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Re: Roads In Pop Videos

Post by ajuk » Tue Jun 15, 2021 02:18

Pull up to the Bumper?

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Re: Roads In Pop Videos

Post by FleetlinePhil » Tue Jun 15, 2021 08:54

ravenbluemoon wrote:
Sun Jun 13, 2021 19:04
Plenty of Sabristic interest in Dream Academy's "Life in a Northern Town":



Not sure how northern the roads are (and to confuse matters there's footage from the US!) but at 0:22 there's a primary route sign showing the A44 between Worcester and Leominster!

There's another video out there that has them stood with a band in a field above Hebden Bridge, and the video I've linked to has footage of Salford and some other Lancashire streets - the terraces with the roofline following the slope of the hill is a typical Lancashire style.
I'd never seen the original video shot in Hebden Bridge - many thanks for the info :D . It would have been shot around the time I moved to the Calder Valley, so was quite evocative. Pity they couldn't have got a bus in the background, although the passing DMU almost makes up for it.

According to the Wikipedia entry, the second video was shot when the single was released in the US, so the inclusion of American scenes makes some sense. I haven't pinned down any of the other locations yet, but possibly some strayed into Yorkshire - the gritstone school at 3:08 would look very much at home in Halifax or Bradford.

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Re: Roads In Pop Videos

Post by owen b » Tue Jun 15, 2021 18:42

FleetlinePhil wrote:
Tue Jun 15, 2021 08:54
ravenbluemoon wrote:
Sun Jun 13, 2021 19:04
Plenty of Sabristic interest in Dream Academy's "Life in a Northern Town":


I haven't pinned down any of the other locations yet.....
I could be wrong, but the bridge at 2.29 looks like the QE2 bridge carrying the Metro over the Tyne.
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Re: Roads In Pop Videos

Post by Bfivethousand » Tue Jun 15, 2021 20:07

Nothing in their videos to talk of AFAIK, however along with Sports Team, Black Country, New Road are another of 6 Music's up and coming artists.

(NB if you didn't like Sports Team, it's quite likely you won't like BC/NR either)
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Re: Roads In Pop Videos

Post by FleetlinePhil » Wed Jun 16, 2021 09:14

owen b wrote:
Tue Jun 15, 2021 18:42
FleetlinePhil wrote:
Tue Jun 15, 2021 08:54
ravenbluemoon wrote:
Sun Jun 13, 2021 19:04
Plenty of Sabristic interest in Dream Academy's "Life in a Northern Town":


I haven't pinned down any of the other locations yet.....
I could be wrong, but the bridge at 2.29 looks like the QE2 bridge carrying the Metro over the Tyne.
You are quite right, I'd forgotten that one (which I did recognise) along with Durham cathedral as mentioned elsewhere. I don't know the outskirts of Newcastle well enough to spot anything else that was filmed around there, I was specifically thinking of the bits that appear to be Lancashire/Greater Manchester or into West Yorkshire. Brick terraces sweeping up hills? Blackburn, Bolton and Oldham would be the likeliest candidates I would have thought, perhaps along with some bits of Rochdale, Tameside or even Stockport.

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Re: Roads In Pop Videos

Post by owen b » Wed Jun 16, 2021 11:30

FleetlinePhil wrote:
Wed Jun 16, 2021 09:14
owen b wrote:
Tue Jun 15, 2021 18:42
FleetlinePhil wrote:
Tue Jun 15, 2021 08:54

I haven't pinned down any of the other locations yet.....
I could be wrong, but the bridge at 2.29 looks like the QE2 bridge carrying the Metro over the Tyne.
You are quite right, I'd forgotten that one (which I did recognise) along with Durham cathedral as mentioned elsewhere. I don't know the outskirts of Newcastle well enough to spot anything else that was filmed around there, I was specifically thinking of the bits that appear to be Lancashire/Greater Manchester or into West Yorkshire. Brick terraces sweeping up hills? Blackburn, Bolton and Oldham would be the likeliest candidates I would have thought, perhaps along with some bits of Rochdale, Tameside or even Stockport.
Thank you :) . Those hilly northern terraces could equally be in County Durham or more generally the north east, though I don't recognise any of them specifically.
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Re: Roads In Pop Videos

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The last half a minute or so - I'm sure someone could identify where this is? A half-cloverleaf withing easy reach of central London, probably.
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Re: Roads In Pop Videos

Post by Bryn666 » Sun Jun 20, 2021 11:54

owen b wrote:
Wed Jun 16, 2021 11:30
FleetlinePhil wrote:
Wed Jun 16, 2021 09:14
owen b wrote:
Tue Jun 15, 2021 18:42

I could be wrong, but the bridge at 2.29 looks like the QE2 bridge carrying the Metro over the Tyne.
You are quite right, I'd forgotten that one (which I did recognise) along with Durham cathedral as mentioned elsewhere. I don't know the outskirts of Newcastle well enough to spot anything else that was filmed around there, I was specifically thinking of the bits that appear to be Lancashire/Greater Manchester or into West Yorkshire. Brick terraces sweeping up hills? Blackburn, Bolton and Oldham would be the likeliest candidates I would have thought, perhaps along with some bits of Rochdale, Tameside or even Stockport.
Thank you :) . Those hilly northern terraces could equally be in County Durham or more generally the north east, though I don't recognise any of them specifically.
The opening shot is the former A677 climbing up Eanam from Blackburn town centre. The scene is completely unrecognisable today, all the buildings have been cleared and it's part of the A6078 ring road.
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