PSB UK locations in lyrics: Have you visited any?

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#1 Post by DJ Pat » Tue 30 Jul 2013, 2:40 am

From The Ressurectionist:
Crossing Blackfriar's Bridge to Guy's
Then back to Bart's for a better price
Blackfriars Bridge, spans the River Thames in London next to Blackfriars station.

'Guys' as in Guys Hospital nearby

'Barts' as in St. Bartholemews Hospital not far away
We had a drink then a couple more
At the King of Denmark and the Fortune of War
The King Of Denmark is a pub in Islington, North London and a couple of miles away near the old Smithfield meat market is The Fortune of War.

The Survivors:
Embankment Gardens is off the Strand in Central London by the River Thames. Very posh.

West End Girls: 'Dive Bar' used to be a downstairs pub in Gerrard Street, London's Chinatown. Closed about ten years back. It was famous for being 'a right dive' And it was.

The Truck Driver and his mate: Need I mention Newcastle? A large city in North East England.

Love is a Bourgeois Construct: Goldhawk Road, a street off Shepherds Bush in west London, not far from Notting Hill. Not the finest location to hang out in. Last time I was there was Boxing day 1989, shopping at the Record & Tape Exchange branch that used to be there. (The staff were still up their own arseholes back then)

Kings Cross: Explains itself really, Kings Cross. Large rail terminus in a former seedy red light area of London.

London: Also explains itself!

Being a London lad, I've been to these locations many times, even walking past the old Dive Bar location yesterday.

Enough locations to make an official petheads walking tour?
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#2 Post by Trixiemix » Tue 30 Jul 2013, 2:54 am

Myself and a friend visited (actually went inside for a drink) the Dive bar some years ago and the seats were torn and it was dark inside.
I've also walked past 'Flood street' off the King's road many times (Cameras in Flood street - from the Ghost of myself).
Of course I've seen the famous Electronic shop when it was called 'Sony', it's now a posh cafe.

I'm sure countless others as I live in the London suburbs and I'm 'in town' quite a lot.
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#3 Post by DJ Pat » Tue 30 Jul 2013, 3:09 am

http://www.kentishtowner.co.uk/2013/07/ ... nglepage=1

Fun article here including a snapshot of the Camden Barfly gig
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#4 Post by Sandy Shaw » Tue 30 Jul 2013, 8:20 am

My sister took me to The Dive Bar when we met up in Soho once. Despite living in Greek St for 10 months, I had never been there before!
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#5 Post by One of the crowd » Tue 30 Jul 2013, 10:26 am

The Theatre - The Strand
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#6 Post by Eldritch » Tue 30 Jul 2013, 10:28 am

I have been in London several times. One of those times lasted six months.
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#7 Post by Ghost within this house » Tue 30 Jul 2013, 10:30 am

Roman wall (Building a wall) = Hadrian's Wall. I take pupils there every year.
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#8 Post by Corina » Tue 30 Jul 2013, 10:36 am

King`s Cross Station in London.
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#9 Post by Sandy Shaw » Tue 30 Jul 2013, 3:16 pm

I've been hanging out with various riff-raff somewhere on the Goldhawk Road and I'm not just quoting a lyric here! :wink:
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#10 Post by ZiggyPSB » Tue 30 Jul 2013, 5:42 pm

Good topic. I wonder where the Piano Bar as the sign was seen in the West End girls video, unless it was the same as The Dive Bar already mentioned.
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#11 Post by Cawdor » Tue 30 Jul 2013, 6:57 pm

Scapa Flow (the view on my walk to work each morning)

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#12 Post by Straight_Talker » Tue 30 Jul 2013, 7:09 pm

DJ Pat, I too used to live in London and now live not too far away. I love the place and made my own playlist containing songs that mention places in or are about the City.

This is it (if I missed any it's because I wanted to keep it relatively 'album length'.

I call it "Capital":

London
That's my impression
The survivors
The ghost of myself
Up against it
Ressurectionist
Hit music
West End girls
After the event
The theatre
Bright young things
King's Cross

I listen to it quite a lot..!

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#13 Post by skyhigh » Tue 30 Jul 2013, 7:41 pm

Been to the Firth Of Forth.
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#14 Post by ZiggyPSB » Tue 30 Jul 2013, 8:01 pm

I've been to York Minster.
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#15 Post by tucky101 » Tue 30 Jul 2013, 8:22 pm

I've been to York minster AND the Firth of Forth ;-)

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