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Finally found the clip of Sham on What's On, worth a look to see Mr Pursey make a prat of himself and blow his brains out with a water pistol as Tony Wilson looks on. Every now and then What's On would come up with a good band who were either playing in town that weekend or up and coming on the music scene.
Artefact added : 4th December 2010
by dj
foz Says –
i once shared a bill and a dressing room with mr pursey....and yes he is a prat.
COMMENT ADDED 5th December 2010
dubwise-er Says –
Nice bit of research .Haven't delved down youtube lane yet,got it all that to look forward to. Other bands who were on What's On/ So It Goes; the likes of Slaughter doing " Cranked Really High", that was a good 'un. Wreckless Eric doing "Whole Wide World", Blondie "Rip Her To Shreds" with Mr. Wilson leering at her, you couldn't blame him...Devo, doing ?, Human League doing "Being Boiled I think, Siouxsie.etc...loads of stuff. The Albertos on maybe "Rock Goes To College?... A bit where Tony Wilson's got Joy Division asking Paul Burnett from Radio 1 why bands like them can't get air-play etc. some /all of this stuff might be uploaded on the site already or released on d.v.d.s... A Certain Ratio doing a live recorded Sunday afternoon radio 1 show 1980-ish; I think the 2nd half of the show was The Undertones...rakes of good stuff...
COMMENT ADDED 6th December 2010
Idle Al Says –
Foz....he wasn't a prat that night, he was a complete wanker!
COMMENT ADDED 1st April 2011
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