Musical Musings – My Clubbing Days

I’m feeling a little nostalgic for my youth this week. It’s been a long, long time since I’ve properly gone out and I was alarmed at just how apt this e-card was when I saw it on Facebook on Friday afternoon:

Man, I used to rock Friday and Saturday nights – those were the days…

The real kicker is that next week will mark 12 years since I got married – see, it has been a long time since I really let loose and partied!

I have fond memories of the nightclub scene in Newcastle in the 90’s. You would go in early to all the places that would have a cover charge later on and then walk the streets from venue to venue to find the spot with the best music.

I had the best of times at Leroys, Fannys, Jack’s on King, The Castle and The Mercury Bar but we would always end the night at the optimistically named “The World’s Biggest Disco” at Newcastle Workers Club. It had the biggest dance floor and always played the hits and the classics we liked to dance to best.

So indulge me while I play a few tunes today that bring back all those wonderful youthful and carefree memories for me. This is for my clubbing buddies, still some of my best friends to this day!

Salt ‘N Pepa – Push It

Inner Circle – Sweat (A La La Long)

DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince – Boom Boom Shake Shake the Room

C & C Music Factory – Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)

I would love to hear some of the songs that take you back to your youth – so what did you like to dance to?

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7 Responses

  1. LizC says:

    Oh I loved C&C Music Factory.

    Do you remember Return of the Mack?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uB1D9wWxd2w

    Also grooved to Red Red Wine.

    • Kirsty says:

      I do remember Return of the Mack, another blast from the past that I used to enjoy. There were so many classics – I also loved dancing to Blister in the Sun, so many to remember and enjoy!

  2. Hi Kirsty,

    I never danced back in the day. I used to mosh instead. In the 90s I loved this band – FACEplant. A Newy band who, at one stage were poised as the next big thing after Silverchair (although they were heaps better than SC). I loved their first EP and saw them live a few times. They were awesome.

    [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjkoSx_lO9Y?list=UUF2iF_5NrfGidnA5hiFFmbg&hl=en_US&w=560&h=315%5D
    Dave@The Sound and The Fury recently posted..100 LPs #20: The Mermen – "Food For Other Fish"

    • Kirsty says:

      I enjoyed your post on FACEplant Dave. I wasn’t so much of a live gig lover but I did go to some cool gigs at the uni, in the day…oh, the memories!

  3. …actually I just read through your piece again – I played my first public gig with my shitty garage band at the Hunter on Hunter in 1996…
    Dave@The Sound and The Fury recently posted..FACEplant

    • Kirsty says:

      Ah, the Hunter on Hunter. Didn’t that burn down a few years back? That was certainly an interesting venue, but at least you got to play in public. I was too scared to ever perform outside of school!

  1. October 28, 2012

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