Sunday, 17 February 2013

Sing-A-Long I.R.A Telephone Bomb Threats (BBC cassette,1976)

Here in early 1970s Scarfolk, children's TV was on right before the evening news, so fun and games were constantly juxtaposed with 'the troubles' in Northern Ireland and bombings in the UK.

Somehow it all got mixed up in our young, troubled little heads and left us feeling very unsettled.

Here's a tape distributed by Scarfolk Media in 1976.


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  1. Ah yes, from the days when Gerry Adams had to be dubbed, using the voice of Bagpuss' Prof Yaffle wasn't it?

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    1. I'm pretty sure dubbing Gerry was an 80s rather than a 70s thing

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  2. The album cover was clearly inspired by The Beatles' Help album cover. I wonder what word theyre spelling in semaphore? Perhaps it's just IRA.

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  3. I once went for a beer in an Irish pub in Florida and they had that picture of IRA Armalite-wavers on the wall. I left pretty sharpish.

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  5. Just realised my reply was far too ingrained in reality, probably not what is required on this excellent blog I think! Haha

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  6. Ah, they were gentleman bombers ...
    (c) Stewart Lee

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  7. I can't help wondering: do they travel in single file to hide their numbers?

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  8. I see that Scarfolk Media opted out from Nationwide at six o'clock.

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  9. I have an album of this, right next to my copy of "Carlos the Jackel sings Elvis." His version of American Trilogy had a very haunting quality. When he sang the line "You know your Daddy's bound to die," you knew he meant every word.

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  10. Love this!, such an amazing design, may I ask what font was used for the tracklisting?, looks like Helvetica Round, but then again, perhaps it isn't?

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