Out Of My Mind / same: 2:21 version - MANSHIP MINT

Bell : 45142 DJ

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  • Artist: Rain
  • A Side: Out Of My Mind
  • B Side: same: 2:21 version - MANSHIP MINT
  • Label: Bell
  • Format: 45s



  • Vinyl Condition: M
  • Label Condition: M
  • Sleeve Condition: M

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Synonymous with Wigan Casino as it featured in the "This England" ATV documentary, but few people are aware it started life at Cleethorpes Pier long before destroying the dancefloor at the Casino.

The highly regarded "Pier" DJ "Poke" was the first DJ to spin it; covered up as "Joan Moody - I'm Comin' Home". But nobody, not even "Poke" himself knew the real identity of what the song nor the artist actually was.
The record he had, was wrongly labelled as "Vicki Anderson" "I'm Too Tough For Mr. Big Stuff" on Brownstone, which it clearly wasn't. Just like most of "Poke's" turntable choices of the day, it soon became a Pier monster dancefloor favourite. When it's true status became known, it soon became Wigan Casino anthem. So much so, it featured in that 1977 wonderfully unbiased Tony Palmer "This England" TV documentary about Wigan Casino.

The discover this NS classic in perfect condition is a discovery indeed.

On auction today, not just because we love repeating the story of Poke and his "unknown", that somebody somewhere still owns today as "Vicki Anderson" "I'm Too Tough For Mr. Big Stuff" mispress that played a pounding slab of girl-vocal Northern Soul, going viral across the allniters of England.

A listing for those of you accumulating the NS anthems in the best possible condition. They don't come no cleaner than this slab of perfection.

Condition Report

A flawless Manship Mint.

A Side

  • Title: Out Of My Mind

    B Side

  • Title: same: 2:21 version - MANSHIP MINT
  • Year: 1971
  • City: New York, N.Y.