Posts by Ian Dalziel

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  • Hard News: The new establishment, in reply to linger,

    penal envy...

    (Australian) criminal behaviour is genetically based

    Maybe it's more of a societal imperative...
    ...they do seem to have a thing about prisons....

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7438 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Synthetic cannabinoids: a primer,

    The missing part to this seems to be the suppliers / importers - how much is local gangs and how much is overseas gangs, also there are bound to be 'reputable' people involved in this chain if past drug connections are anything to go on - because money.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7438 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Music: Down the Hall…, in reply to Ross Bell,

    they’re using wine to keep the creative juices flowing

    Crowded Souse?

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7438 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Music: Down the Hall…,

    ‘Top of the Pops’ and ‘Smash Hits’ records. – Pickwick records
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Top_of_the_Pops_%28record_series%29

    and

    http://www.bcb-board.co.uk/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=124216

    apparently all the Top of The Pops releases are on Spotify.

    The Top Of The Pops albums were issued on Hallmark, a Pickwick label, and ran from 1968 to 1982, with a brief revival in 1985. There tended to be around 6 issues a year.
    Other labels got in on the act too, most notably Pye via their Marble Arch imprint, and MFP. Many smaller labels also tried, most notably in the early 1970s.
    Woolworths had prior experience in the field, putting out covers singles on their Embassy label for years, using the Oriole label to record and press titles for them. Embassy folded in 1965 when Oriole were bought out by Columbia and became the UK CBS Records operation.
    Woolworths then got back into covers int the late 1970s, setting up their really cheap Chevron cassette imprint. As well as releasing albums of mixed covers, they put out single artist tribute albums, orchestral material (such as TV themes) and various other tat. Every Woolworths store would feature a large bin of these cassettes, retailing for 99p or £1.25, but you never saw anyone buy them. They finally died out sometime around 1990.

    from http://forums.stevehoffman.tv/threads/those-old-top-of-the-pops-lps.156583/

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7438 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Music: Down the Hall…,

    kiwiana disco kings DICE posted this remix of Chris Knox’s ‘Not Given Lightly'

    Surprised they didn't change their name to 'En Vogel' just for this kiwi classic.
    ;- )

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7438 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Music: Down the Hall…,

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    Who knew Benny Goodman and his Orchestra (the Jets?) did a David Bowie Cover?

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7438 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Music: Down the Hall…,

    I think K-Tel and Music World did a few 'soundalike releases...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7438 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: A thundering clash of,

    It was a bit rich hearing Seymour on Morning report this morning asking people to have an open mind about his hobby horse euthanasia bill - yet he wasn't prepared to have an open mind about Metiria - but was prepared to try slinging mud of dubious provenance.
    Another odious oik that needs his marching orders.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7438 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The new establishment, in reply to Geoff Lealand,

    Gower is like a homeless beaver, who always states the bleeding obvious.

    Praised by feint dams?

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7438 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: A thundering clash of,

    (re Back Benches) Jeesus – Watching Wallace wotshisname enabling Seymour and laughing at his braggadocio, is as sickening as the thought of walking National billboard Mike Hosking ‘moderating’ the electoral debates on TV1…

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7438 posts Report Reply

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