Sunday, April 05, 2009

The Boat that Rocked!

Just had to order this one, but might buy 'The Boat that Rocked' later!
This film 'The Boat that Rocked' has just been released, I must go and watch it!
Ahhh...the days of Radio Caroline, Radio Nordsee International, Radio Veronica ... even Radio Luxemburg (although this was not a pirate station)
I used to have tapes of broadcasts of the final days of Radio Caroline, The Who 'Sell Out' album with the Pirate Radio jingles (Still have it on vinyl in the loft)
So now the record companies are releasing compilations of the good old days of the 60's and 70's. I saw this one on TV tonight, so promptly ordered it ... some great tracks on this album, lots of memories!
How did they manage to play records on a boat that rocks and sways on the ocean? I never heard records jump when I listened...whats the secret? None of this MP3 digital iPod and memory stick stuff. They really had to play old fashioned analogue vinyl records with a needle!
I wonder what happened to the guy that turned up at the Bolton Radio Society back in 1970 with a car brissling with aerials and stickers of pirate radio stations all over his windows. Knew everything you wanted to know about pirate stations. A great guy!

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