London pirate radio - biggest/most critical scene in the world?

Discussion in 'music, bands, clubs & festies' started by stethoscope, Oct 12, 2009.

  1. ringo

    ringo Macaroni cheese controller

    Tune! New to me that one, had to go and find a copy immediately :thumbs::thumbs::thumbs::thumbs:
     
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  2. moody

    moody Being alive increases risk of death.

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  3. hipipol

    hipipol Peckham Wry

    As its fairly rare - ie the only copy I have ever actually laid eyes on was the one bought
    WTF did you get it?
    Tis a place I obv must live.....
     
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  4. Supine

    Supine Rough Like Badger

    Ringo employs a team of street urchins to immediately check every shop in London for tunes he wants.
     
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  5. hipipol

    hipipol Peckham Wry

    Stuns me
    It took me time to get me mits on even within 2 weeks of release - had to book and wait so arsh was the contest to get the tune
    Perhaps over time peeps have dies and now it more free...
    Lets see if he can find his first tune - couldn't get the mits on even weeks after its rather
    small release

    Sounds call, - Steppin on a 2B bus
     
  6. hipipol

    hipipol Peckham Wry

    All garage, all grime, not jus u ragamuffin posse, owe dues, got me off to Ibeefa in 96 and 97 wiv a box of jumpin garage tunes - could I get work with that , fuck off they was so pilled out all they wanted was Euro-techno tosh, fuck em
    Dropped this round the corner from the sunset strip - got sacked for " playing shit"
    Fuck em, they made most o they wedge from pill sales, bet its still true:(:cool:
     
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  7. ringo

    ringo Macaroni cheese controller

    So many tunes I never found doing the rounds of the shops in the week or two after a big release :)
    There was a copy on Discogs, got it for £12, thanks for the tip it's a killer :thumbs:
     
  8. stethoscope

    stethoscope Well-Known Member

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  9. stethoscope

    stethoscope Well-Known Member

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  10. cupid_stunt

    cupid_stunt Dyslexic cnut, & all round knob-head.

    C J Carlos and Tony Monson presented Solar Radio's The Pirate Years- a history of 80's London's soul pirates the other day with guests from Invicta, JFM and Horizon, I've not listened to it yet, but it's on Soundcloud...

     
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  11. ffsear

    ffsear Well-Known Member

    Was anyone a big Dream FM 107.6 fan. Used to love that station.
     
  12. ffsear

    ffsear Well-Known Member

  13. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    wicked stuff, thanks for posting it! Includes a shout (at 15mins) to random longtime listener Kelly from Harlow, who Im proud to say I met at Kool 25th bday (Coronet) :D one of those names always getting a shout and still listening to kool 25 years later :D
     
  14. stethoscope

    stethoscope Well-Known Member

    Love this clip :D :cool: (RIP Icecold)

     
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  15. stethoscope

    stethoscope Well-Known Member

    Clips that make me :D ptII (big up Concious :cool:)

     
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  16. rutabowa

    rutabowa YUPPIES OUT

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  17. blossie33

    blossie33 trailer trash

    An interesting read, fascinating - the different way he hears sound.
     
  18. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    putting here to watch later
    Force of One Crew Mc Cranks Ruthless B Mix Master Max take over Centreforceradio tonight. strictly Vinyl set
     
  19. cupid_stunt

    cupid_stunt Dyslexic cnut, & all round knob-head.

    Great hoax from someone involved with Radio Jackie, during their pirate era.

    In the 70s & 80s the biggest pain in the arse for pirate stations in London was one Eric Gotts, so imagine the surprise in the pirate radio community, and even bigger surprise at the GPO, when this letter appeared in a national music paper, Melody Maker, in 1973, allegedly from Eric supporting pirate radio...

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    The following week...

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    :D
     
  20. stethoscope

    stethoscope Well-Known Member

    I've heard about the legendary Gotts and his raids :D Appears in this...

     
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  21. cupid_stunt

    cupid_stunt Dyslexic cnut, & all round knob-head.

    stethoscope, yep, that's the bastard.

    One of the Jackie team actually took him to court for assault after one raid, and won! As a result of that, for a number of years after, the GPO almost completely stopped raiding stations, specifically Jackie, pending the law being updated to protect their employees. :D

    Blimey, I forgot it was Mike Barrington, I used to know him well, he went on to be an engineer on the Radio Caroline ships & is now the main resident & 'Head of Security' on Sealand. :thumbs:

    It was pay back from the Jackie team following their founder being jailed a couple of years before, the only one jailed for operating a pirate station.

    Radio Jackie
     
  22. cupid_stunt

    cupid_stunt Dyslexic cnut, & all round knob-head.

    Just noticed that the founder of Rebel Radio/Dread Broadcasting Corporation & brother of Rankin' Miss P, Leroy ‘Lepke’ Anderson has passed away - RIP. :(

    A true pioneer of landbased pirate radio, setting up Europe’s first black radio station back in the 80s, DBC, and later JBC.

    Rankin' Miss P started off on DBC before later ending up on Radio 1 presenting the station's first reggae show.

    British radio legend Lepke passes away





    I met him once at a Legalise Cannabis all-day gig, that was being broadcast live by another pirate (who's name escapes me, despite having known the operators well), came across as a really nice guy, and true gent.

    The funny thing about that event, was the fact the GPO turned-up with a couple of coppers to raid the station, the coppers took one look at the crowd, and clouds of smoke, and decided they wanted none of it, so the GPO guys had to bugger off with their tails between their legs. :D
     
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  23. pesh

    pesh Well-Known Member

    :( RIP
     
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  24. stethoscope

    stethoscope Well-Known Member

    RIP Lepke - pioneer and legend.
     
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  25. stethoscope

    stethoscope Well-Known Member

    There's a nice piece in this months Wire magazine about pirate radio sets. I'll scan and upload it in a couple of months time when it's not still on the newsstands (don't want to risk urban getting any legal notices!).
     
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  26. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

  27. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    Atmospheric conditions perfect.....:cool: IMG_20180419_132652.jpg
     
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  28. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    Viiiiiiiiiibes F M :cool:
     
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  29. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    yeh yeh! ;)
    OMG
     
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  30. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    Kool Fm have been off FM for what feels like nearly a year....it least 9 months I reckon
    House FM which was always one of the best signals regularly off FM last few months.
    I cant even get Rinse on the FM recently (anyone else?)
    Seems weird.
    Im wondering if Kool are planning an application for a legal license? (Pure speculation)
     

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