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Excellent Northernness meme via metallikat [May. 28th, 2007|12:57 am]
Listen in, listen Ian!
Here are the towns mentioned in The KLF's "It's Grim Up North", with the ones I've been to crossed out:

Accrington, Barnsley, Barrow, Bingley, Bolton, Bootle, Bradford, Bramhall, Brighouse, Burnley, Buxton, Castleford, Cheadle Hulme, Chester, Chorley, Cleethorpes, Clitheroe, Colne, Crewe, Dewsbury, Doncaster, Featherstone, Glossop, Grimsby, Halifax, Harrogate, Hebden Bridge, Huddersfield, Hull, Ilkley Moor, Kearsley, Keighley, Kirkby, Knutsford, Lancs, Leeds, Leigh, Lytham St. Annes, Macclesfield, Maghull, Manchester, Morecambe, Nantwich, Nelson, Northwich, Oldham, Ormskirk, Ossett, Otley, Pendlebury, Preston, Prestwich, Rochdale, Rotherham, Runcorn, Sale, Salford, Scarborough-on-Sea, Scunthorpe, Sheffield, Skem, Skipton, Southport, Speke, Stanley, Warrington, Widnes, Wigan, York, the M62

[User Picture]From: absinthecity
2007-05-28 09:31 am (UTC)
hehehehe! What a great idea! I could add Otley and Ilkley Moor to that...
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[User Picture]From: missfrost
2007-05-28 10:47 am (UTC)
Have the KLF even been to the North? Who calls Scarborough "on sea?" Pendlebury's a small district of Salford, not a town, and where's Skem? Do they mean Skelmersdale?
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[User Picture]From: burkesworks
2007-05-28 12:01 pm (UTC)
Skem is indeed Skelmersdale, and believe me nobody would want to go there.

Kearsley's hardly a town either, and where do they mean by "Stanley" - the little place outside Wakefield? As for the KLF, Bill Drummond is a South African-born Scot and Jimmy Cauty comes from Devon, though they did live in Liverpool for a while.
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[User Picture]From: carsmilesteve
2007-05-30 09:09 am (UTC)
NOT EVEN PROPER NORTH ;) all of the places are midlands at best.

if i remember correctly "stanley" comes after accrington, as the song itself isn't alphamabetical like the list. unless they mean the small Durham ex-mining village...
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[User Picture]From: atommickbrane
2007-05-29 08:49 am (UTC)
I can add Chorley, Colne, Nelson, Ormskirk and Southport to that!

(Knutsford services, do they count?)
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From: flounderingfool
2007-05-29 11:34 am (UTC)
I might be getting mixed up, but didn't you once go to Grimsby town's football ground? If so, you have been to Cleethorpes.
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[User Picture]From: tomatorama
2007-05-29 02:53 pm (UTC)
They've got to try harder than Harrogate and Hebden Bridge for 'grim'.
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