August 19, 2004

Ach, Crivens! I havna' posted inna wheelie!

I know it has almost been a month since my last posting
i have lots to say but I havent had time to get it on here, besides, nobody is reading this anyway but in case you are, can you tell me what "gohills boots" are. Pink Floyd refers to them in nobody home on their wall album. I will be utterly floored if i get any replies to this
J

5 Comments:

At 8:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

this one was ok i guess

 
At 4:29 PM, Blogger El Zahir said...

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# On "Gohill's Boots:" Gohill's is a shoe store in Camden, North London (UK). The boots referred to in The Wall would have been short ankle boots with an elasticated "gusset" (rather than laces). These were "de rigeur" in London in the late '60s and Gohill's was THE place to get them. A picture of Syd wearing a pair of yellow Gohills can be found in the Mick Rock Photo Sessions book.

http://www.ingsoc.com/waters/albums/wall/wallstuff.html

 
At 12:49 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And it should actually be "Gohil", the shop is Gohil's...

 
At 7:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was also wondering what they were. Which, is how I found this. Google. But, he also mentions them in the commentary to the wall. Apparently, when he says 'I've got rubber bands holding my shoes on' he's referring to Barrett having rubber bands around his Gohills boots

 
At 6:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does this store (Gohil's or Gohill's or however it's spelled) still exist (2009)? I'm planning a trip to London and I need a new pair of boots... :)

 

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