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Old June 25th, 2005, 01:37 PM   #41
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Half Man Half Biscuit certainly take the crown for Best Song Titles In Pop History.

The Deep House Victims' Mini Bus Appeal.
Four Lads Who Shook The Wirral.
13 Eurogoths Floating In The Dead Sea.
Twenty Four Hour Garage People.
The Ballad Of Climie Fisher.

etc.
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Old June 25th, 2005, 11:40 PM   #42
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You're still ignoring the 'Seeds, Bunnybollix. And... (Wallasey's Liverpool) the Boo Radleys and Half Man Half Biscuit, the latter maybes my favourite band, miserable sarcastic **** the leadsinger might be.

Saw a great gig given by the rads in 93 in Aberdeen. If anyone's interested, "Wake Up" is the only album from the Shitpop era I was really into. Worth checking out for the the Merseyside accented "Charles Bukowski is Dead": "cords and wigs are sound, Katerina werks at the mtv, etc."

I went to see Echo & the Bunnymen in Aberdeen in the early 80's.

I thought Macca was going to start a riot. He was drinking a can of Tennants Lager, the cans used to have diferent pictures of women on them. He asked the crowd if it was a local brew and they all shoted back 'yes'. Macca replied 'well it's ******* shite'. Luckily most of them laughed. I was up there for 5 years and to say they don't like the English is an understatement.

When Liverpool were due to play Aberdeen in the European Cup at the start of the 80's, all the locals were wearing Tee-shirts with 'Liverpool Who?' printed on them. We eventually won 5 - 0 on agg. 1 - 0 at Pitordrie and 4 -0 at Anfield. After the Anfield win, I got so pissed in the NAAFI, I collapsed outside my accomodation block for nearly six hours lying in the snow. I was lucky that I came round.
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Old June 25th, 2005, 11:55 PM   #43
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Good to hear another Merseysider's impressions of living in Aberdeen.

I was there for only a year. I liked the place and didn't get any problems from the local for my English sounding accent. I did hear that Aberdeen could put out a fairly impressive hoolie team if they wanted to. Didn't we have some problems more recently up there with non-official firework celebrations from the Pittodrie mob?

Still, a very grand city, I thought, with great C19th granite architecture all around the city. I liked the locals too. My personal prejudices are focussed at snobs generally and the south of England in general; Scotland I think of having a natural affinity with Liverpool. Bullshit all, maybe I'll admit. I was in a university environment though, that might be different.

One local did say to me once, that its not people from places like Liverpool they had a problem with, but southerners.

Jesus, it was cold up there though. I arrived there in mid September and it started snowing immediately. It was still summer back in Formby. Were you in the RAF Gazzab? I visited Findhorn whilst I was there (that's near a big air base innit?) - strange place: full of American hippies wanting to get money out of you. The cafe sold very heathy fibre-based food that got the whole minibus farting on the way back to Aberdn. That wasn't good...
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Old June 26th, 2005, 01:20 AM   #44
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Good to hear another Merseysider's impressions of living in Aberdeen.

I was there for only a year. I liked the place and didn't get any problems from the local for my English sounding accent. I did hear that Aberdeen could put out a fairly impressive hoolie team if they wanted to. Didn't we have some problems more recently up there with non-official firework celebrations from the Pittodrie mob?
I think the firework 'problem' was actually caused by some scousers firing a firework into the stadium from an area outside during a friendly.



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Still, a very grand city, I thought, with great C19th granite architecture all around the city. I liked the locals too. My personal prejudices are focussed at snobs generally and the south of England in general; Scotland I think of having a natural affinity with Liverpool. Bullshit all, maybe I'll admit. I was in a university environment though, that might be different.
The granite buildings are fantastic. There's an area in Lancaster where it looks identical to parts of Aberdeen.



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I must admit, Aberdeen was OK during the day. What I liked was that the pubs were open all day (the pubs shut between 3pm & 5pm in England back then). There was also entertainment in many of the pubs with live bands playing and that was in the afternoon. They also had the first video jukeboxes. I didn't see one in England for a good while after leaving Aberdeen. At night the atmosphere changed and you had to be careful. I came out of one pub in the afternoon with my friends and a local who must have heard my accent stopped me and shook my hand. He was saying he had been to Anfield for the Liverpool v Aberdeen game and he was made to feel very welcome by the scousers in all the pubs he went in.



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Jesus, it was cold up there though. I arrived there in mid September and it started snowing immediately. It was still summer back in Formby. Were you in the RAF Gazzab? I visited Findhorn whilst I was there (that's near a big air base innit?) - strange place: full of American hippies wanting to get money out of you. The cafe sold very heathy fibre-based food that got the whole minibus farting on the way back to Aberdn. That wasn't good...
Yes I was in the RAF. Our base was actually 30 miles further north of Aberdeen near Peterhead. I know what you mean by the weather. When I got posted to my base (RAF Buchan) towards the end of March 79, the bus from Aberdeen to the camp got stuck in a snow drift. I thought what the hell have I done choosing this bloody place to be posted to. We used to say there were two seasons up there - Winter & July.

Findhorn if I remember was a communications place. Most of our comms network was routed through there. I think the bases near by would have been Kinloss & Lossiemouth.
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Old July 3rd, 2005, 02:31 AM   #45
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This is three years old:

http://icliverpool.icnetwork.co.uk/0...l&siteid=50061

Strawberry Field being empty and this seems like a match made in heaven.
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Old July 3rd, 2005, 12:28 PM   #46
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This is three years old:

http://icliverpool.icnetwork.co.uk/0...l&siteid=50061

Strawberry Field being empty and this seems like a match made in heaven.
That would be a great idea, if they were to build something on this site to do with the beatles it could be a wacky design similar to the "Cloud" or something like that, and hopefully no nimbys around, (no three graces to disgrace). The only problem then might be access and local residents complaining of increased traffic.

Search link about Strawberry fields closing
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Old July 3rd, 2005, 03:16 PM   #47
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If I remember rightly that road isnt heavily populated, so I doubt traffic would be a problem. Penny Lane would also be a good candidate for this "world beatle centre" I think there are playing fields there which the council want to sell off for housing at present.
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