Out Of My Mind / same: 2:21 version

Bell: 45142 DJ


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



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

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A record so synonymous with Wigan Casino, few people are aware it started life at Cleethorpes Pier long before destroying the floor 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.

It is not too often a nice clean copy surfaces, unblemished promo labels and squeaky clean vinyl.

On auction today, mainly because I love to tell 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 as eye-candy promo's in as clean condition as possible.

Condition Report

Two clean labels, fabulously clean vinyl, that only reveals the merest hairlines under direct light.

A Side

  • Title: Out Of My Mind

    B Side

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