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“I used to go to pips Manchester and Bolton in the 1970s, I used to prefer the Manchester club as it was more about the music than the club at Bolton which only really had one good night, tuesdays, which started as a Roxy night and around July 1977 became a Roxy/Punk night, at the time punk records were still pretty scarce so we took records in to be played. The 'New Wave' album was a godsend because it had so many different tracks covering the genre. Saturday nights at the Bolton pips were very mainstream with lots of 'old' people in their mid twenties, well, thats how I saw it as a sixteen year old at the time. Manchester pips was in a different class though and I loved the place so much I only ever left when it shut down for the night. One thing I do remember was the plastic floppy beer glasses at Manchester, at the pips in Bolton they were proper glass. The first time I ever saw a strobe light was at pips! I couldn't believe how it made everything appear in slow motion, that might sound corny now but at the time I was happy to be dazzled with science. Nothing beats a 'first' does it? Finally, a word for a band that I saw at Bolton pips called 'Genocide' they were brilliant and I've always remembered their gig, back in 77 I think.”
22 Jun 2008