Manor Avenue: The Garden of Dog


Manor Avenue Tim writes:

I thought you might be interested to know that Brockley has featured yet again in a pop video. The band are Nottingham-based "Dog is Dead" and they released this single, called "River Jordan", last February.

By all accounts this group are actually quite good and earmarked for bigger things. They have just released their first album with Atlantic Records and are about to embark on their first UK tour.

The setting is the inside of the old United Services Club, which we bought last summer. One of the former squatters emailed me the link. The rooms it was filmed in no longer exist after we demolished the big annex at the back, in fact I was mowing the lawn over the very spot yesterday. So I suppose this is more than just a pop video, it is a historical document of our vanishing heritage, or something.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Remember the old manor club full of proper people who stood for no messing shame it is no more,was a dirty old dive but at least you could have decent conversation.Am glad however that it has gone to one house and not a dozen flats like so many up that road.

Anonymous said...

Yep, can't have a proper conversation at ANY bar in brockley now. Just occasional grunting noises.

(not really, I'm talking rubbish...)

angelofthewest said...

I'm delighted that these people were brave enough to buy that shabby, unwelcoming old dive, squatters and all, and made a proper home out of it. bravo and i'm glad it worked out for you.

Anonymous said...

Where is the 'United Services Club'???

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