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Dancing #29

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All around me was movement, music and motion. I felt giddy even when I sat, clutching my ale, watching its myriad bubbles dance their own way to the surface. I looked up. My friend was with a dark haired young girl, she could have been no more than seventeen or eighteen, and they danced close together, swaying slowly. He smiled at me when he spotted me and I returned his smile before looking quickly around for Helega. She was watching the musicians, her body swaying tantalisingly with the music, and she appeared unconcerned that my friend was dancing with another.

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    Neville Hunt 5 months ago

    I feel menace in the undertones (great band btw).

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    Drew Martyn 5 months ago

    They were indeed :)
    And just to complete the link, a band called Public Menace covered the Undertones Teenage Kicks. Useless bit of info there :)

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    Neville Hunt 5 months ago

    I’ll check it out on Spotify, Drew. Incidentally, somewhere I have a cassette (yes cassette) recording off the radio of a live Undertones concert from the now defunct Regal Hitchin, a 15 minute bus ride from here. Cracking stuff and lovely that it’s live.

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    Drew Martyn 5 months ago

    Oh wow, that sounds fascinating. For what it's worth my advice would be to get that copied down onto cd, just in case.

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    Neville Hunt 5 months ago

    Good advice Drew, thanks. Will do.

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    Drew Martyn 5 months ago

    Someone I used to know had a tape of a band called Six Ton Budgie (who later became relatively famous on the rock scene as Budgie) recorded on a handheld cassette recorder. I can't remember all the details but it turns out it was the only recording made of that performance and some chap who used to be an A&R man for some record company paid him over a couple of hundred quid for it. Don't know if it was for himself because he was a Budgie fan or maybe if it's been releaed as CD. Wish I knew!

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