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#649760 - 10th Jan 2012 4:01pm Local Bands/Groups.................. *****
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OK, noticing the recent 'first bands you saw' & other musical topics, can I ask which purely local, amateur groupd people remember plus 'what happened to them', if anyone knows!

Personally, I lived in West Kirby and our local grop was 'The Morockans' (spelling?), a.k.a "The Moronkas"!!

What happened to them - any group members alive out there?

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#650048 - 10th Jan 2012 9:08pm Re: Local Bands/Groups.................. [Re: RamblingJack]
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havent seen the key around for a while they where really good seen them around birkenhead a few years ago and i am sure there back around .

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#650052 - 10th Jan 2012 9:12pm Re: Local Bands/Groups.................. [Re: RamblingJack]
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I thought the Moronkas were brilliant. "I'm a Believer" was a classic as was "Last Train to Clarkesville". By the way, I'm dyslexic. :-)
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#650072 - 10th Jan 2012 9:23pm Re: Local Bands/Groups.................. [Re: RamblingJack]
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Does anyone remember a band called "Shout". They were brilliant asa a cover band. I think they do the odd gig locally.
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#650289 - 10th Jan 2012 11:58pm Re: Local Bands/Groups.................. [Re: RamblingJack]
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Some of local bands I saw ('70s / '80s):-

The Dick Smith Band
Rocking Horse
Politburo
Alternative Radio
Street Legal
Mr Zero
French Lessons
Hoi Poloi
Attempted Moustache
The Snipe (if anyone has their self produced tape I'd like a copy...)
Afraid Of Mice
No Exit
Thin End Of The Wedge
Cook Da Books
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In pubs & clubs around Wallasey , Birkenhead & Liverpool:-

Seacombe Labour Club
Sir James (The Jimmys)
The Empress
Peepers / The Grand
Daily's Dandelion
The Warehouse
The Shepherds Rest (Sheep's Head)
The Dale Inn

Most of these bands played their own material , quite a few released a single or two , some produced cassettes & one or two released albums .

Hope this rings a bell & brings back a few memories .

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#650331 - 11th Jan 2012 12:32am Re: Local Bands/Groups.................. [Re: lansyp]
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The Key will be back very soon, but now called Thunderbox with 2 ex of The Key, 1 ex of Insanity Beach 2 ex of Buscemi.

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#650332 - 11th Jan 2012 12:34am Re: Local Bands/Groups.................. [Re: RamblingJack]
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Aye Aye - which of the Key and which Insanity Beach? think PM me if you don't want to say on here.

I have a feeling I may know you raftl

And I'm offtopic Sorry frown
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#650337 - 11th Jan 2012 12:40am Re: Local Bands/Groups.................. [Re: zigzagwanderer]
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I saw most of those bands regularly at The Dale mostly, & Id like to add some of the bands Ive been in & associated with in around that time & played the same circuit. Dirty Eddy, Brook Band Tips, Legsakimbo, Know The Code, XS Baggage. Also Great bands missing off that list, Thunderboots, Export, Scharnhorst, Bunter, Prey, Next, Dante & many more I will remember later...ah happy days!

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#650339 - 11th Jan 2012 12:45am Re: Local Bands/Groups.................. [Re: RamblingJack]
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Legsakimbo!! I know 2 of the ex members (one no longer with us unfortunately frown ). Whatever happened to Mixie's Men? Half Man Half Biscuit is another one that I've not heard of for quite a while.
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#650347 - 11th Jan 2012 1:10am Re: Local Bands/Groups.................. [Re: RamblingJack]
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Afraid of mice,omg thats a blast from the past!
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#650349 - 11th Jan 2012 1:14am Re: Local Bands/Groups.................. [Re: RamblingJack]
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Cat Scratch Fever (I think it was Carl P's dreamchild) - they were fabulous!!
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#650350 - 11th Jan 2012 1:14am Re: Local Bands/Groups.................. [Re: RamblingJack]
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Ok don't know if this counts but I've only seen the spice girls lol plus insanity beach ect at pubs lol

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#650352 - 11th Jan 2012 1:22am Re: Local Bands/Groups.................. [Re: RamblingJack]
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IE8ER2bob...D4E3C26F45DA4E6
this group is from Liverpool dont know if any of you have seen them live.
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#650355 - 11th Jan 2012 1:33am Re: Local Bands/Groups.................. [Re: RamblingJack]
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I don't think the Spice Girls or Space count as "local" amateur bands think

Did The Foundry ever make their comback?
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#650359 - 11th Jan 2012 1:37am Re: Local Bands/Groups.................. [Re: RamblingJack]
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Lol misread the topic wench, my bad!

But insanaty beach counts? Well I hope lol, used to like hush, brain the lead singer was fab

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