Security firm line up move to Blackburn music venue

Lancashire Telegraph: Security firm line up move to Blackburn music venue Security firm line up move to Blackburn music venue

A VENUE in Blackburn which attracted the likes of The Fall and bass legend Peter Hook looks set to be converted into office.

For more than a decade North Bar, in Town Hall Street made a name for itself enticing respected acts to perform in a more intimate setting.

But the bar formerly run by Ronnie Brown, which could only hold around 200 at best, has been closed for two years and is now the subject of redevelopment plans.

Security firm NIS, based in Bank Chambers, Lord Street West, have earmarked the property as its new base. Proposals lodged with Blackburn with Darwen Council show that the ground and first floors would be substantially renovated with a display window replacing the current club-style frontage.

An existing rental property on the second floor would be retained, refurbished and possibly let to a private tenant.

Firm spokesman Simon Wilkinson said in a report: “The building has been left to deteriorate and whilst it remains unoccupied it will only get worse.

The current use as a public house is not likely to help any improvement of the building as there are more public houses closing than opening.”

DJ Jon Carter performed at North Bar’s 10th anniversary show in 2009 and The Fall, Hook and Happy Mondays’ Bez were also on the bill in the venue’s heyday.

Mr Wilkinson added: “In order to create the required office environment there is a significant amount of internal work required due to the building being unoccupied for over two years.”

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2:48pm Wed 5 Dec 12

Return of the Magnificent se7en says...

Peter Hook was to Bass playing what Vinny Jones was to football. He filled a hole so to speak, take the following exchange how you will.
Mr Hook in his own words,
Well what made me unique was I got a bass guitar and played repetetive melodic bass lines above the twelfth fret and no-one had ever done that before.

Er hang on a minute, isn't a guitar tuned one ocatve above a bass so you are effectively playing in the same register as a guitar, Er yes I suppose I am, wel why don't you just play it on guitar then.
Another spinal tap moment from Mr Hook.
Peter Hook was to Bass playing what Vinny Jones was to football. He filled a hole so to speak, take the following exchange how you will. Mr Hook in his own words, Well what made me unique was I got a bass guitar and played repetetive melodic bass lines above the twelfth fret and no-one had ever done that before. Er hang on a minute, isn't a guitar tuned one ocatve above a bass so you are effectively playing in the same register as a guitar, Er yes I suppose I am, wel why don't you just play it on guitar then. Another spinal tap moment from Mr Hook. Return of the Magnificent se7en

4:16pm Wed 5 Dec 12

superfly agaric says...

Return of the Magnificent se7en wrote:
Peter Hook was to Bass playing what Vinny Jones was to football. He filled a hole so to speak, take the following exchange how you will.
Mr Hook in his own words,
Well what made me unique was I got a bass guitar and played repetetive melodic bass lines above the twelfth fret and no-one had ever done that before.

Er hang on a minute, isn't a guitar tuned one ocatve above a bass so you are effectively playing in the same register as a guitar, Er yes I suppose I am, wel why don't you just play it on guitar then.
Another spinal tap moment from Mr Hook.
What are your thoughts on Bez's musical input to The Happy Mondays?
[quote][p][bold]Return of the Magnificent se7en[/bold] wrote: Peter Hook was to Bass playing what Vinny Jones was to football. He filled a hole so to speak, take the following exchange how you will. Mr Hook in his own words, Well what made me unique was I got a bass guitar and played repetetive melodic bass lines above the twelfth fret and no-one had ever done that before. Er hang on a minute, isn't a guitar tuned one ocatve above a bass so you are effectively playing in the same register as a guitar, Er yes I suppose I am, wel why don't you just play it on guitar then. Another spinal tap moment from Mr Hook.[/p][/quote]What are your thoughts on Bez's musical input to The Happy Mondays? superfly agaric

7:34pm Wed 5 Dec 12

Return of the Magnificent se7en says...

superfly agaric wrote:
Return of the Magnificent se7en wrote:
Peter Hook was to Bass playing what Vinny Jones was to football. He filled a hole so to speak, take the following exchange how you will.
Mr Hook in his own words,
Well what made me unique was I got a bass guitar and played repetetive melodic bass lines above the twelfth fret and no-one had ever done that before.

Er hang on a minute, isn't a guitar tuned one ocatve above a bass so you are effectively playing in the same register as a guitar, Er yes I suppose I am, wel why don't you just play it on guitar then.
Another spinal tap moment from Mr Hook.
What are your thoughts on Bez's musical input to The Happy Mondays?
Did he have any? I thought he was just the other guy, the guy who did nothing but funky dancing and held the dust bag for the other members.
Someone call the cops
[quote][p][bold]superfly agaric[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Return of the Magnificent se7en[/bold] wrote: Peter Hook was to Bass playing what Vinny Jones was to football. He filled a hole so to speak, take the following exchange how you will. Mr Hook in his own words, Well what made me unique was I got a bass guitar and played repetetive melodic bass lines above the twelfth fret and no-one had ever done that before. Er hang on a minute, isn't a guitar tuned one ocatve above a bass so you are effectively playing in the same register as a guitar, Er yes I suppose I am, wel why don't you just play it on guitar then. Another spinal tap moment from Mr Hook.[/p][/quote]What are your thoughts on Bez's musical input to The Happy Mondays?[/p][/quote]Did he have any? I thought he was just the other guy, the guy who did nothing but funky dancing and held the dust bag for the other members. Someone call the cops Return of the Magnificent se7en

8:58pm Wed 5 Dec 12

DEO VOLENTE says...

Peter Hook was a member of one of the most influential post punk bands ever. That band being Joy Division. In addition Peter Hook went on to form another hugely influential band. That band being New Order. Peter Hook was also insrumental for bringing into existence the best, most interesting,stylish and artistically brilliant independent record labels ever. That being Factory Records. Peter Hook was also instrumental in bringing about the Hacienda and the Madchester music scene which put Manchester at the centre of the music world for a time. Peter Hook also was responsible for a style of bass playing that is immediately recognisable and played on some haunting and beautiful music. In addition Peter Hook is a nice guy and has helped lots of aspiring musicians in their careers. As for the Happy Mondays, they were and still are rubbish!

Deus Vobiscum
Peter Hook was a member of one of the most influential post punk bands ever. That band being Joy Division. In addition Peter Hook went on to form another hugely influential band. That band being New Order. Peter Hook was also insrumental for bringing into existence the best, most interesting,stylish and artistically brilliant independent record labels ever. That being Factory Records. Peter Hook was also instrumental in bringing about the Hacienda and the Madchester music scene which put Manchester at the centre of the music world for a time. Peter Hook also was responsible for a style of bass playing that is immediately recognisable and played on some haunting and beautiful music. In addition Peter Hook is a nice guy and has helped lots of aspiring musicians in their careers. As for the Happy Mondays, they were and still are rubbish! Deus Vobiscum DEO VOLENTE

8:58pm Wed 5 Dec 12

DEO VOLENTE says...

Peter Hook was a member of one of the most influential post punk bands ever. That band being Joy Division. In addition Peter Hook went on to form another hugely influential band. That band being New Order. Peter Hook was also insrumental for bringing into existence the best, most interesting,stylish and artistically brilliant independent record labels ever. That being Factory Records. Peter Hook was also instrumental in bringing about the Hacienda and the Madchester music scene which put Manchester at the centre of the music world for a time. Peter Hook also was responsible for a style of bass playing that is immediately recognisable and played on some haunting and beautiful music. In addition Peter Hook is a nice guy and has helped lots of aspiring musicians in their careers. As for the Happy Mondays, they were and still are rubbish!

Deus Vobiscum
Peter Hook was a member of one of the most influential post punk bands ever. That band being Joy Division. In addition Peter Hook went on to form another hugely influential band. That band being New Order. Peter Hook was also insrumental for bringing into existence the best, most interesting,stylish and artistically brilliant independent record labels ever. That being Factory Records. Peter Hook was also instrumental in bringing about the Hacienda and the Madchester music scene which put Manchester at the centre of the music world for a time. Peter Hook also was responsible for a style of bass playing that is immediately recognisable and played on some haunting and beautiful music. In addition Peter Hook is a nice guy and has helped lots of aspiring musicians in their careers. As for the Happy Mondays, they were and still are rubbish! Deus Vobiscum DEO VOLENTE

9:02pm Wed 5 Dec 12

DEO VOLENTE says...

Oh and by the way Ronnie Brown was responsible for bringing some of the greats into Blackburn. Ronnie should have been given the job at King Georges Hall and if he had been Blackburn would now be the stuff of legend.
Thanks for the memories Ronnie and all the best for the future mate, you were too ahead of your time for a backward thinking "New Labour" run shambles of a council.

Deus Vobiscum
Oh and by the way Ronnie Brown was responsible for bringing some of the greats into Blackburn. Ronnie should have been given the job at King Georges Hall and if he had been Blackburn would now be the stuff of legend. Thanks for the memories Ronnie and all the best for the future mate, you were too ahead of your time for a backward thinking "New Labour" run shambles of a council. Deus Vobiscum DEO VOLENTE

9:42pm Wed 5 Dec 12

superfly agaric says...

DEO VOLENTE wrote:
Oh and by the way Ronnie Brown was responsible for bringing some of the greats into Blackburn. Ronnie should have been given the job at King Georges Hall and if he had been Blackburn would now be the stuff of legend.
Thanks for the memories Ronnie and all the best for the future mate, you were too ahead of your time for a backward thinking "New Labour" run shambles of a council.

Deus Vobiscum
Don't you remember prior to the 'Mall' being built we were promised Blackburn would be turned into a vibrant cafe culture.
Jack Straw was harping on about his vision of Blackburn being like a romantic European city where people would hang around after work and drink coffee, discuss politics and forget all about our working class roots.

That's what we've got. Streets full of Kebab Shops.
[quote][p][bold]DEO VOLENTE[/bold] wrote: Oh and by the way Ronnie Brown was responsible for bringing some of the greats into Blackburn. Ronnie should have been given the job at King Georges Hall and if he had been Blackburn would now be the stuff of legend. Thanks for the memories Ronnie and all the best for the future mate, you were too ahead of your time for a backward thinking "New Labour" run shambles of a council. Deus Vobiscum[/p][/quote]Don't you remember prior to the 'Mall' being built we were promised Blackburn would be turned into a vibrant cafe culture. Jack Straw was harping on about his vision of Blackburn being like a romantic European city where people would hang around after work and drink coffee, discuss politics and forget all about our working class roots. That's what we've got. Streets full of Kebab Shops. superfly agaric

12:20am Thu 6 Dec 12

Return of the Magnificent se7en says...

DEO VOLENTE wrote:
Peter Hook was a member of one of the most influential post punk bands ever. That band being Joy Division. In addition Peter Hook went on to form another hugely influential band. That band being New Order. Peter Hook was also insrumental for bringing into existence the best, most interesting,stylish and artistically brilliant independent record labels ever. That being Factory Records. Peter Hook was also instrumental in bringing about the Hacienda and the Madchester music scene which put Manchester at the centre of the music world for a time. Peter Hook also was responsible for a style of bass playing that is immediately recognisable and played on some haunting and beautiful music. In addition Peter Hook is a nice guy and has helped lots of aspiring musicians in their careers. As for the Happy Mondays, they were and still are rubbish!

Deus Vobiscum
Its quite obvious to me by your thorough knowledge of out of tune rubbish musicians that you do in fact suffer from tone deafness
Lou Reed = out of tune
Joy Division= out of tune
New Order= Out of tune
I bet you like Iggy pop as well, your record collection should read,
Music for the tone deaf club.
In fact the only musicians you mention that could hold down and bang out a tune of any note, you call rubbish. The Happy mondays were very good musically.
Hook was and still is, very basic
You like basic music don't you? i can thank hook for a couple of things though, one, giving enough back for the successful manchester invasion to take place, otherwise we wouldn't have had oasis and two, using a rubbish Hondo II Rickenbacker copy bass which was made of plywood, the reason i thank him for using the latter is, it actually exchanges hands on ebay for about £300 because it is considered the peter hook bass. In reality it is a cheap piece of rubbish, a bit like hooks ability on bass, that goes out of tune and would be much better at knocking in nails, I know because I had one and very relieved I was that someone gave me £300 for this absolute joke of an instrument. On the other hand I quite liked Ian Cutis's Vox phantom and Ian Curtis himself was a very good lyric writer.
I know you're going to come back with look at how successful he was, but so were Duran Duran who, although musically more competent than Hook, were absolutely rubbish as well. I know you say hook helped a lot of aspiring musicans in there careers but I doubt he offered them anything regarding musical input as he was very very basic,
Itchius scrotumis.
[quote][p][bold]DEO VOLENTE[/bold] wrote: Peter Hook was a member of one of the most influential post punk bands ever. That band being Joy Division. In addition Peter Hook went on to form another hugely influential band. That band being New Order. Peter Hook was also insrumental for bringing into existence the best, most interesting,stylish and artistically brilliant independent record labels ever. That being Factory Records. Peter Hook was also instrumental in bringing about the Hacienda and the Madchester music scene which put Manchester at the centre of the music world for a time. Peter Hook also was responsible for a style of bass playing that is immediately recognisable and played on some haunting and beautiful music. In addition Peter Hook is a nice guy and has helped lots of aspiring musicians in their careers. As for the Happy Mondays, they were and still are rubbish! Deus Vobiscum[/p][/quote]Its quite obvious to me by your thorough knowledge of out of tune rubbish musicians that you do in fact suffer from tone deafness Lou Reed = out of tune Joy Division= out of tune New Order= Out of tune I bet you like Iggy pop as well, your record collection should read, Music for the tone deaf club. In fact the only musicians you mention that could hold down and bang out a tune of any note, you call rubbish. The Happy mondays were very good musically. Hook was and still is, very basic You like basic music don't you? i can thank hook for a couple of things though, one, giving enough back for the successful manchester invasion to take place, otherwise we wouldn't have had oasis and two, using a rubbish Hondo II Rickenbacker copy bass which was made of plywood, the reason i thank him for using the latter is, it actually exchanges hands on ebay for about £300 because it is considered the peter hook bass. In reality it is a cheap piece of rubbish, a bit like hooks ability on bass, that goes out of tune and would be much better at knocking in nails, I know because I had one and very relieved I was that someone gave me £300 for this absolute joke of an instrument. On the other hand I quite liked Ian Cutis's Vox phantom and Ian Curtis himself was a very good lyric writer. I know you're going to come back with look at how successful he was, but so were Duran Duran who, although musically more competent than Hook, were absolutely rubbish as well. I know you say hook helped a lot of aspiring musicans in there careers but I doubt he offered them anything regarding musical input as he was very very basic, Itchius scrotumis. Return of the Magnificent se7en

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