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theotherphantom

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19/09/2018 at 02:15

In February 1978, a group called The Yachts played at Tiffany's. They had released a single on Stiff Records, with "Suffice to say" on the "Fore" side and "Freedom (is a heady wine)" on the "Aft" side. Both utter classics.








By the time they reached Tiffany's, singer J.J.Campbell had left. He would reappear later in It's Immaterial with a couple of other ex-Yachts. When encores were demanded, The Yachts had to repeat some of their main set. The support were local (I assume) bands The Flash Mongrels and The Stops. I don't recall hearing of either afterwards.

The main vocalist at Tiffany's was one Henry Priestman. He remained with The Yachts until their demise, after several singles and two albums. After It's Immaterial and some side-work on singles for Bette Bright and the Illuminations, he had chart success with The Christians. Bette Bright had been one of the singers with Deaf School, a band formed at Liverpool Art College in 1973 and touted for great stuff before the arrival of punk altered the future and stopped them in their tracks. Not to worry; Bette reverted to her real name and married a chap called Suggs, and various Deaf School alumni went on to make their mark during the punk era. Many years later I had an entirely unexpected conversation about Deaf School, but I'll save that for another time.

Henry Priestman was from Hull, or hereabouts, and may have had some connection with the Priestman family that built large cranes and the link on Hedon Road.

In 1983, as you all know, Henry Priestman and his mate Mark Herman wrote and produced a song about Hull City. It went a bit like this:




After this, time passed and the internet arrived, along with football message boards. One day, a thread topic revisited the Hull City single and a much younger TOP promised that one day he would post a link to a Yachts track called "Out of luck", the music from which was the same as that of the "Tigers are back" single. The younger TOP had long hoped such a title would not prove to be a case of tempting fate...

The "Out of luck" track could not be found on YouTube and although TOP intended, one day, to digitise the album containing the track, he did not get round to it.

Suddenly, many years later, he found that someone else had posted all these tracks a mere 6 months ago. So, here. at long long last, is the subject of the promise TOP made many years ago:

"Out of luck" by The Yachts. Not as good as the Stiff 45 tracks, but hopefully of interest from a historic point of view, if only for its Hull City song connection.


>>>>> 12th season in exile <<<<< 

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19/09/2018 at 07:40

Much appreciated, thank you.


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19/09/2018 at 17:26

Post TOP. 

Now then... 

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19/09/2018 at 17:33

There are two types of people in this world - those that know when the key changes happen in 'Come on Eileen' and those that don't.


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20/09/2018 at 08:49

Didn't J.J.Campbell nearly sign for Hull City in later life ? Said to have been in Pave having talks with City's officials, went outside for a cigarette and never came back ? Ended up Blackburn and was never heard of again ? 

link; www.finesse-internet.co.uk/the-best-trip/ (THE BOOK THE CLUB REFUSED TO SELL). 

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20/09/2018 at 14:32

😐 

1964 - 2014 

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20/09/2018 at 14:44

Didn't Henry Priestman have something to do with 'The City's On Fire'?

The best Hull City song ever, with H U L L C I T Y and 'till I die' in the lyrics.

Hopefully resurrected on the glorious day. 

1964 - 2014 

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20/09/2018 at 15:32

Quote Quote by I'm an alligator... on 20/09/2018 at 14:44
Didn't Henry Priestman have something to do with 'The City's On Fire'?

The best Hull City song ever, with H U L L C I T Y and 'till I die' in the lyrics.

Hopefully resurrected on the glorious day.


He did. 

>>>>> 12th season in exile <<<<< 

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21/09/2018 at 20:12

Hardly missed a concert or a City game between 76-78 can't remember to many at Tiffs Monday nights not that well attended Wreckless Eric another with Hull connections signed to Stiff ,still playing occasionally I think
Might see if the old black drainpipes still fit The Damned -Johnny Moped at Sheppards Bush in November  

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22/09/2018 at 13:35

Like the old music/foota thread.

Saw Darts at Dingwalls Hull with 11 other people. They played the full gig, so well done to them. I wasn’t a fan, was just passing and it was on the A board outside so went in. Thought the fire alarm had gone off. Mari Wilson with Louise as a backing singer at old Hull Truck on Spring Street. As you know, it was the size of your front room, so about 150 people then. Jam at Brid spa. Good gig that one.

Also saw an early Level 42 at Beverley for some reason. They were shite and obviously got worse!

Lots of Hull bands especially when they had battle of the bands. The Odds, Red Guitars etc. Too many to recall now. Got any Nyam Nyam on vinyl Frankie? Must be worth a few bob them now.

City got priority though. 

Bunkers Hill - See you in the next life 

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22/09/2018 at 15:03

I've got the Mrs Wilson's Children LP with a Nyam Nyam track, and there was a subsequent 45 called "When we can't make laughter stay", which was good. I didn't buy their LP, which was produced by Peter Hook. One of my friends did. The main man in Nyam Nyam became editor of Mojo magazine. Seems to write books about music these days. I did find a website with a load of downloadabke Nyam Nyam stuff, which may have been MP3 versions of the album tracks, plus some others.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Trynka

>>>>> 12th season in exile <<<<< 

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