Sunday, 29 August 2010

Garage Music

A garage, some ale & some quality sounds = Bank Holiday Heaven!

Garage Music - two old twats, a beer and an 80s vinyl collection 

This August Bank Holiday weekend threw up plenty of alternatives for family entertainment on the Sunday.  Stay in the village and there was a morning event at the Youth Club followed in the afternoon by the annual Bogie Race; drive 6 miles inland and it was the Annual Patrington Cricket Club Fun Day; head up the coast to Withernsea and there was chance to enjoy live music in Valley Gardens.
Sod that.  I ended up sat in a garage with one of me old muckers drinking real ale and listening to some 80's and early 90's classics.
The ales came courtesy of the Fuller Fridge and comprised some surprisingly good "Specially Selected" offerings from Aldi's Finchley's Ales collection (Golden  Pale, India Pale and XB English) along with the reliable Badger First Gold and England's Gold.
The sounds came courtesy of our host's rather excellent collection of LP's, 12" and 7" singles from an era that people would rather have us forget.  Not a chance.
And the final component - the accompanying conversation - took us on another trip down memory lane; from Withernsea High School and Burton Pidsea Memorial Hall discos to Teddy's and Eldons Nightclubs; from Star Of The West and Masters Bar to Bass House and Hull Cheese; and from Dram Shop and Trogg Bar to Royal Oak (near Waterfront),  Reflections & Queens (en route to Spiders).  Ah, nostalgia's not what it used to be...
And among the sounds were those I'd long forgotten, from Talk Talk, Icicle Works, Japan, The Adventures, The Associates and Depeche Mode through to those I only came to appreciate much later in life (Simple Minds and Style Council etc) to some of my all time faves, with which I'll bid you good night...

There may well be better ways to spend your Bank Holiday but, to be honest, I'm struggling to think of one at the moment...

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