instantly be transported back, to a time of 100mph dancing, synchronised handclaps loud enough to burst eardrums, and more....
  10. Joey

    Forgotten Monsters From Wigan Etc Days

    Yeah, definitely a Cats tune, from earlier in 73, but funnily enough, it ALWAYS reminds me of that first year at The Casino more than anywhere else. As you say, when played in the main room, it used to make the place jump.
  11. Joey

    Forgotten Monsters From Wigan Etc Days

    I completely agree that we all associate different tunes with different venues and different times. Its what it is I suppose. If it was reissued then, it was well after I'd left the scene, so had no idea it had become as popular as it had been several years previously. As you so rightly say though, for all of us, at completely different periods in time, happy days indeed!
  12. Joey

    Forgotten Monsters From Wigan Etc Days

    Still prefer this to Homers version, just. But again, a Wheel, Catacombs and Torch tune to me. I never heard it played at Wigan between opening night and the end of 75, not even in M's, so am assuming once again that it was reactivated in the late seventies?
  13. Joey

    Forgotten Monsters From Wigan Etc Days

    Boom indeed. Quality sound. Played prior to September 73 though! Can't recall it being that big in the early Casino days, but did it get more plays later on?
  14. Joey

    Forgotten Monsters From Wigan Etc Days

    Quite a few Wheel and Torch tunes listed in the thread. Just happens that the majority of contributors dont know them as that, and actually think they were first played at the Casino. But hasn't that always been the case? You only have to look at so-called Wigan Casino Story compilations, and you'll see "Looking for you", "Happy", "I can't get a hold of myself" etc. etc. all listed there, when they were all Wheel tunes. I even saw a sales ad on this site recently that made me chuckle out loud. A seemingly respected seller had listed Otis Smith "Let her go" for sale, and described it as an "classic early Wigan floor filler". It wasn't. Yes, it got plays, as many other tunes fo that period did, but it was TORCH monster, from eighteen months previously. It certainly wasn't as popular in that first year at Wigan as Moses Smith, Duke Browner and Earl Wright still were.


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