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Aintree Iron: The Autobiography of Fred and Mercy Rimell

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I mean, the jargon is all different - "British North tallies five rounders against Papua New Guinea with a key turn-about on a wide potted plant. I grew up in Aintree, near the Old Roan pub (1958-1977) and, even before the song came out, we kids referred to the disused railway line that ran past Aintree towards Southport as the Aintree Iron. Meanwhile, in 1978, McGough released his spoken-word solo album Summer With Monika (based upon his celebrated poetry collection of the same name).

You do know you’re listening to something from the Sixties when the singer brings up both “the family circle” and the napalm bomb as things to be thankful for. I always assumed that 'Iron' was slang for money, and 'Aintree Iron' was money won at the Aintree Racecourse - Which I would thank you for! Following the template set by Fresh Liver of more music and less speech, Sold Out was released early in 1975 on Warner Bros.

This actually benefited Scaffold as the acts were fully booked but some left after the trouble giving the late-arriving Scaffold their big-break. In addition to the hit singles, The Scaffold's output included four albums: The Scaffold on Parlophone in 1968, L. I am sure that generations of dockers were indeed moved to give grateful thanks to the Aintree Iron company. Funny, thoughtful and always entertaining, McGear has been part of my life since I used to watch him on TV with Jon Gorman and Roger McGough on The Scaffold’s telly show (all together now: “Is everybody happy? Reading all of the answers above, I would have to say the most likely answer is the one with the most factual truth built in; that the "Aintree Iron" was the urinal used by the dockers!

By this point the group had also recorded enough tracks for a new studio album, but apart from a few songs that found their way onto singles that year, much of this material remained unreleased until it was included on a 1998 compilation, The Scaffold at Abbey Road 1966-1971.There was a lot of speculation at the time about the 'aintree iron', and I don't think the tree was ever mentioned. Tracks which were first released from 1973 onward show the artist as Scaffold (rather than The Scaffold). Seller has stated it will dispatch the item within 1 working day upon receipt of cleared payment - opens in a new window or tab . Song lyrics don't have to refer to anything and it is possible that the phrase is just a piece of nonsense. During times of stress, such as hard work or training, old age, growth and illness, nutritional support may be required to maintain normal red blood cell synthesis.

McGear the man is rightly proud of McGear the album and is happy to acknowledge its finest moment, namely The Man Who Found God On The Moon. After that the group amicably disbanded (although there have been occasional reunions over the years, mostly for live performances). The Scaffold’s career outlasted that of McGear’s brother’s band, their name kept in the public eye with the Liver Birds 70s TV sitcom theme and their farewell single, a gloriously lugubrious version of Dominic Behan’s Liverpool Lou (an excellent compilation of most of The Scaffold’s work is currently available, though a new collection is in the works – hopefully this one will contain their timelocked rarity, Decimal Five, a song designed to help sell decimalisation to the masses). Thanks for adding to the confusion about the aintree iron and I completely understand the reason for you not knowing what the heck your song is about as I'm sure you're aware in that period there was a lot of substance use that clouded many a song lyric lol. But in my travels around the kingdom of rock’n’roll I have always being struck by the yawnsome loathing they draw from the serious rock fan.He'd go beserk and start fighting with everyone, including the bouncers and even the band members sometimes. If you should visit Aintree racecourse there is a letter from the war department, thanking Mrs Topham for the iron railings which went to help with the war. My lovely fellow-spinster flatmate is Scouse and I used to live in Liverpool, so I'm afraid I shall be dressed in red tomorrow pretending like I give a monkeys about football. We give people around the world the opportunity to contribute to the circular economy, earn money and protect the planet, by trading their unwanted books and media. Folic acid is necessary for red blood cell formation and maturation and a deficiency can contribute towards anaemia.

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