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WIGANS CHOSEN FEW - FOOTSIE (RARE CLIP 1975)

By Venus, 29/01/18
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WIGANS CHOSEN FEW - FOOTSIE (RARE CLIP 1975). BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN WIPED/LOST BUT THANKS TO MY FRIEND GQ AND FELLOW COLLECTOR HERE IT IS. (TOP OF THE POPS 30TH JANUARY 1975. PS. I PERSONALLY CAN'T STAND THE TUNE HOWEVER UNDERSTAND THE HISTORY/NOSTALGIA IT HAS FOR SOME OF THE SOULIES.


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The problem is everybody who was into the scene, but did not go to Wigan, could easily be fooled into this was a typical Wigan sound, and hence the tarnished reputation it had for playing more tailor made than anywhere else.

The dancers are great, and on my few trips to Wigan, it was no different to any other nighter apart from being bigger.

14 to 17 year olds never really cared about the quality of music, it just had to be danceable I guess, the older you got the more bothered you were about what was being played.

You see the same exuberance in the film trailers over the last few years about the scene.

Happy days I guess.

 

Ed

 

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I remember seeing this on tv. I knew gethro. They had a good time  i think Yes the record was total crap Like the soussan instrumentals on a plastic comb with wax paper over it. I am still in therapy. Has anybody got those? I want a relapse. Ktf

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I almost died of embarrassment the night that this appeared on Top of The Pops. My whole family gathered around the TV to find out what me and my mates had been getting up to at those strange all night clubs that we went to. They took the piss for months and months. It was crap then and it is even worse now and all of the posers who danced on this and who went to Wigan the night Granada turned up to make their crap program should be shot!. They were the people who trashed our scene in the late 70's, they brought the bus loads of stiffs into our clubs. These are the same people who ran to the stage at Wigan for the poxy dance competitions, while the rest of us ran for Mr M's!

 

 

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